Iraqi president suffers apparent heart attack

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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's President Jalal Talabani has fallen ill and was flown to neighboring Jordan for treatment, a statement from his office said Sunday.

"There is no need to worry," the statement said.

A senior U.S. military official said the United States' understanding is that Talabani, 73, had a heart attack.

Talabani's son Qubad Talabani told CNN his father did not have a heart attack.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/02/25/talabani.ill/index.html


If this man dies, I am of the opinion that whatever is left of the Iraqi goverment wil die with him.
 
#2
DD, their so called Government is none too stable even with the blighter alive, IMO.
 
#3
Hi Oddball. Long time no see.

Talabani is the chewing gum that is holding this and the future of Kurdistan together. If he goes and the next puppet is an Arab, the Kurds might make it official and close "their" borders.
 
#4
Hi, DD! I have a message for you from someone important!


:D

JUST KIDDING, before our British friends take exception at my nonsense.
 
#5
Devil_Dog said:
Hi Oddball. Long time no see.

Talabani is the chewing gum that is holding this and the future of Kurdistan together. If he goes and the next puppet is an Arab, the Kurds might make it official and close "their" borders.
Very possibly. Al Sadr seems to be the true power there, if I may say. Still, losing Talabani would not do much to stabilize things, for sure.
 
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Devil_Dog said:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's President Jalal Talabani has fallen ill and was flown to neighboring Jordan for treatment, a statement from his office said Sunday.

"There is no need to worry," the statement said.

A senior U.S. military official said the United States' understanding is that Talabani, 73, had a heart attack.

Talabani's son Qubad Talabani told CNN his father did not have a heart attack.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/02/25/talabani.ill/index.html


If this man dies, I am of the opinion that whatever is left of the Iraqi goverment wil die with him.
Working in that hell on earth centre of death carnage and despair would be enough to give anyone heart disease.
 
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USAF_Odd_Ball said:
Hi, DD! I have a message for you from someone important!


:D

JUST KIDDING, before our British friends take exception at my nonsense.

Tony? Hardly an endorsement if I may say so myself. But thanks for the thought.

Edited for silliness.
 
#9
Did someone shout, "BANG!" behind him?
 

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