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Iraq: Foreigners threatening mosque
CNN ^ | 8/15/04 | CNN

Posted on 08/15/2004 4:31:56 PM PDT by wagglebee

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Twenty-five heavily armed foreigners holed up inside the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf have rigged it with explosives and are threatening to blow up the building if attacked, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Sunday in a written statement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; islam; najaf
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Here's a message for the "religion of peace": When you allow armed combatants to use your "holy sites" as an armed base of operations, they might get attacked.
1 posted on 08/15/2004 4:31:56 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

2 posted on 08/15/2004 4:35:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: wagglebee
Ok. Fire at will Achmed.
3 posted on 08/15/2004 4:35:39 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: Diogenesis

BWAAAHAHAHAAA!!!!


4 posted on 08/15/2004 4:36:13 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: wagglebee

It's time for lots of tear gas.


5 posted on 08/15/2004 4:37:07 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (http://chucksutahblog.blogspot.com/)
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To: wagglebee

Lets fire a spitball at them and see if they are serious. If not we can blow it up for them but no sense wasting explosives if they want to do it for us.


6 posted on 08/15/2004 4:37:41 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: elhombrelibre

If it is rigged with explosives, let's just bomb it from 20000 ft and claim the jokers blew themselves up.


7 posted on 08/15/2004 4:38:33 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: wagglebee

Lets see if I have this right, Sadr and his troops have been hiding in that mosque, now 25 foreigners just moved in wired the place to blow up and Sadr and his boys did nothing to stop them. Now they threaten to blow the place up if anyone is attacked there. This means Sadr can blame foreigners for blowing up the mosque he is hiding in thereby relieving he and his troops from committing a holy sin in blowing the joint up. This is almost funny.

Attack the joint and let them blow it, then we can say the foreigners did it. If Sadr can play that game we can too.


8 posted on 08/15/2004 4:39:32 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Let's chase a pack of blood thirsty hogs into the shrine and see how they like that...

And if they blow up the shrine... Well, instant bar-b-q pork.


9 posted on 08/15/2004 4:41:09 PM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: Jet Jaguar

I think that we should herd them into the Mosque, then fill it with liquid nitrogen and FREEZE it. Then let it thaw out and we can carry out the bodies.


10 posted on 08/15/2004 4:41:28 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: coconutt2000

I don't think your ideas show any interest in fighting a more sensitive war on terror. Senator Kerry would be stunned.


11 posted on 08/15/2004 4:44:00 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (http://chucksutahblog.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jet Jaguar

BINGO !


12 posted on 08/15/2004 4:44:00 PM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID ))
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To: wagglebee

Muslim-Islamic tactics work with those who can be intimidated. Looks like the Iraqi "Government" is one of those who will be intimidated.


13 posted on 08/15/2004 4:44:23 PM PDT by jolie560 (hE)
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We won't bomb the place no matter what anyone wants.

What we have is the Iranians gambling everything to bring about a civil war.

14 posted on 08/15/2004 4:46:53 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: elhombrelibre
I don't think your ideas show any interest in fighting a more sensitive war on terror. Senator Kerry would be stunned. I'm shocked... ;-) I must protest! ;-) Sensitivity in war only kills your own soldiers.
15 posted on 08/15/2004 4:47:41 PM PDT by coconutt2000
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

I suggest we get the recipe for that gas that the Russians used on the Chechnian terrorists in the Moscow theater. I still recall the satisfying sight of the robed terrorists dead as a doornail in their seats. They never even made it to the door...


16 posted on 08/15/2004 4:47:47 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: jolie560
intimidated.

Wrong.....watch this play out......they just kicked the media....its going to happen tonight IMHO.

17 posted on 08/15/2004 4:48:37 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: wagglebee

Damn! If only we had the FRENCH on on this, all would be well! (s/o)


18 posted on 08/15/2004 4:51:14 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: wagglebee

In the interest of clarifying the intent of the "foreigners" an immediate attack should be ordered.


19 posted on 08/15/2004 4:52:24 PM PDT by per loin (This tagline has not been censored!)
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To: wagglebee

Surround it. Cut off the electricity, phone, food,and water. Anyone who slowly walks out backwards with his hands in the air survives. Any other means of egress gets his head shot off!!!


20 posted on 08/15/2004 4:52:45 PM PDT by night reader
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To: Dog

We need to do SUMPTIN, this is getting OLD.


21 posted on 08/15/2004 4:53:02 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: Darkwolf377

Tomorrow Jacques al Qerri will tell us all how, due to his intimate friendships with Kofi Annan and dozens of other major world leaders, none of this would happen if he were POTUS. He may even say he met al Sadr on one of his "super secret" Cambodia-style recon missions.


22 posted on 08/15/2004 4:55:12 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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bttt


23 posted on 08/15/2004 4:55:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom ("I don't have time in my life to read potato chips" - Netmilsdad)
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To: wagglebee

The shrine has been rebuilt twice in it's history. I guess they can rebuild it again.


24 posted on 08/15/2004 4:56:58 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

25 posted on 08/15/2004 4:57:28 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: sgtbono2002

The "foreigners" are most likely Sunni, and this is a Shia mosque.


26 posted on 08/15/2004 4:58:53 PM PDT by wimpycat (My anti-terrorism platform: Nip it! (in the bud))
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To: wagglebee
This article has been posted to DoctorZin’s New News Blog!


