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To: Dawnsblood
Of course, at the end of the article we have this bullshiite.

Peter Harling, a Damascus-based analyst at the International Crisis Group thinktank, doubted Tuesday's operation would succeed in removing the Mehdi Army from Sadr City.

"They'll lie low but they could retake control of the city any time," he told Reuters. "The Sadrists feel weakened, feel threatened and this increases the potential for violence."

Sadr was acquiescing because he did not want an out-and-out confrontation, he said. "The cost to him would be huge."

8 posted on 05/20/2008 4:05:52 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Sadr was acquiescing because he did not want an out-and-out confrontation, he said. "The cost to him would be huge."

And why would he not want an out-and-out confrontation, any guesses?

9 posted on 05/20/2008 4:09:26 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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