L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29521 posts, RR: 59 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 796 times:
Well that boil on the butt of Iraq, cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr has been wounded in the fighting around Najaf, according to the spokesman for the cleric. No word on how serious the injuries are, hopefully for the worse IMHO.
Most of the other claims of the fighting on boths sides in this article I would take with a grain of salt.
Schoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 722 times:
"Well that boil on the butt of Iraq..."
Nice try to twist the facts, L-188!! He's not the boil on the butt of Iraq, he's the boil on the butt of the US and US's plans for Iraq!!!
"No word on how serious the injuries are, hopefully for the worse IMHO."
First it was Saddam wanting to kill al-Sadr, now it is the US. Funny in a way how this whole situation has gone out of hand in less than a year time.
"I just don't like people that are trying to get our troops killed.
That's perfectly understandable, L-188. But just as you don't like your troops getting killed, there is also a bunch of people that don't like their people getting killed in their own country by foreign occupiers, for the mere reason those occupiers don't want to give these people an important role in Iraq's future.
"Especially when the latter is there trying to do good."
So ignoring the opinions and desires for future Iraq of a Shiite majority is doing good in your eyes? That's sounds an awfully lot like Saddam himself!
"Great news, just waiting for the breaking news release that he's dead........hope it comes.
Anyhow, I wonder how he got injured......shot or shrapnel from an explosion......
Lets hope those wounds turn out to be fatal."
Some of you guys are REALLY morbid.
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 667 times:
The people want his armed thugs out of Najaf. The people want the Americans out of Najaf. If getting rid of him is the best way to accomplish both these goals, then so be it. I am not going to cry a tear if he ends up dying. I would much rather see him arrested and sent to court, since there is a warrant out for his arrest. But of course him violently resisting an Iraqi judges warrant is a noble pursuit isnt it.
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 659 times:
If getting rid of him is the best way to accomplish both these goals, then so be it.
Ideally you want him arrested alive. Dead he becomes a martyr, and those are very powerful figures in the Islamic world. Al Sadr dead would mean a lot more Americans injured or killed as the violence would escalate even further.