Skip to comments.19 Tense Hours in Sadr City Alongside the Mahdi Army
Posted on 03/29/2008 4:32:03 AM PDT by Flavius
BAGHDAD, March 28 -- The gunfire struck like thunderclaps, building to a steady rhythm. American soldiers in a Stryker armored vehicle fired away from one end of the block. At the other end, two groups of Shiite militiamen pounded back with heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. American helicopters circled above in the blue afternoon sky.
As a heavy barrage erupted outside his parents' house, Abu Mustafa al-Thahabi, a political and military adviser to the Mahdi Army of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, rushed through the purple gate and took shelter behind the thick walls. He had just spoken with a fighter by cellphone. "I told him not to use that weapon. It's not effective," he said, referring to a rocket-propelled grenade. "I told him to use the IED, the Iranian one," he added, using the shorthand for an improvised explosive device. "This is more effective."
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Reading about thugs attempting to kill Americans is repulsive. Why is this rag head still amongst the living and why does the WaPo print this dung? Never mind, dumb question.
Imagine a WaPo reporter in WWII embedded with the Nazis or Imperial Japonese and sending reports like this home.
Imagine that same reporter trying to regain entry into the US without the threat of a swift trial for treason and a slow walk to the gibbet.
Ah. An embedded reporter. I guess she(?) won’t mind when we mistakenly kill her in attempting to get the bad guys.
Unbelievable. WAPO imbedded with the enemy. Literally.
> Ah. An embedded reporter. I guess she(?) wont mind when we mistakenly kill her in attempting to get the bad guys.
No mistake will be made: this reporter IS one of the bad guys. And the Washington Post is clearly in collusion.
I do not know why you Americans tolerate this treason.
“”We have to keep the Americans nervous, on their edge,” Thahabi said. “We can’t make it easy for them.””
Thahabi sounds like a good Democrat. I wonder if he’s pulling for Shrillery or Nobama?
I dont think it’s misinformation. I think the reporter is really that stupid.
Later we read: Three solemn-faced Mahdi Army fighters entered the living room at around 2 p.m., fresh from battle. "Akeel, son of Riad, just got killed," said Abu Zainab al-Kabi. The room fell silent.
We are not the people we were back then. Consequently, we are not the Nation we were back then.
Then our leaders had courage.
Then our citizens had pride in America and what it stood for and were self reliant.
Then the media was for America.
Then our Servicemen/women were respected In America and their leaders supported them.
Contrast that with what we have now across the spectrum.
I spit on the Washington Post for publishing this, without putting the facts in context. Sadr is an Iranian stooge, who assassinated the previous Imam to get his position. Now, Sadr is willing to slaughter his own people, for the position and authority of Sadr. Think Cartman, only real and with guns.
He seems to have made a career of writing from the bosom of America’s enemies and undermining the Iraq war in particular. It really is sickening!
How convenient for them to mention the “Iranian” one in front of the reporter. This reporter is lying through his teeth in an attempt to make the militia seem more fierce than they really are. It's not to say that that they don't have “Iranian” ones but it just doesn't seem right that it would be in such a phrase.
This report makes me so mad I can’t describe it. I do believe that, for some time, the WaPo has refused to embed reporters with US units...
The Left confirms it... There's no such thing as collateral damage. We should bomb the hell out of these "neighborhoods" before sending our boys in there, really soften it up for them.
He is outright encouraging violence and unrest.
I, for one, would not shed any tears if Sadr City were to be flattened.
And then we should leave it that way as a warning.
The Washington Compost embeds with the enemy. How nice. /sarcasm
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