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Arrest warrant issued for Iraqi vice president
CNN ^ | 12/19/2011 | Arwa Damon and Mohammed Tawfeeq

Posted on 12/19/2011 10:27:45 AM PST by americanophile

Baghdad (CNN) -- Iraq's Judicial Committee issued an arrest warrant Monday for Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, who is accused of orchestrating bombing attacks.

The warrant was issued under "Article 4," which is terrorism.

The Interior Ministry, at a news conference, showed what it called confession videos from people identified as security guards for al-Hashimi, the country's Sunni vice president. In the videos, the men described various occasions in which they purportedly carried out attacks under direct orders from al-Hashimi.

One man said he carried out assassination attempts using roadside bombs and guns with silencers. He said the orders came from the vice president and at times through the director of his office.

CNN could not immediately confirm that the men in the videos were bodyguards for al-Hashimi.

Three of the vice president's security guards were detained earlier this month.

Al-Hashimi's office did not answer calls from CNN Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alhashimi; arrest; hashimi; iraq; iraqvp; tariqalhashimi; vicepresident
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This may all go south faster than even predicted. It's either despotism or anarchy with the Arabs, there's no middle ground.
1 posted on 12/19/2011 10:27:51 AM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Wow even the Iraq government has more credibility than ours. Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, Jamie Gorelick.. keep moving along people...Nothing to see here.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 10:31:24 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: americanophile

Well they are arresting the VP, and if it’s true he was involved in orchestrating bombings, they are doing a lot more to prevent corruption and criminal behavior in government than we are currently doing.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 10:33:39 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: americanophile

War is only the most extreme type of political violence, the most destructive and the least beneficial.

Politics is war by another name.

http://www.ciepfc.fr/spip.php?article37
25 12 2008 | Etienne Balibar
Politics as War, War as Politics. Post-Clausewitzian Variations

Public Lecture, Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities, Northwestern University, Evanston, May 8, 2006


5 posted on 12/19/2011 10:33:53 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: americanophile

STFB


6 posted on 12/19/2011 10:34:34 AM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: americanophile
al-Hashimi, the country's Sunni vice president

The Sunni part is all you need to know.

7 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:06 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: americanophile
The brutality which must be enforced upon a country of Islamic followers by it's government is sickening. That said however, the lack of brutality of rule with a deadly fist brings even worse results.

The governance of an Islamic people is not for the, "want to be inspired" crowd. It's pure nasty business and never ending.

Koranimals

8 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:13 AM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: americanophile

Curious timing.......


9 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:13 AM PST by tacticalogic (e)
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To: americanophile

Considering he is Sunni,seems there are Iran’s fingerprints all over it.


10 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:30 AM PST by alex2011
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The VP is Sunni, the PM is Shi’ite...even if the charges are legitimate, it will be seen as the Shi’ite leader attempting to remove his most powerful Sunni opponents. There’s already accusations of forced confessions, etc. This will quickly degenerate into sectarian strife of one kind or another.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 10:36:55 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
...and so it begins.

More thanks to Hussein Obama's foreign policy in the Mid-East. Soon another country will fall.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 10:38:19 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Yep


13 posted on 12/19/2011 10:42:09 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Jeff Head

Good graphic —

Are you noticing that, with the fall of Iraq, Saudi Arabia will be essentially cut off??

Interesting, huh??


14 posted on 12/19/2011 10:45:00 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: xzins
The Sunni part is all you need to know

Right. This is the opening salvo of an Iraqi civil war. I figured this would eventually happen. It's just happening quicker than I thought.

15 posted on 12/19/2011 10:45:06 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: alex2011

You got it bass ackwards Alex.


16 posted on 12/19/2011 10:45:42 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: americanophile
This may all go south faster than even predicted. It's either despotism or anarchy with the Arabs, there's no middle ground.

They simply are not capable of anything more. Never have been. They are a cultural plague for all eternity, and it's Islam that has, and will, keep them shackled to misery, brutality, blood shed, and malfeasance.
17 posted on 12/19/2011 10:48:57 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: SpaceBar

Saddam was a Sunni. This guy also wants de-bathification reversed.


18 posted on 12/19/2011 10:50:01 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: smith288

de-Baathification*


19 posted on 12/19/2011 10:50:22 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: americanophile

The Kurds practice sunni islam as well, but they’ve always been hated for being kurds. They also may practice a different rite of sunni than do the arab sunnis. I don’t know.

If they came together, it would increase their chances of survival.

I expect to see a general house-cleaning in Iraq.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 10:52:34 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: americanophile

First the Iranian refugees, now the Sunni. Am I cynical, yes and taught by history.


21 posted on 12/19/2011 10:52:44 AM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: smith288

Get ready for total chaos followed by invasion from Iran. The hegemony will be mind boggling. What a waste of lives and money.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 10:52:54 AM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: smith288

Correct.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 10:53:18 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: americanophile

With the US Army gone, it is now a great time to start settling old scores and for the dominant Shiites to seize control. Probably look for civil war by Christmas.


24 posted on 12/19/2011 10:53:18 AM PST by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Uncle Ike
Yep...and under Obama's leadership, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkey could also all follow.

He is presiding over the beginnings of the creation of an Islamic Caliphate IMHO. But that's not surprising.

