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Manuel Noriega

October 4, 1992
Kevin McKiernan shows a hint of bias in suggesting that Saddam Hussein has been the worst dispenser of cruelty to the Kurds ("Kurdistan's Season of Hope," Aug. 23). I do not condone Hussein's actions, but the reality is that under similar circumstances any leader would react in a ruthless fashion. Armed rebellions are not tolerated by any government--democratic or otherwise. As McKiernan stated, the British are to blame for many of today's Middle East disputes because they carved up the area to serve their own interests.
June 9, 1991 | Associated Press
Deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega will have to wait to be baptized under the rites of the Southern Baptist Convention, a prison official said. The warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Noriega has been in custody for more than a year, said no baptism will take place until Noriega's drug-smuggling trial ends in Miami federal court. Noriega had wanted to be baptized by full-body immersion, most likely the small pond within the walls of the prison's compound.
July 17, 1994
After reading "Putting Us Back on the Path to Virtue" (June 23), I nominate William Bennett for a Pulitzer Prize in hypocrisy. This man was part of the Reagan-Bush mob that gave us such social atrocities as Wall Street bandit Ivan Boesky with his "greed is good" mantra; Charles Keating and other S&L gangsters; Pentagon hacks who OKd $400 toilet seats; the Panama "incursion" that killed hundreds of innocent people just to get former CIA sweetheart Manuel...
July 18, 2007 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega will be extradited to France to serve a 10-year sentence for money laundering upon his release from prison in Florida this fall, according to Justice Department papers filed in court Tuesday. A French court convicted and sentenced Noriega in absentia in 1999. He was charged with unlawfully depositing millions in drug money in several French bank accounts and laundering the cash partly by purchasing three Paris apartments.
Federal prosecutors must turn over to Gen. Manuel A. Noriega's defense lawyers any classified documents that show the former Panamanian ruler often met with Fidel Castro at the behest of the U.S. government, a federal judge ruled in a decision made public Friday.
December 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
An Israeli who served as a top adviser to deposed Panamanian leader Manuel A. Noriega reportedly led a famous bungled mission as chief of special operations for Israel's spy agency. The mission set out to catch the Palestinians who carried out the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics but wound up killing a Moroccan-born waiter in Norway in a case of mistaken identity.
April 12, 1990
Yes, Jeane Kirkpatrick, no one is certain of the extent of ANC popularity and, yes, the ANC has many more similarities to the outlawed Palestine Liberation Organization than with Lech Walesa's Solidarity. Kirkpatrick once again has shown that her American WASP, defenders-of-democracy ideology is alive and well. For nearly a decade U.S. foreign policy has been created by insensitive Ivy League prima donnas, who are so far out of touch with the world that our presidents have no recourse but to adopt a "wait and see" approach to every political crisis that surfaces.
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