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Report: North Korea offers asylum to Saddam
AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | March 2, 2003

Posted on 03/01/2003 8:43:29 PM PST by HAL9000

PyongYang ready to offer asylum to Saddam, according to a businessman of Macao

An owner of casino of Macao, certain Stanley Ho Hung-sun, transmitted an offer of asylum of the North Korea to Saddam Hussein, reports Sunday South China Morning Post.Ho Hung-sun specified with the daily newspaper that high persons in charge north-Korean had proposed to the head of Iraqi State and with its family a sanctuary perched on a mountain in this State stalinien."Nous must seize all the chances to arrive at peace, in particular if the good news come from the east ", indicates the newspaper quoting Ho Hung-sun."Ils (the senior officials north-Korean), continues Ho, said to me that there was really to avoid the war and that to withdraw two days before the USA and Great Britain undertake their bombardments and to decide for elections démocratiques."Ho Hung-Sun were not able to give other details on the north-Korean offer nor to say if this proposal had been formally addressed to Bagdad.Le newspaper does not specify either why it is Ho, which, in 1999 open a casino close seat of the Communist Party to Pyongyang, which was selected to play the role of messenger in this affaire.Une other offers asylum was made recently by a small city of the south of Italy, Soveria Mannelli. Its mayor, Mario Caliguiri proposed to accomodate Saddam Hussein and his close relations if they agreed to leave in exile to avoid a war with their pays.Locality of 3.500 inhabitants located in a mountainous area of Calabria, in the south of Italy, Soveria Mannelli would ensure greatest quietude the Iraqi president, ensured the municipal official when it officialized this offer the week dernière.Plus recently, the minister émirati of Information Abdallah Ben Zayed Al Nahyane had affirmed Saturday evening that countries like Koweït and Saudi Arabia approved the initiative of its country calling with a departure in exile of the president irakien.Dans a declaration with the press with El-sheik in Egypt, sheik Abdallah deplored that this initiative was not discussed during the sommet.Les the United States, which threaten to reverse by the force the mode of Saddam Hussein, had invited the top to encourage this last to leave the capacity, but several Arab countries were Friday publicly raised against such a request.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asylum; exile; iraq; kimjongil; korea; northkorea; saddamhussein
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1 posted on 03/01/2003 8:43:29 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
rofl . . that would be too funny.
2 posted on 03/01/2003 8:44:39 PM PST by ChadGore (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordian)
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To: HAL9000
NO Ho Hung-sun
3 posted on 03/01/2003 8:45:05 PM PST by knak (kelly in alaska)
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To: HAL9000
Could you imagine Kim and Saddam together for a night on the town?
4 posted on 03/01/2003 8:45:37 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: ChadGore
LOL! That would be like moving into a hotel that was sceduled for implosion!
5 posted on 03/01/2003 8:47:43 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: wirestripper
sceduled=scheduled
6 posted on 03/01/2003 8:48:27 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: HAL9000
While I am all for Saddam going to a true Saint Helena from which he cannot escape, this sounds more like Elba. No more Waterloos.
7 posted on 03/01/2003 8:48:56 PM PST by Steve Eisenberg
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To: HAL9000
Woo hoo !

We could kill two birds with one Daisy Cutter !

8 posted on 03/01/2003 8:49:01 PM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: HAL9000
Yeah, only if we get to fly him there ... ROFLOL !!!!
9 posted on 03/01/2003 8:50:22 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: Texas Eagle
Yes, a true target rich environment.
10 posted on 03/01/2003 8:50:34 PM PST by Let's Roll (Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.)
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To: HAL9000
ROFLMAO, Kim Jong Il is really desperate for attention isn't he.

Kim Jong Il better worry about where he will find asylum, GITMO for the both of them sounds good to me

11 posted on 03/01/2003 8:50:34 PM PST by MJY1288 (It's Time To Roll)
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To: Texas Eagle
LOL.................

Report: North Korea offers asylum to Saddam ^

Bill Clinton too!

LOL....................

12 posted on 03/01/2003 8:51:00 PM PST by maestro
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To: HAL9000

Jong is just making empty gesture of asylum to call attention to himself and his tantrums.

