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The interim Prime Minister of Iraq

A bigraphical timeline of Mr. Allawi, former Baathist, former agent for MI6 and CIA, former terrorist. This is an improvement?
Allawi's rocky road to the top
July 17, 2004

1945: Born to a wealthy Shiite merchant family. His grandfather helped to negotiate Iraq's independence from Britain, and his father was a doctor and a MP.

1960s: Studies at medical school in Baghdad, where he first meets Saddam Hussein. Joins Baath party.

1963: According to the memoirs of a former Iraqi ambassador, Talib Shabib, Allawi was an assassin.

1971: Leaves Baghdad for London to continue his medical education. Trains to be a neurologist and obtains a master of science in medicine and a doctorate in medicine from London University. (Allawi has lived about half of his life in Britain and retains British citizenship.) Some claim he continued to serve the Baath party, and the Iraqi secret police, searching out enemies of the regime.

1975: Falls out of favour with the Baath party.

1978: Enters a relationship with the British security services. Word reaches Saddam's secret police. He is attacked while in his bed in Kingston-upon-Thames. Intruder hits him over the head with an axe, a second blow nearly severs his right leg, and a third plunges into his chest. The would-be assassins flee. Allawi spends a year in hospital recovering from his injuries.
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1980s: Travels extensively in the Middle East, holding clandestine meetings with other exiled Iraqis, and cultivating links with rebel army officers still in Iraq.

1991: Forms the exile group Iraqi National Accord with the support of the CIA and British intelligence - MI6 - and becomes its leader. The organisation recruits disillusioned Baathist military officers who have defected.

1992: According to former CIA officers, the INA organises terrorist attacks in Iraq between 1992 and 1995, probably including the bombing of a school bus that killed schoolchildren.

1996: An INA coup attempt ends disastrously when Saddam's intelligence services penetrate the group's dissident operations inside Iraq. In June, 30 military officers linked to the INA are executed and another 100 arrested. Saddam takes revenge by seizing land that has been owned for centuries by Allawi's rich merchant family.

2002: Allawi channels the report from an Iraqi officer claiming that Iraq could deploy weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes to British Intelligence.

2003: After the fall of Saddam, Allawi returns to Iraq and is appointed to the Iraqi Governing Council. Holds the rotating presidency of the interim governing council during October of 2003.

May 28, 2004: Allawi is chosen by the council to become the interim prime minister of Iraq.

June 28: (Two days early) the US-led coalition hands over power to Allawi and the interim government.

Sources: The Guardian, BBC

See also the Sydney Morning Herald at  http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/16/1089694568976.html?oneclick=true
and  http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/16/1089694568757.html

Our SOB 16.Jul.2004 10:20

bitter root

No doubt about it--he looks like "our guy", alright!

Just another in a tawdry series of, variously, murdering, thieving, drug-running thugs and dictators cultivated and nurtured by the subversive, clandestine services--including Sadam Hussein, Gen. Manuel Noriega, Gen. Efrain Jose Rios Mont, Gen. Zia Ul Haq, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Ahmed Chalabi, Rafael Trujillo, Roberto Daubisson, Gen. Raul Cedras, Gen. Suharto, Ferdinand Marcos . . .

Having eaten of that fruit, Allawi now lives with the uncertainty of when and where his "time will come"--when his usefulness as a figurehead/agent runs out and he is relegated to a scapegoat, even imprisonment or death, enabling the work of "promoting democracy" to move on.

Rush story 16.Jul.2004 16:45

contraditto

Why was Rush Limbaugh so quick to jump on this story? Limbaugh reported it before 2PM EDT July 16. Normally you would expect him to avoid spreading such a negative story about a Bush appointee until the information was verified headline news in the US demanding a Republican political response. But no - not in this case. I find that extremely strange.

War is Peace 17.Jul.2004 10:44

we will never leave Iraq...

I saw a US General in Iraq on broadcast TV yesterday saying he "easily forsaw us being in Iraq at least two more years...".

It's as if the US is becoming schizophrenic- there are people that see it and people that absolutely refuse to look. When I see the somnombulists smiling and shaking G.W.'s hand at his campaign speeches lately something in my brain boggles. How can these people not know? The preparations to halt the voting process barely elicit a yawn. Like the Nazi brownshirts, they think they're on the inside- got my SUV, got my MTV, my inflated mortage, got a huge ass, love racecars that go round and round... one day they'll find a pink slip in thier box and "badee badeep THATS ALL FOLKS"! TOO LATE.

it's weird... why are most of our carriers far away, most of our 'National Guard' not here to guard the nation? Why does Tom Ridge keep telling me we're about to 'really' be attacked again? Its EASY to find about about Condi and Chevron, Lynn Chaney and Lockheed-Martin, George Jr. being blackmailed for his homosexuality, bizarre perverse criminal assasins running rampant in D.C...

In moments of horror my minds eye see's a bloated, naked Dick Cheney, cradleing an m-60 machine-gun like Stallone, covered in oil and blood, popping off rounds indiscriminately, laughing like a insane hyhena...

my God, help us...

all hail ill douche... 17.Jul.2004 10:53

("...you know, you really have a pretty face...")

"... things would be a lot easier if I was dictator..."
"Like it? Victor Ashe picked it out for me..."

Wait till John Negroponte gets there... 17.Jul.2004 13:50

Michel Tremblay

If you think Allawi is bad, wait till the Death Squad Master of the US gets started in the new US Irak Embassy. Negroponte is beyond bad, worst than evil is putting it mildly...

The US is now worst than the Nazi regime, GWB easily outdoing Adolf Hitler, at least Hitler did not say he did all in the name of GOD. What can you expect from a drunk addict and illeterate puppet...

GWB Surpasses Hitler?! 21.Jul.2004 09:21

Steve Opet

Only a moron would say that, and you, Michael, are a moron.

zieg heil das bush reich 22.Jul.2004 19:23

deiter

bush and hitler...

reichstag fire vrs. twin towers set-up,
prescott bush dealing directly with the nazis, warned three times by the us gov.,
hitler installed by harriman and the bank of england,
etc. etc. etc. ad nuaseum

what does all this and MUCH more make you, steve... an ultra-moron?

Rush's Reasons 25.Jul.2004 20:36

M-13 Globular Cluster

To answer contraditto with my best guess. I think Rush is so embeded into the corporate NWO, that he'll will throw away any support of the Bush Admin's installing of a CIA thug.

It's obvious that he NWO has chosen Karrey. Bush was Death Beer, Kerry will be Death Beer Lite.

Of course a nationaly syndicated radio "Entertainer" is going to gp with what is told to him.

This just goes with my assumption that Rush is a CIA psychological Operation. Bush pissed off the CIA so now listen to drug-boy drop a few subtle doubts.

Nice name the contraditto.

MI6 AND CIA 18.Jan.2012 17:03

MR.GOOD iriasfrancisco@ymail.com

this story is worth it