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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 07:19 AM
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31. from WaPo
"The fighters, who called themselves the Soldiers of the Sky, are driven by an apocalyptic vision of clearing the Earth of the depraved in preparation for the second coming of Muhammad al-Mahdi, a Shiite imam who disappeared in the 9th century, according to Ahmed Duaibel, a spokesman for the provincial government in Najaf."


Gee.. Who the hell does this remind me of
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  -What in the hell is going on in Najaf? Breaking on cnn right now chimpsrsmarter  Jan-28-07 06:08 PM   #0 
  - Yes, what the hell is going on!  Anita Garcia   Jan-28-07 06:10 PM   #1 
  - cnn saying now that there were approx. 250 insurgents massed in Najaf  chimpsrsmarter   Jan-28-07 06:11 PM   #2 
     - Is this old news ??  kentuck   Jan-28-07 06:22 PM   #5 
  - From CNN International:  Marie26   Jan-28-07 06:17 PM   #3 
  - why unimaginable violence if sistani is killed? he is just one person so  msongs   Jan-28-07 06:23 PM   #6 
  - al-Sistani is the Shia leader who kept most of the Shia from fighting the US  me b zola   Jan-28-07 06:33 PM   #11 
  - thanks - a little confused between bullet points, though  salin   Jan-28-07 06:23 PM   #7 
     - I think that  Marie26   Jan-28-07 06:30 PM   #10 
        - thanks for the additional info  salin   Jan-28-07 06:49 PM   #14 
  - Looks to me like..  sendero   Jan-28-07 06:18 PM   #4 
  - Najaf  Dover   Jan-28-07 06:25 PM   #8 
  - Could be related to what Juan Cole was warning about  loindelrio   Jan-28-07 06:25 PM   #9 
  - Reuters  Dover   Jan-28-07 06:38 PM   #12 
  - What the hell are we doing killing people in Iraq! What the hell are we  Peace Patriot   Jan-28-07 06:43 PM   #13 
  - Question from the Devil's advocate:  SanCristobal   Jan-28-07 06:59 PM   #17 
     - UN troops, yes. But then, we didn't invade Rwanda and spark the sectarian killings.  Zhade   Jan-28-07 07:50 PM   # 
     - Wasn't meant to be an analogy.  SanCristobal   Jan-28-07 09:18 PM   #24 
     - Why UN Troops only, Zhade? French & Belgians backed the genocidal Rwandan gov't.  Leopolds Ghost   Jan-31-07 12:34 AM   #41 
     - As part of a larger UN humanitarian effort, sure, why not?  tabasco   Jan-28-07 07:50 PM   #21 
     - Peacekeeping missions don't take sides in a sectarian war!  Peace Patriot   Jan-28-07 08:35 PM   #23 
     - excellent, succinct , heartbreaking analysis  ima_sinnic   Jan-29-07 07:10 AM   #30 
     - thanks for that, I agree 100%  madokie   Jan-29-07 09:12 AM   #36 
     - Uh, Peace Patriot, it's sad to think the US should not have "taken sides" in Rwanda.  Leopolds Ghost   Jan-31-07 12:42 AM   #42 
     - Do they have Oil?  donheld   Jan-29-07 07:09 AM   #29 
        - No oil in Rwanda. Does that mean that the world  pampango   Jan-29-07 08:17 AM   #33 
           - Of course not, but with Bushie it does  donheld   Jan-30-07 06:34 AM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-07 06:52 PM   #15 
  - kicking - this deserves much more attention and discussion.  salin   Jan-28-07 07:40 PM   #18 
  - 373? Fuck.  Zhade   Jan-28-07 07:51 PM   #22 
  - Is this in the same area the CBS reporter was begging about...  thecorrection   Jan-28-07 06:54 PM   #16 
  - Lara Logan was talking about Haifa street  DemReadingDU   Jan-28-07 07:43 PM   #19 
  - We're One Carb Bomb From All Hell Breaking Loose  KharmaTrain   Jan-28-07 07:47 PM   #20 
  - odd thing is that the reporting says the militants are both  salin   Jan-29-07 06:33 AM   #25 
  - that Golden Dome bombing was so psy-ops  ima_sinnic   Jan-29-07 08:56 AM   #34 
     - That'd be slightly more than just psychological operations  rman   Jan-30-07 07:17 AM   #40 
  - AP article from Monday am:  salin   Jan-29-07 07:01 AM   #26 
  - USA Today: Reports: Fierce Najaf battle involves 'apocalyptic' group  maddezmom   Jan-29-07 07:05 AM   #27 
  - thanks - useful summary of the unfolding news coverage.  salin   Jan-29-07 07:07 AM   #28 
  - from WaPo  annabanana   Jan-29-07 07:19 AM   #31 
  - we are ethic cleansing the area, this has got to stop.  alyce douglas   Jan-29-07 07:23 AM   #32 
  - what is really scary and puzzling..  turtlensue   Jan-29-07 09:02 AM   #35 
  - Iraqui army "stumbled" upon a large assembly of militants..  paparush   Jan-29-07 09:29 AM   #37 
     - I heard they got a tip too..  turtlensue   Jan-29-07 09:42 AM   #38 
 

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