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Arrest Warrant Issued for Saddam's Daughter

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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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Arrest Warrant Issued for Saddam's Daughter


www.foxnews.com

A revised arrest warrant recently posted by Interpol may finally lead to the capture and extradition of Saddam Hussein’s eldest daughter, who is charged with supporting terrorist activities in Iraq.

Raghad Hussein, who lives in Amman, Jordan, under the protection of King Abdullah II, was charged in November 2006 with supporting the Iraqi insurgency. But in the murky world of Middle East politics, neither the warrant nor the charges against her created much of a stir.
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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:41 PM
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Apparently, the situation has changed for the woman. The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) issued a revised warrant and now they want her back to face accusations of colluding with and advising terrorism bombers suspected in last month's Iraqi elections. If true, it's a direct violation of her agreement with the granting of her asylum in Jordan.


In a letter sent in September to Izzat Ibrahim al Douri, the man many believe leads the Sunni-based insurgency, Raghad allegedly urged him “step up attacks on government targets in Baghdad " and to disrupt the elections. Al Douri, the highest ranking member of Saddam’s regime to escape capture after the war, is credited with organizing the insurgency after the regime collapsed.

The allegation that Raghad was in direct communication with a key terror leader and advised him on plans not only opens her to the new charges in Iraq, but also would violate the agreement she had with Jordan to stay out of politics in return for protection.

While Raghad's involvement has long been suspected, this is the first time documentary evidence has emerged.


For now, Jordan is standing behind her (continuing to insist that she is guarded and under 24/7 surveillance) but I wonder how long that stance will last? There will be political incentive to Jordan to hand her over, no doubt.

She is suspected of fleeing to Jordan with a BILLION in cash (plus other items) and thus, is said to have the ability to continue to support and fund terrorism.

As for mystery and intrigue:

Raghad's husband, Hussein Kamel a-Majid, was a high-profile Iraqi defector who shared weapons secrets with coalition allies and the United Nations weapons inspection team after he defected. He was convinced to return to Iraq -- many suspect Raghad and Saddam's intermediaries persuaded him to come home.

He was divorced from his wife immediately upon his return to Baghdad, and he was murdered three days later


Killed for love or stupidity or both? or something else?



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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:54 PM
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I wonder when Central Criminal Court of Iraq will issue a warrant for George W Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others for murder of a 1,000,000 Iraqi civilians?



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 06:56 PM
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That sounds like a wonderful thread (for you) to start and then discuss.

This thread is about: Raghad Hussein

Thanks for the input, now let's try to focus on this topic.



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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supporting terrorist activities in Iraq.



So that's what they're calling support for freedom fighters resisting the illegal occupation of their country nowadays.



The main person guilty of supporting terrorism in Iraq these days is President Obama for continuing the occupation. He, along with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc... should be the ones dragged in front of a court to answer for their crimes.



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 07:11 PM
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According to the Iraqi government, she is accused of supporting terrorist bombers who targeted the Iraqi elections... last month... and may have information directly linking her (for the first time) which is the reason for the "revised" warrant.

If that is true, is that an act you would define as freedom fighting?

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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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You mean the very same Iraqi citizens that hung Saddam? It seems to me they were able to find justice then. Maybe these Iraqi might just know better than non Iraqi's what's really going on in Iraq?

However they made a deal.



posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
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According to the Iraqi government, she is accused of supporting terrorist bombers who targeted the Iraqi elections... last month.

If that is true, is that an act you would define as freedom fighting?


An election held under the watchful eye of an occupying army doesn't hold much weight in my book.



An election cannot be legitimate when it is conducted under foreign military occupation; when the country is nominally ruled by, and the election will be officially run by, a puppet government put and kept in place by the occupying army and the election will be under the ultimate control of the occupying army

Source


Even a recent article revealed the TRUE purpose behind the recent elections:


Elections are viewed as a critical tool to legitimizing the governments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and vindicating U.S. policy in the region.

NPR.org


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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 08:42 PM
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To reply to your first source. I'll quote the last sentence although I'll agree with the stance they are obviously a biased source. Written in 2004

Our work continues to demand a consistent focus on ending the war and bringing the troops home now.---


As far as your second source. I like this little bit here.

Iraq suffered from a different kind of inattention. The passage of the basic electoral law has been held up by political disputes that have been put off for years. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for Jan. 16, but they cannot take place without a legal framework.

Iraqi election officials say that once an electoral law has been passed, they need at least 90 days to prepare for an election, meaning that a protracted dispute could delay the election. With 125,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, the Obama administration has been waiting for the election to be held before accelerating the drawdown. Now, they might have to wait longer.



It seems very obvious if the Iraqis had wanted the US to leave sooner they would have passed those laws sooner. In either case the US [Occupiers] are scheduled to to reduce the Combat units by the end of the year.




posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 09:57 PM
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BAGHDAD -- Former prime minister Ayad Allawi, whose bloc won the largest number of seats in Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections, warned Wednesday that the country could slide into a sectarian war if his group is shut out of the next government and said the United States should work more aggressively to prevent that from happening.
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Despite his win, Allawi, who wants his old post back, may be left with nothing if Maliki's State of Law bloc joins forces in the next parliament with the Iraqi National Alliance, a mostly religious Shiite coalition. Allawi warned that a religious Shiite government would lead to renewed bloodshed.


The "terrorist acts/bombings" appear to be sectarian based and fundamentally an Iraqi internal issue ... The very same charges have been levied against Saddam's daughter with regards to instigating and potentially funding further sectarian violence against the Govt.

Further:

U.S. officials have largely restricted their involvement to privately urging leaders to act responsibly as the political jockeying continues, in some cases spilling into the streets. At least 90 people were killed in attacks over five days last month.


As for Iranian involvement (maybe/maybe not...)

On Wednesday, Allawi sent a delegation to neighboring Iran in an effort to garner support from the Islamic republic's leadership, which plays a quiet but crucial role in Iraqi politics, and to say that the Iraqiya bloc would not be its enemy, he said.

"The delegation is there to explain to the Iranians that we are not warmongers and we want a very sound and good relationship with Iran and the rest of the neighbors," he said. "But also we are not willing to accept interference in internal matters, just as we don't want to interfere in Iranian internal matters." (1)


So, at least one player fueling the continuing sectarian violence seems to be the daughter of the Baath Party leader. And... they want her back. I wonder how likely it will be that she would get a fair trial if/when they do convince Jordan to hand her over...



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