[Marxism] Chalabi's home raided: Is this another pre-emptive strike?

lshan at bcn.net lshan at bcn.net
Thu May 20 05:41:08 MDT 2004

"He who pays the piper, calls the tune."

First, his funding was cut off. Now his home is raided. What was in the
boxes? Could it be evidence that Chalabi could have used against his former

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police surrounded the
residence of Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi on Thursday, and an aide said
the troops raided the house ostensibly to search for fugitives. [1]

"... There was no comment from the U.S. military press office. Police sealed
off the residence in the city's fashionable Mansour district and would not
allow reporters to approach. At least two Humvees could be seen, with a
dozen U.S. troops milling about.

"... Several armed Westerners were also seen, wearing flak vests and using
SUVs without license tags -- vehicles associated here with U.S. security.

"Some people could be seen loading boxes [2] into vehicles, and neighbors
said some members of Chalabi's entourage were taken away."

[1] What fugitives would hide at Chalabi's residence?

[2] Did they come with warrants? Did the warrants "describe with specificity
and particularity the place to be searched and the items to be seized"? This
viewer of "Law and Order" wants to know!

from Brian Shannon

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