May 09 2008

Mooki Sadr Left High And Dry By Shiite Grand Ayatollah Sistani

Published by at 11:51 am under All General Discussions,Iran,Iraq,Sadr/Mahdi Army

Moqtada (“Mookie”) al-Sadr and his Iranian trained and armed Mahdi Militia had expected one thing would shield there efforts – and that was Shiite clerics rarely, if ever, break ranks publicly. Sadr expected the Shiites would rise up if he and his Mahdi thugs were ever attacked, expecting those attacks to come from Sunnis or American Forces. What he did not expect was that fellow Shiite Iraqi PM Maliki would be the one coming after his Iranian backed thugs. And even if it did happen I think he expected the Holy Men in Najaf, Iraq – the center of the Shiite religion in Iraq, to come to a fellow cleric’s aid.

But the top Shiite religious figure in Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Sistani, has time and time again sided with the rule of law and distanced himself from Sadr and the Mahdi thugs who hide and launch weapons at the Iraqi government facilities and US Forces from inside Shiite neighborhoods (which is a war crime and a sin in Islam).

Well it seem Sadr is upset that he and his criminal gang have been hung out to dry and has so he has now publicly lashed out at Sistani, basically claiming he is guilty of murdering Shiite Iraqis by standing quietly on the side of Maliki and the government effort to disarm and disband the Mahdi Militia with their Iranian weapons:

An aide to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr lashed out on Friday at Iraq’s most revered Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, for keeping silent over clashes that have killed hundreds in Baghdad.
“We are surprised by the silence in Najaf where the highest Shiite religious authority is based,” Sheikh Sattar Battat said, referring to Sistani.

“For 50 days Sadr City is being bombed … Children, women and old people are being killed by all kinds of US weapons, and Najaf remains silent,” he told the faithful at the weekly Friday prayers in Sadr City, Sadr’s stronghold.

Battat said the Sadr movement has not seen any “reaction or fatwa (religious decree) from Najaf” criticising the government assault on Shiite fighters in Sadr City.

“For us this means that Najaf accepts the massacre in Sadr City,” a sprawling slum district that has been the site of fierce clashes between US forces and Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia since late March.

This is tantamount to calling Sistani a mass murderer. Which means there something is about to explode here because no lowly little cleric is going to away with calling Sistani complicit in the killing of Shiite women and children (which are dying more from Mahdi rockets and missiles than anything else). I mean picture a cardinal calling the pope a murderer and you can get some semblance of what is happening here. Sadr has decided to go to his nuclear option by trying to take on, and take down, Sistani – while he sits in Qom Iran being trained to be an Ayatollah himself. Sadr is acting like a trapped animal, lashing out as he sees his pending doom. Why else take this drastic and irreversible step against Najaf?

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Mooki Sadr Left High And Dry By Shiite Grand Ayatollah Sistani”

  1. kathie says:

    I guess Iran is pulling out all stops. Watch for Hamas to do something stupid. All HELL could break loose.

  2. TomAnon says:

    Dueling Fatwas at high noon.

    Al Sistani has not been one to embrace violence in the past. He lead the march to the Golden Mosque that ended the Tater tots occupation. He is not one to shy from confrontation. When he puts out the word to end Tater’s occupation of Sadr City it will be swiftly carried out. I still keep wondering what is hiding in Sadr City that they are fighting so hard over. Pride? Trying to cover up Persian influence?

  3. kathie says:

    From “Gateway Pundit”

    Beirut Spring just warned about this.
    Al Qaeda has declared war on Hezbollah!
    Iran Press TV and W-Zip reported this news:

  4. Whippet1 says:

    Kind of makes you wonder if Iran isn’t quite as happy with old Mookie as they once were. He’s turned out to be rather ineffective within Iraq and I sense Iran getting nervous about losing Iraq so now they’re concentrating frantically on Lebanon. I wonder how long it will be before Moolie’s never heard from nor seen again. Poor guy should have picked better friends…

  5. crosspatch says:

    AJ — Huge news in Sadr City:

    BAGHDAD — Followers of rebel cleric Muqtada al Sadr agreed late Friday to allow Iraqi security forces to enter all of Baghdad’s Sadr City and to arrest anyone found with heavy weapons in a surprising capitulation that seemed likely to be hailed as a major victory for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki.

