Jan 10 2007

Shiite Mahdi Militia Ordered To Disband

Published by at 7:19 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

Those who do not think Iraq is salvageable are going to really be upset to see the Shiite Iraqi PM order the Shiite Mahdi Militia to to disarm and disband or else be destroyed:

Iraq’s prime minister has told Mahdi Army militiamen they must surrender their arms or face an all-out assault by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, senior Iraqi officials said Wednesday, revealing a pledge Washington wanted to hear as American and Iraqi troops prepared a fresh operation to end the bloody sectarian war gripping Baghdad.

The blunt message was particularly significant given that Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi leader, previously had blocked several U.S. attempts to crack down on the military wing of radical anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, now one of the most powerful players in Iraq.

“Prime Minister al-Maliki has told everyone that there will be no escape from attack. The government has told the Sadrists (the political movement that supports the Mahdi Army), if we want to build a state we have no other choice but to attack armed groups,” a senior Shiite legislator and close al-Maliki adviser said.

Iraq over religous faction. Finally. I admit it may have taken the Democrat win and begging for surrender to stiffen Iraqi resolve, but it also took the ramrod straight spine of George Bush to pull a Lincoln, switch out his military leaders who were bogged down and take advantage of the upheavel to press ahead. It has always been a question of full speed ahead or full retreat in the face of Iran and Al Qaeda. The democrats have never faced up to the repurcussions of failure in Iraq because they think losing Iraq will be a kick at Bush. It won’t be of course, it will the start of a bloody, out of control generational battle in the ME. But the dems hate of all things Bush blinded them. And so Bush is taking full advantage of the situation and shaking things up.

The Iraqi military is bringing two brigades from northern Iraq and one from the south to increase troop strength for the new Baghdad security push that al-Maliki announced on Saturday. He immediately set it in motion with an attack on Sunni insurgents in Haifa Street in central Baghdad. Thirty suspected insurgents were killed then and 50 more were reported killed Tuesday in a nearly day-long assault there backed by U.S. troops, fighter jets and attack helicopters.

With both US and Iraqi forces concentrating their efforts to maximixe their effectiveness Iraq will succeed.

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Shiite Mahdi Militia Ordered To Disband”

  1. ivehadit says:

    Tell that to Ned Lamont who OPENLY voiced his cut and run strategy.

    Lieberman TROUNCED him…so that argument has never worked with me..

    In fact, I believe the majority want to kick a… harder!

  2. Steve_LA says:

    Lamont wanted to pull out, I believe the American public want change, but not cut and run.

    They also wanted the Republican party elected officials to ask the hard questions of the President, they didn’t, they were a rubber stamp. That’s why we are where we are today….maybe hosed.

  3. For Enforcement says:

    Well gosh Steve, sounds like you’ve come up with a new way to lose in Iraq. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of support. Be sure not to put lipstick on it, call it what it is, a surrender plan.
    You prefer to do the fighting there in LA?

    So you think that someone being lied to makes them a rube?

    Maybe I’m not up on what a civil war is, would you mind enlightening us? How is that different from a sectarian war?

    Are you prepared for the consequences of al Qaeda controlling Iraq and their oil fields? Would you rather they have it than for the US to have troops there? ” Pull our forces to the North of Iraq and let the Sunni and Shias fight it out.” So it would be okay with you if the al qaeda(Sunni’s) win?

    Why do you consider it to be better for the US to lose in Iraq than to win?

    Do you think America should have fought the revolutionary war?

    Just curious. You got your white flag ready?

  4. For Enforcement says:


    Nothing compared to the consequences of losing in Iraq.

  5. ivehadit says:

    Say what? Hillary and the dem machine supported Ned. The democrat party threw sand in Joe’s face…over and over.

    I can see sadly, S, that the mushroom effect of the dems has taken hold on you: feeding their constituents crud and keeping them in the dark…

  6. For Enforcement says:

    The American people voted in November for a change of the course of the war in Iraq.???????????????????????????

    You mean you think the people voted to LOSE in Iraq?????????

    The change I think they want, I know it’s what I want, is to quit screwing around and WIN the damn thing.

    I sure as hell didn’t mail a white flag to Washington. They don’t have them here in Louisiana, but I’m sure they have a good stock there in LA.

  7. Steve_LA says:


    So your answer is to back the “Dear Leader”, no matter if he is not leading well?

    Let’s “Stay the Course”…whoops so October

    Let’s “Mission Completed” …whoops so who cares

    Competence counts, the Presidents leadership as the “Decider in Chief” has been terrible, you want to argue that or just drink the darn Flavor Aid.

    No I do not want to fight Terrorists in LA, but I also do not want to see our young men and women propping up a regime that does not want to succeed.

    I said it before, if the Iraqis fail to live up to their end of the bargain, pull North to the Kurdish areas, maybe secure the oil fields, let the sectarian Civil War play itself out. We can start over with a new governement after the fighting has played out if we have to.

  8. For Enforcement says:

    Steve, did you leave your thinking cap at home?

    “pull North to the Kurdish areas, maybe secure the oil fields, let the sectarian Civil War play itself out. We can start over with a new governement after the fighting has played out if we have to.”

    There ain’t no oil fields in the Kurdish areas. So once the Al qaeda has won in Iraq, we’re gonna start over with them. Well hell, why didn’t we think of that sooner? Sounds like a winner.!!!!!!!
    Let’s just announce to the world that we’re gonna surrender in Iraq and come back with our hat in our hand after al qaeda has taken over. I’m sure they’ll be a lot easier to work with then.

    Gosh, I don’t know how so many of us has overlooked that winning strategy for so long.

    When did you acquire your BDS?

    You didn’t used to be on the looney left, when did you join up?

    And if you’re not on the looney left, quit acting as if you are.

  9. For Enforcement says:

    My answer is to back the President, he is the one and only elected President we have at the moment. The alternative is not good.
    There is two sides, the presidents and the terrorists.

    I pick the president.

  10. Steve_LA says:


    I have a son who is soon to turn 18, so it’s personal with me. I do not want to have the possibility of sacrificing him to a war machine that is engaged in propping up a regime that I do not think is worthy of our young men and women’s lives. Right now, I do not see the government of Iraq worth supporting, I hope they prove me wrong.

    I’m not sure I believe the scare tactics of if we loose Iraq they will come here. They the terrorists are being trained in Pakistan, funded by Saudi Arabia, Iran and Syria and we are not doing anything about that. The whole mime of dominoes was the excuse for Vietnam, history does repeat.

    And while we’re at it, I am a Viet Nam era veteran, the son of a multi-generation military family. There is this strange deja vu right now for me.

  11. For Enforcement says:

    Steve, first if your son does not volunteer for the military, there is very little chance of him going to Iraq. By the way, I respect his opinion as to whether he wants to volunteer or not, that’s a freedom all Americans have. And I would think no less of him either way.

    Scare tactics? You don’t have to guess as to whether or not it is over there or over here. Remember 9/11? There’s your answer.
    I haven’t heard the word Domino mentioned in reference to Iraq, is that a new Dem thing?

    While I respect all vets (I’m one myself, both pre vietnam and vietnam era,volunteered) if you think there is a similarity in Iraq, with all due respect, you sure either didn’t understand vietnam or you don’t understand Iraq. I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

  12. MerlinOS2 says:


    Lets pull the cops out of Los Angeles and let the Crips/Bloods/MS13 sort it all out.

    Makes as much sense don’t ya think.