fix articles 18230, sadr
Embarrassed US Starts to Disown Basra Operation (tags)
As it became clear last week that the Operation Knights Assault in Basra was in serious trouble, the George W. Bush administration began to claim in off-the-record statements to journalists that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had launched the operation without consulting Washington.
The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)
It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.
Our terrorists are winning (tags)
From the Afghan mountains to the cities of Gaza and Sadr we are now creating the terror that will hit us in the future
Surge on this, Bush (tags)
If you can
72 against Bush (tags)
The Karbala battle was over 1,000 years ago. Why waste our boys on another?
Iraq leader's silence raising questions about Bush plan (tags)
"The Bush administration has one view of Iraqi reality in which Maliki is ... an honest broker," said W. Patrick Lang, a former head of Middle East intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency. "In my view, Maliki is one of any number of Shiite Arab activists who are seeking to consolidate Shiite control."
REINFORCEMENTS IN COFFINS (tags)
BAGHDAD -- A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would "go home in coffins."
Imaginary enemies, lousy friends (tags)
let's get Iran
Do you like? (tags)
161 killed in Baghdad blasts - There is NOT a civil war in Iraq! (tags)
At least thats what George W. Bush says. Everyone else knows differently
U.S. helicopter fires rockets into crowded Baghdad (tags)
Photos show an Iraqi resident inside his destroyed home in Baghdad's Sadr city February 2, 2006, after U.S. occupation forces used a helicopter to fire rockets into a crowded Shiite neighborhood. The young girl was one of those wounded in the attack. U.S. occupation forces rocketed Baghdad's Sadr city early Thursday, killing one woman and wounding at least three others, residents said.
SUPER TERRORISTS! 'Pollywood Studios' Latest Production (tags)
The Jordan bombing publicity has Pollywood (as in Pentagon's Hollywood) written all over it. Pollywood's favorite theme, after "THE NATION AT WAR" is "TERRORIST MASTERMINDS." The favorite script always stars a single villain, who is turned into a bogey man of superhuman proportions.
Sadr's Subtle Defiance of "Demonstration Elections" in Iraq (tags)
The January 30, 2005 elections in Iraq are the textbook definition of "demonstration elections." Unlike Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who issued "a fatwa saying all Shiia men and women have an obligation to vote in the upcoming election," the Moktada al-Sadr faction "uttered not a single word about the vote" at Friday Prayers, according to the New York Times, foreshadowing "a less than overwhelming voter turnout in many parts of Iraq" (Dexter Filkins, "Shiite Faction Ready to Shun Sunday's Election in Iraq," January 29, 2005). The Times insinuates that the Sadr faction are against democracy itself, solely by virtue of their quiet refusal to browbeat their vast following into embracing the elections tomorrow. Needless to say, the idea that it is people's right to evaluate whether or not an election is free, fair, and democratic and that boycotting an unfree, unfair, and undemocratic election is a time-honored tactic of democrats everywhere is unspeakable in the corporate media.
What's going on in Iraq (tags)
Big Money wants Iraq nonsense to End (tags)
"US military behaviour often seems to be choosing the worst aspects of several bad options and combining them."
Iraqi 'beaten to death' by US troops (tags)
So this is what "liberation" looks like? American troops... winning hearts and minds everyday.
FINALLY SOME TRUTH IN L.A. TIMES (tags)
FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA ZNET: Both Sunnis and Shiites have seen their homes attacked and their religious sites desecrated. Up against a shared enemy, they are beginning to bury ancient rivalries and join forces against the occupation. Instead of a civil war, they are on the verge of building a common front.
Iraqis told U.S. to go from day one (tags)
What went so wrong that the US-led war to "liberate" the Iraqi people turned into the daily slaughter of the victims of Saddam's tyranny? The answer is simple: nothing has gone wrong. Despite the mythology, most Iraqis were strongly against the invasion from the start, though it has taken 12 months for the world's media to report that.
Iraqi oil pipeline blown up (tags)
"The Iraqi people will welcome us with open arms" Think again.