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Muqtada al-Sadr

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"He Must be Killed or Captured" The "Rebel Cleric" and the Siege of Najaf
The siege of Najaf has two clearly defined objectives; disband the "al Mehdi" militia and restore the city to occupation control. The conflict is being heralded as the "first major test" of the new provisional government of US "appointee" Ayad Allawi. Most critics conclude that if the US military backs down now the credibility of... Read More
What Was al-Sadr's Crime? The Trouble in Najaf
We all understand the basic principle involved in democratic government. The will of the people is articulated through the popular vote and the candidate who gets the most votes wins. Excluding America, (where the decisions are now entrusted to a Supreme Court) this is how representative government is established. By any objective standard, Muqtada al... Read More
Killing Muqtada al Sadr Legitimacy in Iraq
By using the distraction of Rumsfeld's testimony on Capital Hill to disguise continuing aggression, US Marines have stepped up their campaign to "capture or kill" Muqtada al-Sadr. Fighting has escalated in both Najaf and Kerbala with the goal of seizing control of the Holy cities and disbanding al Sadr's Mahdi Army. Al Sadr, who has... Read More
Is This What Liberation Looks Like?
The military cordon that has formed around Fallujah is the new face of the American invasion; the Jenin phase. The city is surrounded with razor wire, the curtains are drawn and the punishment has begun. All the reports indicate heavy fighting and, perhaps, as many as 200 Iraqis have been killed so far. (Many of... Read More
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