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[casi] Missing Iraqi war criminal in Kuwait after CIA aided Denmark escape

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A Danish newspaper now confirms what we knew at the beginning of the war:
the CIA did indeed help Iraqi war criminal (former Saddam's henchman) Nizar
Khazraji flee Denmark to help US war effort:

Missing Iraqi General in Kuwait after CIA aided Denmark escape

Former Iraqi General Nizar al-Khazraji, touted as a possible successor to
President Saddam Hussein, is now in Kuwait after escaping from Denmark last
month with the help of the CIA, the Danish daily Politiken reported on

Citing a report by the former head of the CIA's counter-terrorism
department, a copy of which was obtained by the paper, Politiken said the US
security services see Khazraji as their preferred successor for Saddam in a
post-war Iraq, a view that is not shared by the Pentagon.

The ex-CIA official, who completed the confidential report on March 28, said
the US intelligence services secretly extracted Khazraji and that he was
currently helping US forces in the war against Baghdad, according to

On March 22 The BT newspaper first reported that the CIA may have been
behind a move to spirit Khazraji, believed to be the highest ranking officer
to have defected from Iraq, to Saudi Arabia.

The ex-CIA official who wrote the report, Vincent Cannistraro, has declined
to comment on the document.

Khazraji, who has been charged with war crimes for alleged chemical weapon
attacks on Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s, went missing from his house arrest in
Denmark on March 15.

He was previously head of the Iraqi armed forces during the invasion of
Kuwait in 1990.

He subsequently fled to Jordan in 1995 and three years later applied for
political asylum in Denmark.

In February last year London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat quoted opposition
sources in Syria as saying the US had chosen Khazraji to run Iraq after the
overthrow of Saddam.

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