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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:19 PM
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Iraq's Shia in 'million man march'
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4B4FABDC-025C-40...

Shias from southern and central Iraq have begun travelling to Baghdad in answer to Muqtada al-Sadr's call for a "million man march" in support of Lebanon's Hezbollah.


Waving Iraqi flags and chanting "Death to America! Death to Israel", the demonstrators mounted convoys of buses and headed for the capital on Thursday, some of them wearing white shrouds symbolising their readiness to accept martyrdom.

The demonstration is to be held following Friday prayers in the teeming Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, home to some two million people, and comes at a tense time for the capital.

Sahib al-Ameri, general director of the Foundation for God's Martyrs, part of Sadr's movement said: "Thousands of Najaf people have set off for Baghdad as a response to Moqtada al-Sadr's invitation to take part."


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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:28 PM
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1. We are through the looking glass here.
Do George Bush and Condaleeze Rice have the slightest clue about the complexities of Middle East politics? Silly question.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:30 PM
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2. I'm sure the freepers are supporting this since its democracy
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:53 PM
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12. Naw, they are saying it is just an anomaly that we accidentally
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:33 PM
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3. this could get real ugly (uglier!!)
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RoseMead Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:59 PM
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5. That was my first thought too
I predict lots of dead Americans and even more dead Iraqis by the time this demonstration ends.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:36 AM
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19. and the press will cover none of it
US casualties will be reported sporadically so as not to upset the "low" average of 1-4 a day. Slaughtered civlians will be added to the "Insurgents killed" headlines.
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Gullvann Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:42 PM
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11. It is scary. In some way I understand their cause
but, Al Sadr and his people are not angels.

I hope that they all wave their flags, shout their slogans and go home quitely.

Though, I doubt it.

Hasn't already American troops fired on some of the convoys heading towards Baghdad for this?

Vennlig hilsen,

Gullvann.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:57 PM
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4. Why won't Iraqis support Bush's democracy program for the ME?
Guess the neo-cons will have to find a stronger-fisted candidate to get these guys in line since the current puppet government doesn't seem to have any control!
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:03 PM
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8. Friday is gonna be UGLY. nt.
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adriennui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:17 PM
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17. shia against sunni
let them settle things among themselves. while they're fighting let's get the hell out of iraq.

friday is always a big day for muslim on muslim violence.

chickens are coming home to roost, no?
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GAPeace Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:00 PM
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6. This is just turning insane; no one will be able to live in peace
Everyone living in the shambles and poverty of the Middle East will be caught up by this war fever. This is madness; those criminals in every nation who are enabling this have no conscience.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:02 PM
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7. I just want to know where the roses are that Rumfilled promised us? nt
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:16 PM
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9. Rummy said they are back ordered
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:23 PM by leftchick
and should be arriving any day now. He said so today at the senate armed services committee meeting. "You asked for the flowers we promised? Where are the flowers we were told about? Yes, Yes I would say they will be here any day from tomorrow until January 2016, in the North, South East or in Baghdad." ......



Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discusses Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terror, during an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:16 PM
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15. Here's a couple of Rose Petals for Rumbdums mercenaries
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:33 PM
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16. yes
much more like reality.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:25 PM
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10. oh. dear.
well, shit
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:55 PM
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14. double shit
triple shit! This is just so bad. :(
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:31 PM
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13. How does the military
plan on handling the Iraqi people exercising their freedom of speech. All million of them. Is the green zone going to be safe enough?
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:22 AM
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18. Winning hearts and minds . . .
Great to see how the "adults in charge" are supporting our troops.
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