Monday, March 10, 2008

Where In the World Is Mookie Al-Sadr?

Where In the World Is Mookie Al-Sadr?
By R. Moran

Muqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand anti-American Shia cleric whose Mahdi Militia has fought the US military almost constantly since the occupation began has up and gone missing.Or at least faded into the background:

On March 3 a Kuwaiti news article translated by MEMRI claimed that the notorious Iraqi militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr was in an Iranian hospital, comatose from “food poisoning”. The rumor capped one of the most bizarre political absences in recent recent Iraq history. Sadr was a powerful politician who led the Madhi Army militia in Iraq.

His forces had fought the US Marines in Najaf; challenged the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for the leadership of Shi’ism in Iraq; built extensive alliances with the Ayatollahs in Teheran and aspired to create a force the equal of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The Nation’s Naomi Klein even called him “the single greatest threat to U.S. military and economic control of Iraq.”

Suddenly, having declared a ceasefire with US forces in Iraq, Sadr vanished from the scene, having left for Iran. His ostensible purpose: to study theology.

Al-Sadr apparently has decided that he has been something of a failure and that he needs to rethink his strategy:



Blogger FairestWitness said...

All I can say is that al Sadr has committed horrible atrocities against the Iraqi people. He is supposedly a cleric, yet he tortures his people just like Saddam Hussein. Some of the news accounts I've read relate stories of maiming and horrible deaths at the hands of his henchmen. So what if he has called a moratorium on fighting NOW. He is guilty of evil and I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"His forces fought US Marines''. What a frakin' crock! His ''forces'' took some potshots at the fiercest fighting force that ever exsisted any they all got sent to what Marine avaitors call "Alpha Whiskey Romeo'' or "Allahs Waiting Room'' What that means is when ever Marines on the ground spotted jihadis holed-up in a bulding or something, thay call in this ''call sign'' with the proper target co-ordinates and its ''Alpha Whiskey Romeo''. Too bad for "Mookie''. He gambled and he lost. If George Bush hadn't been such a weenie, the US Marines could have had this trouble-making dirtbag dead and hog-tied to the front of a Humvee in an hour. They could still oblige Mookie if he's so bent on ''jihad''. Stupid clown. J'Mac.

4:36 PM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

I hope that we can soon say, "Another one bites the dust!"

9:42 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

CHOMP--you just like to BITE!

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Micheal Wynn said...

There is absolutely no reason in the world that justifies such extremism and fundamentalism as exhibited by such people. Believing that you are superior is one thing, turning the whole upside down to prove it is quite another. There had to be somewhere that as a human, you conciously draw a line for yourself and not infringe on other's personalities.

7:06 AM  

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