August 18, 2004

WHAT EXACTLY WOULD CHILL SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE SEEKING DEATH?

Sympathiser says Sadr will disarm after chilling government threat (Channel News Asia, 8/18/04)

The shock announcement came after Sadr had refused to meet delegates from Iraq's national conference, who had braved fierce fighting in Najaf to journey to the shrine of Imam Ali, Sadr's militia headquarters, for security reasons.

The brave government representatives...the scaredy-cat Mookie...this reads like a neocon press release.


MORE:
Steadfast in Defiance, Cleric Gains Stature With Iraq Masses (Tyler Marshall and Henry Chu, August 18, 2004, LA Times)

Militant cleric Muqtada Sadr's refusal Tuesday to meet with a delegation of Iraqi religious and political leaders is the clearest indicator yet that recent fighting in Najaf has strengthened the anti-American leader, some analysts say.

The snub, which followed last week's breakdown of talks with envoys of interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, made it clear that Sadr expected any resolution to the two-week confrontation to proceed on his terms and timetable.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 18, 2004 1:32 PM
Comments

Mookie isn't going to meet with anyone right now: he remembers what happened to Ali Masood.

Posted by: jim hamlen at August 18, 2004 2:10 PM

In Najaf, it's a mistake to continue referring to the revered Shi'ite complex as a "Mosque." That's its historical and its tremedous theological significance. But if Franklin Delano Roosevelt had crossed the Atlantic on a hospital ship, marked boldly with the red cross, he would have not deserved any additional protection through such a ploy. The "mosque" is now a shelter, a shield; when were Islamic services last conducted for Muslims who travel far, to experience its rare beatitude?

Liquid nitrogen should be brought in, along with evaporative exchangers to generate colorless noncold gas, directed into basement, tunnel, and ground level areas. It would also eliminate mice, insects and other pests(nonhuman pests, that is.) Pure gaseous nitrogen is slightly lighter than air, so it then dissipates naturally.

Was the title: "WHAT EXACTLY WOULD CHILL SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE SEEKING DEATH?" alluding to NOT generating the gas at close to ambient temperature?

Posted by: LarryH at August 18, 2004 6:05 PM
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