Skip to comments.Iraq - Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr returns from Iran
Posted on 02/26/2006 12:13:25 AM PST by HAL9000
Return of the leader Moqtada Sadr Shiite in Iraq
AL BASRA (Iraq) - the radical chief Moqtada Sadr Shiite, whose movement is shown to have taken part in the recent exactions antisunnites, arrived Sunday morning to al Basra (southern) coming from Iran, after a round in the Middle East, indicated one of his close relations.
At once after its arrival, it was addressed to its faithful, affirmed sheik Khalil Al-Maliki, a person in charge for his office.
It had carried out in January the pilgrimage in Mecque then had gone then to Syria, Jordan and to Lebanon.
The movement of Moqtada Al-Sadr was sunnite shown by the Islamic Party sunnite to have taken share with the exactions against this community after the dynamiting of a mausoleum Shiite in Samarra, in the north of Baghdad.
Saturday, the movement made "peace" with the political and religious chiefs of the community sunnite.
The movement, represented by four of its sheiks, concluded a "pact from honor" with the Committee of the Moslem oulémas, principal religious organization sunnite, envisaging the prohibition of any attack of place of worship, the payment of blood and the judgment of any act which can carry out to sedition.
oh yeah thats great did he get his little marching orders
I was really hoping there was a Predator with a couple of Hellfires with "Al Sadr" written on them orbiting the area.
I still think this guy played some role in the bombing of the Mosque, and contrived to be convienantly out of the country while it hapened.
He blows up a Shite mosque, hoping to blame the Sunnies and get rid of his rival who happens to run that Mosque (old whats his face Sistani or some such).
It wouldn't be the first time the Mullas in Iran took out a Mosque to get their way.
I thought the same thing myself. Very convenient timing
Patience Grasshopper. Don't close the net until it is full...then jerk a knot in the sucker.
Little Roly-Poly just might become less than useless one day soon.
"Patience Marine...wait for the shot. Check your windage, check your drop, then wait for the SOB to stand still. Then I promise you can kill him."
I swear the waiting was the hardest part.
..one evil SOB.
I'd like to see this happen too but if it could be traced back to us you don't think all hell would break loose over there?
And I don't mean the 40 or 50 killings a day.
Instead of "radical cleric" why don't they call him "hate mongering demagogue"...
the quick green fox never spreads the scent of his shat about the area...
Well said Gunny,
Mossad used to be very good at that too but I think they've been neutered. If the dems take office ours too will get
I agree. I detest al-Sadr and he can't expire soon enough for me.
Mookie lead many of his followers to their death in the Najaf uprisings.
They negotiated out after a thorough ass kicking and left behind in the holy city of Najaf slaughtered people caught in their path in that holy shrine.
The idea that he would allow another one to be destroyed to further his power is not out of the realm of possibility.
Mookie should have been finished off in Najaf.
We should have killed that POS long ago. For all on this list that think Tommy Franks is such a hero...I think he is a moron...he stopped before every possible major kill... give the enemy time to surrender (AKA, giving the enemy time to escape). Consequently, we are just adding to our string of "almost won" wars that began with Korea, where those who we let escape come back to bite us in the ass. Don't they teach our military to learn from your mistakes?
Oh, I quite agree. I detest that creep.
Mookie was also indirectly reponsible for the deaths of four of my civlian co-workers on a fuel convoy just outside of Baghdad in April '04. I'll never forget that.
But I'm not calling the shots around here. I am a mere spectator.