Skip to comments.Cleric vows attacks if US troops stay in Iraq
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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Calling SEAL team six...
We have had him a couple of times but let him go for political reasons. We should have just taken him out.
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!
He apparently thinks the USA is toothless because of 0bama.
Why Mookie is still breathing is beyond me.
Iraq won’t be able to fully stabilize until Iran’s evil puppet Sadr is gone.
The day we leave, we should leave Al Sadr’s head decorating the end of a pike in front of their biggest mosque.
That's pretty much the thought all over Iraq now.
And if that’s the case in Iraq, then Yemen, Syria, and the rest think so too. We are in trouble.
We should`ve taken out that fat little bastard when he first put his demonic self on the scene.
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”?
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
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.
Mace of Cuthbert ;)
Mookie had a target on his back in 2004, and somebody stepped in to save his @ss. Big mistake.
As soon as I read the headline, I figured it was Mookie talking.
And the difference is?
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!
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