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Thursday, May 20, 2004
Adam Daifallah has some thoughts about the State Department/CIA-led (probably) harrassment of Ahmad Chalabi.
Posted by Paul Tuns on May 20, 2004 in International Affairs | Permalink
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The following is a link to CBS coverage of article titled "America's Best Friend, A Spy?"
"Senior U.S. officials told 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl that they have evidence Chalabi has been passing highly-classified U.S. intelligence to Iran. The evidence shows that Chalabi personally gave Iranian intelligence officers information so sensitive that if revealed it could, quote, "get Americans killed." The evidence is said to be "rock solid."
Just some other things to note about this character...
"For example, Chalabi, a former banker, was convicted of fraud in absentia in Jordan in 1992 in a banking scandal and sentenced to 22 years in jail. He has denied any wrongdoing. "
"The New York Times and the Washington Post report that Chalabi has been feuding with L. Paul Bremer, the American civilian administrator in Iraq. The Times quoted Chalabi aides as saying the former exile's relationship with Bremer was so bad that he skipped Governing Council meetings that Bremer attended."
Now, in all seriousness... why are people upset at this guy getting cut-loose?
When I brought up the CIA a week ago, in the NewYorker article - it was dismissed as paranoid conspiracy "anti-american" ranting.
Anybody read Elizabeth Nickon's "Monkey Tree Puzzel?" about the somewhat recently unearthed exposure of CIA experiments in Canada on psychiatric patients back in the 60's?
Elizabeth's mother was a patient of the Doctor that was doing those CIA sponsered experiments. The book is not about her mother - and her mother was not experimented on. But it's still chilling to know that was going on.
Posted by: Meaghan Walker-Williams | 2004-05-21 2:07:46 AM
Must (most) of the above information about Chalabi is contestible. Check out Ken Timmerman's reporting on Chalabi as well as Eli Lake in the New York Sun, or even Christopher Hitchens. Chalabi was convicted of "bank fraud" in Jordan after he exposed covert arms deals between King Hussein and Saddam.
Posted by: Adam | 2004-05-21 9:52:10 AM
Much (most) of the above information about Chalabi is contestible. Check out Ken Timmerman's reporting on Chalabi as well as Eli Lake in the New York Sun, or even Christopher Hitchens. Chalabi was convicted of "bank fraud" in Jordan after he exposed covert arms deals between King Hussein and Saddam.
Posted by: Adam | 2004-05-21 9:53:18 AM
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