Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Iraq: The Actors Speak for Themselves. Pt. 2

More quotes of participants in the Iraq theater...

Moqtada al Sadr:

...what is the sin of the followers of Al Sadr that they should emerge from the oppression of the destroyer [Saddam] to fall, thereafter, under
the oppression of the occupation, and of the government and the nawasib, and the great and the pulpits and the rumors and the assassinations and the policies that have come to us from beyond the borders, and the silence of the religious powers, and of the political powers, domestic and foreign and international? The beloved Gaza was blockaded and everyone was silent, and [likewise] now the city
[Sadr City] is blockaded and everyone is silent, and where now are human rights, and [the rule of] laws, which they wish to impose for the sake of their spurious "freedom and democracy"? Is their sin resistance which is the honor and strength of this world and the next, because the people have not and will not compromise their right to resist the occupier of any nationality. ...

Or is their sin that they are the popular base which has not accepted your politics and your ugly worldly fighting, because they do not accept the partition of Iraq, nor do they accept the theft of its wealth, or any long-term agreement that favors the occupier more than it
favors Iraqis, or leaving camps or fixed bases for the occupier

--Thanks to Badger for translation and original posting.

Independence, peace, national unity, Iraq for Iraqis...a nice, moderate, patriotic party platform.


Dr. I. al-Shammari:

[from a transcript of the interview with Dr.I.Al-Shammari,(head of the Islamic Army of Iraq/IAI) aired on Arabic, Al-Jazeerah TV on the 9th of April 2008. translated by layla anwar]

"When the Axis of Evil welcomes the Great Satan and there has been 4 rounds of talks between the US and Iran what does that mean ?"

As I said, there is a convergence of interests between the US and Iran, in their imperialist designs in Iraq (and Afghanistan). Inside of Iraq,
Iran and the US are Muta’a partners (temporary marriage) and outside of Iraq there is a cold war going on between them. We don’t know how long this Muta’a marriage will last in Iraq, maybe they will turn it into an American civil marriage.Iran has occupied Iraq and has helped the U.S occupation. Iran’s interests in Iraq are not just strategic but they also derive from greed. We all know the tactics of "taqiya" (dissimulation) and Maliki is serving both. It is in the interest of Iran not to have any form of stability in Iraq. The US and Iran are only fighting on who will get the bigger share of the cake.


Hillary Clinton:

[in an interview airing on Good Morning America Tuesday, responding to a question about what she would do if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons]

I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president we will attack Iran....In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.

--Thanks to Annie for providing the two above quotes (see her comments).

And what would Hillary do if Israel launched a nuclear attack on Iran?

See also this pointed discussion of Hillary's attempt to match Ahmadinejad's most quotable quote.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i read another couple posts @ anwars that reminded me of what people say..


I think I proved this is not a sectarian government. I proved it over and over again. All gangs will be dealt with in an equal fashion. Be it in Basrah or Mosul. And the battle for Mosul will happen in the coming days. The AQ are bandits infiltrated by Saddamists and they will be finished off.
What I've done in Basrah proves that I am not a sectarian. The Shiites and the Sunnis who don't uphold the rule of law will be treated the same way....

The Sadrists are our brothers, my arms will alway remain open to them. They have sacrificed a lot in the name of the great Sadr and the Mahdi. I am not against the Sadrists or Muqtada Al-Sadr, I am against the gang/criminal elements inside the Sadrists. They have been infiltrated by members of the previous regime, by Saddamists, and they need to purify their ranks. These Saddamists are the ones who are making alliance with the smugglers and gangs in Basrah. I want the constitution to be applied against these gangs. Muqtada Al-Sadr needs to purify these criminal elements from his ranks. But the Sadrists are our brothers and will remain our brothers.


here's another post from an alleged 'awakening' ex AQ guy..in an interview from state sponsored SA Al-Arabiya TV.