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As Iraq Ignites, Cleric Seeks Gains

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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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As Iraq Ignites, Cleric Seeks Gains


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With the end of the U.S. military's mission in Iraq last month, one of its fiercest longtime opponents is repositioning himself as a national leader.

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who waged a bloody insurgency against Americans here over a period of more than eight years, now presides over one of the country's most organized and influential political groups—a cause of significant concern for the Americans.

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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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Well, this could be troubling for the US and the Coalition, considering this leader is in control of the most influential political group. He is also an enemy of the US, i wonder what this will bring with Iraq's realtionship with Iran, if this dude does become the national leader. What does ATS think anout this?

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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Then it will be a good excuse for US to launch drone strikes against the leader and his followers.



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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I knew getting rid of Saddam was a bad idea..whats that saying better the devil you know..
I hope not and I hope they elect a decent fella/woman..Yes I know they will not elect a woman...
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posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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perhaps after we finish with Iran we should invade Iraq.



posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Installing a Shi'ite Saddam was the US plan anyway. Sheik Sadr fits the bill perfectly. Democracies can be unpredictable and the US doesn't want that. Sheik Sadr can be "anti-American" all he wants to be, as long as it doesn't translate into actions and it won't be translating into actions.



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