Skip to comments.Saddam aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang
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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Ha! ‘much better Aziz - thank you’
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.
Too bad. He would have made an excellent White House Press Secretary.
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.
They do things fast there too..
He will be worm food in a less than a few months, right?
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.
Yep. They took a little while with Chemical Ali, but Saddam swung just over a month after he was sentenced.
1936 : (IRAQ : BIRTH OF TARIQ AZIZ, FUTURE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ) Tariq Aziz (also spelled Tareq Aziz) was born Mikhail Yuhanna to a Chaldean Christian family in northern Iraq in 1936. He studied English at the Baghdad College of Fine Arts and later worked as a journalist. - http://cbc.ca/news/features/iraq/keyfigures.html.
1960s : (IRAQ & SYRIA : TARIQ AZIZ JOINS BAATH PARTY , LIVES IN SYRIA AND BECOMES AN ASSOCIATE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN) Tariq Aziz joined the Baathist movement shortly after graduating and spent much of the 1960s in Syria. He became an associate of Saddam Hussein during this time, and has been loyal to him ever since. - http://cbc.ca/news/features/iraq/keyfigures.html.
1968 : (IRAQ : TARIQ AZIZ BECOMES EDITOR OF BAATH PARTY NEWSPAPER AFTER COUP) Tariq Aziz became editor of the Baath party newspaper following the coup that brought it into power in 1968. He later was appointed cultural and information minister.- http://cbc.ca/news/features/iraq/keyfigures.html.
1979 : (IRAQ : TARIQ AZIZ TAKES OVER FOREIGN POLICY FOR HUSSEIN ALTHOUGH NOT FOREIGN MINISTER AT THE TIME) When Saddam took power in 1979, Tariq Aziz ran the country’s foreign policy, even though he was only later appointed foreign minister in 1983. - http://cbc.ca/news/features/iraq/keyfigures.html.
1983 : (MARC RICH FLEES TO EUROPE — See MAUGEIN, CHIRAC, IRAQI OFFICIAL TARIQ AZIZ) Mr. Maugein, a billionaire with close ties to Jacques Chirac, is a longtime associate of the trader and former fugitive Marc Rich, who fled to Europe in 1983 to avoid answering charges of racketeering, illegal trading and dodging a tax-bill of $48 million. (Mr. Rich was pardoned by Bill Clinton in his final hours in the White House). Mr. Maugein was also a close contact of Tariq Aziz, with whom he met regularly. He is the non-executive chairman of Soco International Plc., a publicly listed London-based petroleum exploration/production company, which goes into markets the majors tend to skip — Mongolia, Vietnam, North Korea, Libya and Yemen. ...
362 posted on 03/11/2004 9:48:11 AM PST by Dog
"I know of at least one incontrovertible case where a senior inspector was offered a huge bribe by Tariq Aziz himself: The man in question refused the money, but obviously not everybody did."------http://slate.msn.com/id/2078512 15 posted on 03/11/2005 6:51:08 PM PST by Shermy
OCTOBER 2004 : (FALSE RUMORS SURFACE THAT TARIQ AZIZ HAS DIED IN US CUSTODY) ------Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer Agence France-Presse via Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 25, 2004 | Agence France-Presse
DECEMBER 2004 MID : (AZIZ TO NAME NAMES......OH, WAIT....)"In custody, Aziz ready to name names"----------http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1304331/posts 13 posted on 12/24/2004 11:09:18 AM PST by demlosers
DECEMBER 25?, 2004 THU : (IRAQ : REPORT : .....ACCORDING TO DEFENSE LAWYER, TARIQ AZIZ HAS SAID HE WILL NOT TESTIFY AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN AT FUTURE WAR CRIMES TRIAL)------Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer Agence France-Presse via Sydney Morning Herald ^ | December 25, 2004 | Agence France-Presse
DECEMBER 2005 : (SWEDISH WEAPONS INSPECTOR ROLF EKEUS SAYS IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ TRIED TO BRIBE HIM WITH OFFER OF $2 MILLION).------ "Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector, " by Francis Harris, UK Telegraph, (Filed: Dec 03, 05 / 12/03/2005)
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.
In all seriousness, I knew of this meeting but evidently misunderstood about a supposed second one--or it's still secret. :-)
Yeah. I see your point - and of it is exactly right. This is Iranian payback.