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Nigeria - Fugitive Liberia ex-president Charles Taylor arrested
Associated Press | March 29, 2006

Posted on 03/29/2006 1:04:12 AM PST by HAL9000

AP News Alert

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian police say they have arrested Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cameroon; charlestaylor; gotcha; liberia; monrovia; nigeria; obasanjo; taylor

1 posted on 03/29/2006 1:04:16 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Good. Now maybe he can get himself killed while trying to escape.

L

2 posted on 03/29/2006 1:06:11 AM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: HAL9000
Reuters -

EX-LIBERIAN PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR ARRESTED ON NIGERIA-CAMEROON BORDER - POLICE

3 posted on 03/29/2006 1:12:29 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
ABUJA (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, on the border with Cameroon, a Nigerian police spokesman said.

"He's in the custody of security agencies in Borno," said Haz Iwendi.


4 posted on 03/29/2006 1:20:37 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

Good catch!

5 posted on 03/29/2006 1:21:04 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: HAL9000
..I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the interrogation room.
6 posted on 03/29/2006 1:22:27 AM PST by Pro-Bush (One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.)
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To: Southack
Good catch!

Good timing too. The total solar eclipse is just starting in Nigeria.

7 posted on 03/29/2006 1:26:47 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1906698,00.html

"Nigeria arrests Taylor guards"
29/03/2006 08:43 - (SA)


ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Abuja - Nigeria has arrested 22 police officers who had been deployed to keep watch on former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, says a force spokesperson on Tuesday.

Taylor had been living in exile in a plush villa in the southeastern Nigerian city of Calabar, but was found to have left the house late on Monday, two days after President Olusegun Obasanjo promised to send him home.

Although the war crimes suspect was not considered by Nigerian authorities to be under house arrest, security forces were supposed to keep watch on him and international prosecutors had demanded he be detained."


8 posted on 03/29/2006 1:27:45 AM PST by Cindy
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To: backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; All

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/03/29/taylor.nigeria/index.html

"Liberian warlord Taylor 'arrested'"

Wednesday, March 29, 2006; Posted: 4:15 a.m. EST (09:15 GMT)

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) -- Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has been arrested, Nigerian police said Wednesday.

Taylor, wanted by an international tribunal to stand trial for crimes against humanity, went missing on Monday night and was caught at Nigeria's southern border with Cameroon, national police spokesman Haz Iwendi told The Associated Press.

Taylor, who is wanted by the U.N.-backed Special Court in Sierra Leone, vanished Tuesday from the Nigerian villa where he was living in exile, days after Nigeria said Liberian authorities could repatriate him.

In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the matter was of critical importance."


9 posted on 03/29/2006 1:31:03 AM PST by Cindy
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To: HAL9000
Let's see, Taylor "escaped." Nigerian Pres Obsanjo says it wasn't his responsibility to hand over Taylor. Bush is scheduled to meet with Obsanjo tomorrow. Members of Congress called on Bush to cancel the meeting, and the WH hinted it would.

Surprise! Taylor is arrested crossing the border.

I guess Obsanjo decided all that good old American foreign aid was worth more than Taylor's bribe money in the long run.

10 posted on 03/29/2006 1:50:55 AM PST by browardchad
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To: HAL9000

Ramsey Clark, calling Ramsey Clark.


11 posted on 03/29/2006 1:51:31 AM PST by BARLF
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To: Lurker

Good. Now maybe he can get himself killed while trying to escape.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

More likely we will all get a round of letters and e-mail offering to split Mr. Taylor's fortune if we will just send ten thousand dollars to facilitate his escape.


12 posted on 03/29/2006 2:00:52 AM PST by RipSawyer (Acceptance of irrational thinking is expanding exponentiallly.)
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To: HAL9000
AFP via translation -

ALARM - Obasanjo orders the immediate expulsion of Taylor to Liberia

ABUJA - the president Olusegun Obasanjo Nigerian ordered immediate expulsion towards Liberia of the bast former president Charles Taylor, sought for crimes against humanity and decree Wednesday after less than 48 hours of escape, one learned Wednesday from official source.


13 posted on 03/29/2006 2:03:57 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: BARLF

Clark should be committed to an insane asylum.


14 posted on 03/29/2006 2:07:32 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: HAL9000

Nigeria will send Taylor back to Liberia -minister

ABUJA, March 29 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has ordered the immediate repatriation of exiled former Liberian President Charles Taylor to Liberia, following his arrest at the border with Cameroon on Wednesday.

Nigerian Information Minister Frank Nweke said Taylor, who is wanted on war crimes charges by a U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone, should be placed in the custody of the Liberian government.


15 posted on 03/29/2006 2:08:10 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I'd see you again

Opps... thats James Taylor...

16 posted on 03/29/2006 2:32:22 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: HAL9000
The NY Times:
The U.N. Security Council had expressed surprise and concern at Taylor's disappearance and Secretary-General Kofi Annan had said he planned to talk to the Nigerian authorities about it. He urged all countries to refuse to give Taylor refuge.
LOL! Strong letter to follow!

(Do these reporters double over with laughter when they write such things?)

17 posted on 03/29/2006 2:33:39 AM PST by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats!)
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To: Lurker
To bad Saddam Insane didn't try that and was successful, or one of the solders didn't have a slip with one of the guns.
18 posted on 03/29/2006 3:08:18 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: browardchad
To bad they didn't catch OSBL this fast.
19 posted on 03/29/2006 3:10:04 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Timeout
It's not the reporters who double over with laughter, it's old Kofi himself who does when he reads the tripe they print.

You do know the UN Reaction Level Matrix don't you?

Level One: Suprise and Concern.

Level Two: Shock and Deep Concern.

Level Three: Profound Shock and Very Deep Concern.

Level Four: Profound Shock, Very Deep Concern, and Sternly Worded Letter.

Level Five: Statement Of Unacceptability, Really, Really, Really Very Deep Concern. 2nd Sternly Worded Letter Possible, but Not Required.

Level Six: Condemnation (verbal)

Level Seven: Strong Condemnation (verbal)

Level Eight: Very Strong Condemnation (verbal, but Sternly Worded Written Condemnation possible)

Level Nine: Condemnation In The Strongest Possible Terms (verbal, but written still possible)

Level Ten: Written Condemnation In The Strongest Possible Terms sent via New York Times Editorial Page.

That oughta show 'em.

L

20 posted on 03/29/2006 3:17:23 AM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everyone else shows me their hands.)
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To: RipSawyer
...offering to split Mr. Taylor's fortune if we will just send ten thousand dollars to facilitate his escape.

All I have to do is give them my account number and set up a withdrawal plan. What could possibly go wrong?
21 posted on 03/29/2006 3:42:53 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: Joe Boucher

When they shoot Taylor during his "escape attempt",maybe we can arrange for Clark to be caught in the cross fire.Tragic.


22 posted on 03/29/2006 3:57:22 AM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: HAL9000

Pat Robertson will be heartbroken. Now he'll never see his good friend again -- because Taylor is headed for a hanging in Sierra Leone.


23 posted on 03/29/2006 9:54:26 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: antiRepublicrat
Pat Robertson will be heartbroken.

Agreed. Also, President Bush deserves a lot more credit for restoring democracy in Liberia than he actually receives. It is a great accomplishment.

24 posted on 03/29/2006 10:56:37 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000
Also, President Bush deserves a lot more credit for restoring democracy in Liberia than he actually receives.

He definitely does.

25 posted on 03/29/2006 11:36:46 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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