Skip to comments.Iraqi Shi'ite Leader al-Hakim Dies (of Lung Cancer in Iran)
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.
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.
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...
I guess the red carpet will be rolled out today in hell, some VIS ‘s are coming to visit and they packed their toothbrushes.
Don’t they come in threes?
I really can’t comment on the third one, it will give you some idea of what I think of the first two. :)
Seems like the red carpet there has been getting busier down there.
If only he had KennedyCare he might still be alive today...
Another failure of government health care!
They all have such pretty faces!
Eat no pork, but consume all the smokes you want.
Test ping - sorry to bother you A.
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:
Thank you for posting that link, Fars.
Thanks FARS. Doesn’t Iran have a state-run, single-payer, health care system?
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!
Thanks for the ping!
"Send more cigarettes"
Time for Ms. Bill Clinton to fire up the plane & prep for the funeral.
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