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  • How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq’s Government

    05/02/2016 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 01, 2016 | Michael Weiss
    Supporters of the powerful Shia cleric stormed Baghdad’s parliament, leaving legislators quivering in the basement and Iraq on the edge of political chaos. Hussain Jassim refused to leave the Green Zone, once considered the impenetrable citadel at the heart of Baghdad, until his leader Muqtada al-Sadr ordered him to do so. “We have entered parliament and we have broken it’s prestige in front of people because they are thieves, they deserve for that to happen to them,” Jassim told The Daily Beast. He was one of thousands of angry protestors who on Saturday raided the Iraqi legislature, chasing MPs out...
  • The Terror Masters Revisited

    08/16/2004 6:23:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 668+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 8-16-04 | Michael Ledeen
    Saturday's Washington Post had an article which quotes the usual unnamed intelligence sources saying that they are surprised to discover that al Qaeda has "reconstituted" itself. This surprise derives from, inter alia, the computer data found recently in Pakistan, intelligence sources (both ours and friends'), and simply looking at the range of activities in which the terrorists engage. This surprise is, as usual, unsettling, since it has been quite clear for some time now that al Qaeda and the other major terrorist groups — Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Jamaa, etc. — are all working together, and have been ever since...
  • Iran steps in to prop up Iraq's Maliki

    06/05/2012 11:27:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM
    Amid a surge of bombings in Iraq, Iran appears to be getting concerned about growing efforts to unseat Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Tehran helped to power.Even fellow Shiites are saying Maliki, who controls all Iraq's military, security and intelligence forces, should go. At the same time, Tehran is seeking to ensure that Iraq's Shiites don't upstage Iran's long-held spiritual domination of the Shiite sect, a position that the Iranian clergy seized during Saddam Hussein's rule when he ruthlessly suppressed Iraq's Shiite majority. The political and religious friction is being intensified by the campaign of bombings and assassinations carried out...
  • Barack Obama's Middle East Expert

    01/23/2008 12:27:15 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 520+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama's real thinking about Israel and the Middle East continues to be an enigma. The words he chose in an address to AIPAC create a different impression than the composition of his foreign policy advisory team. Several advisors have evidenced a history of suspicion and worse toward Israel. One of his advisors in particular, Robert Malley, clearly warrants attention, as does the reasoning that led him to being chosen by Barack Obama. A little family history may be in order to understand the genesis of Robert Malley's views. Normally, one should be reluctant in exploring a person's family background...
  • Iraqi army seizes Sadr's Baghdad bastion

    05/20/2008 3:38:11 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 14 replies · 137+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/20/08 | Aseel Kami and Adrian Croft
    Some 10,000 Iraqi police and soldiers, backed by tanks, pushed deep into Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Baghdad bastion on Tuesday, stamping the government's authority on an area until now outside its control. The army said they met no resistance as they moved into Sadr City in the early hours, securing three quarters of the sprawling slum where hundreds have been killed in weeks of fighting between U.S. and Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militants loyal to Sadr. A truce 10 days ago between Shi'ite factions largely ended the fighting in one of Baghdad's poorest districts and paved the way for Tuesday's...
  • Iraq to ‘swim in lake of blood’ if Sadr killed

    03/06/2008 12:41:07 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 38 replies · 306+ views
    Azzaman ^ | February 27, 2008 | Nidhal al-Laithi
    A leading figure in the movement led by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said the group would not pardon anyone if their leader is harmed. “In the event Sadr is harmed, Iraqi will them swim in a lake of blood,” warned Sheikh Sadeq al-Hasnawi. Hasnawi is one of the top officials leading the movement in Sadr’s absence. He said the cleric was currently in Iran “studying and mediating” in the religious city of Qom which is the Iranian equivalent of Iraq’s holy city of Najaf where Shiite clerics are educated and trained. Hasnawi made the remarks in response to unconfirmed reports...
  • Leave Iraq, Sadr tells "Antichrist" Bush

    05/01/2007 8:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1,403+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 28, 2007 | Yara Bayoumy
    The powerful Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr called President George W. Bush the Antichrist on Saturday and urged him to heed calls by the opposition Democrats to withdraw from the chaos of Iraq. In fresh violence on Saturday, 14 people were killed and 39 others were wounded in a suicide car bombing in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala south of Baghdad, a hospital said. A Reuters witness said he saw tens of casualties. Sadr, whose ministers quit Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government this month, renewed his demand for a U.S. pullout a day after Bush pledged...
  • PRINCE HARRY READY FOR IRAQ WAR(SHIA Commander Claim: Leaks Within Brit Bases On Prince Arrival)

