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Baath Party

A political party in the Middle East advocating secular, socialist policies intended to free Arab-majority countries from Western influence. It was established in 1940 in Syria. Its Syrian and Iraqi branches split in 1955 and became antagonistic toward each other. It became the ruling party of Syria in 1963 and was in charge of Iraq from 1968 until 2003.
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Law makers must be made aware of the fact that anti-Assad figures such as Ba'athist Abdul Halim Khaddam and Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood are seeking to replace Asad's peacock throne with a dressed down authoritarian version.
While both Communists and Ba'athists helped lead the 1958 revolution against Iraq's royal family, they split soon afterwards, largely over the Ba'ath concept of wahda, or Arab unity, which excluded Kurds and other non-Arabs, critical members of the Communist coalition.
Shiites joined their Ottoman Sunni oppressors in 1917 to fight against the British occupation, just as many of them side with their former Ba'athist Sunni oppressors today against the Americans.
Imprisonment, exile, torture, rape, disfigurement, amputation, execution--the list of the horrors experienced by Iraqis at the hands of the Ba'athist regime goes on.
claims that its forces avoided the site because Ba'athist loyalists were using the museum as a defensive stronghold.
The occupiers try in a fresh and dirty bid to bring Ba'athists once again to power in Iraq," Hojjatoleslam Sediqi said, addressing large and fervent congregation of people in Tehran University campus on Friday.
Washington argues that the legislation is essential to win over to the political process the less extreme Sunni insurgent groups, some of which are reported to be led by former Ba'athists.
LEBANESE SUNNIS ARE PRO-DEMOCRACY BUT ONLY OUT OF A DEEP HATRED OF BA'ATHISTS
The Jerusalem Post added: "Another US official said that sentiment reflects a 'growing level of frustration' in Washington at Syria's reluctance to detain Ba'athists and others who are organizing attacks from Syrian territory.
representative working with both Iraqi and Coalition lawyers to develop the Iraqi Special Tribunal, which will be used in the future trial of Saddam Hussein and other senior-level Ba'athists accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Roughly 400,000 Ba'athists were purged from their posts last May.
In the weeks since fighting ebbed, the US occupying force's administration has moved to appoint its own overseers to government ministries and bring people back to work with an eye toward excluding Ba'athists who worked closely with the Saddam regime.