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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:12 PM
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Allawi shot prisoners in cold blood: witnesses
By Paul McGeough in Baghdad
July 17, 2004
Copyright 2004. The Sydney Morning Herald

Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings.

They say the prisoners - handcuffed and blindfolded - were lined up against a wall in a courtyard adjacent to the maximum-security cell block in which they were held at the Al-Amariyah security centre, in the city's south-western suburbs.

They say Dr Allawi told onlookers the victims had each killed as many as 50 Iraqis and they "deserved worse than death".

The Prime Minister's office has denied the entirety of the witness accounts in a written statement to the Herald, saying Dr Allawi had never visited the centre and he did not carry a gun.

But the informants told the Herald that Dr Allawi shot each young man in the head as about a dozen Iraqi policemen and four Americans from the Prime Minister's personal security team watched in stunned silence.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:15 PM
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1. How many innocents will die in about 20 years when THIS criminal of ours
has to be taken out?
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:37 PM
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3. History is repeating itself.
We've created another monster.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:23 PM
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2. Keep this article in mind when some RW dildohead spouts off about
Michael Moore's alleged rant "against America" and how it's not reported in the US press.

Remind them of how we only heard about this through an Australian paper (which was one of the "Coalition of the Willing" sending off about 50 or so troops).
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