Skip to comments.U.S.,Iraqi Forces Raid Radical Shiite Stronghold (sparks big battle)
Posted on 10/25/2006 6:19:19 AM PDT by Btrp113Cav
BAGHDAD, Iraq U.S. and Iraqi forces on Wednesday raided Sadr City, the stronghold of the feared Shiite militia led by radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, but Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki disavowed the operation, saying he had not been consulted and insisting "that it will not be repeated."
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Whack 'em. I bet you find some DNC campaign material and talking points in there. Maybe a tape of Dick Durbin's "gulag" remarks...
i bet we find some iranian revolutionary guards, iranian agents, and uhm al-sadr. Hey wait... why haven't we taken out or arrested al-sadr yet...? I forgot... we are scared of getting into a conflict with IRAN.
About time. This is about 3 years too late, but I'll take it.
Take the gloves off.
I don't think we're scared of fighting Iran. I think we're waiting for a more optimum time to either take covert action, overt action, or allow some Israeli warplanes to do their duty.
Until they kill Sadr and put down his militia entirely, this thing is unwinnable.
Plausible deniability, Iraq style?
The DNC media will be deeply saddened if Al Sadr is "accidently" killed in the crossfire.
My take, too. Maliki's walking a fine line.
I think that Israel is waiting for the skunk-werks/Black Ops exchange program to use some of our neat-o toys./
Ok this is what... round 8 with Mookie?
Would it be wrong to pray that he dies today?
Be a real shame if something 'happened' to Maliki...
Yep.. Just look at Kennedy's coordination with KGB Yuri Andropov trying to undermine Regan for political gain... Do you even doubt that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Kerry, Murtha, Durbin, Howard Dean etc have not coordinated with our enemies against President Bush....
Why is there not out cry of treason. I know it is difficult for the President to say it but the Pundits need to be out specifically stating that Democrats have betrayed their country in the past and are doing so today...
if he does not want these raids repeated maybe he can send his army to stop it...then we will see who controls what operations.
Oh yes it will..........
I'm not so sure. The selfsame fact that this idiot is a diaper stain, and still commands the awe of such a large bunch of misfits tells me that were he whacked, any other dim bulb would stand up in his place.
Killing him means playing active whack-a-mole. Leaving him allows the flies to gather in a convenient place.
At the beginning, I believed Bush's theory that all people crave freedom. At this point, I think Mohammad was faced with these people in his time and came up with the only way to keep them in line.....busy praying and cut their heads off if they look askance, and promise them goodies in the next life knowing they were screwed in their current life.
Freedom and liberty is dangerous for people who have no good options.
I think Maliki knew all about the operation, but he's claiming he wasn't consulted so he can still try the diplomatic approach with Sadr, i.e. good cop/bad cop.
We need to teach these idiots the real meaning of the word fear ... but then, that's not gonna happen, is it.
Probably did not notify Malki for fear his people would warn the militia of the impending attack and whomever was the target for the raid would dissappear.
I don't think the earlier story had the Iraqi politico saying "They fired bombs at houses that killed innocent women and children," and that instead of going in and arresting the bad guys, the attackers acted "as if we are in a war zone."
Sadr isn't the target me thinks. We are just sending a message. But there needs to come a time when we take him out. Yes it will cause a big uprising, but we will just need to kill those that get out of line until it dies over. It seems that everyone but our Military and GWB have gotten the message that the only think these people understand is brute force. After Nov 7th, providing repubs hold the House, it's time to kick some.GWB can't leave this for the next President.
N/M, just realized this was a repost, and you'd already commented here:
It seems that everyone but our Military and GWB have gotten the message that the only think these people understand is brute force.
Same thing I've been posting for three years now: It's time to make fat boy Sadr disappear. Not killed in battle, just disappeared. Maybe down in a rathole to hang with the 12th imam.
This seems to be a historical mistake by Pres Bush. At least Lincoln fired non-productive generals. We need generals that will fight. Unless of course, it is Bush who is tying our military up in this posture.....
Kill him and you'll see him adorning velvet paintings on the streets of every Shiite dominated region. He will graduate from Shia Pet to Shia Martyr.
Kind of like the way Saddam did it.
And he'll be handsome on those velvet paintings. That's the real injustice. Do we want to make this ugly rat a handsome martyr?
That's why I want him to be disappeared instead. If he just vanishes, with no clear indication of what happened to him, instead of a martyr he's the Iraqi Jimmy Hoffa.
If we would capture Sadr and put him in jail, we could simply sit and wait on these fiends of Sadr's to show themselves, and pick them off as they show.
but personally, I prefer Sadr dead myself
Al-Maliki must go!
Did you listen to the President's speech this morning? Al-Maliki has only been on office five months, what do you expect really? It's going to take time. I agree with the President as long as Al-Maliki continues to make tough decisions we are going to support him. Plus what choice do we have? He was democratically elected. The Iraqis will get rid of him if he is ineffective. They like strong leadership.
The israelis can't even wipe out the hezzies, they ain't doing anything anymore. Its up to US.
> "It will not be repeated."
Kill them all and it won't have to be.
Unfortunately, it is looking more and more like Maliki is a Sadr puppet.
I think it's a balancing act. The Shiite terrorists have links with Iran and Syria. But al Qaeda is basically Wahabi style Sunni terrorists. It's hard to say which is worse, the Wahabi or the Shia fanatics. Then there's the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egypt, with their ties to Communism and world connections to the Left.
We certainly need to control the worst of the Shia troublemakers, but we don't want to put the Sunni fundamentalists in the saddle either. It seems to me that these materials are almost impossible to work with, no matter how you slice it. We got behind Saddam in the first place because he seemed like the best way to control these nutjob factions. Ha.
I wonder if he still does.
It is never safe to put the words politicians and belief together.
I expect him to STOP STANDING IN THE WAY of our troops and the Iraqi forces going after the Mahdi Army and the Badr Brigade. He's cried "foul!" twice now when we've ventured into Sadr City which is where the current troubles are originating.
I expect him t STOP making public appearances with Muqtada al Sadr like he did in Najaf last week, calling for the U.S. to release a high-ranking Sadr terrorist.
I expect him to STOP appeasing that trash from Iran. Iran has NO BUSINESS in Iraq.
I expect him to work with us in stablizing Iraq, not agaisnt us AND THE IRAQI CITIZENS.
Yeah, I forgot the "or ever did" part.
Great rant, Allegra! You are right on.
Maliki is such a coward.
There is nothing people like from a politician worse then a coward like Maliki.
Jaafari certainly was alot like Maliki, the big difference was that Jaafari was respectful to the US. He was playing both the US and Sadr to help him, but in doing so he did not attack the United States.
Maliki has attacked and attacked the US for one thing after the other, the man takes our support for granted and thinks he can piss on us while he uses our money to make Iraq safe for pro-Iranian militants. I actually consider Maliki worse then Jaafari. Maliki was Sadr's first choice after Jaafari was replaced for good reason.