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US troops will leave Iraq “in coffins”: Sadr aide
AFP ^ | January 12 2007

Posted on 01/12/2007 7:39:55 AM PST by jmc1969

A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned on Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would “go home in coffins”.

Launching a new strategy to rescue Iraq from civil war, Washington told the government of Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, who owes his job to Sadr, it was on “borrowed time” and declared new “no holds barred” military operations.

A cornerstone of the new approach is increased pressure on Iraq’s neighbours Iran and Syria -- which are accused by Washington of fomenting unrest -- and tougher action to deal with militias such as Sadr’s feared Mahdi Army.

“The American people have to prevent their sons from coming to Iraq or they may return in coffins,” threatened Sheikh Abdel Razzaq al-Nadawi, a senior official in Sadr’s movement, slamming the planned US troop increase.

His threat compounded tensions over the detention of five Iranians in a US swoop on an official building earmarked as a consulate in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, which Tehran branded a breach of international law.

Sheikh Jaber Al Khafaji, another close Sadr aide, also slammed the new US strategy during his Friday sermon in the Shiite holy city of Kufa.

“The Sadr movement rejects the new mundane policies. Their new strategy targets the faithful and believers who rejected the occupation, injustice and bondage,” he told worshippers.

(Excerpt) Read more at khaleejtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; irbilraid; killsadr; moqtadaalsadr
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1 posted on 01/12/2007 7:39:57 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Why isn't this guy dead?


2 posted on 01/12/2007 7:41:41 AM PST by Always Right
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To: jmc1969
4 1/2 years into this mess Bush decides to take the gloves off.

That says it all.

3 posted on 01/12/2007 7:42:18 AM PST by zarf
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To: jmc1969

Where's Mookie been? 3000 have already done so. The decision to not eliminate this shameful waste of oxygen when he was in the US crosshairs in 2004 was regrettable.


4 posted on 01/12/2007 7:42:39 AM PST by sono (For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride. - Mark Steyn)
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To: sono

This guy is the enemy..take him out without prior notice to the Iraqi's..or Kurds.


5 posted on 01/12/2007 7:43:39 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: jmc1969

He sounds like a democrat


6 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:27 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: jmc1969
“The Sadr Pelosi movement rejects the new mundane policies. Their new strategy targets the faithful and believers who rejected the occupation, injustice and bondage,”
7 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:30 AM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: jmc1969

Time for Mookie to receive some lead poisoning...like a double tap to his forehead.


8 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:44 AM PST by RexBeach (In war there is no substitute for victory. - Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Oldexpat

That's a big ten-four.


9 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:52 AM PST by sono (For everyone but America the free world is mostly a free ride. - Mark Steyn)
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To: jmc1969

They said body bags earlier, what is it muzzies, coffins or body bags. How bout if we send you muzzies back in sandwich bags.


10 posted on 01/12/2007 7:44:52 AM PST by eastforker (.308 SOCOM 16, hottest brand going.2350 FPS muzlim velocity)
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To: jmc1969
Sadr's aides on MSNBC? CNN? Dems? ABCCBSNBC? Or the NYT? WP? PBS?

Maybe Hagel or Boxer?

So many snivelers in the US its hard to figure out just who these aides really are.
11 posted on 01/12/2007 7:45:56 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: jmc1969

Sadr ought to leave Iraq in a hog carcass - make that a Hogzilla carcass, considering Sadr's size.


12 posted on 01/12/2007 7:46:43 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: jmc1969

MORE SURGE, Moqtada Al Sadr needs killing.

My New Tag Line


13 posted on 01/12/2007 7:46:43 AM PST by IrishMike (MORE SURGE, Moqtada Al Sadr needs killing.)
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To: jmc1969
His threat compounded tensions over the detention of five Iranians in a US swoop on an official building earmarked as a consulate in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, which Tehran branded a breach of international law.

How exactly would his "threat" (empty bloviating, imho) compound alleged "tensions" over the Iranian spies and troublemakers. And they were NOT in a consulate (not that I care much). Dumb sentence.

14 posted on 01/12/2007 7:46:58 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Oldexpat

when did Sadr declare HE was Iraq and their singular spokesman?


15 posted on 01/12/2007 7:47:19 AM PST by himno hero
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To: Bahbah

Tehran is the last place that should be complaining about assaults on diplomatic buildings.


16 posted on 01/12/2007 7:49:24 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: zarf
"4 1/2 years into this mess Bush decides to take the gloves off.
That says it all."

What does it say Zarf?

