What Connects the Garfield County Oklahoma Sheriff’s Race, Iraqi Oil Minister, Raghuveer Nayak and Jesse Jackson Jr?
Checking in on the Enid Oklahoma Sheriff Election
The four candidates for Garfield County sheriff expressed their views and answered questions Monday night.
The all-Republican field of candidates will face off in a June 26 primary for retiring Sheriff Bill Winchester’s office, but a winner likely will be decided in an Aug. 28 runoff election.
Candidates are former Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Deputy George Dillman, GCSO Lt. Shon Jackson, current Undersheriff Jerry Niles and former Enid Police Department Chief Rick West.
Whoa whoa whoa…George Dillman…a CDOB’s favorite from way back, here on an adventure with the Iraqi Oil Minister
“From the beginning he is so honest, so straight, so frank … you always can read him right away,” Alsammarae said of Dillman. “There was a lot of corruption and cheating everywhere in Iraq, and he was trying to fix them to be good police.”
Dillman soon became familiar with the government’s case against Alsammarae.
“I explained to him everything and told him how I had come back to answer these charges, and I was an American, so of course he became more aware of what was happening to me,” Alsammarae said. “When he found I am an American, he felt there was no cause whatsoever against me, and he started to protect me according to the law of Iraqis under the umbrella of American law.”
Dillman began accompanying Alsammarae to court hearings, acting both as an American advocate and de facto bodyguard.
Alsammarae eventually was cleared of all charges, but still was detained in the Green Zone. During one return trip from court, the driver appointed to take Alsammarae back to his quarters attempted to leave the Green Zone.
Alsammarae surmised the driver was trying to take him outside the realm of American protection to kill him. Dillman stopped the vehicle at gunpoint, took custody of Alsammarae and returned him safely to his quarters.
“They tried to take me out of the Green Zone, and he was, in seconds, he stopped the car with a gun … he stopped those guys and said ‘Where are you going? This is not the way, it is over there. What are you doing?’”
Alsammarae credits Dillman with saving his life in that instance.
“Without him, I am not alive now,” Alsammarae said. “I am sure of that.”
Alsammarae later escaped the Green Zone and returned to his home in Chicago.
he stated that “the [insurgency] in Iraq is a legitimate resistance [movement] and it is against occupation and any resistance in the world against occupation is considered legitimate, and I hope that the [insurgency] continues and avenges the Iraqi people and I look forward to expanding its political agenda.”
Bill Baar starts sorting things for Mark Brown and the Chicago Media
Mr Alsammarae in English can be vastly different than Alsammarae in Arabic. Talisman Gate quoting Alsammarae on Jordan’s Radio Sawa: Ayham Alsammarae, Iraq’s slimy ex-Minister of Electricity under the Bremer and Allawi administrations, who had escaped from an Iraqi prison by hiring an American security company to break him out back in December 2006, has resurfaced in the Jordanian capital Amman where he gave a press conference today saying, among other things, that he hoped that the insurgency in Iraq “would continue [against U.S. occupation] and avenges the Iraqi people.”.
Alsammarae, an Iraqi-American Chicagoan, added during remarks carried by Radio Sawa (Arabic link) that he had contributed the maximum allowable of $2,300 to Barack Obama’s campaign. But there’s another Obama link to Alsammarae: while serving as electricity minister Alsammarae had been involved in brokering deals in the Iraqi electricity sector for Antoin Rezko, Obama’s long-term friend and patron. Rezko is the Syrian-American hustler who was convicted of fraud in an Illinois court on the day that Obama secured the Democratic nomination.
Mr Dillman has some explaining to do about how he helped Alsammarae.
And for those of you keeping score at home, Jesse Jackson Jr. Bagman and newly arrested good friend Raghuveer Nayak, lives accross the street from Aiham Alsammarae…
117 Covington Ct.
Oak Brook, IL
124 Covington Ct.
Oak Brook, IL>
Also attached is the listing for Alsammarae’s house, it’s ‘for sale’ for a mere $3,299,000…It’s funny that he purchased the home in 1999 for $525,000…He’s probably the only person in the U.S. who’s home went up in value 6x in the past 11 years.