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Moqtada al-Sadr orders Iraq PM out of Basra
Telegraph UK ^ | 2:53am GMT 27/03/2008 | Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Posted on 03/26/2008 9:30:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has demanded that the country's prime minister leave Basra where he is overseeing a military operation to purge the southern city of its radical Shi'ite militiamen.


(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: basra; hakunamoqtada; iraq; mookieneedsabullet; sadr
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1 posted on 03/26/2008 9:30:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: NormsRevenge; elhombrelibre; Allegra; SandRat; tobyhill; G8 Diplomat; Dog; Cap Huff; ...

fyi


2 posted on 03/26/2008 9:31:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ordered the PM out of a city in his own country? What is this, “Let the Mookie win!”? What’s he smoking?


3 posted on 03/26/2008 9:37:25 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Time for a Tic Tac MOAB-2


4 posted on 03/26/2008 9:38:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICEs toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
["Mr Maliki gave followers of Sadr and other Shi'ite gunmen 72 hours to surrender their weapons and renounce violence or bear the brunt of a military crackdown. "]

"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."

5 posted on 03/26/2008 9:38:47 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Uh...he actually thinks the PM of the Iraq will just get up and leave one of his own cities because a random cleric said so? Mook-man is full of Shi’ite.


6 posted on 03/26/2008 9:39:18 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Welcome to the Middle East: Some days are Sunni, but most are Shi'ite)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That boy’s in dire need of an a$$ whuppin.


7 posted on 03/26/2008 9:39:27 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: G8 Diplomat

*should say PM of Iraq....I really shouldn’t FReep after midnight


8 posted on 03/26/2008 9:40:18 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (Welcome to the Middle East: Some days are Sunni, but most are Shi'ite)
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To: neodad
That boy’s in dire need of an a$$ whuppin.

Hope he gets it.

9 posted on 03/26/2008 9:40:37 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Maybe these Untermenschen should go to HOOTERS and have a beer.

It curbs the Suicide Bombing urge.

10 posted on 03/26/2008 9:42:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Yeah, just shoot ! : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DzcOCyHDqc


11 posted on 03/26/2008 9:45:14 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Rome2000

No, breasts cure the suicide bombing urge. But you get a 2 for one there.


12 posted on 03/26/2008 9:50:02 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s time to put Mookie’s head in a box and FedEx it to Tehran with a memo telling Iran to butt out.


13 posted on 03/26/2008 9:50:07 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Im not liking the way the 21st Century is shaping up logic wise." - AU72)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOL!..Muqtada morphs intro ‘Basra Bob’!


14 posted on 03/26/2008 9:50:19 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Fall on your knees! Oh hear, the angels voices)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What’s wrong with us?

Just find the bad actor and put him down. Immediately. Should have been done years ago.

No, we have had to pussy-foot with the Iraqi Shiites while shutting out the Sunnis (not to mentione the Christian Assyrians!).

The stupidity continues.

How many people need to pray for George W.?


15 posted on 03/26/2008 9:50:31 PM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us." Duncan Hunter knows.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This could be more fun than shootin cats and hangin dogs ...


16 posted on 03/26/2008 9:58:01 PM PDT by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: unspun
al Maliki needs to arrange a meeting for al Sadr with some of the Brit SAS and US Spec Forces....for about an hour or so.

He'd either see the Mahdi.....or not.

17 posted on 03/26/2008 9:58:34 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Uh...sure...ok.


18 posted on 03/26/2008 9:59:13 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is that arrest warrant on him still good? Oh. yeah. forgot. Shi’a.


19 posted on 03/26/2008 10:00:29 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Oh fer cryin' out loud...
Would someone please drop a J-DAM on Mookie's head!
If the mutt's still in Iran, then pick a suitable tac-nuc.
20 posted on 03/26/2008 10:04:52 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (El Conservo Tribal Name: Fishes with Dynamite. ---- Illegetimi non carborundum.)
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To: melt

Love it, doing it the American way.
YES!


21 posted on 03/26/2008 10:06:50 PM PDT by Katarina
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, hopefully the Iraqis have more balls than we did, and realize he must be exterminated. He had a murder charge against him, and we decided in wild west fashion the rules of law don’t apply and instead of arresting him, we tried to negotiate. Pathetic. Paul Bremmer should be....


22 posted on 03/26/2008 10:22:05 PM PDT by spyone
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To: PzLdr

“What’s he smoking?”

The Iranian presidents member.


23 posted on 03/26/2008 10:46:33 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

Time to surround the neighborhood, cut off all electricity and water, and hunker down until the terrorists run out of ammo. Then level the place.


24 posted on 03/26/2008 10:48:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: neodad

I believe that one of these days, he’s going to find himself greeted by a Hellfire missile launched from a Predator or similar.


25 posted on 03/26/2008 10:50:24 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“The Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has demanded that the country’s prime minister leave Basra where he is overseeing a military operation to purge the southern city of its radical Shi’ite militiamen.”

I think the vapors either his rotting teeth or BO is making him high.


26 posted on 03/26/2008 11:00:35 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

United states Air Force, white courtesy phone...