17 posted on 01/12/2007 7:49:56 AM PST by Artemis Webb (All Truth is God's Truth...regardless of the source.)
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Oh so he admits to causing deaths and intending more??

That ought to earn him his own 500lb laser guided bomb....
18 posted on 01/12/2007 7:49:59 AM PST by wodinoneeye
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To: eastforker
How bout if we send you muzzies back in sandwich bags.

Or pig intestines.

19 posted on 01/12/2007 7:50:37 AM PST by Last Laugh (We the People are in charge, so let's act like it!)
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To: jmc1969
A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned on Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would “go home in coffins”.

And we will drop a MOAB on yo' smelly, turbanized, empty-wagon-rattle punkin' head...

Blow your beard right off your face...

OR....

Just give one Marine a mission order and a bullet

20 posted on 01/12/2007 7:50:58 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain available; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: zarf
That says it all.

What does it say? Please expound a bit?

Does it say that President Bush and the United States with the planet's most powerful military weaponry decided to conduct a war using proportionate responses because of centuries old tribal differences among the Iraqis?

Are you forgetting that the main goal was to topple Saddam's Baathist regime and bring democracy to the Iraqi people?

If we leave now, you know a bloodbath will follow.

Libs and the MSM will blame President Bush. Republicans will say I told you so...while covering their heads and faces with shame.

21 posted on 01/12/2007 7:52:20 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: jmc1969
"Launching a new strategy to rescue Iraq from civil war, Washington told the government of Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, who owes his job to Sadr, it was on “borrowed time” and declared new “no holds barred” military operations."

The question has to be asked, why wasn't this done before the 2006 elections?

22 posted on 01/12/2007 7:52:46 AM PST by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: Dog Gone
Tehran is the last place that should be complaining about assaults on diplomatic buildings.

Yup.

23 posted on 01/12/2007 7:52:47 AM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: jmc1969

Would someone please just feed this islamohutt a lead feast?... Sheesh, and to think this is what the democrats want to rule the ME.


24 posted on 01/12/2007 7:55:23 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: eastforker
"How bout if we send you muzzies back in sandwich bags."

How 'bout we sent the muzzies back in pork rind bags?

25 posted on 01/12/2007 7:55:44 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: eastforker

"They said body bags earlier, what is it muzzies, coffins or body bags. How bout if we send you muzzies back in sandwich bags".


...how about pork intestine bags? Like a sausage.



26 posted on 01/12/2007 7:56:58 AM PST by albie
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To: himno hero
When Nazrallah took over Lebanon and started a war with Israel and got away with it. Sadr is a quick study. Maliki is impotent.
27 posted on 01/12/2007 7:57:04 AM PST by chuckles
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To: jmc1969

Find him. Kill him. And his colleagues.


28 posted on 01/12/2007 7:57:11 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: jmc1969
“The American people have to prevent their sons from coming to Iraq or they may return in coffins,”

This statement is aimed squarely at Pelosi and the rest of the democrats in this country. The left has recieved its marching orders from its Commander in Chief.
29 posted on 01/12/2007 7:57:22 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (You'll shoot your eye out, kid)
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To: Post-Neolithic
The question has to be asked, why wasn't this done before the 2006 elections?

Because we were afraid of losing both houses of congress to the Democrats...?

30 posted on 01/12/2007 7:58:23 AM PST by Snardius (How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?)
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To: reagan_fanatic

threatened Sheikh Abdel Razzaq al-Nadawi - sounds like Target #1 to me! Unleash the hounds of hell!


31 posted on 01/12/2007 7:59:18 AM PST by princess leah
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To: jmc1969

Breach of international law? They did what to our Embassy?

What a maroon


32 posted on 01/12/2007 8:00:58 AM PST by wastedyears ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jmc1969
"A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned on Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would “go home in coffins"

When oh, WHEN will we stop screwing around and push a button on this mutt?

33 posted on 01/12/2007 8:04:08 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: sono
The decision to not eliminate this shameful waste of oxygen when he was in the US crosshairs in 2004 was regrettable.

You got that right. - tom

COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY BRIEFING WITH DAN SENOR, SENIOR ADVISER, COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY LOCATION: BAGHDAD, IRAQ

DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2004

Q Tom Wasser (ph), Knight-Ridder.

MR. SENOR: Welcome back, Tom.

Q Appreciate it. Would you say that the coalition's stance towards Sadr is still kill or capture?