    04/30/2007 8:38:32 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 1,791+ views
    TIMES SQUARE ^ | Monday, April 30, 2007 | TIMES SQUARE
    Prince Harry, who is due to leave for Iraq, said he is willing to risk his life to serve his country. Harry, who delivered the speech to close friends at London’s Mahiki club on Friday, said: ‘I’m s**ting myself. I’m prepared to do anything they throw at me. I’m going to miss my family. But I am proud to serve my country, which is a great honor.’ Harry arrived at the exclusive club with girlfriend Chelsy Davy, who was wearing a short red dress. Harry’s friend Guy Pelly - Mahiki’s general manager - greeted the couple and showed them around...
  • al-Sadr and Peloser demand Iraq pullout - Bush Malki stand their ground

    04/17/2007 9:23:18 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 6 replies · 843+ views
    CNN.com and www.arabmonitor.info ^ | April 17, 2007 | Do the Dhue
    Here are a couple headlines about a Iraqi timeline for US withdraw Moqtada al-Sadr defies Iraqi government by pulling out 6 ministers (because Iraqi Government will not set a timeline for US withdraw) check the story at ArabMonitor.info and Anti-war House Dems demand 'clear timeline' for pullout check the above story at CNN Can someone tell me why there is no headline that reads something like?: Al Sadr and Demorats demand time line. or Bush Maliki stand their ground against al Sadr Peloser time line Come on!! What is wrong with the media and the stinkin' demorats. This is the...
  • Iran denies reports that Moqtada al-Sadr is visiting there

    02/18/2007 12:42:30 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 423+ views
    AFP via translation | February 18, 2007
    Teheran lunatic the presence of Moqtada Sadr in Iran TEHERAN - the spokesman of the Iranian ministry of the Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, contradicted the presence of the chief Iraqi radical Shiite Moqtada Sadr in Iran, reported Sunday the Isna agency. “Moqtada Sadr is not in Iran”, declared Mr. Hosseini. It is the first time that Iran lunatic officially the presence of Mr. Sadr on her ground. “That belonged to propaganda and the psychological warfare carried out by the United States in Iraq to more make pressure on Iran and it is without base”, declared Mr. Hosseini. Thursday,...
  • Iraq - Moqtada al-Sadr drops boycott of Iraqi government

    01/21/2007 12:17:01 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 523+ views
    AFP via translation | January 21, 2007
    ALARM - Iraq: Sadr reconsiders her decision to boycott the government BAGHDAD - the current of the radical chief Moqtada Sadr Shiite announced Sunday that it put an end to its boycott of the Iraqi government, decided on November 29, 2006, after having received guarantees on the satisfaction of its requests.
  • US troops will leave Iraq “in coffins”: Sadr aide

    01/12/2007 7:39:55 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 73 replies · 2,141+ views
    AFP ^ | January 12 2007
    A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned on Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would “go home in coffins”. Launching a new strategy to rescue Iraq from civil war, Washington told the government of Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, who owes his job to Sadr, it was on “borrowed time” and declared new “no holds barred” military operations. A cornerstone of the new approach is increased pressure on Iraq’s neighbours Iran and Syria -- which are accused by Washington of fomenting unrest -- and tougher action...
  • Iraq - Thousands of Shiites gathering in Baghdad for pro-Hezbollah demonstration

    08/04/2006 1:52:40 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 1,019+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | August 4, 2006
    Thousands of Shiites prepare to ravel for Hezbollah in Baghdad BAGHDAD - Several thousands of Iraqi Shiites started to gather Friday in Baghdad where a demonstration of support for the party Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah, in conflict with Israel, must take place after the prayer of midday, a journalist of AFP noted. Several hundreds of bus and cars filled Shiites come from all the country have converged for Thursday with Sadr city, the district Shiite disinherited of the North-East of Baghdad. Holding up Iraqi flags and of Hezbollah, the young militants Shiites, of which some had covered a white shroud...
  • Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq

    08/24/2004 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Gucho · 2 replies · 472+ views
    Italian journalist held hostage in Iraq Claire Cozens and agencies Tuesday August 24, 2004 Italian journalist Enzo Baldoni, who has been missing in Iraq since last week, has been kidnapped by militants, according to a video broadcast today on al-Jazeera television station. His driver was found dead at the weekend in Najaf and today an Islamist group said it had abducted an Italian in Iraq, giving Silvio Berlusconi 48 hours to announce it was pulling his troops out of the country.
  • The Kurd Card

