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Last October, 2007, Moktada al Sadr and Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, two of Iraq’s most powerful Shiite leaders, agreed to put their differences aside in an effort to confront their common enemy, the US occupation. For a while the two groups pulled their heads in while they reconfigured their approach to the problem.
It seems now that they are ready to take on the US and the Iraqi puppet government. With the support of Iran, who are backing and supplying the insurgent Shiite forces opposed to the US occupation and the Quisling-style Iraqi government, Shiite fighters have launched attacks against the Iraqi Army and US and allied forces in Basra and Baghdad.
Originally posted by NewWorldOver
Screw this war and screw every person who agreed with it. This is all your fault Bush admin - and it is your fault pro-war citizens of America. You do nothing but stew in your own denial claiming that we have done great things for Iraqis - meanwhile the real situation is coming back to haunt ALL OF us.
Originally posted by jerico65
Geez, want some cheese with that "whine"?
Don't you think that there might be a lot of the "pro-war" crowd that are actively trying to do something good in Iraq and help the people?
Crying the blues and saying, "It's all YOUR FAULT" doesn't fix things. Getting your hands dirty and trying to straighten up that mess does.
Originally posted by SpeakEasyOne
I was just listening to the radio and Malicki has been evacuated from his position to another further North as the Mehdi have overrun the position despite US air support.
BAGHDAD — Shiite militiamen in Basra openly controlled wide swaths of the city on Saturday and staged increasingly bold raids on Iraqi government forces sent five days ago to wrest control from the gunmen, witnesses said, as Iraqi political leaders grew increasingly critical of the stalled assault.
Witnesses in Basra said members of the most powerful militia in the city, the Mahdi Army, were setting up checkpoints and controlling traffic in many places ringing the central district controlled by some of the 30,000 Iraqi Army and police forces involved in the assault. Fighters were regularly attacking the government forces, then quickly retreating.
Originally posted by resistor
BAGHDAD — Shiite militiamen in Basra openly controlled wide swaths of the city on Saturday and staged increasingly bold raids on Iraqi government forces sent five days ago [...]
Originally posted by Sky watcher
Sadr just told his terrorist to get off the streets and stop attacking the Iraqi government assets. Why? Because if he kept it up much longer he risked losing his little Mahdi army and his bully type hold on power in his little back yard with sandbox.
Originally posted by resistor
Nuke Basra huh? Interesting thought, but isn't that the center of a big oil rich area? Then again, maybe that's the point.