Skip to comments.Iraq - Sadr threatens to declare 'open war' if crackdown continues
Posted on 04/19/2008 2:40:07 PM PDT by HAL9000
via translation -
Sadr threat of an "open war" if the attacks against him are continuing
NAJAF (Iraq) - The head radical anti-American Moqtada Sadr threatened Saturday to launch "an open war" if the operations of American and Iraqi forces against his movement continued, in a statement signed by him and published in Najaf (south of Baghdad).
"I give a final warning, and I gave my word to the Iraqi government to choose the path of peace and stop the violence against its own people, if it is a government of destruction," the young religious leader.
"If it does not stop the action of militias who have infiltrated the government, we declare an open war until the liberation," warns Moqtada Sadr, whose militia, the Mahdi Army, the most powerful ' Iraq has some 60,000 combatants.
"I ask the government to require the occupant of a timetable for withdrawal as soon as possible," says Moqtada Sadr, whose fighters are engaged in deadly clashes against Iraqi and American troops in his Baghdad stronghold, Sadr City .
In this text sent to the "mujahideen well loved and faithful", he assured, "they accuse me of being in the hands of Iran, but I belong to Iraq. I belong to the will of my people. "
"The occupier has targeted with its planes, its tanks, its bombing and sniping," he adds. "Without our support, this government would never have been formed. But because of its alliance with the occupation forces, it is neither independent nor sovereign, as we would like it to be."
"Gaza was surrounded, and everyone was silent. Today, it was the turn of Sadr City and Basra, and everyone remains silent. Where are human rights? Where are the laws you take, in the name of freedom and democracy? "he says.
So, will Sadr’s endgame mark the restart of the Israel-Hezbollah war? Been nearly 2 years now.
Good post. The statement by Al Sadr made CNN but not FR until now.
EWWWWWWwww.Scairy Mookie Alert!
When you let a guy get away with murder, everything he does after that is your fault. We better end this game now or the guy will just get stronger.
drag all the women and children out of Sadr-City.....
then force every man to strip, and come out naked or Die. and then level the place.
then Tell the Iranian with the tiny close-set eyes to send us the Little fat Punk Bitch or we send them a sample of our best Atomic technology.....and Hang him at dawn.
then bomb them anyway.
Reading Mookie’s words, who does he think he is, William B Travis at the Alamo?
MANY mistakes have been made in the prosecution of this war. One of the biggest has been to leave this MAGGOT alive. The USA needs to consider staying out of wars it is not going to fight to WIN quickly, swiftly, and decisively with minimal cost in lives and money.
Is this the grossly fat guy that looks like a pig?
Ok Mookie, we'll take that bet.
Sadar,.. don’t open that can of worms. You’ll not like the end results.
True enough, and one of our bigger mistakes. We let him shoot his way into the government. Hopefully, this time we (or the Iranian government) will discourage his pretensions more thoroughly.
Hopefully he will declare open war, whatever that means, so they can finally grease this POS!
What will it take????
Dead on accurate. Time to wait for him to sneak back into the country, then to bury his corpse in a swamp so nobody ever finds it.
I’ll have what you’re having.
He whines as bad as Barack Hussein Obama.
this is good news - the beginning of the end for Sadr and his henchmen (and women). Finish that mop-up operation and get on with establishing a real peace for the Iraqi.