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April 09, 2007

Muqtada al-Sadr Calls For Attacks on US Troops

al-Sadr calls for attacks on U.S. troops


The powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen on Sunday to redouble their battle to oust American forces and argued that Iraq's army and police should join him in defeating "your archenemy."

Al-Sadr commands an enormous following among Iraq's majority Shiites and has close allies in the Shiite-dominated government. The statement Sunday carried his seal and was distributed in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, where the cleric called for an enormous demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of Baghdad's fall.

"You, the Iraqi army and police forces, don't walk alongside the occupiers, because they are your archenemy," the al-Sadr statement said.

He urged his followers not to attack fellow Iraqis but to turn all their efforts on American forces.

"God has ordered you to be patient in front of your enemy, and unify your efforts against them — not against the sons of Iraq," the statement said.

Al-Sadr apparently issued the statement in response to three days of clashes between his Mahdi Army militiamen and U.S.-backed Iraqi troops in Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad.

In Washington, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent of Connecticut, said al-Sadr's words showed the American troop surge was working.

"He is not calling for a resurgence of sectarian conflict. He's striking a nationalist chord. We're going to have to watch him closely. He's not our friend. He's acknowledging that the surge is working," the senator, a strong backer of the war, said on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."

Wild Thing's comment.........

OK so now we have Mookie is openly calling for war against US forces. This POS shoul dhave been taken out when our troops hit Baghdad. My bet is they wanted to but the higher ups, not military, told them to hold back. Then of course they let him play in setting up the new government, but alas he showed he cannot do that. It just isn't in him to play nice, so can we please oh please take him out now? I mean he has declared war on our troops, doesn't this make him a legitimate target?

I realize this terrorist Al Sadr has been calling for war against the US for four years, and his militia lost thousands of terrorists fighting the US. I agree with Lieberman ( OMG did I say I agreed with a democrat) anyway the Surge is working, and Al Sadr is unable to stop it. Also I believe that he just got his latest orders from his masters in the Iranian terrorist regime to send his terrorist militia for a final battle against the US forces to undermine the surge. I wish they will come out in the open because these terrorists will be annihilated by our troops, and al-Sadr along with them would be a nice present to our troops.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 9, 2007 12:55 AM


Yep--he's the spoiled kid on the block who's upset because no one will play will play with him.
He's smart, but his maturity level is that of a child throwing a temper tantrum.
Time for Mookie to go.

Posted by: Lynn at April 9, 2007 06:05 AM

Where's Carlos Hatchcock when we need him ?

Posted by: Mark at April 9, 2007 06:59 AM

This clown is a Shiite which were tortured and killed under Saddam. If it wasn't for American Troops, this piece of pig manure would still be hiding out in caves fearing Saddam's police. He should be on his face thanking American Forces for freeing him and his followers from Saddam's grip.

Posted by: BobF at April 9, 2007 10:04 AM

Lynn, it sure is time for him to go. He is one of the reasons so many of our troops have been injured and killed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 9, 2007 10:32 AM

Mark, wouldn't that be great, to have Carlos Hatchcock aim right on him. heh heh I love it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 9, 2007 10:33 AM

Bob, yes, one would think they would be grateful, but instead they decide to use this as a chance to gain their own Saddam type of power. Sick and dangerous!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 9, 2007 10:34 AM

As his militia is destroyed, he becomes less relevant, even to Iran. His flight to Iran also erodes his respect by Iraqis, kinda like the relevance of the Iraqi Air Force which fled to Iran rather than defend it's home turf.

Posted by: TomR at April 9, 2007 01:44 PM

The Satan worshippers are protecting that porkie little devil, but isn't Iran where Malaki hid out for so many years? I have a hard time separating the two, it was Malaki who protected Muqtada al-Sadr when he should have been taken out.
As for Lieberman, his crotch must be getting mighty sore from straddling that fence, sure he's saying the surge is working but you can bet he'll back the Pelosi-Reid cartel with his vote.

Posted by: Jack at April 9, 2007 04:50 PM

Tom, thanks that makes me feel better. He is one of them that really scares me for our troops sake.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 9, 2007 11:46 PM

Jack, LMAO I bet your right about Lieberman.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 9, 2007 11:47 PM