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Cleric vows attacks if US troops stay in Iraq
Yahoo (AP) ^ | Sun, Aug 7, 2011 | REBECCA SANTANA

Posted on 08/11/2011 8:21:58 PM PDT by yup2394871293

BAGHDAD (AP) — A powerful anti-American Shiite cleric in Iraq with thousands of loyal followers threatened on Sunday that U.S. forces who stay past the Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline are fair game to attack.

Iraqi officials, worried about a potential backlash if U.S. troops remain in the country, have tried to portray any American force that does not withdraw as trainers of the still-growing Iraqi military rather than as combat troops.

While the security situation in Iraq has improved over the past few years, attacks are still commonplace. In June alone, 15 U.S. soldiers were killed, making it the bloodiest month for the U.S. military in Iraq in two years. Nearly all of them were killed in attacks by Shiite militias bent on forcing out American troops on schedule.

Muqtada al-Sadr's comments suggested that even a limited training mandate would not be acceptable to his Shiite militia, which has stepped up rocket and bomb attacks against American forces as the December deadline approaches.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsadr; iraq; sadr
Reminds me of the problem with that warlord in Somalia, Mohammed Farrah Aidid. Coalition forces never got him, either. Rivals did. Maybe sunnis will take out that Iranian puppet Sadr one day. If that happens, no point in dragging the US into it.
1 posted on 08/11/2011 8:22:05 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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Calling SEAL team six...


2 posted on 08/11/2011 8:28:29 PM PDT by pfflier
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We have had him a couple of times but let him go for political reasons. We should have just taken him out.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 8:30:56 PM PDT by yarddog
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My initial response to the Right Reverend Muqtada al-Sadr would be to remind him what they say in Russia when there is something going on which is contrary to one’s desires: TOUGH SCHITSKI! And if the Right Honorable Most Reverend Muqtada al-Sadr CONTINUES to protest, we should arrange for him to go meet his 72 virgins!


4 posted on 08/11/2011 8:32:49 PM PDT by Tucker39
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He apparently thinks the USA is toothless because of 0bama.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 8:33:26 PM PDT by DBrow
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Why Mookie is still breathing is beyond me.

Iraq won’t be able to fully stabilize until Iran’s evil puppet Sadr is gone.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 8:34:47 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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The day we leave, we should leave Al Sadr’s head decorating the end of a pike in front of their biggest mosque.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 8:36:31 PM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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He apparently thinks the USA is toothless because of

That's pretty much the thought all over Iraq now.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 8:38:08 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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And if that’s the case in Iraq, then Yemen, Syria, and the rest think so too. We are in trouble.

Stay safe!


9 posted on 08/11/2011 8:41:44 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: yarddog
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"Head shot" ... don't waste a second round ...


... and make sure the first round was fully-coated in bacon grease ...


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10 posted on 08/11/2011 8:43:05 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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We should`ve taken out that fat little bastard when he first put his demonic self on the scene.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 8:45:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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Am I the only one for whom the word “cleric” still conjures up an image of a guy in heavy armor wielding a mace and sometimes casting “cure light wounds”?


12 posted on 08/11/2011 8:48:27 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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“A powerful anti-American Shiite cleric in Iraq . . . “ That is 100% pure bullshit! This anti-American Shit cleric ran to Iran and hid there for the entire war! He only recently returned after the majority of the fighting was over!

He runs his mouth, makes threats, never backs it up! He allows his battleship mouth to over power his rowboat ass!

He is a stooge for the mullah's in Iran and will not take a shit without their permission! 82nd ABN 1/508th BN

13 posted on 08/11/2011 8:52:26 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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Mookie is not interested in 72 virgins. They leaders never are. That is the BS they use to coerce the young and weak into wearing suicide vests.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 8:54:57 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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Mace of Cuthbert ;)


15 posted on 08/11/2011 9:00:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Mookie had a target on his back in 2004, and somebody stepped in to save his @ss. Big mistake.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 9:09:49 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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As soon as I read the headline, I figured it was Mookie talking.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 9:09:55 PM PDT by SuziQ
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And the difference is?


18 posted on 08/11/2011 9:14:03 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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This fat POS should have assumed room temperature years ago.
19 posted on 08/11/2011 9:15:04 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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Yep. I understand about the coercion of the suckers to do the dirty work. MY position is that we send Mukie to meet his 72 virgins whether he wants to meet them or not!


20 posted on 08/11/2011 9:19:27 PM PDT by Tucker39
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He might be a little more cocky now than when he was hiding out in Iran while Bush was president. Or maybe not. Hard to read his mind, and I wouldn’t trust what he says.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 9:23:14 PM PDT by yup2394871293 (R)
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A lot of people are concerned that there are too many powerful Shit’s in Iraq who are taking orders from the Iraninan mullahs even if Sadr were to expire due to gum infection or something.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 9:35:44 PM PDT by yup2394871293 (R)
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Yep. I understand about the coercion of the suckers to do the dirty work. MY position is that we send Mukie to meet his 72 virgins whether he wants to meet them or not!

Yes, I knew what you meant and I used it to change the subject. I agree with you. Sorry it detracted from your point.

23 posted on 08/11/2011 9:43:32 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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Why bother, as soon as our troops are outa there, they will all be at each other throats anyway, and sometime in the future some corporal or whatever will take over as strongman, that is their way, and no other way will do as this people are tribal, and don’t worry, mookie will get his comeuppance one of this days


24 posted on 08/11/2011 9:59:38 PM PDT by munin ( So, which of these winners calley, mookie will get his worrd the cops and generated public costs?)
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Muckie needs a good snuffing.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 10:05:07 PM PDT by Blado (Audemus jura nostra defendere)
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You could rebuild Europe because it was Christian. You could rebuild Japan because it was Shinto and Budhist. But there is no point whatsoever to rebuilding a Muslim country. It’s like trying to tame a rabid dog.


26 posted on 08/11/2011 10:59:19 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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Why didn’t we just Ice this guy when we had the chance? See what happens when politics get in the way?


27 posted on 08/12/2011 6:14:30 AM PDT by panthermom (Please Pray for C Co 3-21)
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Why didn’t we just Ice this guy when we had the chance? See what happens when politics get in the way?


28 posted on 08/12/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by panthermom (Please Pray for C Co 3-21)
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