Skip to comments.Arrest warrant issued for Iraqi vice president
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.
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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.
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.
War is only the most extreme type of political violence, the most destructive and the least beneficial.
Politics is war by another name.
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
The Sunni part is all you need to know.
The governance of an Islamic people is not for the, "want to be inspired" crowd. It's pure nasty business and never ending.
Considering he is Sunni,seems there are Iran’s fingerprints all over it.
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.
More thanks to Hussein Obama's foreign policy in the Mid-East. Soon another country will fall.
Good graphic —
Are you noticing that, with the fall of Iraq, Saudi Arabia will be essentially cut off??
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.
You got it bass ackwards Alex.
Saddam was a Sunni. This guy also wants de-bathification reversed.
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.
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