The Truth about Obama's Upbringing

25 posted on 12/19/2011 10:56:46 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: americanophile

With all the players in place, yes it will proceed without delay. Iran won’t invade, they’ll be invited. As shown on earlier report one sect is beginning to run north, don’t remember or care if its shites or suunies, different shade same bunch who in the end will either kill us if we don’t kill them.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 10:56:57 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: americanophile

Iran is 90%+ Shia, 4-9% Sunni


27 posted on 12/19/2011 10:59:55 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: americanophile

No matter how bad things get in Iraq, the MSM will be telling us it’s Obama’s showpiece success story in foreign policy up to the election. No lie is too big to tell with this president and his minions in the MSM.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 11:05:55 AM PST by Spok (From hope and change to change is hopeless. In just the first term.)
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To: americanophile

The conquest and withdrawal from Iraq was a gift to Iran, something they never could accomplish during the Iran-Iraq War: do away with Sunni control and bring Iraq into the Iranian orbit.


29 posted on 12/19/2011 11:07:09 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: americanophile

Good Grief! That didn’t take long!


30 posted on 12/19/2011 11:14:04 AM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: americanophile

The not very slow train wreck that is Iraq after the end of the US occupation is just the natural consequence. Did our presence help or hurt the pacification or post-war Iraq?

Either way, we are no longer able to afford an open-ended commitment to defense of civilization in lands where being civilized is an alien concept.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 11:15:15 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Genoa

Absolutely. This is the consequence of our blundering in and meddling in a part of the world where our only interest in in securing cheap sources of fuel - not acting as referee for people who hate us just as much as they hate one another. Our policy should be one of economic self-interest in the area, pure and simple. Not some idealistic crusade or a futile attempt for false ‘stability’ at all costs. We can buy cheap oil from despots just as well as democrats, we’ve proven that in Saudi Arabia.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 11:15:39 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
The VP is Sunni, the PM is Shi’ite...even if the charges are legitimate, it will be seen as the Shi’ite leader attempting to remove his most powerful Sunni opponents. There’s already accusations of forced confessions, etc. This will quickly degenerate into sectarian strife of one kind or another.

You're probably right. It's been their way of life for millennia, and there's no reason to think it will change unto the end of time.

33 posted on 12/19/2011 11:16:54 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Jeff Head

And they’re not done yet.

Perhaps mObama can attack more nations for Iran.


34 posted on 12/19/2011 11:22:19 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: Jeff Head

And yet Obama still has a legitmate chance of winning in 2012. We are doomed!


35 posted on 12/19/2011 11:22:36 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: alloysteel
"...we are no longer able to afford an open-ended commitment to defense of civilization in lands where being civilized is an alien concept."

Absolutely!

36 posted on 12/19/2011 11:23:27 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: SpaceBar

He got it right.

Iran’s fingerprints are all over the Shiite PM having the Sunni VP arrested.


37 posted on 12/19/2011 11:25:44 AM PST by green iguana
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To: americanophile

Nuc them all. Take the oil.

Any questions?


38 posted on 12/19/2011 11:43:21 AM PST by MindBender26 (Stop bothering me with minor issues. I'm too damn busy trying to save our country from Obamaism)
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To: Genoa

If Bush didn’t freeze up, the same imperative by which we took out Sadaam should have been followed by toppling Assad in Syria and at least reducing Iran to a non threat.

We had an enormous army there to do it. Then we put our tanks in garages and let Iran and Syria bleed the situation.

But then, only time will tell.


39 posted on 12/19/2011 11:43:45 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: MindBender26

Why do we need their oil? Anyone who would consider nuking them would also be smart enough to know that we can use our own resources and reserves... ;)


40 posted on 12/19/2011 11:46:39 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: xzins
The Sunni part is all you need to know.

That's what I figured. Let the purge begin.

41 posted on 12/19/2011 11:49:36 AM PST by Getsmart64
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Thanks americanophile.
The Interior Ministry, at a news conference, showed what it called confession videos from people identified as security guards for al-Hashimi, the country's Sunni vice president. In the videos, the men described various occasions in which they purportedly carried out attacks under direct orders from al-Hashimi.

42 posted on 12/19/2011 12:31:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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Like I said we should have done at the start: Nuke ‘em from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.


43 posted on 12/19/2011 12:42:18 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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And of course, former President George W. Bush will leap to the fore and condemn the Obama administration for the chaos resulting from a premature withdrawal.

After all, he's been so outspoken in defense of his vision to reshape the Middle East as a pluralistic society and warned of what might happen should American troops be withdrawn completely.

44 posted on 12/19/2011 1:02:27 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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He was a mediocre president.


45 posted on 12/19/2011 1:07:17 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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This may all go south faster than even predicted. It's either despotism or anarchy with the Arabs, there's no middle ground.

All the "if Allah wills it" attitude means that there are few people willing to take initiative to initiate self-government, and the tribal attitude means that few are willing to do anything for the benefit of the nation, rather than the clan.

46 posted on 12/19/2011 1:28:26 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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don't worry...Sadr's waiting in the wings, for the right moment, to become the next Iraqi despot.
47 posted on 12/19/2011 1:33:53 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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1400 years of murder, mayhem and mutilation. 100 million butchered for Mohammed. On average, about 70,000 people per year.

It's embarrassing to think we were silly enough to believe a finger dipped in purple ink for a vote could counter a 1400 year blood lust.

But hey, we tried. We even gave the presidency to one of them.

48 posted on 12/19/2011 1:44:27 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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oops, 270 million, about 190,000 per year.

The blood lust is actually more than I thought.

49 posted on 12/19/2011 2:02:13 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: americanophile
And of course, former President George W. Bush will leap to the fore and condemn the Obama administration for the chaos resulting from a premature withdrawal.

After all, he's been so outspoken in defense of his vision to reshape the Middle East as a pluralistic society and warned of what might happen should American troops be withdrawn completely.

50 posted on 12/19/2011 2:08:24 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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