Skip to comments.Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr warns al-Qaeda ringleader 'Ayman al-Zawahiri' over Syria (Face-Off)
Posted on 06/17/2013 4:15:23 AM PDT by BCW
Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has issued a stern warning to the ringleader of al-Qaeda against the terrorist groups further intervention in Syria.
Sadr said Monday that Ayman al-Zawahiri needs to stay away from Syrias affairs and allow Sunnis and Alawites to live peacefully in Syria as they always did.
He condemned al-Qaedas killing of Muslims and said the group and its extremist ways have no place in Islamic nations.
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There have been at least 10 to 15 incidents a day over the last several weeks involving car bombs, roadside bombs, assassinations/murder, shootings, etc...pretty basic stuff that occurred the entire the US was there...the only difference is that Saddam is not there to crack down on the chaotic land of losers that Iraq has become at this point...US diplomacy really worked this time - didn't it!?!
We should have killed al-Sadr right after we arrived in Iraq.
battle in Najaf - 2004 — US was afraid of Shia backlash - even though he ordered his Militia to attack our compound there...we didn’t follow through...
The Mahdi Army didn’t even exist until June 2003 - he had relatively few followers and there had been plans to get rid of him. Then, as he started to gain more followers, some U.S. advisers (fools) said killing him would make him a martyr, so we didn’t.
Shoulda offed him
I’m not up to date with what’s happened in Iraq under this guy’s influence. No doubt he’s working for the Iranians.
I suspect that having to choose between Shiites or Sunnis, I’d fair better with the Shiites.
I can’t find any down side to his involvement in Syria at this point.
Can somebody straighten me out on this?
Wrong. We “should have” nuked every Muslim country in the Middle East, and Indonesia, on 9/12/01.
You wouldn’t fair better with any side...one, you are not a local Sunni or Shia - and two, unless you are a Moslem - you’d end up in a pit and set on fire at a minimum.
This guy is like Hitler, but in cleric stature. Sadr’s family has a long line of dealing with Saddam and trying to outflank and over power the Sunni influence in Iraq ever since Saddam came into power - Saddam’s response was always swift and violent.
If Sadr is involving his militia members inside Syria - it will be bloody and will spiral in different directions. This is a guy in a position, more so now than back in 2003-04, to do some serious damage in the region. He’s very cautious in what he does since the face-to-face with Blackwater in Najaf in 2004.
I wrote about all this in length - see my signature line - I was the SME on this whole affair from 2005 - 2009. I still get called upon to fill in the inter-chages every once in awhile — except this administration doesn’t care much about Iraq at the moment — it should - it should be looking at it closely! It could be the up and coming Pre-Afghanistan that we dealt with in 2002!
The Mookie Monster is back!