And the second is if he does not honor the warrant and stays out there, it seems that he in the eyes of many Iraqis -- that he's become a more powerful man because of this in a lot of ways. And I wonder whether he does -- if he doesn't turn himself in, whether he's had a net gain from this experience.

MR. SENOR: On your first question, our position towards Muqtada al-Sadr has not changed on any account. All we are seeing now is progress being made in an effort among Iraqis to reach peaceful resolution in that part of the country. We think it's a positive sign. We hope it continues.

But our overall position and our requirement that he has an obligation to meet the requirements in the arrest warrant has not changed, and that he disband and disarm his militia.

34 posted on 01/12/2007 8:07:11 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: jmc1969

The "Sadr movement" like these thugs are a political party or something akin to one. If that is the case, then Big Al Capone was the mayor of Chicago....

Mookie is the head of a gang, he leads a bunch of thugs and gangbangers. To describe him as anything less is both inaccurate and disinformation. The MSM agiprop machine is running wide open.


We need to win thew Info war and quickly.


35 posted on 01/12/2007 8:09:09 AM PST by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: jmc1969
Wow. Al-Sadr really does sound like a democrat! The parallels are amazing!
36 posted on 01/12/2007 8:14:26 AM PST by beansox
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To: jmc1969

Is it not really the time to take them all out? This guy has made it pretty clear what these muslims think about being freed from Sadam--they have to be taken out, now.


37 posted on 01/12/2007 8:33:57 AM PST by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through an ordinary family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: Snardius
"Because we were afraid of losing both houses of congress to the Democrats...?"

Heh, never a truer statement of Irony.

38 posted on 01/12/2007 8:34:28 AM PST by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: jmc1969

This is like leaving Goebbels in charge of PR after the fall of Berlin.


39 posted on 01/12/2007 8:40:25 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Well, it's 2007. Time to get ready for 2008.)
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To: Always Right

Sadr's chubby presence on the scene over the last few years has been one of the most striking indictments of Dubya's 'strategy,' up until now anyway.


40 posted on 01/12/2007 8:41:47 AM PST by HitmanLV (Rock, Rock, Rock and Rollergames! Rockin' & Rolling, Rockin' with Rollergames!)
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To: jmc1969
come on Cheney say killkillkill..
41 posted on 01/12/2007 8:45:08 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: 2banana
He sounds like a democrat OMG, too funny. I think I just peed myself a little I was laughing so hard.
42 posted on 01/12/2007 8:55:21 AM PST by gura
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To: Always Right
Why isn't this guy dead?

because to a lot of the Shia's, this guy is the son of a friggin powerful holy man and is to be protected like a Indian cow.

That's why........

That's the reality, and that's why the only thing that will kill him is old age or a legit accident which could be arranged but at a very high cost if exposed, and it likely would be..

The accident will make him a martyr, and that's even worse.

This moron will have to be bought off and brought into the Government fold. Just a matter of time.

43 posted on 01/12/2007 9:02:17 AM PST by Cold Heat ("Ward!.........Go easy on the beaver"!)
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To: Cold Heat
The accident will make him a martyr, and that's even worse.

I am all for making 5 million martyrs if that is what it is going to take. Treating these terrorists with some unfounded respect because they are some phoney religious leader just makes matters worse. You have to be tough with terrorists. Once you show weakness, terrorist jump on it.

44 posted on 01/12/2007 9:06:37 AM PST by Always Right
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To: zarf

Just a scosh late, I'd say.


45 posted on 01/12/2007 9:08:45 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Dog Gone

For a lot of people this is as much ancient history as the Korean war or the Vietnam war. They can only read about it as interpreted history, or hear it from the old uncle around the dinner table. It hasn't fallen into the faked moon landing category yet, but it isn't current events for them. These young people will probably remember the early 2000s as the good old days.


46 posted on 01/12/2007 9:13:31 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: jmc1969



I wonder why these people don't like pigs...they squeal just like big, fat porkers. Don't worry, our troops will be using their rags for toilet tissue before this is over.


47 posted on 01/12/2007 9:22:28 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Dog Gone
This is still unverified:

BREAKING NEWS - Top Islamic Iran Strategist Captured in Iraq Raid

That's the Irbil raid....

48 posted on 01/12/2007 9:26:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: zarf

you might wanna tell that to the 1000's of dead terrorists-


49 posted on 01/12/2007 9:30:41 AM PST by CottShop
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Let's hope that's correct, as it would be hugh, series even!


50 posted on 01/12/2007 9:42:37 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Boycott all Leftist Media, ignore them and they will go away...)
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