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US Troops Raid Homes In Tikrit
U.S. troops in Iraq have raided houses in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, arresting four men. Two detainees are suspected former members of the fugitive dictator’s dreaded secret police.
Oh? The ones we shouldn’t have fought to displace? To hear the Dems tell, they were just overzealous civil servants
The U.S. troops, backed by tanks, burst into several homes on Saturday and seized banned automatic rifles and ammunition, and electrical wiring the troops said could be used to make bombs. An army spokesman said the four detained men will be questioned about guerrilla operations in the Tikrit area.
"Mahmoud, we want to have a little talk with you. Bob, hand me those pliers..."
Meanwhile in Baghdad, the U.S.-appointed Governing Council is objecting to controversial plans to deploy thousands of Turkish peacekeeping troops in Iraq. It fears Turkey could try to interfere in internal Iraqi affairs. The Governing Council president, Iyad Allawi, says both sides are determined to have more discussions on the issue.
sounds reasonable - I’d deploy the Turks anywhere Kurds aren’t
I'd send them to visit Moqtada Sadr, myself...
Turkey’s government has long battled rebellious Turkish Kurds who want to set up an independent state in southeastern Turkey. Iraqi Kurds who live near the Turkish border say they fear Turkish peacekeeping troops could turn on them.
Probably with justification, if KADEK manages to engineer it...
In Malaysia Saturday, the secretary-general of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference called for the eviction of all foreign forces from Iraq. Abdelouahed Belkeziz said the United Nations should take over administering Iraqi affairs.
That's 'cause they always do such a good job at it...
Meanwhile, Iraq’s defiant Shi’ite Muslim cleric, Sheikh Moqtada al-Sadr, says he will soon name ministers for an alternative Shi’ite government.
He's a sheikh now? He got promoted? Good for him. I wonder when he's going to start dying his hair gray...
The U.S.-backed Governing Council brushed aside the threat, calling it an empty gesture.
Especially when this asshole’s jugged - put a stop to his nonsense - now
Posted by:Frank G