Monday, January 11, 2010

Alsammarae talking tough


From The Nation's Robert Dreyfuss channeling Aiham Chicago Way Alsammarae again. This time on Iraq's banning of Saleh al-Mutlaq as a neo-Bathist
Aiham Alsammarae, a former Iraqi minister of electricity, told The Nation that if the action against Mutlaq is allowed to stand, it could push many Iraqi opposition members to renewed violence, and he said that even a new round of civil war could erupt. Alsammarae, who initially considered running for parliament as part of the Allawi-Mutlaq coalition, has instead established an independent party, the National United Front, and he expects to win up to 10 seats in the next parliament, from his home province of Salahuddin and from Nineweh, Anbar, Diyala, and Baghdad.

But Alsammarae worries that the Iraqi military, many of whose generals are loyal to Prime Minister Maliki, won't accept a new government, if Maliki loses. "Maliki has put Dawa party guys everywhere," he says. "All of the generals in Baghdad are Shia, and many of them are new generals that Maliki promoted."
ahh, would it be Journalistically out of line for Dreyfuss to mention Mr. Alsammarae IS a Chicagoan, a fellow who bailed out Tony Rezko, and a friend of Rod Blagojevich. He's much much more than just an Iraqi former Minister of Electiricity under Bremer's CPA.

The photo is Alsammarae at Illinois's Gov Rod Blagojevich's dinner for Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget he was a political supporter of Barack Obama. When Ayham Alsammarae was convicted in Iraq for stealing $650 million U.S. and Iraq dollars, Alsammaraes family contacted Obama's office asking for his assistance...When local journalists asked Obama about his participation he said that he "didn't remember" and when asked if someone from his staff assisted them he said he "didn't know"...There was no follow up, case closed. He not only put up bail for Tony he was his colleg roommate, they go back over 30 years...We are suppose to believe that Barry & Milorad had no idea that Rezko was partners with Daniel T. Frawley of Companion Security and that they didn't put the connection together when they were bidding on a $50 million dollar security contract. I'm sure when Frawley's home was robbed of $100,000 cash and 3 guns it was just a coincidence that the email sent to Morganthaler o.k.'ing the Savanna site the very next day after the robbery. The saddest thing about this case is that no indictments have ever been brought.