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May 20, 2008

As IA Troops Flood Sadr City, Retuers Source Figures It Must Be Part of Al-Sadr's Crafty Scheme for Victory

Hilarious.

The post is link-rich about the taking of the former Sadrist bastion, now firmly under government control for the first time since... well, forever, but of course it's really just cause for fretting about Sadr's next (current?) victory.

Peter Harling, a Damascus-based analyst at the International Crisis Group thinktank, doubted Tuesday’s operation would succeed in removing the Mehdi Army from Sadr City.

“They’ll lie low but they could retake control of the city any time,” he told Reuters. “The Sadrists feel weakened, feel threatened and this increases the potential for violence.

In related news, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are said to feel weakened and threatened (as well as slightly "radioactive-y") and are most likely about destroy the entire US Pacific fleet.


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