Skip to comments.Saddam 'Warns Syria Against Alliance With Iran'
Posted on 07/18/2006 7:13:40 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Amman - Toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has issued a warning to the Syrian leadership 'not to go too far in its alliance with Iran,' blaming Tehran for the current flare-up of violence in the Middle East, the head of Saddam's defence team claimed Tuesday.
Iraqi lawyer Khalil Duleimi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that he and another member of the defence panel, Ziyad Najdawi, met with the former Iraqi president at his place of custody in Baghdad on Monday for three and a half hours.
'The president told us that the Syrian leadership should not go too far in its alliance with Iran, because the Persians harbour bad intentions for all Arabs and aspire to see them vanquished,' he said.
'The Israeli aggression on Lebanon and the Palestinians is a natural result for what happened to Iraq with Iranian backing,' Saddam reportedly said, alluding to the US-led invasion of Iraq that resulted in the ouster of his regime in April 2003.
'Therefore, I do not exclude other Arab countries becoming the victim of US-backed Israeli attacks that serve Iranian objectives in the region,' he added.
Syria, which belonged to a rival wing of the Arab Baathist Party then ruling in Baghdad, supported Persian Iran against Arab Iraq in the 1980-88 war.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week warned that 'heavy casualties' would be inflicted on Israel if Syria was attacked.
'I am convinced that the Iranian and US agendas have met in Iraq and elsewhere in the Arab world and Arabs are now placed between the US-Israeli hammer and the Iranian anvil,' Duleimi quoted Saddam as saying
Does this guy have cable TV in his cell? Does he subscribe to the NY Times? Why are we even hearing from this boob?
"Don't follow them! Just follow MEEEE!"
>>>>Iraqi lawyer Khalil Duleimi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that he and another member of the defence panel, Ziyad Najdawi, met with the former Iraqi president at his place of custody in Baghdad on Monday for three and a half hours.
So why isn't this Duleimi and Najdawi being charged with any crimes?
Sorry Saddam, Iran just outbid you.
Even the conspiracy moonbats are telling Saddam to put down the bong after talking about the US-Israeli-Iranian alliance to take over Iraq.
Evidently confinement and the opportunity for circumspection and introspection it provides has done him some good. Had he shown this much sense and circumspection when in power, he wouldn't have played cat-and-mouse games with the UN inspectors and would still be in power.
Besides the hair dye they must give him newspapers
I love how the media transmits information from Saddam to fellow Axis of Evil states.
Why are they doing this?
Afraid of what may turn up, Saddam?
Wow. I can now see Saddam hired as a talking head on CNN/MSNBC.
LOL, Saddam tries to retain relevance and the Euro press happily obliges.
Why is this monster still breathing?
Precisely my response.
His opinions were self-serving and delusional when he ran a country. Who cares what he thinks now, except the NYT-led anti-American world press?
Hmmm...so the enemy of my enemy is my enemy?
Exactly! How is Sadaam abreast of current events??? Is he not isolated in a cell? Is oversight so haphazard that he is able to get messages out to the world? Or is this somehow all calculated?
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