Los Angeles Times - BAGHDAD — After failing in previous attempts to rid Najaf and Fallouja of insurgents, U.S.-led forces say they hope to avoid an inconclusive cease-fire during the current fighting in Najaf. This time, military officials say, they will not negotiate and will not stop applying pressure until they "defeat and destroy" radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada Sadr's Al Mahdi militia.http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/topstories/*http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/latimests/20040811/ts_latimes/uswontnegotiatewithsadr
Hi News Bot!
I know its only a bot, and it cannot read my posts :cry: [Anybody notice its post number is 0 but it has lots of points?]
I think the situation in Iraq can now be truthfully described as "when shit hits the fan". Muqtada al-Sadr will go down a fighting man and a martyr if the US tries to kill him. He has been quoted that he will fight to every last drop of blood in his body in opposition to the occupying forces. I think that shows some courage and and a certain level of devoutness to his cause, but I think he is only working against moving forward for Iraq [but thats not all his fault]. Najaf will turn into a bloodbath before Sadr dies, and many people will die. This morning in the paper there was a militant with a look of fire in his eyes with chains of bullets around his neck, a RPG in his right hand, and the helmet of a US soldier in the left. These people believe in the cause to fight, and they will to the death, is that not heroism or valour? They are giving their lives for their nation and ideals.
They can never full supress a resistence movement. In the end the occupier will be sent packing one way or the other.
15th January 2004
it's a disaster waiting to happen. As Octovon said, they'll make the man a martyr. This is the worst thing they could do.