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Iraq Exploding as Shiite Fights Shiite

A new civil war may be looming in Iraq as American-backed Iraqi government forces battle Shiite militiamen for control of Basra and parts of Baghdad.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008 READ MORE


Sectarian Violence Surges in Baghdad

Recent morgue figures show a rise in sectarian violence in Iraq, challenging the effectiveness of the U.S. troop surge and a three-month old security crackdown. The Bush administration had cited a drop in violence as evidence of success, but many attributed the relative lull in killings, now but a memory, to an order from Moqtada al-Sadr for his militia to temporarily stand down.

Posted on May 24, 2007 READ MORE


Iraqi Government on Shaky Ground

Baghdad’s government could fall over demands from key Iraqi Cabinet ministers to end the U.S. occupation of their country.  The ministers support Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr, the driving force behind this week’s huge anti-American rallies in Iraq.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Shiite Crowds Protest Occupation

A massive procession made up of tens of thousands of Shiites marched to the holy city of Najaf on Monday to protest the U.S. occupation on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. One might recall that these are the very Iraqis who, having been oppressed by Saddam Hussein, were supposed to greet us as liberators.

Posted on Apr 10, 2007 READ MORE


Thousands Rally Against U.S. in Iraq

Following religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr’s call, thousands of Iraqi Shiites held an anti-U.S. demonstration Monday, marking the fourth anniversary of the American occupation of Baghdad.
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Posted on Apr 9, 2007 READ MORE


Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, left, answers a question from the media after his meeting with the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, right, in Tehran on Sunday, Jan. 22.
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In Iraq, It Keeps Getting Worse and Worse

The rebuilding of Iraq was hobbled and mismanaged from the get-go, according to an official history of the program leaked to the New York Times. | story
The Kurds, in exchange for a quasi-autonomous secular state of their own, will allow Shiite theocracy to dominate the rest of the country. Hardly the neocon fantasy of a secular, united and American-friendly Iraq. | story
Meanwhile, a mass exodus of Iraq’s professional, educated class is resulting in a brain drain, just when the country needs its thinkers most. | story
Also, an influential cleric who has led uprisings against the U.S. says that his militia would defend Iran if it was attacked. | story

Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


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