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Saddam aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang
YahooNews (AP) ^ | 10/25/2010 | HAMID AHMED and BARBARA SURK

Posted on 10/26/2010 2:51:34 AM PDT by South40

BAGHDAD – Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime.

Iraq's high criminal court spokesman Mohammed Abdul Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death sentence was for a conviction on charges of taking part in a Saddam-led campaign that hunted and executed members of the Shiite Dawa Party, of which current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a member.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: almaliki; dawaparty; hanging; iraq; maliki; nourialmaliki; saddam; shiite; tariqaziz
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1 posted on 10/26/2010 2:51:37 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Oh well.


2 posted on 10/26/2010 2:58:38 AM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: South40

Justice!


3 posted on 10/26/2010 3:01:54 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: South40

Buh bye!


4 posted on 10/26/2010 3:12:59 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: DarthVader

probably more like pay-back


5 posted on 10/26/2010 3:14:34 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: South40

Wasn’t this guy the only Christian in Saddam’s government?


6 posted on 10/26/2010 3:16:56 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: shalom aleichem

That’s what justice is.


7 posted on 10/26/2010 3:17:44 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: johniegrad

I don’t know if he was the only one but he was/is a Christian.


8 posted on 10/26/2010 3:18:32 AM PDT by South40 (I can see November 2nd from my house!)
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To: South40

Privy to the Slaughter. An obvious Right Hand Man.

He deserves to die a painful death whatever Religion he subscribes to.

Just because you’re Christian does not make you immune.

Just because you’re Muslim does not make you a martyr.

Just because you don’t believe in the aforementioned does not mean you are exempt.

If you add them all up it equals KAOS...


9 posted on 10/26/2010 3:21:47 AM PDT by Al Gore Vidal
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To: johniegrad

Tariq Aziz coolly smoked a cigar while Saddam wept hypocritical crocodile tears of his enemies, who were then taken out of the theater and shot in the street.

I saw the video of Saddam and Aziz.

He was Saddam’s right-hand man / henchmen during all those years.


10 posted on 10/26/2010 3:35:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40

Who gets the glasses?


11 posted on 10/26/2010 3:37:50 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (A check is worthless until you actually cash it......VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: South40

Hmmm. He seemed fairly civilized. But playing ball with Saddam gets your hands dirty.


12 posted on 10/26/2010 4:00:18 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: South40

I thought he met the end of his rope long ago.


13 posted on 10/26/2010 4:00:30 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: DarthVader

Trivia:
He was sentenced to death for persecution of Islamic parties in Iraq.....


14 posted on 10/26/2010 4:18:04 AM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: johniegrad; DarthVader; South40; shalom aleichem; luvbach1; theDentist; F15Eagle; Niteranger68
Wasn’t this guy the only Christian in Saddam’s government?

Yes. This death sentence is for persecuting Muslims.

He was previously convicted for the execution of the merchants, etc.

I believe he's in communion with the Vatican as a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church...remember him meeting secretly with the Pope back while we were trying to capture him?

He's also famous for criticizing the Big B.O.'s withdrawal plan.

15 posted on 10/26/2010 4:21:11 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: South40

Most of us would like to be hung, but I doubt if we’d want to be in his position.


16 posted on 10/26/2010 4:22:31 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Gondring

He had plenty of opportunity to bail out of that hell hole.


17 posted on 10/26/2010 4:39:22 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: South40

Good decision.

Old kings can come back to haunt you.


18 posted on 10/26/2010 5:05:04 AM PDT by xzins (Freep-a-thon--Anyone can do a min of $10, OR you must believe in welfare, cause someone pays for you)
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To: South40

Garfield finally gets his..........


19 posted on 10/26/2010 5:08:14 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: South40

“They said you was hung!”

“And they was right!”


20 posted on 10/26/2010 5:08:50 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: South40

I thought Iraq had a law that prohibited the execution of anyone over the age of 70.


21 posted on 10/26/2010 5:09:00 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: xzins

.......Old kings can come back to haunt you......

That lesson must be learned in America and bears repeating.....

Old kings can come back to haunt you.
Old kings can come back to haunt you.
Old kings can come back to haunt you.
Old kings can come back to haunt you.
Old kings can come back to haunt you.


22 posted on 10/26/2010 5:10:21 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: South40

Whatever happened to Bagdad Bob? Did he get off the hook? So to speak. I guess lying to the press is no crime, heck they lie to us. If he was in Sadaam’s ruling party I would imagine he committed heinous crimes.


23 posted on 10/26/2010 5:11:20 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: johniegrad

Yep. A Chaldean Catholic.


24 posted on 10/26/2010 5:11:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: South40

Aziz! Light!


25 posted on 10/26/2010 5:15:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

......Whatever happened to Bagdad Bob?....

He is alive and well, writing copy for Gibbs’ daily briefings


26 posted on 10/26/2010 5:24:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: COBOL2Java
Aziz! Light!

lol. I was thinking that too.

