Skip to comments.Iraq - Iraqi troops surround Sadr office in Basra
Posted on 04/18/2008 3:51:07 AM PDT by HAL9000
BASAR, Iraq, April 18 (Reuters) - Iraqi troops cordoned off the Basra office of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's followers on Friday and prevented them holding prayers in a move that seems sure to inflame tensions.
The government and Sadr followers confirmed the operation, which comes nearly a month after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki launched a crackdown on Sadr's Mehdi Army militia in Basra, sparking violent clashes across the south and in Baghdad.
"We have orders from the prime minister to take back all the governmental buildings that are occupied by parties and political movements in Basra within 48 hours," Interior Ministry spokesman Major-General Abdul-Karim Khalaf, told Reuters.
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When are we going to stop playing around with Mookie and just off the fat lil sumb!tch?!?
The sooner Mookie is worm food, the sooner things will start quieting down in ‘Sadr City’ (which ought to be renamed to ‘Mookie Died Here Town’)
It’s my understanding that Mookie returned to Iraq not too long ago at the urging of the Iranians, correct me on this if I’m mistaken?
I’m pretty sure he is in Iran. I know that when he approached the government about a cease fire this last time, he was in Iran. That was a couple of weeks ago. I think if he was in Iraq, they would take him out. Since he is not, I think they are just trying to wipe out his support.
Well the fewer Mookie-supporters the better, do they get the al-Qaeda eternal fun pack of 72 virgin Helen Thomases and a total BBQ pork-themed buffet table? ;)
Hard to do. He’s hiding in Iran.
So I hear. Of course nothing says “I Love You Mookie” like an FTD Special JDAM delivered to him AND his Iranian hosts.
I have come around to the belief that the ‘politics of personal destruction’ are not necessarily a bad thing, ergo:
Our enemies (both domestic and foreign) have made it *personal* and therefore they are fully entitled to 100 percent, absolute *destruction* in whatever way works.
;-) Yep... I agree.
We have orders from the prime minister to take back all the governmental buildings that are occupied by parties and political movements in Basra within 48 hours,"
Well clearly Sadr is not part of the Government...so his followers should not be able to deny the Government the use of its buildings....
It's time to assert the power of the government.
Maliki’s Government Reinvigorated After Taking On Sadr’s Mahdi Army
Strata Sphere | Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 11:35 am. | AJStrata
Posted on 04/17/2008 11:19:14 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Iraqi troops, Sadrists in Basra standoff
(Iraqi Government wants it’s buildings back)
AFP | April 18, 2008 | unknown
Posted on 04/18/2008 9:16:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Sadrists vow to keep the Mahdi Army [Going down with the ship]
The Long War Journal | 4/17/2008 | Bill Roggio
Posted on 04/18/2008 5:35:54 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush
Iran boots the tub of lard out of their land. Now where is he going to seek refuge. Perhaps the Swiss will take him in.