Saddam: Rather Die Than Go Into Exile

http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/030226/15/389rz.html

13 posted on 03/01/2003 8:51:46 PM PST by Rain-maker
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To: HAL9000
I know that Saddam & Kim are bloodthirsty, murdering dictators, but after seeing 1.) Saddam outlaw WMDs, and 2.) this article, I have to give them both credit for having a great sense of humor.
14 posted on 03/01/2003 8:53:52 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobin Mugatu, Zoolander)
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To: HAL9000
My!!
15 posted on 03/01/2003 8:53:55 PM PST by syriacus (Saddam's fundraiser. Charge inspectors + shields $5 each to use sledgehammers on the missiles)
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To: HAL9000
Exile in North Korea strikes me as second best to an exile in hell.
16 posted on 03/01/2003 8:54:38 PM PST by Torie
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To: HAL9000
Oh, a twofer!
17 posted on 03/01/2003 8:55:04 PM PST by Howlin
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To: HAL9000
ROTFLMAOWPIMP!! That is so funny. q,Don't 'ya just know Saddam cannot wait to move to N. Korea! It would be priceless!

N. Korea just cannot stand to stay out of the headlines. Whenever too much attention is given to Iraq, he blurts out something so we won't forget him.
18 posted on 03/01/2003 8:55:25 PM PST by whadizit
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To: cmsgop
Could you imagine Kim and Saddam together for a night on the town

They have towns there?

19 posted on 03/01/2003 8:55:35 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
All joking aside, we will have to deal with NK much differently than Iraq. In Iraq, we can be somewhat surgical. In NK, I don't see any way but quickly delivered nukes. I too hope Saddam is there awaiting them.
20 posted on 03/01/2003 8:58:32 PM PST by umgud (War determines who is left, not who is right)
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To: umgud
Don't say that. We just cannot ever do that. Ever.
21 posted on 03/01/2003 8:59:19 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Texas Eagle
Woo hoo !
We could kill two birds with one Daisy Cutter !

or a MOAB

MOAB - Son of Daisy Cutter

Weapon's Name Bombs in Utah City

22 posted on 03/01/2003 8:59:26 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (This space left intentionally blank.)
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To: All
I dought Saddam will make it out of Baghdad....
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/854855/posts
23 posted on 03/01/2003 9:01:03 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: HAL9000
What's that old saw?

"The inmates run the asylum!"

Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh!

Pass the strait jackets please!

Can I administer the electro shock, sans tongue protector!! Pass the insulin please!Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh! Heh!

24 posted on 03/01/2003 9:01:48 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: Howlin
There is actually an upscale nightclub in Pyongyang for international arms dealers.
25 posted on 03/01/2003 9:02:11 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Damn! Couldn't happen to a nicer fella!
26 posted on 03/01/2003 9:02:17 PM PST by JennysCool (Gimme Shelter -- from idiots)
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To: Steve Eisenberg
While I am all for Saddam going to a true Saint Helena from which he cannot escape, this sounds more like Elba. No more Waterloos.

"Able was I, ere I saw Elba"

Sorry I couldn't resist the palindrome.

27 posted on 03/01/2003 9:08:28 PM PST by Dengar01 (As I say to my liberal professors "Bomb Saddam!" IN my name.)
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To: Howlin
I don't desire that we nuke NK. I just don't see another option, assuming action is needed. I don't believe Saddam has funtioning nukes. NK is another story. NK is probably better prepared militarily than is Iraq also. A nuke is a horrific device. But I believe our use of them in Japan actually saved lives on both sides. I can't envision our troops having to face NK's military hordes.
28 posted on 03/01/2003 9:14:42 PM PST by umgud (War determines who is left, not who is right)
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To: HAL9000
There is actually an upscale nightclub in Pyongyang for international arms dealers.

Letter from Pyongyang: A quiet drink with the men who arm the 'Axis of Evil'

29 posted on 03/01/2003 9:15:40 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

I knew Bush was good-- but I didn't think he was this good!


30 posted on 03/01/2003 9:18:28 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support Our Soldiers 100%)
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To: HAL9000
From Agence France-Press English language service -

Macau casino kingpin says NKorea offering Saddam Hussein asylum

A Macau casino mogul has conveyed an offer of asylum from North Korea to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Stanley Ho Hung-sun told the Sunday Morning Post that high-level North Korean officials have offered Saddam and his family sanctuary on a mountain in the isolated Stalinist state.

"We have to take any chance to have peace, especially if it comes in the shape of good news from the East," the paper quoted Ho as saying.

"They told me there really was a chance to prevent a war, and said that Saddam Hussein could step down two days before the US and Britain started to bomb and he could call democratic elections."

Ho had no further details of the North Korean offer and said he was unaware whether it had been formally conveyed to Baghdad, where UN weapons inspectors are combing presidential palaces and other official sites to find Iraq's alleged arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.

No reason was given as to why Ho, who in 1999 opened a casino next to communist party headquarters in Pyongyang, was chosen as the conduit for the North Korean message.

The United Arab Emirates on Saturday at an Arab League summit in Egypt called for Saddam to step down to prevent a US-led war from devastating the region.

