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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:57 PM

Group Of Congress Members Warns Iraq After Attack On Iranian Refugees

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Source: Agence France-Presse

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, February 17, 2013 17:20 EST

A team of US Congressmen met with the Iranian dissident group MEK in Paris on Sunday and threatened to declare Iraq’s prime minister a sponsor of terrorism after a deadly attack on an Iranian exile camp there.

The bi-partisan team, led by Dana Rohrabacher — the chair of the sub-committee on Europe — expressed strong support for the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) which has accused Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of ordering a deadly attack on its camp in Iraq on February 9.

“The government of Iraq has clearly broken its word to us,” Rohrabacher said, recalling that seven people died and several were injured in the assault on Camp Liberty, a former US military base near Baghdad housing about 3,100 members of the MEK.

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Rohrabacher said Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki would feel the heat if further assaults pursued.

“If there is another attack on these helpless refugees obviously cleared by the government of Iraq, we will move in the US Congress … and put forward a resolution declaring Prime Minister Maliki and his government state sponsors of terrorism.

Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20130217-us-congress-team-warns-iraq-after-attack-iranian-refugees

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #10
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #2
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #3
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #4
timdog44 Feb 2013 #5
Scootaloo Feb 2013 #6
timdog44 Feb 2013 #8
FarCenter Feb 2013 #7
benld74 Feb 2013 #9
Mason Kennedy Feb 2013 #11


Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:42 PM

10. Thanks Dipsy... :) eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:16 PM

2. Oh what a fucking shame

That would mean sanctions against Iraq.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. Let's go to war with Iraq and overthrow their government!

Oh wait...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:34 PM

4. If it's led by Dana Rohrabacher it can't be good

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:45 PM

5. After reading this

it makes you wonder who is in bed with who in the middle east. An Iraqi leader kills some Iranians and we are proposing going to war with an ally? And I am not diminishing the lives of the Iranians, just saying.

“If there is another attack on these helpless refugees obviously cleared by the government of Iraq, we will move in the US Congress … and put forward a resolution declaring Prime Minister Maliki and his government state sponsors of terrorism.

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Response to timdog44 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:11 PM

6. And yet we have nothing to say when another ally bombs refugees to "get terrorists" n/t

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:26 PM

8. So

Mayhaps a solution presents itself. Get the hell out of the Middle East where we don't know ally from enemy. We could come home and deal with the enemies we have here. Some are in DC.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:13 PM

7. Iraq still designates the MEK as a terrorist organization.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:38 PM

9. Where did the funds come from to PAY for this trip,,

especially when Congress is telling everyone, Tough decisions have to be made?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:15 PM

11. More chickenhawks calling or war

 

Take 2.

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