[Marxism] Sadrists admit role in sectarian killing

Jacob Levich jlevich at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 25 09:59:47 MDT 2006

This smells like black propaganda. Mysterious unnamed sources confiding in a 
WaPo reporter, saying precisely what the US wants the public to believe? 
Shades of Judith Miller.

Accusations from the International Crisis Group, an NGO funded by USIP, 
Ford, Open Society, et al. -- with Wesley Clark, Morton Abramowitz, and 
Kenneth Adelman on the board? Shades of Yugoslavia.

I suspect this presages an all-out US assault on Moqtada's militia as part 
of the ballyooed "security crackdown" in Baghdad.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com>
To: <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: [Marxism] Sadrists admit role in sectarian killing

> Sadr's Militia and the Slaughter in the Streets
> 'We Don't Need a Verdict,' One Commander Says
> By Ellen Knickmeyer
> Washington Post Foreign Service
> Friday, August 25, 2006; A01
> BAGHDAD -- In a grungy restaurant with plastic tables in central Baghdad, 
> the young Mahdi Army commander was staring earnestly. His beard was 
> closely cropped around his jaw, his face otherwise cleanshaven. The 
> sleeves of his yellow shirt were rolled down to the wrists despite the 
> intense late-afternoon heat. He spoke matter-of-factly: Sunni Arab 
> fighters suspected of attacking Shiite Muslims had no claim to mercy, no 
> need of a trial.

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