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July 24, 2006

Iraqi Shi'ite Militia Wants To Fight Israel In Lebanon - Just Another Day In The War With Iran And Radical Islam

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Here's yet another example of why you can't have a democracy and allow militias. In three out of three of the last three democratic elections in the Middle East (all three predominantly Muslim countries), armed militias were allowed to continue to exist - Hamas' Sunni militia in the PA, Muqtada al-Sadr's Shi'ite militia in Iraq, and Hezbollah's Shi'ite militia in Lebanon. In 100% of the cases, Islamic extremism, fueled predominantly by Iran (in all three cases) - continued and increasing violence, death, hate, and intolerance of any faith other than Shi'ite extremism.

Where there are militias there is no true democracy and no lasting peace. Where the radical Islamic mindset exists, there can be no peace. Wherever Iran has influence, there is violence, death, and war. And Iran believes the West is dumb enough to believe the "peaceful use of nuclear technology" line - because for the most part, particularly in Europe, we are!

As for our latest example, now we learn that a senior member of Muqtada al-Sadr's Iraqi Shi'ite militia, the Mahdi Army, says the group is forming a squadron of up to 1,500 elite fighters to go to Lebanon:

... The plan reflects the potential of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to strengthen radical elements in Iraq and neighboring countries and to draw other regional players into the Lebanon conflict.

"We are choosing the men right now," said Abu Mujtaba, who works in the loosely organized following of radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. "We are preparing the right men for the job."

Mr. Mujtaba, who was interviewed in Baghdad, said some of the men have had special training but did not specify what kind.

Sheik al-Sadr's black-clad armed militia numbers in the thousands, operates throughout central and southern Iraq and is thought to be responsible for numerous killings of Sunnis.
A rival Sunni cleric, Abdul Rahman al-Duleimi, said he knew about the militia's recruiting effort and that he had appealed to his own followers to fight Israel.

"We know that the Mahdi militia is on this issue since the Lebanon-Israeli crisis started," said Sheik al-Duleimi, whose house in Baghdad contains a large portrait of former ruler Saddam Hussein. The cleric is not related to Adnan al-Dulaimi, also a Sunni cleric and leader of a major faction in parliament. .... Continue reading.

As we pointed out in a previous post, we are facing the greatest test of our generation, and perhaps in the history of our nation. Listen carefully to these excerpts from Sen. Rick Santorum's (R., Pa.) speech delivered at the National Press Club last Thursday:
... In 1979 Iran declared itself our enemy and for 27 years it has proven the truth of those words. A democratic (No political scientists would classify Iran as democratic). Iran may not end the war against Islamic fascism, but without it this war will last to be our children's war, not just ours. We owe it to them, it is our watch, it is our challenge.

Posted by Richard at July 24, 2006 11:49 AM

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