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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta JO THE tETHBRIPC-E HERAID Tuesday, Oncember 5t, Iraq lakes steps to shake off had imam ji a. I Iraq 'API In Ihi-, lerlik1 land, where an ad- I oiviK'.aticii flourished n uiirs ago between the Ti- Igns ,iiul Euphrates rivers, the gmiininciil is making a new eflui I" shake off ils image as a hu h police stale. Pitsidcnt Ahmed Hassan al Bakr and the ruling Hevolulion- arv Command Council recently proclaimed a "National Action Lh.nlii' guaranteeing "free- dom lo the masses, including Irei'ikmi of political parties." Then, in an elaborate public- relalions exercise. Bakr called in abuut Hill foreign journalists for a w idc-ranging news confer- ence designed "lo refute allega- tion', urculaled by hostile i'' >r- malion media againsl Iraq and her nolicics." NOW HEAR THIS Attired in full battle gear, including army surplus truncheon ga. a member of the "Militia of the Republic o( Quebec" receives the finer points of hand-to-hr'nd-combat from General Andre Mathieu in Montreal. m SIMPSONS-SEARS Great Last Minute Gift Our Finest Kcc. 839.98 Cycling ir, recognized by experts or. one of finest for body fitness and with all these extras, it could nrtuolly bo fun' It hns ri new, soft, extra large comfortable saddle with a lowol Ixn on bcnk; a speedometer odometer shows the spend and how for you've travelled; Iris you vary tension pressure-cycle on the level or uphill; timer lets you set a program to suit your age, physical condition. All-in-all it's a preat way to get in shape. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. thru Thursday. Friday, December till p.m. Centre Village Mall. Phone 328-9231 licplyiii'! lo qu'v'iiins suliinil- led in'advance, Iraqi and Aral) pulitics as well as his health. Many of his re- sponses, couched in the tangled I jargon of radical I'.aall) sncial- ism, were reslalcmcnis of long- j held Iraqi views, sni-h as viok-nt opposition to any pi'ar.'fnl sct- Uomont in tin- Middle Kf.nl. Bakr. 57. a miKlachrd. hakl general wilh sad-looking eyes, is more than a hut less lhan a boss in I he Buath party hierarchy that runs Iraq today, diplomats say. assislanL secretary general of the parly and deputy president of Ihc Revolutionary Command Council. In conl.ra.sf with Syria, lo the west, where a military wing of Ihc; Haalh party rules, Saddam Hussein is a civilian. In UILI last year he has cased two military rivals off the council hut he still manages to retain good rela- tions wilh the army. He is believed to have been behind the wave of purges and secret arrests that, characfer- ized the first years of Baalh party rule. During this lime !M persons were hanged as spies and their bodies put on display in Liberation Square. Fear was rampant and Iraqis shunned anv social contact with foreigners. Mindful that a per-1 present operating vasive secret service keeps I or in exile, are not likely lo joii the broad left wing front tin Baalh has in mind. watch, I hey still are reluctant lo talk lo foreigners. A1VAHK Til UNO For all thai, the government is mindful of the trend toward more liberal regimes in Egypt and Syria, traditional rivals in the Aral) world. The National Charter with ils promise of freedom of political parlies, a permanent constilll- lion and a National Assembly, is viewed as a response to this trend and, al the same time, an attempt lo end the Baath's in- ternal isolation. Bui diplomatic and private Iraqi sources say Communists, i Aral) nati'malisls 1 and N a ss e r i I. c parties, at Oecce lo 11 I'l martial law ATHENS Min- ister George Papadopoulos said here martial law will be lifted throughout Greece on Jan. 1 ex- cept in Ihc Athens, Piraeus j and Salonika areas. 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