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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:21 PM
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Iraq's Shia in 'million man march' In Support of Hezbollah
Iraq's Shia in 'million man march'
Thursday 03 August 2006

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."

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4B4FABDC-025C-40...
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:32 PM
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1. K&R
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sistersofmercy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:36 PM
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2. Yikes this is scary!
Talk about opening a can of worms, Lebanon big can of worms. Geez.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:53 PM
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3. and all bunched close together... Martyrs in waiting
:nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:14 PM
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4. k&r - Looks like the neocon plan to "transform" the ME is moving along
quite nicely.

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