cedarjet
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Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:03 pm

Just heard this, nothing on news websites yet.
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CPH-R
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:06 pm

Nothing on CNN either - if it's true, then a breaking news should be on its way.
 
Scotty
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:07 pm

see my other post - he may have defected.
 
Alpha 1
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:17 pm

If EITHER is true-defection or Assassination, it COULD signal a possible coup in Iraq on the eve of war.
 
cedarjet
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:20 pm

Alpha, who thought we'd be in agreement so soon after you called me bitter and mean-spirited.  Love
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UAL747
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:24 pm

Where are ya'll hearing this?

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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:25 pm

In Germany Bild online..not very sophisticated but usually pretty fast!
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cedarjet
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:25 pm

At risk of boasting, I was told by rock legend Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake & Palmer on the phone a few minutes ago.

(Is this a 'reliable source'?)
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voodoo
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:31 pm

One interesting `source' (Israeli right-wing) is
http://www.debka.com tho I don't know their reliability...sometimes they read like wishful thinking.
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Scotty
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:52 pm

Radio Free Europe Bulgaria is reportig it and German Radio also it seems
 
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:54 pm

Does anyone else have any links to it? I was trying to find it on bild.de, and couldn't locate it, and its not on any of the US services at this time
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:56 pm

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
 
Andreas
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Wed Mar 19, 2003 11:58 pm

http://www.bild.t-online.de/BTO/index.html
Boeing use this one and then look at the newsticker running in the lower half of the pic! It's still there but with a question mark!
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:00 am

BBC had a line on their news ticker about it, but has gone now.
 
Scotty
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:01 am

back to Iraq says

"Kurdish sources confirm that Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz is in their hands and is being questioned by US intelligence officials"

Scotty
 
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:01 am

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,241022,00.html

ok, this is much more reliable!!
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racko
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:04 am

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,241022,00.html

It says he has escaped but was injured. No informations on his current location. Spiegel sources say he has handed himself over to oppositional forces in Arbil, nothern Iraq.

[Edited 2003-03-19 16:05:41]
 
Alpha 1
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:04 am

There's still absolutely nothing being reported on CNN or FOX as of 10am Eastern Time.
 
voodoo
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:08 am

Hmmm the fog of war settles in.
I suppose it could be disinfo to support coup attempts.
Eventually a `Saddam is captured' report may pop up.
It may not be true, but Iraqi troops may quit then, since Saddam (or Aziz) is unlikely to say `no here I am! Not dead yet, see?' LOL
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:16 am

Still investigating the rumours.

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-12271955,00.html
MYSTERY OVER TARIQ AZIZ

The Foreign Office is investigating rumours that Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi deputy prime minister, has defected to Northern Iraq.

Junior Foreign Office minister Mike O'Brien told the Commons that the rumours came from a Bulgarian source.

Labour's Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley) said: "We do have reports that are as yet unconfirmed that Tariq Aziz has defected to Northern Iraq to Kurdish Democratic Party territory.

"It would be very useful to have a statement if that is confirmed."

Mr O'Brien said: "We too have heard these rumours and we are seeking confirmation, or not, of them."

The Foreign Office said there was nothing more to add to Mr O'Brien's remarks at this stage.




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Alpha 1
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:30 am

10:29am, FOX reporter in Northern Iraq says that Kurdish officials have told them that it is "patently false" that Aziz or any other Iraqi officials are in their custody or US custody.
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:29 am

Dream on guys! Looks like some people are already getting desperate! And the war hasnt even begun!

-Roy

 
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:42 am

--Tariq Aziz defected.
--Tariq Aziz captured by Kurds and in debriefing.
--Tariq Aziz shot/killed/assassinated/injured.

All rumours, none confirmed.


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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:44 am

One is confirmed.

He has not defected. He spoke live on Iraqi TV and I just saw a clip of it on ITV News (UK)

For shame on him.
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RE: Tariq Aziz Assasinated

Thu Mar 20, 2003 4:42 am

"Information" to the Iraqi people by means of US TV and radio broadcasts and air dropped leaflets is probably at the maximum at this very moment. Total confusion is of course one of the goals.

At the same time international new media are gearing up to hystery.

That cocktail will give some "funny" effects during the next few days.
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