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Saddam half-brother captured

by Mark5019 / February 26, 2005 11:28 PM PST
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Actually, turned over as good-will move by Syria!
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 27, 2005 5:52 AM PST
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Maybe Syria is starting to realize...
by EdH / February 27, 2005 6:25 AM PST

what deep doo-doo they are in.

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(NT) (NT) still caught
by Mark5019 / February 27, 2005 8:14 AM PST
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by TONI H / February 27, 2005 8:18 AM PST

if they'll get to share that cell for the rest of their lives?


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(NT) (NT) hope its a small cell and a short life
by Mark5019 / February 27, 2005 8:40 AM PST
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Interesting article from Reuters on this:
by Paul C / February 27, 2005 8:47 AM PST
Is Syria trying to curry favor with us, even to the point of dropping a dime on Saddam's half-brother?

A half-brother of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) closely involved in insurgency has been captured with help from a Syrian government seeking to ward off U.S. charges it abets Iraqi militants, government officials said on Sunday.

The government said in a statement Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan al-Tikriti, a top-level Baathist accused by the government of directing the Iraqi insurgency from Syria, had been caught, without saying when, where or how he was seized...

However, a senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Syria, feeling pressure over accusations it was behind recent attacks in Israel and Lebanon, had played a role in the capture of Ibrahim.

"The Syrian authorities, because of the tremendous pressure on them, did something about Ibrahim," the official said.

"Having so many problems on their plate at the moment, the Syrians were willing partners in this, but the Americans and we were also involved.

"I think you'll find that there was a strong U.S. presence in this, but everyone -- the Syrians, the Americans and us, the Iraqis -- were keen to see this happen."

Another source in the government confirmed that the Syrians were involved. Syrian authorities in Damascus had no comment.

I wish Bashar Assad good luck in his efforts to buy people off; however, it's not going to work; Sorry, Bashar...
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Back channel
by duckman / February 27, 2005 10:38 PM PST

Can you imagine what the diplomatic discussions are like with that pathetic dictator?

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