©2003 AFP All rights reserved.


31 posted on 03/01/2003 9:19:18 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: Howlin
Be careful about saying "must" and "not ever".

We might not ever do that. We don't want to do that. But, we must always have the option if we believe that the risk is too great otherwise. Delivery of nuclear bombs to the USA is a grave risk.

This is just pre-emption on a much larger scale, to counter-act a much larger enemy.
32 posted on 03/01/2003 9:21:57 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support Our Soldiers 100%)
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To: HAL9000; All
OK, eveyone get this . Stanley Ho, the man extending this offer to Saddam on behalf of the NK's has contributed large amounts of money to Bill Clinton and has well known to organized crime in Asia. See link below:

Mounties: Clinton Donor a Gangster

It is really remarkable how all of these individuals are connected.

33 posted on 03/01/2003 9:22:31 PM PST by Norman Arbuthnot
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To: HAL9000
Solely? As in only arms dealers allowed? Far out.
34 posted on 03/01/2003 9:24:11 PM PST by Howlin
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To: MJY1288
Kim Jong Il is really desperate for attention isn't he.

My thoughts exactly. He's like a 2 year old stomping his feet for attention.

35 posted on 03/01/2003 9:25:21 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Norman Arbuthnot
Ah, Clinton's old Macau Connection. Thanks for refreshing our memory.
36 posted on 03/01/2003 9:26:14 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: Norman Arbuthnot
Wall Street Journal - The Macau Connection
37 posted on 03/01/2003 9:29:10 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Hey, maybe we'd get a two fer one...
38 posted on 03/01/2003 9:30:23 PM PST by ET(end tyranny)
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To: RobFromGa
A few neutron bombs dropped on NK's million man army would do the trick. ...And the quickly dissipating radiation from such devices would spare the So. Koreans a fallout nightmare.
39 posted on 03/01/2003 9:30:26 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: HAL9000
My copy of the SCMP doesnt mention anything about this. Could the French paper be full of cheap wine?
40 posted on 03/01/2003 9:30:27 PM PST by GoreFreeTN
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To: Norman Arbuthnot
Part II of the Wall Street Journal's "Macau Connection" series is missing from the FR archives, but is available here -

http://www.terravista.pt/aguaalto/2088/wsj03.html

Bill Clinton, Stanley Ho, Ng Lap Seng, Mochtar Riady, Charlie Trie, Mark Middleton, Joseph Giroir, etc. - the gang's all here.

41 posted on 03/01/2003 9:35:08 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: GoreFreeTN
I looked at the SCMP website, but can't do much without a subscription.

AFP has been wrong before - but I'd bet they have an accurate report of the SCMP article in this case.

42 posted on 03/01/2003 9:40:34 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
I swear, there only seems to be two or three degrees of separation between Bubba and any major despot or international crime lord (only half joking there).

I wonder if Slick is involved with this "deal" in any way behind the scenes?

43 posted on 03/01/2003 9:42:12 PM PST by Norman Arbuthnot
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To: HAL9000
Hal,
I have a subscription but I noticed the website hasnt been updated since Mar 1 at 6:20am. And it's already almost 14:00 Sunday afternoon there.
44 posted on 03/01/2003 9:47:14 PM PST by GoreFreeTN
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To: Rain-maker
Saddam: Rather Die Than Go Into Exile

Yeah, the Dan Rather interview - where he also said he didn't have any prohibited weapons and he would not destroy his missiles.

45 posted on 03/01/2003 9:52:42 PM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Just went into the subscription side of SCMP and didnt see any reference to the story in any of their sections. Could be just another red herring from our friends in the former republic of Gaul.
46 posted on 03/01/2003 9:58:29 PM PST by GoreFreeTN
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To: cmsgop
Do you think one of the conditions for asylum is that he has to get the same goofey hair cut as Kim?
47 posted on 03/01/2003 10:05:17 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: RobFromGa
I knew Bush was good-- but I didn't think he was this good!

I hear this and think of Bush in a bowling finals match .... winning with a 6 / 10 combination for the final spare after an Afghanistan strike.

48 posted on 03/01/2003 10:42:29 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Take charge of your destiny, or someone else will)
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To: HAL9000
In our dreams....
49 posted on 03/02/2003 4:36:40 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: wirestripper
If it werent so serious, the whole thing, (Iraq, anti-war protesters, human shields, the french, hollywood celebs) would remind me of that movie, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum!"
50 posted on 03/02/2003 5:03:38 AM PST by cardinal4 (Hollywood celebs are not relevant to Foreign Policy or National Security.)
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