Skip to comments.Sadr takes break from politics, cites failures
Posted on 03/08/2008 10:50:00 PM PST by atomic conspiracy
BAGHDAD - Iraq's elusive Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr has decided to drop out of politics for the time being because his disillusionment with the political scene in Iraq has left him sick and anxious, he said in an unusually personal letter to his followers released Friday. In a written response to a query from a group of followers asking why he hadn't been seen in public for so long, Sadr said he had decided to devote himself to a period of study, reflection and prayer after failing in his core mission to rid Iraq of the U.S. occupation or to turn it into an Islamic society. He also cited the betrayal of some followers, whom he accused of falling prey to "materialistic" politics. "So far I did not succeed either to liberate Iraq or make it an Islamic society -- whether because of my own inability or the inability of society, only God knows," Sadr wrote. "The continued presence of the occupiers, on the one hand, and the disobedience of many on the other, pushed me to isolate myself in protest. I gave society a big proportion of my life. Even my body became weaker, I got more sicknesses." Speculation has been intensifying as to the whereabouts of the maverick cleric, whose Mahdi Army militia twice fought U.S. troops in 2004 and then was accused of many of the sectarian killings of Sunnis that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war. His last public statement came two weeks ago, when he renewed the six-month cease-fire that has been credited with helping bring down the levels of violence in Iraq. But he has not been seen in public since May.
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In other words he got beat and he knows it.
I bet those “letters” from Sadr to his goons, are the same as reports on Castros “excellent” health. I hope Sadr is rotting in an Iranian hospital.
Maybe he has seen the lightTurned a new page
... hell, screw that. Lets IED hisazz first chance we get. On principal.
I can reduce the story into a eight short words.
We lost, I do not want to die.
When you use relentless blunt force as General Petraeus has done, You win over the hearts and minds in the correct way...
any proof he’s alive? anyone can write letters in his name
He's said "Allah willing" so many times maybe he's finally come to the realization that He isn't.
The leftards with their rant-o-chant about how the surge has failed, etc etc... kind of reminds me of good ol’ Baghdad Bob.
Real or not, it’s very demoralizing to the Shi’ah for this to be out there. That’s a good thing.
Good analogy. LOL
When I think back to how things were here a year ago and look at how they are now, it is truly amazing. The coalition and the Iraqis have made giant strides in having the Iraqis properly trained to take over their own security. Al Qaeda and the militias have lost control of this and the Iraqi citizens have finally realized that they are empowered to do their share in achieving peace. They are beginning to recognize what true freedom is and I personally think that five years is a very short time for them to have come this far.
yeah it actually doesn’t sound like the positive spin someone would write to prop up a dead Bernie. So maybe he is alive...but defeated.
An article yesterday on FR claimed he had been poisoned and was in a coma. It was from a ME site.
Or am I imagining this?
Here it is ... Sadr comatose in hospital:
“”So far I did not succeed either to liberate Iraq or make it an Islamic society — whether because of my own inability or the inability of society, only God knows,” Sadr wrote.”
It is Allah’s Will that you fail!
I had read an article a few days ago that Mookie was in an Iranian hospital in a coma from some sort of poisioning.
Or am I imagining this?
No, you're not imagining it. That rumor has been floated out. What's interesting is that the Iraqis don't seem to be buying into it. I live in a Shi'ite part of town, but most of the Iraqis I know think Sadr is a pain-in-the-butt troublemaker. They say his followers are all a bunch of easily-led idiots. However, they don't seem to believe the coma story...at least not yet.
I hope he takes a break from life on this planet soon.
I use to think whacking this guy was the answer but it looks more like keeping him alive destroys him even better. Divide and Conquer.
>>I am beginning to think we have won the war. If so, it would be the greatest defeat for activist media since Goebbels poisoned himself.
That’s a heckuva line right there - I’m going to use that.
Haven’t heard about Iraq’s ‘civil war’ in some time.
The private militias like Sadr's Mahdi Army are laying low.
Rather than fight our troops and get wiped out thay are just waiting for us to declare victory and leave.
But what will happen the second we leave and all these private militias come out of their ratholes to pick up the slaughter where they left off?
It is sad to say, but I think Iraq will become another militant muslim stronghold in less than six months of our departure.
Thats because of the Obamafication of the news,all is right with the world soon. Kumbiya.....YES WE CAN!....[ BARF!!!]
.....whether because of my own inability or the inability of society, only God knows......
The answer as all Muslims know is that his failure to prevail is Gods Will. He can’t bring himself to say it outloud though like all Muslims he proclaims the outcome of the most trivial of events to be fatalisticaly determined.
Well, it really only ever existed in the liberals' and their media enablers' minds. :-)
It's really because the progress in Iraq became too great for the media to conceal.
In 2005, I started predicting that would eventually happen and that when it did, the media would just stop reporting anything out of Iraq.
I thought I read a report the other day that he has been in a coma for a long period of time, in Iran.
Comment first, then read thread. That My preferred method.
(Sheesh, if I’d only read the thread first, I wouldn’t have made a reply here at all.)
Nit pick alert!
Goebbels and his wife poisoned their children, then committed suicide.
Goering took cyanide in his cell during the Nurenberg Trials.
Ah...the Mook is weak and sick.
GOOD! Just the way we like ya...beoch.
Thats a heckuva line right there - Im going to use that.
I miss him! ha.
Will he right a book about his kampf?
He takes his orders from Tehran. Period.
Why does the press insist on referring to him as a “maverick”? How does he fit the definition of that word? Is binLaden just a maverick?
Do you believe in the forgiveness of sins?
Then can you forgive this post:
poor, poor Moqti. He is now Sadr but wiser.
(no, no don’t throw it!) ;-)
Same as McCain. He fights against the will of US conservatives, and sides with dems... Therefore “Maverick”
I agree with everyone else, that's a fantastic line.
To all my followers—
We’re getting our asses kicked by the infidels. Better to give up than be blown up, insha’allah...er...wait...
Well you get the point. We’ve lost!
Many thanks! Feel free to borrow it, but poster Jimmy Valentine has pointed out that Goebbels actually shot himself (his family was poisoned). Not being a media fraud myself, I have to stand corrected. The line should be changed to ".... the greatest defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself." Still works, though; maybe even better.
I would go with this one; "the greatest media defeat since Hitler went into the Bubker."
But, that's just me. ;-)
“Materialistic politics” win out again. The iman’s promise of virgins in the afterlife gets drowned out by the whirring of dishwasher motors and and the boisterous din of life in the here and now. Predicted here some time back. Ruthlessness followed up by sizeable dollops of benevolency works. You want the whip or an ice cream cone?
that’s just it. they aren’t being held accountable at all. they assume the relaxed drunk position in a wreck and walk away without a scratch. If these two get re-elected being so wrong, what does that say about their constituency?
I’d have preferred that he’d had to deliver this message by Ouija board.