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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:32 AM
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WP, p 1: Muslim Rivals Unite in Baghdad Uprising
Muslim Rivals Unite In Baghdad Uprising

By Karl Vick
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, April 7, 2004; Page A01


BAGHDAD, April 6 -- On the streets of Baghdad neighborhoods long defined by differences of faith and politics, signs are emerging that resistance to the U.S. occupation may be growing from a sporadic, underground effort to a broader insurrection by militiamen who claim to be fighting in the name of their common faith, Islam.

On Monday, residents of Adhamiya, a largely Sunni section of northern Baghdad, marched with followers of Moqtada Sadr, the militant Shiite cleric whose call for armed resistance was answered by local Sunnis the same afternoon, residents said.

As protesters chanted anti-occupation slogans in Abu Hanifa Square, militants were seen hustling toward the site carrying AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, residents said. The guerrillas opened fire on the U.S. armor deployed near the demonstration, attacking from positions in a neighborhood where militants appear to be not just tolerated but encouraged....

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Like complaints about home searches that leave Iraqis feeling defiled and humiliated, disappointment with the Governing Council is a grievance that binds many Iraqis. The panel is widely condemned as dominated by exiles such as Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi National Congress leader far better known and loved in Washington than in Baghdad. The complaint gained new energy when Shiite clerics began a campaign against sections of the basic law the council produced with U.S. oversight as a basis for a constitution....


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56091-20...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:37 AM
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1. I can just hear it now on the RW talk radio shows today
"But why aren't they reporting all the good things happening in Iraq?"

"Why don't they put it on the front page that a new kindergarten was opened up in Baghdad yesterday?"
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drhilarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:42 AM
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2. or "this was the strategy all along.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 04:42 AM by drhilarius
Bush the great knew that the Sunnis and Shiites would quibble over constitutional provisions, and the only way to unite them was through a common enemy. Now, they will carry this momentum into creating a unified democratic society! Ah, our great Bush is an unrivaled strategist!"
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Dead_Parrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:50 AM
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3. "Dear US administration,
Welcome to the next level."

http://dearraed.blogspot.com /

'nuff said.
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