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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:40 PM
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Chalabi advises US on Iran
Chalabi said the need for a new U.S. policy toward Iraq became painfully obvious when the American military recently acknowledged that its efforts to stop sectarian violence involving insurgents and militias in Baghdad had failed.

The coalition has accused Iran of arming insurgents and Shiite militias, but Chalabi, like other officials, believes that the United States should take advantage of Iran's established links with Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish politicians and groups of all kinds in Iraq in an effort to promote its national interests.

He briefly served as Iraq's interim oil minister in 2005 and was a deputy prime minister in 2005-2006. But Chalabi and his INC failed to win a single seat in December 2005 parliamentary elections, and he was not named to a post in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Cabinet.

In addition, Chalabi was convicted in absentia in 1992 by a Jordanian military court of embezzlement, fraud and breach of trust after a bank he ran collapsed with about $300 million in missing deposits. Chalabi, who denies wrongdoing, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Jordan but has yet to serve a day.

http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_18524.s...
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:41 PM
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1. rotflmao!!!
There is nothing to say.

BOHICA, boys!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:07 AM
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22. OUR ADVISOR
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:43 PM
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2. A guy double-crossed ME once...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 05:43 PM by Cooley Hurd
...and I saw him a few days later and let him do it to me AGAIN! :dunce:

The neocons - dumber than a bag of hammers... :eyes:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:10 PM
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8. Um, I thought the neo-cons used Chalabi to help lauch their war in Iraq.
He was apparently very useful as a source to dispense disinformation to the press and the American public.

I didn't know the neocons employed him to be truthful.

So how did he double cross his employers?
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:02 PM
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11. Because, all the time he was helping the neocons, he was a double-agent for Iran...
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:43 PM
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3. Holy Stupidness.... (nt)
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:57 PM
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4. Is Chalabi
Iraqi speak for wanker ?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:58 PM
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5. The really sad aspect of this is that our 'esteemed' leaders are
probably listening.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:00 PM
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6. Right, have Chalabi send it in an 8 1/2 by 11 memo which we can then put
...through the shredder :wtf:
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:10 PM
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7. how can we get this asshole in prison?
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:39 PM
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9. If Iran was arming the insurgents, they sure act with restraint...
...because their small arms and ammunition inventory would cause a lot more fatalities and equipment destruction than we have experienced. Anyone who has taken a serious look at the Iranian OOB knows this. The Hezbollah did have Iranian support. There was a big difference in performance.

I doubt that Iran arms the insurgents in Iraq. It just doesn't make sense.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:56 PM
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10. Whatever happened with "Chalabi-gate"?
Posted 6/2/2004 7:39 AM Updated 6/2/2004 11:12 PM

FBI probing whether Chalabi gave Iran data
By Kevin Johnson and Barbara Slavin, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON The FBI is investigating whether former Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi obtained sensitive U.S. information about Iran's intelligence program and then passed it on to Iranian authorities, according to two U.S. officials who have been briefed on the investigation.

The FBI has begun interviews to determine who might have told Chalabi that U.S. intelligence officials had intercepted and cracked secret Iranian codes for transmitting classified information, according to one of the officials ...

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-06-02-us-c...


Wider FBI Probe Of Pentagon Leaks Includes Chalabi

By Robin Wright and Thomas E. Ricks
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, September 3, 2004; Page A01

... U.S. officials said the alleged transfer of classified intelligence to Chalabi has been part of the FBI investigation at least since a raid in May by Iraqi officials on the Baghdad compound of Chalabi's party, the Iraqi National Congress. Classified U.S. intelligence material was found in that raid, a senior official said ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57595-20...


Wall Street Journal
November 7, 2005
Top Secret: Status Of Chalabi Inquiry
Few Signs of Progress Emerge in FBI Case
Involving a Possible Leak of U.S. Intelligence
By SCOT J. PALTROW
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

As Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi arrives this week in Washington for talks, there is little sign of progress in a federal investigation of allegations that he once leaked U.S. intelligence secrets to Iran.

More than 17 months after then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice publicly promised a full criminal inquiry, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hasn't interviewed Mr. Chalabi himself or many current and former U.S. government officials thought likely to have information related to the matter, according to lawyers for several of these individuals and others close to the case ...

http://fairuse.1accesshost.com/news2/chalabi-probe.html

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Ouabache Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:03 PM
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12. For a small consulting fee, no doubt
paid for with YOUR tax dollars.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:31 PM
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13. Give Chalabi to Al-Qaeda in Iraq
Thousands have died because of Chalabi's lies, let his death be a warning to other "exiles" with an agenda.
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:54 PM
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14. My God, he's like a recurring nightmare!
Won't this man ever go away? And I think these morons ARE listening to him. Again.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:16 PM
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15. The epitome of a corporate double-agent.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:23 PM
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16. This guy is a frickin Double Agent
Are they Nuts
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:21 AM
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18. DIA's Col. Patrick Lang's comments equate this with treason...yet
here we go again. Totally unhinged DoD, "intelligence community". No longer Curveball anymore, it's now Screwball !
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:24 PM
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17. We refuse to talk to Iran, Syria, NK, more. But we talk to Chalabi instead?
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 10:24 PM by Bozita
Infuckingsanity!
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:56 AM
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24. Well, of course, Chalabai tells us what we want to hear...stuff that sez
we can bomb and murder Iranians to steal their oil. He will say anything for US dollars, or should I say Bush-mined gold.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:57 AM
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19. LOL! Chalabi & advises -same sentence! LOL!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Next up;

Bush & facts in the same sentence!!!
:bounce: :party: :evilgrin:
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mhatrw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:47 AM
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20. This time he wouldn't dare throw us a Curveball!
:sarcasm:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:05 AM
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21. Hmmmm
Where is this schmuck now a days? He's a dead man walking while making stupid statements and the funny thing is that junior will listen intensely and will probably follow his advise.

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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 09:16 AM
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23. Because his advice has worked so well in the past???
:eyes:
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 02:25 PM
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25. Didn't we shitcan this traitor a couple of years ago?
Figures that Crashcart and DimSon would still keep this lunatic on the dole.

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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 08:15 PM
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26. Was that before or after he told the Iranians ...
that the USA had broken some secret codes held by the Iranians?

All the better for them to incorporate new codes that are more difficult to break?

Isn't Chalabi helpful?
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