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sdowney717
11-25-2006, 08:04 AM
Wave of retaliation sweeps Iraq
Shiite bloc's threatened walkout could lead to the government's collapse.

This guy Al Sadr looks like another megalomaniacal US hater.
Many of them dont want US there
Many of them want to kill, If shiite kill sunni, If sunni kill shiite.

Is the US just prolonging the eventual demise chaos death and destruction that is likely to sweep Iraq in civil war?

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-fg-iraq25nov25,0,159999.story?track=mostviewed-homepage

sdowney717
11-25-2006, 08:09 AM
Here is Al Sadr

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2006-11/26582861.jpg

JimD
11-25-2006, 08:17 AM
Thanksgiving? I am so thankful i don't live there.

uncas
11-25-2006, 08:19 AM
When the people of Iraq put Iraq first and religion second, they will not be able to form a government. Until they do, no government can survive.

Nicholas Scheuer
11-25-2006, 08:21 AM
serrupticiously arm Sadr's enemies? We can hire Arabs to smuggle arms arcoss the boarder just like everyone else is doing.

Moby Nick

JimD
11-25-2006, 08:23 AM
serrupticiously arm Sadr's enemies? We can hire Arabs to smuggle arms arcoss the boarder just like everyone else is doing.

Moby Nick

Heck, arm both sides. Arm all the sides. It will dovetail nicely with the democratically elected government.

LeeG
11-25-2006, 08:39 AM
why do folks see Moqtada Sadr as the enemy? That makes as much sense as seeing Dobson or Haggard as the enemy.

JimD
11-25-2006, 09:06 AM
why do folks see Moqtada Sadr as the enemy? That makes as much sense as seeing Dobson or Haggard as the enemy.

The importance of having enemies cannot be over stressed. Quick, raise the alert to level orange.

Mrleft8
11-25-2006, 09:09 AM
He's got a very cool hat...

huisjen
11-25-2006, 09:11 AM
[extreme cynic mode] You see, the only way to have a successful long term occupation of a country it to be brutal. It's been said that the only way to subdue Iraq would be to practice a level of domination aproaching genocide. But the political reality is that that course of action would not be allowed by Americans or by the rest of the world. So instead, we get the Iraqis to kill each other. This keeps them well enough off balance that we can still effectively contain the country in the near term, and in the long term we'll make them so tired of fighting (each other) that they won't have the heart to fight us. [/extreme cynic mode]

Dan

JimD
11-25-2006, 09:22 AM
[extreme cynic mode] ... [/extreme cynic mode]

Dan

Now who could possibly gain from such a senario? ;)

Osborne Russell
11-25-2006, 12:36 PM
So instead, we get the Iraqis to kill each other. This keeps them well enough off balance that we can still effectively contain the country in the near term, and in the long term we'll make them so tired of fighting (each other) that they won't have the heart to fight us.

A near-permanent excuse for a near-permanent occupation.


Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.

-- Project for the New American Century

Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-25-2006, 03:41 PM
QUOTE=sdowney717]Here is Al Sadr

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2006-11/26582861.jpg[/QUOTE]

And here is another murderous nut case:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42357000/jpg/_42357046_stone_stormont_203_afp.jpg[

Michael Stone, a fanatical Protestant, detained yesterday by security forces as he attempted to attack the Northern Ireland Assembly. He was jailed for 700 years for earlier murders, but released under the Good Friday Agreement.

The similarity in appearance just struck me.

JimD
11-25-2006, 05:08 PM
He was jailed for 700 years for earlier murders, but released under the Good Friday Agreement.

Judge: "For your heinous crimes against humanity I sentence you to 700 years. You'll be out by Friday."