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Tue May 30, 2017, 12:31 AM

Panama ex-strongman Manuel Noriega dies

Source: BBC

General Manuel Antonio Noriega, former military leader of Panama, has died aged 83, officials have announced.

Noriega recently underwent a operation after suffering a haemorrhage following brain surgery.

The former strongman was jailed in Panama for murder, corruption and embezzlement. He was released in January to prepare for the operation.
His death was announced by secretary of state for communication, Manuel Dominguez.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40090143

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Reply Panama ex-strongman Manuel Noriega dies (Original post)
NYC Liberal May 2017 OP
Solly Mack May 2017 #1
sandensea May 2017 #2
Judi Lynn May 2017 #3
sandensea May 2017 #5
Onyrleft May 2017 #4
Codeine May 2017 #12
LeftInTX May 2017 #6
BigmanPigman May 2017 #7
mr_lebowski May 2017 #8
Submariner May 2017 #9
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #10
dembotoz May 2017 #15
Achilleaze May 2017 #22
The Wizard May 2017 #11
psychopomp May 2017 #18
caraher May 2017 #13
ronnie624 May 2017 #21
caraher May 2017 #23
ronnie624 May 2017 #24
mpcamb May 2017 #25
dembotoz May 2017 #14
Yavin4 May 2017 #16
DinahMoeHum May 2017 #17
milestogo May 2017 #19
bdamomma May 2017 #20

Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:32 AM

1. And so dies a bit of history.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:54 AM

2. His real crime, in the eyes of Poppy Bush: the Contadora peace talks.

It certainly wasn't the drug running, not until then anyway.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:05 AM

3. Suddenly he found himself on their #### list. Probably surprised the heck out of him.

Thank you so much for making that point.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:23 AM

5. Sure, Judi.

Reagan's people, as you know, pressured every single participant in the talks - even Mexico. They wanted a protracted civil war instead.

So much bad faith in the world.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:12 AM

4. There's a song about Manny.

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Response to Onyrleft (Reply #4)

Tue May 30, 2017, 07:45 AM

12. Cara de pina, muerte! Corupto! Asesino!

 

Immediately came to my mind as well. u

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 02:07 AM

6. He had brain surgery on March 7, and had been in ICU since

I feel bad for his family having him in that condition for almost 3 months.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 02:15 AM

7. I'll always remember that they tortured him with loud rock music.

I wonder which type of music our fake prez hates the most.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Tue May 30, 2017, 02:31 AM

8. If there's any justice in the world, it's Pink Floyd - Animals ;)

HaHa ... charade you are ...

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Tue May 30, 2017, 03:03 AM

9. I would torture Donnie Two Scoops with wrist slashing music

"You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone on a never ending loop. Guaranteed to fry anyone's brain.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #9)

Tue May 30, 2017, 04:51 AM

10. Although being she's a Boone

he might embrace the "family" (her father) and ignore her views.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #9)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:00 AM

15. i dunno, would imagine trump would think she was singing about him

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Response to Submariner (Reply #9)

Tue May 30, 2017, 11:37 AM

22. So many nights I sit by my window...

...wondering how we might possibly fulfill your request to honor the Bush Boy's deceased BFF in Panama (until...). Now - at last - we have the answer:

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 06:47 AM

11. He was on the Bush cartel payroll

until they no longer needed him. Then they overthrew his government and jailed him. It's similar to what the cartel did in Iraq, but on a smaller scale and without the hanging.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #11)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:29 AM

18. The US dropped bombs in Panama City

Hundreds of civilians died, but you never hear about that.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 08:21 AM

13. How did "strongman" become the universal descriptor for Noriega

The 4-word combination "Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega" was repeated SO many times when Poppy decided to invade, it was almost like it was his official title. Always seemed a bit weird to me.

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Response to caraher (Reply #13)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:59 AM

21. Propaganda for shaping peoples' views.

It's a very predictable process.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #21)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:06 PM

23. of course

It's still kind of fascinating to watch all the media fall into line with the language

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Response to caraher (Reply #23)

Tue May 30, 2017, 12:23 PM

24. How I wish we had an education system

designed to teach critical thinking and an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and mathematics. We would be well on on our way toward arresting our headlong rush toward ecological catastrophy.

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Response to caraher (Reply #13)

Tue May 30, 2017, 01:20 PM

25. "Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega" should read "Narco Criminal"

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 08:58 AM

14. too bad.... i think 45 would have found a kindred spirit

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:18 AM

16. We'll never know what happened to all that cocaine cartel money

Noriega was their banker.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:27 AM

17. Oh. OK.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:49 AM

19. Expect Trump to release a statement saying what a great guy he was.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #19)

Tue May 30, 2017, 09:52 AM

20. yea, he loves

those dic...tators.

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