27 posted on 10/26/2010 5:28:27 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: bert
"He is alive and well, writing copy for Gibbs’ daily briefings"

The Americans will die in the streets!!! Ignore that tank behind me...
28 posted on 10/26/2010 5:28:42 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: F15Eagle

It’s strange but I seem to remember Tariq Aziz was on the news a lot when I was a kid. Sadaam was sort of a “new” figure (after the first Gulf war) but it seems like Aziz had been around for ages. Maybe I’m misremembering.


29 posted on 10/26/2010 6:12:19 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“They said you was hung!”

“And they was right!”

Every line in that movie is quotable. A masterpiece!


30 posted on 10/26/2010 6:16:57 AM PDT by GoDuke
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To: luvbach1

Civilized and working with Saddam don’t mix.


31 posted on 10/26/2010 6:34:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

He is now living in the United Arab Emirates with his family.

When asked where he had got his information he replied, “authentic sources—many authentic sources”. He pointed out that he “was a professional, doing his job”.

He is perhaps best remembered for his his final broadcast in which he agitatedly declared that US troops were defeated and committing mass suicide at the gates of Baghdad, and that there were “no US tanks in Baghdad”, all while al-Sahhaf’s camera clearly showed several US tanks maneuvering through the city streets behind him less than a mile from his position.


32 posted on 10/26/2010 6:42:17 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DarthVader

My sympathy level for Aziz = zero. Bring on the rope.


33 posted on 10/26/2010 6:44:05 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Ronin
I'm surprised he didn't get a job on the View.
34 posted on 10/26/2010 6:47:07 AM PDT by angcat (YANKEES, YANKEES, YANKEES)
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To: Gondring
remember him meeting secretly with the Pope back while we were trying to capture him?

If it was a secret, how would you know about it? Aziz met with Pope John Paul II for 30 minutes on 14 February 2003 prior to the start of OIF and the entire world; except you apparently, knew about it.

Pope tells Iraq to respect UN

35 posted on 10/26/2010 6:51:13 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: johniegrad

Being a member of a church will make you a Christian about as fast as sitting in a garage will make you a car.


36 posted on 10/26/2010 7:40:55 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Whatever happened to Bagdad Bob? Did he get off the hook?

He did. He turned himself in back when the deck of cards was issued, and the US military told him he wasn't on any "Wanted" lists.

Last I heard, he was hosting a talk show somewhere in the UAE.

37 posted on 10/26/2010 7:48:59 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Whatever happened to Bagdad Bob? Did he get off the hook?

You could say that. He's living in the UAE with his family.

38 posted on 10/26/2010 7:53:14 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Gondring
Yes. This death sentence is for persecuting Muslims.

Specifically the Shia after the failed attempt to overthrow Saddam after the Gulf War.

Sammam, Aziz and other members of that gang went on to do horrible things to the Shia, including draining the natural wetlands in the southern part of Iraq.

39 posted on 10/26/2010 7:57:07 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Allegra
Sammam = Saddam

Getting close to a much needed R&R....LOL

40 posted on 10/26/2010 7:57:54 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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41 posted on 10/26/2010 8:00:39 AM PDT by jetson
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To: COBOL2Java

Ha! ‘much better Aziz - thank you’


42 posted on 10/26/2010 8:29:50 AM PDT by SpitfyrAce
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To: South40

AP writer/propagandist Sameer N. Yacoub just had to end this article on a sympathetic note for mass murderer Aziz:

“... his family said they were worried about his health in Baghdad’s Kazimiyah prison, where Aziz is now being held. He has suffered several strokes while in American custody. He used a cane for support during recent court appearances.

He was well-known in world capitals as he frequently traveled abroad on diplomatic missions.”

Well known and ill, hey? Gee, that should excuse him of being a mass murderer, right? Well, cry me a river, Sameer N. Yacoub, just cry me a river.


43 posted on 10/26/2010 8:33:06 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: South40

Too bad. He would have made an excellent White House Press Secretary.


44 posted on 10/26/2010 8:44:54 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: South40
Bush's Fault.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

45 posted on 10/26/2010 8:54:03 AM PDT by The Comedian (Don't run. You'll just die tired.)
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To: workerbee

We tended to see Aziz a lot because he spoke fluent English and was essentially Saddam’s chief diplomat and international spokesman during the Gulf war and I think even before that during the Iran-Iraq War.


46 posted on 10/26/2010 8:59:29 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: South40

They do things fast there too..

He will be worm food in a less than a few months, right?


47 posted on 10/26/2010 9:00:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: shalom aleichem

I’m sure the Bush Administration would have been willing to make a deal if Aziz would reveal the truth about Saddam’s WMDs.

But the Obama Admin won’t make that deal.


48 posted on 10/26/2010 9:01:58 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Mr. K
He will be worm food in a less than a few months, right?

Yep. They took a little while with Chemical Ali, but Saddam swung just over a month after he was sentenced.

49 posted on 10/26/2010 12:04:00 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: South40

"But this will mean the end of McMahon and Tate!"
50 posted on 10/26/2010 12:44:49 PM PDT by Krankor (I'm so tired, tired of waiting.)
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