Monday, May 15, 2006
Al-Sadr the butcher
Militia who admitted they belong to Muqtada al-Sadr were busted red-handed kidnapping ten Sunni men Thursday. US troops and Iraqi police were alerted by village leaders and clerics and were able to free seven men. One terrorist was killed and 30 captured. Hopefully Iraqis will recognize the danger Sadr presents to the fragile Democracy before he sets off a full scale civil war. If they don't then the British will. Sadr's Mehdi Army, backed by fundamentalists across the border in Iran, opened fire on British troops trying to rescue a downed helicopter crew. The British say that if the Iraqi Government doesn't go after the Sadr militia they will.