    03/11/2006 3:48:23 PM PST · by dervish · 30 replies · 726+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/10/06 | Charles Krauthammer
    Lost amid the news of all the bloodletting in Iraq is an important political development: The Kurds have switched sides. In the first parliament after the first set of elections, they allied themselves with the Shiite slate to produce the current Shiite-dominated government led by Ibrahim al-Jafari. Now the Kurds have joined with the opposition Sunni and secular parties to oppose the Shiite bloc. The result is two large competing coalitions: (a) the Kurd-Sunni-secular bloc, which controls about 140 seats in the 275-seat parliament and would constitute the barest majority, and (b) the Shiite bloc, which itself is a coalition...
  • Iraq - Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr returns from Iran

    02/26/2006 12:13:25 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 621+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 26, 2006
    Return of the leader Moqtada Sadr Shiite in Iraq AL BASRA (Iraq) - the radical chief Moqtada Sadr Shiite, whose movement is shown to have taken part in the recent exactions antisunnites, arrived Sunday morning to al Basra (southern) coming from Iran, after a round in the Middle East, indicated one of his close relations. At once after its arrival, it was addressed to its faithful, affirmed sheik Khalil Al-Maliki, a person in charge for his office. It had carried out in January the pilgrimage in Mecque then had gone then to Syria, Jordan and to Lebanon. The movement...
  • Iraq - Sadr representative gunned down in Baghdad

    12/04/2005 1:31:44 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Agence France Presse | December 4, 2005
    A representative of Shiite firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr was found shot dead in his car on Sunday morning in the southeast Baghdad neighborhood of Zayouna, said source in the defense ministry. Sheikh Abdel Salam Abdel Hussein al-Maliki, who was Sadr's representative in the southern neighborhood of Al-Shaab, was killed amid a spate of assassinations of religious political leaders across the country, in the run-up to Iraq's December 15 parliamentary elections. Sadr, who has massive support among poor and disaffected Shiites in Baghdad slums, as well as across the south, has become a major powerbroker in Iraq. US forces also...
  • Iranian Alert - October 18, 2005 - Protests, Protests, and more Unrest in Iran in the past few days

    10/18/2005 5:20:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,464+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Protests, Protests, and more Unrest in Iran over the past few days.Protests: Iran Press News reported on the protest and conflict at Najafabad University. A first hand account.Iran Press News reported that students from the Abbasspour University for Water and Power Industry protested against the regime's guards in their university.Iran Press News reported that an angry mob, protesting the violent and oppressive actions of the disciplinary forces of the regime, attacked governmental bureaus in the Province of Qeshm.SMCCDI reported that drivers of many Iranian Collective Buses refused to validate passenger's tickets, today, in order to protest...
  • Iranian Alert - October 17, 2005 - Iran's Gov't Seeks Alliance with 13th century Imam?

    10/17/2005 10:20:42 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 4,039+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    Two recent reports from inside of Iran, if accurate, are very troubling. Iran's Government Seeks Agreement with 12th Imam - in hiding since 13th century?Kamal Tehrani, Rooz Online: a "reformist" website In a formal cabinet meeting chaired by Iran's new president’s first deputy, the ministers printed and ratified an agreement with the Shiites' 12th Imam. In his opening remarks, Parviz Davoudi, Ahmadinejad' first deputy suggested that the cabinet ministers should sign an agreement with 12th Imam, the same way they signed a pact with the new president. The ministers collectively agreed and so there is now an agreement between...
  • Iranian Alert - October 16, 2005 - Iran blames Britain for Ahvaz bombings

    10/16/2005 12:36:38 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 1,566+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10/16/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, October 16 (IranMania) -Iranian officials said on Sunday they suspected British involvement in a double bomb attack in the ethnic-Arab dominated city of Ahvaz, despite furious denials and condemnation of the attacks from London. Two bombs exploded outside a crowded market late Saturday in Ahvaz, capital of the oil-rich Khuzestan province adjacent to British-occupied southern Iraq. Five people were killed and more than 100 injured, according to the latest official toll. "Since there are British troops present alongside our border, there is a concern over their involvement in the explosions in Ahvaz," Alaeddin Borujerdi,...