    In return, Sadr’s Mahdi Army supporters won the Iraqi government’s agreement not to arrest Mahdi Army members without warrants, unless they were in possession of “medium and heavy weaponry.”

    The agreement would end six weeks of fighting in the vast Shiite Muslim area that’s home to more than 2 million residents and would mark the first time that the area would be under government control since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003. On Friday, 15 people were killed and 112 were injured in fighting, officials at the neighborhoods two major hospitals said.

    It also would be a startling turnaround in fortunes for Maliki, who’d been widely criticized for picking a fight with Sadr’s forces, first in the southern port city of Basra and then in Sadr City.

    Sadr blinked.

  6. Terrye says:


    That is huge. I hope this is over soon. I wonder what will happen in Lebanon? Those poor people have had so much bad stuff happen to them.

  7. Dorf77 says:

    Grand news… It reinforces the the concept of fight them until they capitulate (or Die).

  8. kathie says:

    So maybe Iraq has learned that they don’t want the Hamas, Hezbollah, problem and they can get on about the business of building a country. What a blessing we and our alias have given them.

  9. kathie says:

    Found this at “Freerepublic” More Iran in our Hemisphere. Very bad news.

    Oily Chavez Oozes Beyond Venezuela
    By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Friday, May 09, 2008 4:20 PM PT
    The Hemisphere: Oil spiked $4 Friday on new evidence of Venezuela’s deep involvement in terrorism. There’s no glossing over such news: Hugo Chavez intends to destabilize the region. The U.S. will need to take action.
    Read More: Latin America & Caribbean | Energy
    After poring over some of the 10,000 documents captured from the computer of dead FARC terrorist Raul Reyes, killed in a raid on March 1, U.S. intelligence officials are convinced that Chavez’s involvement is deeper than anyone realized, according to a front-page story by the Wall Street Journal. “There is complete agreement in the intelligence community that these documents are what they purport to be,” a U.S. official told the Journal.
    The oil market understood the implications of this: The U.S. probably would be forced to declare Venezuela a state sponsor of terror and then end Venezuela’s role as a top oil supplier, as required for other rogue states such as Iran.

  10. Whippet1 says:

    This is a World War folks and it has been since the beginning. I love when the left crows about the War for Oil only they see it as lining the pockets of big oil and Bush’s oil cronies. The only thing they get right are the words…War for Oil…but it’s about leveraging that oil for power and control over the entire world. Some are doing it for good but most are doing it for evil.

  11. WWS says:

    That’s an astute observation, Whippet. Oil is often like a drug to the countries to produce it – just look at the OPEC nations.

    From Wiki:
    Algeria, Angola, Ecuador (which rejoined OPEC in November 2007), Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

    Now there’s a list of happy, modern democracies – not! Indonesia’s the only one that come close, and even they’ve got fanatical Islamists coming out of the woodwork. For every one of these countries, oil doesn’t solve any problems – Oil is the tool that lets them buy their way out of paying attention to their problems temporarily (such as the Saudi’s – we have no industry, no education, and no jobs for anyone – so lets give them all free food and free rent and send them to church 5 times a week to hear hysterical speeches about how evil the rest of the world is, and give them a lot of impossible rules to follow so they forget how bored out of their skulls they are. Yeah, that’ll work! That single thought tells you almost everything you ever need to know about how Saudi society really works) Opec countries have been compared to “trust babies”, those who are born with a huge endowment and thus stay stuck in perpetual adolescence, never achieving anything of value in their lives but desperate to get recognition for what they can never have. (seems the Rockefellers were in the news again last week)

    And the worst effect of all is that the free money that oil represents is a powerful magnet attracting would be dictators, tyrants, and despots of all stripes. Why try to run a country well when all you have to do is grab the magic fountain of free money and use it to do whatever you want? And you might as well cause as much trouble as you can in as short a time as you can, because that’s been your goal from the start. Hugo Chavez, front and center, it’s your time on the stage now.

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