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Tariq Aziz: Shoot The Messenger As A Victorious Warrior Rite

by | 27th, October 2010

FORMER Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz was yesterday sentenced to death by hanging by an Iraq Supreme Court.

The sentence was immediately portrayed by some as an act of revenge by the now dominant Shia Islam Iraqi leadership subjected to years of terror and torment by the Sunni Islam regime of Saddam Hussein.

The fact Aziz was a Christian happily working with Saddam should perhaps side-line him and the Shias of Iraq will be quick to distance themselves from the taint of bigotry many seem to believe is tied up with the sentence.

Aziz’s downfall was not the fact he was a politician, it was more as a politician he was an excellent liar.

After the Iraq Gulf War he always claimed he tried to prevent Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait.

Like many hacks, I am cursed with a long and accurate memory and I remember the shock I felt on the morning of August 2, 1990 as that invasion of Kuwait was taking place. I also am aware of the rare feeling of pure revulsion I had when the then Iraq envoy to France one Tariq Aziz- was screened on the UK’s news channels and defending the brutal action and crowing. The sum total of those first world-wide broadcasts was;” Yah, Boo, Suckers! What yer gonna do about it?”.

Iraq had the whip hand, literally.

This diplomat was another William Joyce, the Irish-born Nazi sympathiser (Lord Haw Haw of Hitler’s Third Reich) and if there was any justice he very soon he would facing the same fate of a drop through a gallows trap-door. Even in the opening minutes of the news breaking of the rape of Kuwait there was an inevitability about the fact there would be massive repercussions.

It took two invasions and a brutal and

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