From Iraq

From Iraq
: Zeyad has another update from Iraq.

I was standing outside with neighbours yesterday afternoon gossiping when a car drove by, threw a couple of fliers at us, shouting “read them, may Allah increase your reward”. The fliers were signed by a group which called itself Saif Allah Albattar (Allah’s striking sword) at Ramadi, Fallujah, Adhamiya, and Diyala, which advised Iraqis to remain home on April 9th (the anniversary of the occupation), stating that they would not be responsible if anyone failed to do so….

No one knows where it is all heading. If this uprising is not crushed immediately and those militia not captured then there is no hope at all. If you even consider negotiations or appeasement, then we are all doomed.

: Raed says Al Sadr is a big deal not to be trivialized. Ays has a different perspective: “That angry dumb and silly boy…”

Salam says Al Sadr brings a familiar kind of fear back to Iraq:

Remember the days when every time you hear an Iraqi talk on TV you had to remember that they are talking with a Mukhabarat minder looking at them noting every word? We are back to that place.

You have to be careful about what you say about al-Sadir. Their hands reach every where and you don’t want to be on their shit list. Every body, even the GC is very careful how they formulate their sentences and how they describe Sadir’s Militias. They are thugs, thugs thugs. There you have it.

I was listening to a representative of al-sadir on TV saying that the officers at police stations come to offer their help and swear allegiance. Habibi, if they don’t they will get killed and their police station “liberated”. Have we forgotten the threat al-Sadir issued that Iraqi security forces should not attack their revolutionary brothers, or they will have to suffer the consequences.

  • Sergio

    Thank you for linking to these Iraqi bloggers. They are a crucial antidote to the poison we are hearing on NPR and from Senator Kerry.
    “If you even consider negotiations or appeasement, then we are all doomed.”
    – Zeyad

  • Scott

    I was listening to NPR last week as a correspondent was interviewing an Iraqi doctor. All of a sudden someone seemed to interject and the doctor clammed up. It was a memeber of Sadr’s thug gang whom the correspondent stated was providing ‘security’ for the building. Of course, here in Chicago we call that ‘protection.’ My thought on hearing that was “uh, oh.” The situation turned out to be worse than I thought.

  • Kat

    In an interview broadcast Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry defended terrorist Shiite imam Moqtada al-Sadr as a

  • wantthe$87billionback

    “We” are all doomed? We, kimosabee? No, just him and his fellow cowardly, ignorant and failed.Defend your own land, build your own country and be worthy of respect.Not a bit likely, given the track record.

  • philip

    Al-Sadr and his gang need to be taken out, along with other similar militia gangs. The issue is not who will prevail, but how the media reports the campaign and how an American public, mostly ignorant of military history, interprets the events. Time and again the establishment of free societies has required the exercising of power over those that would institute despotic regimes. What we ask of our soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines is serious, but it is not frivolous. Their efforts and sacrifices are for the highest of ideals: the ordinary freedom from terror and oppression. That which we take for granted every day…

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  • onecent

    While we are on Kerry, here’s another moronic utterance today on his economic plan………he’ll put spending caps on everything but education, security, social security and education which cover about 90% of the federal budget.
    But, back on topic, electing Kerry is our Spain.
    And to the “Wants the Money” guy, stop Onioning the Democratic Underground site. Funny the first time.

  • lk

    Red Red Red Red Red. That’s the blood of American troops that have to do the bidding of those that say shut Sadr down, and tame Falujah. Get your skinny (or fat) asses over there and do it yourself. I don’t want to see any more American soldier’s blood over there. Iraq, and its people, are not worth it.

  • John Moreschi

    Not only are the Iraqis “worth it”, our own American lives depend on it. If Sadr, or some other Hussein-like anti-American fascist takes control of Iraq, we will be getting special delivery WMDs in America very quickly thereafter. Our troops must put a stop to Sadr immediately. To fail to do so will explode in our faces because when the authoritarian, fascist mind sees weakness, it attacks.
    John Moreschi

  • hen

    kerry also referred to the connection between al sadr, hamas, and hezb’allah as a “sort of” terrorist connection…yeah it’s going to be REAL hard for me to vote for Bush in 04…everytime that idiot opens his mouth he loses a state. oh and having Kennedy be your surrogate pit bull (“VIETNAM!!”) is doing wonders.

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  • http://twistedspinster.com/ Andrea Harris

    lk, translated: “don’t donate any more American blood to Iraqis! Donate plasma — it’s cheaper.”
    I think. It’s hard to translate something that idiotic. Maybe if I took more drugs…