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BBC: 'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)
BBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 July 2008 19:26 UK 18:26 GMT, | BBC Staff

Posted on 07/15/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call

Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri
The US blames Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri for attacks on its troops

A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces.

The message attributed to Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri urged Iraqi fighters to "make this year... decisive for victory".

The message also called on US President George W Bush to "come clean about the scale of US losses".

Ibrahim is the most senior member of Saddam Hussein's regime still at large.

The message, aired by Dubai-based satellite broadcaster Al-Arabiya and reported by the AFP news agency, urged Iraqi insurgents to "strike the enemy everywhere".

It also called on President Bush to "end an experiment that has now lasted more than five years".

Mr al-Duri was Saddam Hussein's number two in Iraq's decision-making Revolutionary Command Council, and has had a $10m price on his head since November 2003.

Hidden funds

US military chiefs have accused him of being the paymaster of many attacks on their troops.

They say he has access to Saddam's hidden stashes of cash with which he pays jobless Iraqis to fight in the insurgency.

Thousands of US troops have taken part in the search for him.

In September 2007, former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi told Al-Arabiya that he had organised secret meetings between US officials and envoys of Mr al-Duri.

Mr Allawi said that he had taken part in some of the meetings, which involved members of Saddam's banned Baath party now headed by Mr al-Duri.

Ordinary Iraqis nicknamed Mr al-Duri the "iceman" because he once sold blocks of ice on the streets of the northern city of Mosul, AFP said.



TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: addouri; alduri; ibrahim; ibrahimalduri; iraq; izzat; resurfaces; saddam; successor; wot
He's Back.....
1 posted on 07/15/2008 1:16:38 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; Allegra; SandRat; tobyhill; G8 Diplomat; Dog; Cap Huff; ...

fyi


2 posted on 07/15/2008 1:17:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All; LibWhacker
Recent Thread:

Five years on, Saddam's successor resurfaces (Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri)

3 posted on 07/15/2008 1:19:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Izzat really him?
Uzzat mean he’s still alive?
Izzit too much to ask to find zat guy?
Zit’s goona take an army to find Izzat.


4 posted on 07/15/2008 1:33:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Running mate for Obama? They could always photoshop a birth certificate.


5 posted on 07/15/2008 1:36:59 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...called on insurgents to make a final push against US forces.

Remarkably similar to things heard from the Reich chancellery on January 30, 1945.
6 posted on 07/15/2008 1:41:21 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"Izzat really him"

Thanks a lot. I was going to use that trope, and you beat me to it. You will regret beating me to a lame joke. (smirk)

7 posted on 07/15/2008 2:57:22 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

“You will regret beating me to a lame joke. “
Izzat so?


8 posted on 07/15/2008 3:01:56 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"Izzat so"

Yes, I have hundreds of lame tropes of my own I'm ready to inflict on you and the rest of Free Republic if my demands are not met...er....skip that last part.

9 posted on 07/15/2008 3:09:48 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Bwaaa! I needed a smile! Perhaps we’ll do duelin’ puns sometime.


10 posted on 07/15/2008 3:26:06 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It is high time Damascus coughs this goon up along with his key staff. It would be nice to see him and his key gang caught /killed before GWB leaves office.
In fact, I would rather he was eliminated before UBL. Afghanistan and Pakistan are going to be a long ongoing campaign. We want Iraq to be buttoned up ASP. This clown could effect oil pipe lines and refineries and power grids in the future if they don't nail him and disperse his key people.
One can rest assured a lot of those trucks crossing into Syria in the opening days of OIFII where full of money and other securities that could be converted into hard cash to support this clowns future objectives. Thats my take on Izzat.
11 posted on 07/15/2008 7:23:47 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Mr al-Duri was Saddam Hussein's number two in Iraq's decision-making Revolutionary Command Council, and has had a $10m price on his head since November 2003.
Speaking of five year experiments, it's time to drop the reward for that clown to two cents. Thanks Ernest.
12 posted on 07/15/2008 10:48:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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