27 posted on 03/26/2008 11:08:42 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: unspun

Yeah, the idea that Huckabee would do better is a real snorter.


28 posted on 03/26/2008 11:10:47 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s time for Maqtada Al to go. He’s ordered Preditor take out for the last time.


29 posted on 03/26/2008 11:17:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (New Europe, John Benedict Arnold McCain's bridge to 07/03/1776. Not even our past is safe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hey, Mookie or whichever slimy Iranian is issuing these ludicrous orders:

Basra is part of Iraq. You Iranian garbage have no say on what happens in Iraq. You do not issue orders to Iraq's Prime Minister or anybody else here.

Back off, Iran. We're all sick of your crap here. Take your damned bombs and get the hell out of here. NOW.

30 posted on 03/26/2008 11:29:37 PM PDT by Allegra (Tehran delenda est)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I thought Sadr was in a coma -- what happened? Since that report a few weeks ago, his "office" and "aides" have been issuing statements on his behalf, or sympatheic media have printed ambiguous "interviews" from him.

Is he, or isn't he? Has he been seen by anyone?

-PJ

31 posted on 03/26/2008 11:34:37 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

It sounds like Maliki has finally either grown a pair or is now able to point them out. I’m guessing he’s going after Sadr before the US reduces troop levels.

This seems like a very positive development, providing he wins a decisive victory over Sadr’s militia. A big “providing”.

It’s been really hard finding even one decent article in terms of what is going on — the liberal press is trying to spin this as a disaster. But isn’t this what we want? Iraqis standing up so that we could eventually stand down? Sounds familiar, think I’ve heard it before.

And one of the complaints from the Sunnis fighting al Qaeda with us has been that the government has been unwilling to crack down on Shiite militia. Maybe this will demonstrate a willingness to do so. Makes me a little nervous to hear the 72 hour “ultimatum”. Hopefully it doesn’t signal a lack of resolve.

Godspeed to our heroes and to our Iraqi allies.


32 posted on 03/26/2008 11:52:32 PM PDT by Da Mav
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ASA Vet; Southack; Cap Huff
Sounds like Task Force Black...part of Task Force 77.

The first of the four elements is Task Force Black. Based in the Basra area, TF Black (which is supported by Parachute Regiment troopers of Task Force Red, a separate organization) is based around a squadron of the British army's 22 Special Air Service Regiment, with integrated units from the Royal Marines Special Boat Service. TF Black is responsible for the southern portion of the country, but has participated in operations in the Baghdad area when British or Canadian hostages are involved.

33 posted on 03/27/2008 12:32:22 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Political Junkie Too; All

Ditto that. I thought he was in a coma from poisoning in Iran. What is going on?


34 posted on 03/27/2008 12:48:34 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Irish Eyes

I think he has a get out of life’s responsibilities free card from the US Govt.


35 posted on 03/27/2008 1:23:28 AM PDT by mcshot (Our pets look to us as we look to God. May we be as good as they trust.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How is Scientology gonna help this?


36 posted on 03/27/2008 2:16:02 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Moqtada al-Sadr’s uncle, e.g., his deceased father’s brother is the FOUNDER OF HEZBOLA sitting in IRAN.


37 posted on 03/27/2008 3:17:16 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ah yes, Moqtada al-Sadr, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for Prime Minister of Iraq.


38 posted on 03/27/2008 4:19:22 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Jumper

“Moqtada al-Sadr’s uncle, e.g., his deceased father’s brother”

I think most people know what an uncle is....


39 posted on 03/27/2008 4:24:41 AM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I thought Mookie was near death in a coma in Iran. Are Russian docs THAT good?


40 posted on 03/27/2008 4:54:33 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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41 posted on 03/27/2008 5:01:02 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: neodad
"That boy’s in dire need of an a$$ whuppin."

Looooong overdue...

42 posted on 03/27/2008 5:58:53 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good. The final battle is beginning.


43 posted on 03/27/2008 6:30:42 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama reach across the aisle? He's so far to the left, he'll need a roadmap to FIND the aisle.)
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To: TXnMA

Stop breathing.

Now, pull the trigger straight back slowly with ever increasing pressure; the rifle going off should surprise you.


44 posted on 03/27/2008 6:54:56 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

time for al-Sadr to meet his virgins.


45 posted on 03/27/2008 6:58:50 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
"time for al-Sadr to meet his virgins."

I pity the goats.

46 posted on 03/27/2008 7:04:42 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: melt

Offtopic: I have read that the end of this scene was unscripted, that Ford was sick that day, and that the look on his face saying that he was tired and not going to jack with this guy was genuine.


47 posted on 03/27/2008 7:07:19 AM PDT by naturalized ("The time has come," He said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!")
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To: G8 Diplomat

Just because US Americans may not have access to maps and can’t find places like the South Africa and Th’Iraq.


48 posted on 03/27/2008 7:39:21 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I'm a TWiP and I'm proud.)
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To: ichabod1; All

And our CIA lost the maps they had of Tora Bora, when we were helping them against the Russians.


49 posted on 03/27/2008 8:11:20 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: neodad

In dire need of having a MOAB dropped on his head.


50 posted on 03/27/2008 8:13:55 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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