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2010-04-26 Iraq
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri Nabbed?
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Posted by Thrans Whinerong2960 2010-04-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1141 views ]  Top

#1 thought the ginger terrorist was in Syria?
Posted by Frank G 2010-04-26 08:42||   2010-04-26 08:42|| Front Page Top

#2 Heck, Frank, I thought he had cancer. AQ must have access to first-class Healthcare.
Posted by Glomock Tojo6610 2010-04-26 10:21||   2010-04-26 10:21|| Front Page Top

#3 This is most excellent news and could really end the insurgency. Must have got good intel on AQ after Al Masri and Al Baghdadi. Iraq is really looking up, with even an arrest warrant for Raghead Hussein. Today the first Iraqi airlines plane since 1990 flew to Britain, too. Now if the Afghanistan surge is successful, we could focus our attention on Iran....hope its not too late. FT.com reports another focus of sanctions that could slow them down if Bambi would use his worldly charisma to persuade the UNSC:

The US is seeking to convince Russia and China to include Iran's central bank in a United Nations sanctions resolution against Tehran's nuclear programme, a move that would deepen the Islamic republic's economic isolation.
Diplomats say Bank Markazi is a focus of discussions between the US and the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council, even as Washington has scaled back an earlier push to agree a complete embargo on arms sales to Iran.
"The central bank remains the one major financial institution which officials have outed as being involved in Iran's illicit activity but has not yet been targeted," said Matthew Levitt, a former US Treasury official now at the Washington Institute for Near East policy, who notes that the US itself has yet to impose unilateral sanctions on Markazi. "Closing that loophole would have a major impact on Iran's ability to finance its proliferation and other illicit activities."
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2010-04-26 12:45||   2010-04-26 12:45|| Front Page Top

#4 Really big news.
When Al Douri went underground rumors had it that he had $300 million in cash to finance a guerrilla war for Saddam.

If he's done, we might actually see a real light at the end of the tunnel (as opposed to the headlights on a train).
Posted by James Carville 2010-04-26 15:29||   2010-04-26 15:29|| Front Page Top

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