August 19, 2004

DOES ANYONE OUTSIDE THE WESTERN MEDIA LISTEN TO THE GUY?:

Al-Sadr Tells Militia to Turn Over Shrine (ABDUL HUSSEIN AL-OBEIDI, 8/19/04, Associated Press)

An aide to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said the militant leader instructed his followers late Thursday to hand control of a revered shrine to top religious authorities in Iraq.

A top al-Sadr aide, Aws al-Khafaji, told the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television station that the cleric asked his militia to give control of the Imam Ali Shrine compound to officials from the office of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 19, 2004 6:30 PM
Comments

Okay Al-Sadr rebelled once, lots of his followers got killed as he urged a fight to the death, then he came to an agreement with the US. Later, her rebelled a second time, lots of his followers got killed as he urged a fight to the death, then he came to an agreement with the Iraqi government.

What kind of moron would respond to his call for a fight to the death next time?

Posted by: Brandon at August 19, 2004 8:05 PM

Western journalists?

Posted by: oj at August 19, 2004 8:08 PM

Mookie no wanna die.

Posted by: Bartman at August 19, 2004 8:17 PM

First Fallujah, now this. Keep it up and it's Vietnam all over again.

Posted by: Bill at August 19, 2004 10:46 PM

Bill:

We imposed a democracy on North Vietnam?

Posted by: oj at August 20, 2004 12:04 AM

Shia morons.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at August 20, 2004 12:04 AM

So you're in good company, Harry.

Posted by: oj at August 20, 2004 12:13 AM

Iraq's waco coming up...

Posted by: andy at August 20, 2004 12:14 AM

Funny, as of this morning, they're still there.

Tell me again about those influential senior Shia clerics you're bettin' on.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at August 22, 2004 3:58 PM

What's the rush? The clerics aren't going to remove him.

Posted by: oj at August 22, 2004 5:23 PM
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