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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

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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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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


51 posted on 10/26/2010 1:02:45 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Krankor
It's the same guy!


52 posted on 10/26/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT by South40 (I can see November 2nd from my house!)
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To: Allegra
2003 : (JOURNALIST CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS REPORTS THAT IRAQI FOREIGN MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ OFFERED A HUGE BRIBE TO A SENIOR WEAPONS INSPECTOR) Rolf Ekeus. BTW, maybe the guy Christopher Hitchens mentioned in 2003:
"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
53 posted on 10/26/2010 1:08:08 PM PDT by piasa
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JULY 1, 2004 : (IRAQ SPECIAL TRIBUNAL CHARGES TARIQ AZIZ----See GULF WAR I, KURDS) On July 1, Aziz was formally charged ... with two counts of mass murder, allegedly committed in 1979 and 1991, and punishable by death if he is found guilty.
Izzat said Aziz insists on his innocence and wants to call longtime information minister Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf [aka "COMICAL ALI" aka "BAGHDAD BOB"] and military intelligence chief Saber Abdel Aziz al-Duri as defence witnesses. ...
------ "Tariq Aziz refuses to testify against Saddam: lawyer," Agence France-Presse via Sydney Morning Herald, December 25, 2004

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)

54 posted on 10/26/2010 1:22:07 PM PDT by piasa
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To: A.A. Cunningham
If it was a secret, how would you know about it?

Non sequitur. I take it you are aware of the Chiron parchment absolving the Templar Knights of heresy, and that was in the Vatican Secret Archives.

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. :-)

55 posted on 10/26/2010 2:55:55 PM 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
¡Ayyyyyyy, piñata!
56 posted on 10/26/2010 2:58:16 PM PDT by RichInOC (SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU ALI!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: kronos77
Trivia: He was sentenced to death for persecution of Islamic parties in Iraq.....

Yeah. I see your point - and of it is exactly right. This is Iranian payback.

57 posted on 10/26/2010 3:12:20 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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