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Iraq to ‘swim in lake of blood’ if Sadr killed
Azzaman ^ | February 27, 2008 | Nidhal al-Laithi

Posted on 03/06/2008 12:41:07 AM PST by ari-freedom

A leading figure in the movement led by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said the group would not pardon anyone if their leader is harmed.

“In the event Sadr is harmed, Iraqi will them swim in a lake of blood,” warned Sheikh Sadeq al-Hasnawi.

Hasnawi is one of the top officials leading the movement in Sadr’s absence.

He said the cleric was currently in Iran “studying and mediating” in the religious city of Qom which is the Iranian equivalent of Iraq’s holy city of Najaf where Shiite clerics are educated and trained.

Hasnawi made the remarks in response to unconfirmed reports that Sadr was poisoned and was being hospitalized in Tehran.

“These reports that Moqtada al-Sadr has been poisoned are merely rumors spread by those who would like to see him disappear from the arena by having him assassinated,” said Hasnawi.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alsadr; iran; iraq; mookie; moqtadaalsadr; qom; sadr; shiite

1 posted on 03/06/2008 12:41:08 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

“Swimming in blood”...this is like the millionth time I’ve heard that...just kill the creep and kill anyone who has a problem with his death. Problem solved. No more swimming in blood...


2 posted on 03/06/2008 12:45:06 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: ari-freedom

We need to take care of business at the source: Iran. We need to invade, occupy and denazify it. That would probably go a long way toward destroying the enemy’s will to fight. ...problem is, our Nation no longer wants to do any real work.


3 posted on 03/06/2008 12:46:10 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: ari-freedom
He said the cleric was currently in Iran “studying and mediating” in the religious city of Qom which is the Iranian equivalent of Iraq’s holy city of Najaf where Shiite clerics are educated and trained.

Yeah, sure..."study and mediating" means more likely "plotting and training" at the hands of his Iranian masters.

4 posted on 03/06/2008 12:47:19 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: ari-freedom

Kill Sheikh Sadeq al-Hasnawi.


5 posted on 03/06/2008 12:49:05 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: ari-freedom

6 posted on 03/06/2008 12:50:54 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: familyop

Screw this invade crap. God gave us the intelligence to use neutron warheads.


7 posted on 03/06/2008 12:57:28 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: ari-freedom

Phew, I’m just glad he didn’t double-dog-dare us.


8 posted on 03/06/2008 1:10:32 AM PST by GeneralisimoFranciscoFranco (I love liberals. They taste like chicken.)
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To: All

Off Topic:

http://off-topic.internet-haganah.com/archives/001323.html

January 13, 2008
“HOT TIMES IN THE RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS OF QOM...”


9 posted on 03/06/2008 1:19:48 AM PST by Cindy
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To: ari-freedom
Would this be a regular "lake of blood" or the "mother of all lakes of blood"?

The person making this point may be correct - however he may not realize exactly *whose* blood is going to be flowing(?) (Hint: The guy with the Warthog always wins)

10 posted on 03/06/2008 1:34:38 AM PST by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: ari-freedom

Hey, Hasnawi, what if it turns out that the IRANIANS poisoned him? After all, you are the one who said Muqtar was studying in Qom...


11 posted on 03/06/2008 1:43:57 AM PST by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: ari-freedom

Yes, yes... but chubby boy will still be DEAD!


12 posted on 03/06/2008 1:59:26 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: The Duke







13 posted on 03/06/2008 2:02:13 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: ari-freedom
Azzaman?

14 posted on 03/06/2008 2:22:50 AM PST by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: ari-freedom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1981171/posts


15 posted on 03/06/2008 2:24:35 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: ari-freedom

It is time for Mr. al-Hasnawi to get his ticket to Paradise.


16 posted on 03/06/2008 2:31:34 AM PST by arthurus
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To: familyop

If done quickly and massively that would do the trick. The imams and mullahs and emirs would then conclude that Allah does not will that Islam shall prevail just now. Moslem countries would then revert to torpor for a few generations.


17 posted on 03/06/2008 2:33:41 AM PST by arthurus
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To: ari-freedom

‘sounds like that lake needs to include hasnawis blood. Too bad it’sthe women with suicide vests that the bad guys are sending in now to provide that lake of blood. —Or maybe he just meant the men were bloody cowards.


18 posted on 03/06/2008 2:42:00 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: arthurus

ping


19 posted on 03/06/2008 2:53:36 AM PST by x_plus_one ("let them eat cake, drive small electric cars and take the bus")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Another good comparison is the animated movie WIZARDS. It’s hard to find.
20 posted on 03/06/2008 2:57:15 AM PST by SantosLHalper (Liberals - The first to cry for tolerance. The first to shut you up when you don't agree with them.)
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To: trailboss800

Sadr is part of Bezzbullsh**. He is hiding from whoever killed Mugniya


21 posted on 03/06/2008 3:12:02 AM PST by Soliton (McCain couldn't even win a McCain look-alike contest)
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To: ari-freedom

I think Iraq’s been there, done that. Hasnawi has to come up with a new metaphor. Kind of trite, probably needs a new speechwriter.


22 posted on 03/06/2008 3:30:45 AM PST by Roy Tucker
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To: ari-freedom
Hasnawi is one of the top officials leading the movement in Sadr’s absence.

Then we should kill him.

23 posted on 03/06/2008 3:35:12 AM PST by doodad
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To: ari-freedom

Like the worthless ArchDuke Ferdinand getting offed started WWI, This Sadr getting whacked could be the spark that leads to the west and the mid-east having a real war.
Let’s do it.
Best to get it over with now before any more banana republics like Iran get the bomb.


24 posted on 03/06/2008 3:36:39 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: trailboss800

They like blood, apparently.


