Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A chilling paragraph near the bottom...

Professor Juan Cole is right to focus on Basra and that hectic, violent incident. But my jaw dropped when I read this in the New York Times article that the Professor references:

In a statement on an Internet site on Monday, the terrorist group Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia modified a declaration of war made last week by its leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The statement said followers of Mr. Sadr, the Shiite cleric, who has twice ordered his group to fight against American troops, would not be directly attacked.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bassizzzt said...

al-Sadr is not to be trusted. He can be shifty at times.

3:18 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

I agree. He's been up to "something" for a while, we just don't know what. Why? Bad intel.

5:58 PM  

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