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Iraq: Radical Cleric Al Sadr Becomes 'Ayatollah'

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posted on May, 6 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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Iraq: Radical Cleric Al Sadr Becomes 'Ayatollah'


www.adnkronos.com

Baghdad, 5 May (AKI) - Radical Iraqi Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, is reported to have assumed the title of Grand Ayatollah after concluding his studies in the holy city of Qom in Iran. Sources close to the cleric's faction released the news to the Arab daily, al-Sharq al-Awsat.

Around 70 supporters of al-Sadr on Sunday concluded a conference in the Turkish city of Istanbul where they elected new leaders and mapped out their future.
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posted on May, 6 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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"Whups" - GW Bush is out, Al Sadr slips just in to front.

So its not just Al Sadr Mahdi Army, but whole religion from now on... And we know his stance against occupation?

- Is this move what has kept Al Sadr in the back... We all know whats his influence, and what did drop number in casualties at Iraq - this man, and his Mahdi. But "peace" is fragile, and already it has been twice close to broke.

USA - Obama is getting more and more powerful leader against them - which I see is impossible to assassinate after this achievement... You mess with him - you mess with them all.

"Ayatollah" is not a small coat to wear...

More from the same:
"Muqtada comes in from the cold"
www.atimes.com...

www.adnkronos.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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That's where Al Sadr went.He's been far too quiet I always thought he was either secretly picked up by the US forces or he was in Iran.Let's see how the government will use him as the newest bogey man.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:24 PM
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If you watch the blackwater sniper videos on youtube, you can hear the spotter call out, "there's the green flag, they are Madhi Army, we are supposed to attack whenever possible!"

Then he starts calling out people, like "the one on the roof with the flag", as the sniper swiftly keeps replying "got him" until he laughs and looks at the camera and says, "it's like a F%$^^ing turkey shoot!"

So we at one point were advancing on his army at any chance, so why are we now letting him be the holy leader of Iraq?

Here is the video:



If that doesn't work, here is the link

www.youtube.com...



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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Simple he's gonna be the elite's replacement for the now deceased Bin Laden Al Sadr fits the bill perfectly.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by mike dangerously
reply to post by breakingdradles
 
Simple he's gonna be the elite's replacement for the now deceased Bin Laden Al Sadr fits the bill perfectly.



Didn't even think about that... Just like we no longer fear Japs, Nazis, Commies, or Bin Laden.

We need a new bad guy that the government can protect us from!



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by breakingdradles

Originally posted by mike dangerously
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Simple he's gonna be the elite's replacement for the now deceased Bin Laden Al Sadr fits the bill perfectly.



Didn't even think about that... Just like we no longer fear Japs, Nazis, Commies, or Bin Laden.

We need a new bad guy that the government can protect us from!

Never truer word spoken - the US defines itself by its enemy - Francis Fukuyama quoted that it was the "End of History" at the conclusion of the cold war - the US had no one to fight - that was its entire purpose. The conclusion brought about massive destructuring of the military - bad for business - hello drug war, not working, hello terrorists - working. Funny how daddy was the head of the biggest Arms and Private Equity, Military company on earth - including Vimmell which trained the Saudis which was also the Bush Business partner0...

Anyway - Iraq will reform Persia with Iran.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 12:25 AM
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Hurm...I can see that happening audas.I can also see them setting up some patsies and having the FBI and DHS bust them and it being revealed that they had connections to Al Sadr and Iran.



posted on May, 7 2009 @ 01:06 AM
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Al Sadr is Iran's freak on a leash. He has been and will remain a disestablishing element in Iraq. His loyalties are to his religion and Iran.



posted on May, 11 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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Whatever Happened to Muqtada al-Sadr?




The truth is that no one really understands Sadr's thinking and doings aside from the cleric himself and presumably his innermost circle of followers. The most common assumption in Baghdad about Sadr is that his long absence from sight means that he has been undergoing intensive religious instruction in Qom, Iran, the leading center for Shi'ite Islamic scholars.

Through his studies in Qom, Sadr could rise from a cleric to the rank of ayatollah, giving him the authority to issue edicts taken as law by many Shi'ites. With that power, Sadr could eventually position himself to replace Iraq's current leading Shi'ite figure, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is thought to be in his late 70s.

www.time.com...



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:39 AM
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He fled Iraq in fear for his life.


[edit on 12-5-2009 by Logarock]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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We love creating imaginary enemies dont we?



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