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Iraqi Shi'ite Leader al-Hakim Dies (of Lung Cancer in Iran)
Voice of America ^ | August 26, 2009 | VOA News

Posted on 08/26/2009 10:52:47 AM PDT by SolidWood

Sources close to Iraqi Shi'ite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim say the cleric has died.

Hakim was being treated for lung cancer at a hospital in Iran, and those close to the man said his health was deteriorating.

A family member and an aide to Hakim, speaking on the condition of anonymity, separately told reporters Wednesday that he had suffered a setback.

Hakim was known for his close links with Iran, and he led the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, one of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite groups.

In June, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani visited Hakim in Tehran, where the ailing cleric was seeking treatment.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alhakim; cancer; hakim; iran; iraq; lungcancer; mullahs; sciri; shia

Head of the SCIRI (Khomeinist spin-off in Iraq) dies of lung cancer in Iran... one Mullah stooge less... on the downside however this might help Moqtada al-Sadr help consolidate his clout.

France 24: Shiite leader al-Hakim dies of lung cancer

MiamiHerald: Prominent Iraqi Shiite political leader dies in Iran

1 posted on 08/26/2009 10:52:47 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: SandRat; Allegra; jveritas; FARS

ping


2 posted on 08/26/2009 10:53:42 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood
Yes, I got this news earlier today, just after lunch (well, for us infidels - it's Ramadan) Our Iraqi co-workers were all a-buzz.

Nobody seemed to be shedding any tears in our vicinity, but Al Iraqiya TV showed a bunch of mourners weeping.

Will Mookie creep out of his hiding place in Iran?

We shall see...

3 posted on 08/26/2009 10:57:46 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: SolidWood

I guess the red carpet will be rolled out today in hell, some VIS ‘s are coming to visit and they packed their toothbrushes.


4 posted on 08/26/2009 11:04:46 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Don’t they come in threes?


5 posted on 08/26/2009 11:06:21 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: SolidWood

I really can’t comment on the third one, it will give you some idea of what I think of the first two. :)


6 posted on 08/26/2009 11:12:40 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Seems like the red carpet there has been getting busier down there.


7 posted on 08/26/2009 11:17:39 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: SolidWood

If only he had KennedyCare he might still be alive today...


8 posted on 08/26/2009 11:27:27 AM PDT by ResponseAbility (Bureaucratic healthcare is bad medicine.)
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To: SolidWood

Another failure of government health care!


9 posted on 08/26/2009 11:27:52 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: SolidWood

They all have such pretty faces!


10 posted on 08/26/2009 11:32:15 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Where's the birth cert?)
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To: SolidWood

Eat no pork, but consume all the smokes you want.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 12:00:14 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: Allegra

Test ping - sorry to bother you A.


12 posted on 08/26/2009 12:22:19 PM PDT by KitJ (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: SolidWood; Allegra; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Thanks for your ping. SCIRI is a scurilous Moslem group supporting murderers of our troops.

If it comes in threes perhaps is is Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s turn to succumb to his colon cancer.

Meanwhile, thanks to a fellow Freeper, here is a combo of Glenn Beck latest video reports in one place for viewing and sharing:

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/08/listen-to-reality-and-wake-up-america.html

cheers,


13 posted on 08/26/2009 1:37:56 PM PDT by FARS ( Be happy, Be well)
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To: FARS

Thank you for posting that link, Fars.


14 posted on 08/26/2009 4:32:34 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: FARS; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks FARS. Doesn’t Iran have a state-run, single-payer, health care system?


15 posted on 08/26/2009 5:33:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv; All

What health care system? Healing tortured bodies and corpses as they die?

Ahmadi-Nejad has provice FREE healh insurance worth about SIX Billion dollars to terroris groups and varius countries while Islamic Iran has NO real health insurance for the populace!


16 posted on 08/26/2009 7:30:15 PM PDT by FARS ( Be happy, Be well)
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To: SolidWood
Cancer? It should have been acute lead poisoning....
17 posted on 08/26/2009 8:13:34 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 08/26/2009 8:35:59 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: SolidWood
Obama's new strategy for defeating Iran =

"Send more cigarettes"

19 posted on 08/26/2009 10:05:49 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: SolidWood

Time for Ms. Bill Clinton to fire up the plane & prep for the funeral.


20 posted on 08/27/2009 8:45:13 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: SolidWood
Don’t they come in threes?

Walter Cronkite, Ted Kennedy, and now this guy.
21 posted on 08/30/2009 8:20:12 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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