27 posted on 08/15/2004 4:59:48 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Darkwolf377

And yet, every lefty intimates that unless we grovel to them, we're somehow endangering the war on terror. France and Germany are cooperating with us (more or less) on intel matters. It behooves them too, the Islamists hate them as much as they hate us.


28 posted on 08/15/2004 4:59:58 PM PDT by mbennett203
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To: wagglebee
He [Kerry] may even say he met al Sadr on one of his "super secret" Cambodia-style recon missions.

Say what!!!??? He ran his swift boat up the Euphrates River on Thanksgiving day of 1969? And was only denied his Medal of Honor because the mission was a covert operation??? And the memory is seared... seared into him???

29 posted on 08/15/2004 5:01:20 PM PDT by night reader
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To: wagglebee

"... have rigged it with explosives and are threatening to blow up the building if attacked, ..."

and this is supposed to be a problem for us because..?


It almost looks as if the Ministry is giving us cover here...
" go blow it up and we will blame it on the other foreigners "


30 posted on 08/15/2004 5:03:14 PM PDT by RS (Just because they're out to get him doesn't mean he's not guilty)
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To: elhombrelibre
It's time for lots of tear gas.

They would have to use it on me to make it seem like I cared.

31 posted on 08/15/2004 5:05:05 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: night reader

He remember's it clearly, he looked over and saw Saddam eating his turkey dinner.


32 posted on 08/15/2004 5:05:17 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: wagglebee

The Imam Ali Terrorist Roach Motel is all full up!

Let the games begin.


33 posted on 08/15/2004 5:05:25 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: elhombrelibre

No, no, it's time for some of that gas the Russians used on those Chechen terrorists who took all those people hostage in that theater in Moscow. That'll do the trick.


34 posted on 08/15/2004 5:07:02 PM PDT by wimpycat (My anti-terrorism platform: Nip it! (in the bud))
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To: elhombrelibre
Senator Kerry would be stunned.

That's "stuned". Get your beeber realigned.

FMCDH(BITS)

35 posted on 08/15/2004 5:08:08 PM PDT by nothingnew (KERRY: "If at first you don't deceive, lie, lie again!")
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To: headsonpikes
Hopefully some new tech stuff can be tried out here.
36 posted on 08/15/2004 5:08:39 PM PDT by txhurl (Somebody done out-Soros'd ol' Soros.)
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To: wimpycat

I've been wondering for some time, what ever happened to the neutron bomb?


37 posted on 08/15/2004 5:10:19 PM PDT by wagglebee (Benedict Arnold was for American independence before he was against it.)
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To: wagglebee

"Are you feeling lucky punk? Well, are you?...Go ahead...make my day"


38 posted on 08/15/2004 5:10:32 PM PDT by CTpatriot
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider

Yeah its been a couple of weeks, we want a new plot line.

Sorry about the sarcasm but Freepers we need to face the facts, its going to take a long time to bring democracy to this part of the world. Kerry and the D's are counting on us (the people of the USA) to get restless and demand instant success.
In fact I think Kerry may win because we are already tired of reading and hearing about Iraq and the war on terror.


39 posted on 08/15/2004 5:12:08 PM PDT by don'tbedenied
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To: sgtbono2002

25 Iranian judo champs hiding from a fair fight


41 posted on 08/15/2004 5:14:46 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: wagglebee

Believe it or not but DEBKA said this was happening (they attributed it to Sadr) about three days ago.


42 posted on 08/15/2004 5:15:17 PM PDT by don'tbedenied
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To: Viet-Boat-Rider
I think that we should herd them into the Mosque, then fill it with liquid nitrogen and FREEZE it. Then let it thaw out and we can carry out the bodies.

It works on termites.

43 posted on 08/15/2004 5:15:43 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: claudiustg

I'm make it genuinely holey! And if we have to rebuild it, make sure it's wired so we can monitor every word that goes on in the new one.


44 posted on 08/15/2004 5:19:36 PM PDT by holyscroller
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To: kittymyrib
It was Fentanyl that was aerosolized A very powerfull synthetic narcotic. Inhale a couple of milligrams and you will take the big sleep.
45 posted on 08/15/2004 5:20:13 PM PDT by cpdiii ( Oil field trash ( and proud of it) turned pharmacist.)
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To: liz44040

The way I see it .....kicking the media out can only be for a limited time....before they start screaming bloody murder to be allowed back in........so it will go down fairly quickly. Fox reported at the top of the hour news break.....fighting was going on around the shrine as I type. Nighttime ops......we own the night.


46 posted on 08/15/2004 5:27:14 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

If it is rigged with explosives, let's just bomb it from 20000 ft and claim the jokers blew themselves up.

My thoughts exactly.


47 posted on 08/15/2004 5:28:22 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: Jet Jaguar

you may be on to something ;^)


48 posted on 08/15/2004 5:28:24 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: wagglebee
The new government of Iraq wishes to announce that the Holy Mosque may or may not be found tomorrow to be a pile of matchsticks, but that if it is, the bad guys did it.

We announce this to keep everyone informed, since reporters have been evacuated for their own protection.

49 posted on 08/15/2004 5:28:24 PM PDT by Nick Danger (www.swiftvets.com)
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