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WAR: Iraqi Fighters Shoot Down U.S. Helicopter in Najaf, British Soldiers Shoot 2 dead.

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posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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An American helicopter has been downed by heavy arms fire over the holy city of Najaf. The crew of the helicopter were wounded but were recovered and evacuated shortly after the crash. They are expected to make a fully recovery. The chopper was downed by fighters loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr. And in the southern city of Basra, which is in British control, we saw a quick escalation in violence due to the shooting of 2 Iraqi's by British servicemen. This violence may cause a new period of insurrection by militiamen in the region.
 




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Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for a national uprising against the U.S. and allied military forces as a two-month cease-fire between the two sides collapsed, the New York Times reported.

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After a brief period of peace there has been a sudden escalation in violence towards Allied troops. The fighting in the city has been the heaviest seen since a "rebellion" by forces loyal to al-Sadr in April & May. Al-Sadr's "Mehdi army" were responsible for a series of brutal gunfights in the past months and it is unknown if we will return to the state we saw in Fallujah.


ReutersAn aide to Iraq's most revered Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said Sistani was receiving treatment in Najaf for heart problems and the clashes could affect his health.

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It is believed the failing health or death of Iraq's leading Shi'ite Ayatollah may ignite a nationwide power struggle. If this were to happen we may see a new leader uniting the militia's and "armies" against coalition forces, a nightmare scenario for leading planners.


"Fight the blasphemous, fight the Americans''

Moqtada al-Sadr Leader of the Mehdi army

Calls for Jihad against British forces in Basra have ignited futher clashes across the city as darkness falls. While it is unclear if we'll see a full scale escalation in tensions after this incident we can be sure that reprisal attacks will take place over the next few days. What has really ignited tensions is accusations that British forces attacked first. Calls for "holy war" have been limited only to British forces in the region in order to drive a wedge between the occupation forces and the newly installed "Government" of Iraq.

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[edit on 5-8-2004 by Nerdling]




posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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Maybe it's time to bring Saddam back. Even though he is tyrant he controlled controlled the Nation with an iron fist. The people of Iraq are behaving worst than a pack of Hyennias. We and the British don't deserve there ingraditude. Liberty and freedom are not for everyone and I feel sorry for those so few Iraquis who wanted this.



posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 01:28 PM
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Maybe it's time to bring Saddam back. Even though he is tyrant he controlled controlled the Nation with an iron fist. The people of Iraq are behaving worst than a pack of Hyennias. We and the British don't deserve there ingraditude. Liberty and freedom are not for everyone and I feel sorry for those so few Iraquis who wanted this.


People don't seem to realize a few thousand in a country of 20 million is not a real representation of how the Iraqis feel. Many are foreigners, others are just those who got favor under Saddam.

The Iraqis can handle freedom just like any American can. The majority do want it.



posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 03:09 PM
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In response to the last poster who states most Iraquis want freedom. Have you seen any protest to stop the violence. All I have heard is kill the white Infidels.



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