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In Reply to: Albert Yelda shines on BBC posted by andreas from p3EE3C313.dip.t-dialin.net (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 11:22AM :
Is Albert Yelda a Singer?
: Albert Yelda shines on BBC
: Videolink. Real Player needed.
: Once again he is not taken serious and is not believed in his unrealistic speechifying.
: Mr "Unbelievable":
: "I want to be very honest with you ...." , "Let me be honest with you..." and the like stuff.
: But no evidence, no proof for his even imprecise and wishwash assertions & rhetoric allegations, only automatic parroting.
: His robotized evasions provoke the interviewer into pinning him down a bit more aggressively than would be gentlemanlike and into interrupting his dodgy baloney in order to get him back on a more logical track.
: Wednesday, 17 July, 2002, 17:22 GMT 18:22 UK
: The future for Iraq
: Tim Sebastian met Albert Yelda, Leader of Iraqi National Coalition
: More than 70 exiled Iraqi generals and senior officers gathered in London last weekend to discuss a strategy for the removal of Saddam Hussein.
: During the three day meeting, a military council was elected, to work towards the removal of the Iraqi president and the establishment of democratic rule.
: Click here to watch the full interview
: In an interview for BBC HARDtalk, Albert Yelda, Leader of Iraqi National Coalition, said the council was committed to the establishment of democratic rule when Saddam Hussein is ousted from power.
: Mr Yelda, who was instrumental in organising the military council, said a wide variety of religious and ethnic groups were represented, all of whom are united in their opposition the Iraqi president.
: We will not allow the Iraqi people to be victims again
: Albert Yelda
: He added: "Iraq is comprised of these people. Iraq is like a garden with flowers, different flowers."
: "There are Arabs, Kurds, Turkomans, Assyrians, Christians and Muslims, so this is the beauty of it."
: "They are all united in their objective to remove Saddam Hussein and to live peacefully in Iraq."
: Mr Yelda said that the military council was seeking the help of the international community to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
: But he refused to support a full scale invasion and said he believed that any US led attack should remain focussed on overthrowing Saddam Hussein.
: Tim Sebastian interviewed Mr Yelda at the same time as speculation grew over a possible US attack on Iraq for refusing to allow UN weapons inspectors back into the country.
: Mr Yelda said: "We will not allow the Iraqi people to be victims again. We don't want the Iraqi civilians to be targeted; we don't want the infrastructure of Iraq to be targeted."
: "We want Saddam Hussein and his very close, loyal army to be targeted, that's all.
: "The Iraqi army should not be targeted. The Iraqi army who are not the main defenders of this regime should not be targeted."
: You can watch the HARDtalk interview in full at the following times:
: BBC News 24 (times shown in BST)
: Thursday 18 July 0430, repeated 2230
: BBC World (times shown in GMT)
: Thursday 18 July 0430, repeated 0930, 1130, 1630, 1930, 0030
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