Sunday, August 8

Night of the long knives for Chalabi

Our poor dear friend and provider of bogus intelligence, favorite of Wolfie and Mylroi is in a spot of trouble for WTF, Counterfieting? As DHinMI over at Kos notes that seem to be a bit beneath the man wanted in Jorden for Bank fraud. And one would hope that all that money we were paying him was wisely invested. Of course they are out of the country. My girlfriend had CNN on earlier and some flatfaced talking head had Chalabi on the phone. I didn't really pay any attention except to note that CNN was working the story on some level. I did happen to catch Chalabi denying the charges (what a suprise). Before I forget, his nephew, who I thought was the head of the new court system faces a warrent for murder. From Yahoo:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq (news - web sites) has issued arrest warrants for Ahmad Chalabi, a former Governing Council member with strong U.S. ties, on counterfeiting charges, and for his nephew Salem Chalabi — head of the tribunal trying Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) — on murder charges, Iraq's chief investigating judge said Sunday. The warrant was the latest strike against Ahmad Chalabi in his removal from the centers of power. A longtime Iraqi exile opposition leader, he had been a favorite of many in the Pentagon (news - web sites) but fell out with the Americans in the weeks before the U.S. occupation ended in June.

Both men denied the charges, dismissing them as part of a political conspiracy against them and their family.

Salem Chalabi, named as a suspect in the June murder of Haithem Fadhil, director general of the finance ministry, called the accusation "ridiculous." His uncle said the charges were "outrageous" and "manufactured lies."
Thats how I would expect them to respond, in any event a very strange tale that I am sure we will be hearing more about in the days ahead.