Skip to comments.Iraq to ‘swim in lake of blood’ if Sadr killed
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 Sadrs absence.
He said the cleric was currently in Iran studying and mediating in the religious city of Qom which is the Iranian equivalent of Iraqs 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.
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“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...
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.
Yeah, sure..."study and mediating" means more likely "plotting and training" at the hands of his Iranian masters.
Kill Sheikh Sadeq al-Hasnawi.
Screw this invade crap. God gave us the intelligence to use neutron warheads.
Phew, I’m just glad he didn’t double-dog-dare us.
January 13, 2008
“HOT TIMES IN THE RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS OF QOM...”
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)
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...
Yes, yes... but chubby boy will still be DEAD!
It is time for Mr. al-Hasnawi to get his ticket to Paradise.
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.
‘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.
Sadr is part of Bezzbullsh**. He is hiding from whoever killed Mugniya
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.
Then we should kill him.
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.
They like blood, apparently.
That’s a good tagline!
I was a competitive swimmer in my youth and still use swimming as a workout, so I’m good. ;-)
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.
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.
What makes you think Pres. Bush ordered it?
Yup...one shot, blam.
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.
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.
“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.
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.