25 posted on 03/06/2008 3:49:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: familyop

Amen.

See tag.


26 posted on 03/06/2008 4:07:16 AM PST by ExGeeEye (NIE or no NIE, I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran.)
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To: ExGeeEye

That’s a good tagline!


27 posted on 03/06/2008 4:14:29 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: trailboss800
The bullies are scared now.
28 posted on 03/06/2008 4:15:20 AM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: ari-freedom

I was a competitive swimmer in my youth and still use swimming as a workout, so I’m good. ;-)


29 posted on 03/06/2008 4:17:55 AM PST by Allegra (Posting without being logged on since 2001)
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To: trailboss800

If Bush not ordered Al Sadr to be left alone the whole “sea of blood” would be long over now, and the “insurgents” would have fought more of a stand up fight.


30 posted on 03/06/2008 4:20:38 AM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET)
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To: ari-freedom
Mother of all battles yadayadayada... Torch the Earth as we leave... leave only rats and roaches alive... the dims will fit right in!

LLS

31 posted on 03/06/2008 4:30:12 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Could I ever vote for mcstain? osamabama hussein may convince me yet!)
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To: trailboss800

Here’s an idea. Shoot Sadr and then shoot Hansawi. Or better yet catch them both and shoot them with the same bullet. Then, when the next guy starts talking about pool of blood..... shoot him too. Seems easy to me.


32 posted on 03/06/2008 4:59:28 AM PST by baiamonte
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33 posted on 03/06/2008 5:49:50 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: SENTINEL

What makes you think Pres. Bush ordered it?


34 posted on 03/06/2008 5:51:19 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: ARE SOLE
"Kill Sheikh Sadeq al-Hasnawi."

Yup...one shot, blam.

NEXT?

35 posted on 03/06/2008 5:54:33 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: nuconvert
The buck stops with him. His policy has been to try to make friends with our enemies from he beginning. The military chain of command goes straight to him, not through the congress, or the state department.

The US military is not like an old nag that needs to be prodded along when it is time to fight, it is like a raging stallion, needing to be reined in during peacetime...BUT ALLOWED TO RUN DURING TIMES OF WAR. BUSH PREVENTED THIS.

Left to their own devices, military commanders would have kicked in every door in Iraq by now, confiscated any weapons found, and killed anybody who had a problem with it....In other words, securing the peace by picking a fight. All this would have happened before the very predictable national war fatigue set in, and our boys would be back home victorious.

This is how we fought and won WWI and WWII.

36 posted on 03/06/2008 6:49:35 AM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET)
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To: SENTINEL
The US military is not like an old nag that needs to be prodded along when it is time to fight,

Historically, US forces need to have the crap kicked out of them before they understand what war is all about. WW1 - Argonne, WW2 - Kasserine Pass, Korea - Kaesong, just as examples. One thing, US Forces learn VERY quickly on the most Darwinian of arenas, the battlefield.

Now, if you are specifically talking about the USMC, you are right. Marines are ALWAYS ready to fight. 'Every Marine is a rifleman.' It's the citizen-soldier that is ignorant. That changed with an all volunteer army for the most part.

Left to their own devices, military commanders would have kicked in every door in Iraq by now, confiscated any weapons found, and killed anybody who had a problem with it....

Doing this would have set every faction, including the ones that were liberated, against us. Not to mention what additional support would have come from the other Arab/Muslim nations. We'd be alone. That is not the American way of war.

This is how we fought and won WWI and WWII.

WW1 - Democracy vs Imperialism, WW2 - Democracy vs Facism, both were causes where the trumpet sounded and the dogs unleashed and the citizen-soldier understood what was at stake.

We are now in a war that has no borders, or a central nation that can be identified as 'the enemy'. we are fighting on many, fronts, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Phillipines, and areas that are smoldering. This is not a war that will end quickly, or with the defeat of AQ in Iraq. It will not end until the other Muslim countries denounce AQ, criminalize the organization citing death to the operatives, and join coalition forces in it's defeat around the world. So far they haven't.

One thing I have always said, and it still holds today. When US Forces go marching out in crusade, they wear the white hats, and proclaim the crusade of the just. BUT when they get out of sight and out of earshot of the general public, all that white-hat crap comes off. And we fight dirtier than any nation on the planet. That is when the world trembles.

37 posted on 03/06/2008 7:17:53 AM PST by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: SENTINEL

“The buck stops with him”

That’s not the same as “ordering” something. I’m quibbling with your saying that Pres. Bush “ordered” that alSadr be left alone. I don’t believe that to be the case.
I wish he had ordered that alSadr be killed a long time ago. Instead, he’s let his generals on the ground make that decision. Personally, I think Pres. Bush delegates way too much.

btw - Bremer publicly stated that they were going to have al Sadr arrested right before al Hakim was assassinated. In the wake of that, they were hesitant to do anything to alSadr, fearing that it would cause more chaos at the time.

Yes, I wish we had fought this war more like WWII. Maybe if we’d had a Gen. Patraeus in charge in 2003, it would have been.


38 posted on 03/06/2008 7:27:04 AM PST by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: nuconvert
There are those who disagree with me and mine, but the time for talk has come and gone.

In my opinion, the islamic world is not our greatest enemy in this war, it is those within our own nation who give them such aid and comfort.

Units not deployed do even less harm to the enemy than units defeated.

In my opinion, being prepared to deal with the consequences of taking out terrorists like Al Sadr must be the measure of our resolve. This "Unfinished War" business we as a nation have been practicing since the betrayal of our ally Chaing Kei Shek to Mao's forces will lead to our undoing.

39 posted on 03/06/2008 8:16:38 AM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET)
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