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2004-12-03 Iraq-Jordan
Chalabi mounting comeback by siding with Shi'ites
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Posted by Dar 2004-12-03 2:46:21 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6466 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The strange thing is that Chalabi might be a Trojan horse - deliberately shunned by American officials to give him credibility with Iraqis. If this was a black operation, it would be one of the most subtle ones on record.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2004-12-03 2:59:10 PM|| []  2004-12-03 2:59:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 If such a thing would happen as Chalabi gaining the head political position in Iraq, how fast do you reckon it'd be before we'd change the pullout timeline?
Posted by Jules 187 2004-12-03 3:03:09 PM||   2004-12-03 3:03:09 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 J187: If such a thing would happen as Chalabi gaining the head political position in Iraq, how fast do you reckon it'd be before we'd change the pullout timeline?

I don't think a pullout is in the cards, whomever wins. The US presence in Iraq is going to be substantial for decades to come.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2004-12-03 4:18:36 PM|| []  2004-12-03 4:18:36 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Ah, but that pesky, explosive, life-of-its-own thing called negative public opinion could be lurking in the future...people have incredible force, if their minds are behind an idea. It's something we should keep in mind-not taking decades-long support from Americans for granted. What are the variables?
Posted by Jules 187 2004-12-03 4:27:44 PM||   2004-12-03 4:27:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 This one demonstrated he can't be trusted and in the midst of near future action concerning Shi'ite Iran the last thing we need is Chalabi & Company reporting back to his mullah masters in Tehran.
Posted by Mark Espinola 2004-12-03 7:53:39 PM||   2004-12-03 7:53:39 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 I don't know where to put this, but Mark, did you see the comment I made at Wheelus re: the closed thread on oil in Mauritania from yesterday?

Posted by Phil Fraering 2004-12-03 8:01:44 PM|| []  2004-12-03 8:01:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Chalabi put US special forces through difficulties due to his grandstanding. Most Shites don't buy what he is selling.
Posted by Capt America  2004-12-03 11:11:08 PM||   2004-12-03 11:11:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Phil, I saw the one in here un Mauritania. Could you direct to the link, or re-post it on the weekend
Posted by Mark Espinola 2004-12-03 11:13:58 PM||   2004-12-03 11:13:58 PM|| Front Page Top

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