Sunday, March 30, 2008

Al-Sadr Pulls Fighters Off Iraq Streets

So, what al Sadr is saying is, "I'll stop active fighting if you stop arresting and killing my fighters." You know that sounds like the truce the US found with the KKK and Nazis. Those nuts are still allowed to arm themselves in the backwoods of the US, and the Sadrists will still be allowed to be a semi-dangerous group if they are allowed to still run free. At least the Sadrists will still get support from Iran and that makes them much more dangerous. It is past time to finally disarm them and make them swear to Allah to support the government of Iraq.

My Way News - Al-Sadr Pulls Fighters Off Iraq Streets: "Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Sunday that he was pulling his fighters off the streets nationwide and called on the government to stop raids against his followers and free them from prison.

The Iraqi government quickly welcomed al-Sadr's apparent move to resolve a widening conflict with his movement, sparked Tuesday by operations against his backers in the oil-rich southern city of Basra.

Al-Sadr's nine-point statement was issued by his headquarters in the holy city of Najaf and broadcast through loudspeakers on Shiite mosques. It said the first point was: 'taking gunmen off the streets in Basra and elsewhere.'

He also demanded that the Iraqi government stop 'haphazard raids' and release security detainees who haven't been charged, two issues cited by his movement as reasons for fighting the government."

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