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Sheik voluntarily disarms
AP via Army Times ^
| May 12, 2003
| David Rising
Posted on 05/13/2003 11:57:16 AM PDT by fightinJAG
Edited on 05/07/2004 10:06:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
TIKRIT, Iraq — The leader of a prominent clan from near Saddam Hussein’s birthplace turned over scores of weapons and explosives as a show of solidarity with American forces, the first head of an area tribe to voluntarily disarm his people at the request of the Army. Sheik Al-Bo Aiesa Muzahin Ali Kareem said he turned in more than 80 AK-47 assault rifles, three mortars, three rocket propelled grenades and three cases of explosives Sunday because he now felt secure with the presence of the Army 4th Infantry Division in the area — and because it is time to move forward.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4thid; disarm; iraq; kareem; postwariraq; triballeaders
?We need a king, not a president,? said the sheik?s son, Hussein Muzahin Ali Kareem. ?We want to live like Jordan, like Saudi, like England. We want to see medicine, food, streets. ... Every president who we have is a thief ? he do like Saddam.?
So, what was Saddam? It seems to me he was your "monarch" and king for the last 20 years. Try some republicanism... you just may grow to like it. Was it Franklin who we need to quote here: We are giving them a democracy, now we'll see if they can keep it.
posted on 05/13/2003 12:15:48 PM PDT
Tribes! Tribes! Tribes! Afghan....Iraq!.....whatever...These
folks gotta move out of the middle ages or they will forever
live desperate, miserable lives......(The worst tribe is that of Print Reporters)
posted on 05/13/2003 12:21:01 PM PDT
Weapons they must give up.
Disarm, they must.
posted on 05/13/2003 12:24:04 PM PDT
by July 4th
But bringing free and fair elections to a country used to decades of dictatorship is still a massive challenge. Even among Kareems family, which supports the American presence, the feeling is that the country would be better with a restoration of a strong monarchy rather than a constitutional democracy.
People inately yearn for freedom, yet living freely must be learned because it requires the mutual discharge of personal responsibility.
Good news in Iraq? I'll be damned! Maybe FOX will report it, I doubt if any others will, it doesn't fit the "profile".
posted on 05/13/2003 12:53:16 PM PDT
by Mister Baredog
((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
To: Mister Baredog
yeah, especially the part where the Sheik says he wants to show solidarity with U.S. troops---
The silence of the lamestream media is deafening.
So he disarms...!? He gave up some hardware, but how much did he keep, neatly stashed away somewhere, for future use or for support of those extremist thugs?
posted on 02/27/2004 12:14:01 AM PST
(And I'm supposed to believe that.)
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