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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-24-04 12:22 PM
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10. To put his statement in perspective, here's some info on Primakov
Edited on Thu Jun-24-04 12:32 PM by russian33
Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov (born October 29, 1929) is a former prime minister of Russia. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was an important official in the KGB. After the formation of the Russian Federation, he became a close associate of President Boris Yeltsin and during the late 1990s was one of the highest-ranking members of the government, serving as foreign minister from 1996 until 1998 and as prime minister from 1998 until he was fired in May 1999. In March 2003 he visited Iraq, in a failed attempt to convince his alleged friend, Saddam Hussein, to give up some of his power in order to prevent war with the United States, a move which received some support from several nations opposed to the war.

Also (from 1998)...

"Many majority Republicans and minority Democrats are already angry at what they consider Primakov's efforts to bolster dictator Saddam Hussein against the US-led campaign to maintain sanctions against Iraq until it fully discloses its illicit weapons-of-mass-destruction programs."
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  -'Saddam, US had pre-war deal' dArKeR  Jun-24-04 11:42 AM   #0 
  - Gets wierder every day, I swear.  MirrorAshes   Jun-24-04 11:45 AM   #1 
  - How sad has Imperial Amerika become when I believe this ex-Commie  tom_paine   Jun-24-04 11:45 AM   #2 
  - this after putin's statement  sniffa   Jun-24-04 11:49 AM   #3 
  - so ask saddam about it. n/t  colonel odis   Jun-24-04 11:50 AM   #4 
  - oh come on...  russian33   Jun-24-04 11:54 AM   #5 
  - >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the rest of the story is important  Smirky McChimpster   Jun-24-04 12:01 PM   #6 
  - Ok now I'm paranoid  Oreegone   Jun-24-04 12:18 PM   #9 
     - link works for me  maddezmom   Jun-24-04 12:54 PM   #12 
  - I have respect for Primakov--he should have been president, not Putin.  David__77   Jun-24-04 12:13 PM   #7 
  - To put his statement in perspective, here's some info on Primakov  russian33   Jun-24-04 12:22 PM   #10 
  - I recall stories ...  Tracer   Jun-24-04 12:17 PM   #8 
  - bump  rawstory   Jun-24-04 12:33 PM   #11 
  - Primakov may be past his prime, but you have to wonder.  Kagemusha   Jun-24-04 01:10 PM   #13 
  - they had a "relationship!"  librechik   Jun-24-04 01:47 PM   #14 
  - Saddam complicit in his own capture?  geek tragedy   Jun-24-04 01:51 PM   #15 
  - It really could have been a deal but they forgot to tell the Iraqi people!  keithyboy   Jun-24-04 02:00 PM   #16 
  - Remember the DU threads on the "Date Palms" with links to when  KoKo01   Jun-24-04 02:15 PM   #17 
     - Oh, yes, I remember the date palm threads.  Miss Authoritiva   Jun-24-04 02:34 PM   #19 
        - what does saddam get out of it?  colonel odis   Jun-24-04 02:38 PM   #20 
        - Maybe Bush reneged on the deal with Saddam. It wouldn't be the first  KoKo01   Jun-24-04 03:15 PM   #22 
           - Agree. If there was a deal, the Bushistas would likely renege.  struggle4progress   Jun-26-04 07:34 AM   #25 
  - say what..  BadGimp   Jun-24-04 02:33 PM   #18 
  - I remember at the time  wabeewoman   Jun-24-04 03:05 PM   #21 
  - Why didn't the Red Guard blow them up, not the US??? n/t  vickiss   Jun-26-04 06:01 AM   #23 
  - To fill the coffers of he and his compadres?  tlcandie   Jun-26-04 06:12 AM   #24 
  - Rember this  drool_n_yank   Jun-26-04 10:41 AM   #26 

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