Darth Sadr


Is Muqtada al Sadr aligning himself with Syria and making a move against Iran? A move which is in the interests of the US, Israel, and the entire Middle East?

That's what the anti-clerical Persian Journal claims. Sadr's anti-Americanism, from this article's perspective, seems more in line with that of Syria. Iran, in this view, is pushing Hezbollah to topple the Lebanon government because the anti-Israeli card is the only thing on which Syria and al Sadr's forces in Iraq will play ball on. And al Sadr is someone who the US can play ball with, much like we do with the Syrians, not because he is pro-American but because of his own self-interest.

If that is the case, then al Sadr may be playing Darth Vader to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Emperor Palpatine. Viewed as the lapdog but who, in fact, cautiously awaits the right time to make a move and take the reigns of leadership in the Middle East.

I'm not convinced, but interesting nonetheless. Especially given allegations that al Sadr's militia is financed, trained, and armed not in Damascus, but in Tehran.

H/T to OpiniPundit for the the pic and the caption.

Posted by: Rusty at 03:03 PM


1 Anakin only temporarily stopped being a piece of shit just prior to his death.

Posted by: Speaking for the Choir at December 02, 2006 04:09 PM

2 I must say, judging by that picture, he certainly has a flair for the
dramatic. He looks like evil incarnate. Oh wait ....

Posted by: Oyster at December 02, 2006 04:24 PM

3 Cheney has a Muslim Twin brother. Bothspew hate and death to those who disagree with them. I wonder if al Sadr likes to genetically deformed caged animals for sport?

Posted by: Frank Booth at December 02, 2006 07:53 PM

4 Fat bastard in a dirty nightgown.

Shoulda taken this pig down on day two of the war. Major tactical error not doing so.

Posted by: Good Lt at December 02, 2006 08:06 PM

5 Fat is he? How can you tell under his traditional garb? Unless you seen him in a more personal setting?

Posted by: Frank Booth at December 02, 2006 08:20 PM

6 Because he has a fat face and look at those hotdog fingers, will ya! Mookie is a fat bastard hungry for power, just like Mikey "Fatass" Moore.

Posted by: THANOS at December 02, 2006 08:38 PM

7 Thanos have you ever seen the Worlds Strongest Man contest? Want to go up to one of those guys and call them Fat?

Posted by: Frank Booth at December 02, 2006 08:42 PM

8 I sure would. They may be strong but do they know how to use it? I do, do they? Lifting a truck is simple bullshit, but can you beat a man to the ground in the time it takes him to blink?

I used to think the way you do. All that muscle and being strong means you can kick anyones ass. Thats all a big FAT lie, Frank. I know, been there done that. All that muscle means squat after i take out youre kneecaps or splinter youre throat. Dont believe me, find out for youreself. Take a look around on the web and youll find out the truth about many of these "fit" and "strong" bodybuilders and strongmen. And dont even get me started on how many of them use steroids and other strength enhancers. Do you honestly think that a human body can get to such freakish size and strength without such help? And do you have ay idea what thay help does to their organs and skeletal structure? Id say go ask Mike Mentzer or his brother, but they are both dead. Guess what killed them.

So yea, Mookie is a fat bastard.

Posted by: THANOS at December 02, 2006 09:22 PM

9 frank booth sounds like my 4 year old son...

Posted by: Max Power at December 02, 2006 10:20 PM

10 imho:

ahmadinejad = hitler
assad = mussolini
sadr = goering

fuhrer - caliph/mahdi

then again:

maybe sadr thinks he's the mahdi.
and maybe so does ahmadinejad.

bottom-line: imho: iran has the $$$ and is calling most of the shots. have been since 1979.

binladen was anti-house of saud, as was saddam. this made them allies.

ultimately iran wants to restablish a shia caliphate. so does sadr.

assad couldn't care less.

if bush had balls he'd do whatever to takes to oust assad. and kill sadr. and kill ar-megiddo-nutjob.

the chaos afterwards would be a help.

Posted by: reliapundit at December 02, 2006 10:37 PM

11 We had a perfect excuse to kill him early on but we let him go because of political correctnes-- with the predictable results. Now he's twice the threat he was and we can't touch him. White guilt is going to be the death of Western civilization.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at December 02, 2006 10:41 PM

12 Warning, non-PC joke approaching...

"Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

He sure looks like he wants some sweet lovin from big mamma gamma rays doesn't he? What an evil looking face he has. Like my ex brother in law.

For the guys who like RPG's like DnD, there was a game 'Call of Cthulu'. In the game there was a horrible alien godlike entity, called Cthulu (go figure) hundreds of feet high, like a satanic Godzilla. If he was awakened he was unkillable, and utterly world ravaging.

There was a question about using nukes on Cthulu, and if they would work? Of course they would! The problem was that since Cthulu couldn't really die, he would just regenerate and reform, and then he would be unkillable, world ravaging, hundreds of feet high, and radioactive to boot!!! Not helpful.

Sometimes these Jihad loving, life hating, human monsters, remind me of the monsters of fiction. They are sort of larger than life, horrible, and unpredictable. They do not seem to be grounded in human understanding, like an alien evil entity.

The next world war is gonna be so ugly. I mean the last one was bad, but still ...

Vader seems cute and fluffy to me at the moment. Like an ewok. You could sometimes sort of laugh at Vader. "Impressive! Most impressive." Hee hee!

I hope he is more like Vader, than Cthulu ...

USA all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at December 02, 2006 11:02 PM

13 Thanos
Cool name!


USA all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at December 02, 2006 11:16 PM

14 I wonder if al Sadr likes to genetically deformed caged animals for sport?

Huh? We're either missing a verb there or we have a
misspelled adjective, or something. Oh and Frank, my dad can beat
up your dad.

Posted by: Oyster at December 03, 2006 09:58 AM

15 We photoshopped that photo when I was over with the Tatooine Intel Suport element to give him a light saber and everthing else. Our favorite pictuer of Sadr that we "touched up" was one where we put the thought bubble over his head saying "What would Mohammad do for a Klondike bar?"

Posted by: Pete at December 03, 2006 10:09 AM

16 Thanos

Sorry dude but I do know a lot about health and fitness.

Hey oster my dad is 74 making threats like that means you are fucking asshole. I do apologize for missing the verb but one would think that you are not to thick headed as to not figure out the gist of the story.

Were is that Osama been forgotten AGAIN, anyways? Wasn't he the one who is nearly immobile being hooked to a dialysis machine living in a cave in the middle of no where and with no means of electronic communication? One would think the Patriotic Americans of the likes of you people would have a sticky at the top of this blog stating you grievances about the Emperor Chimps lack of ability to get the actual mastermind of 9/11 terrorist attacks. But no you people go off for days about threats that did not exist before the worst military blunder in the modern age has killed 3k plus US soldiers and countless innocent children. Ever wonder why these people hate America? Probable not, you are more concerned about killing everyone else.Blood lust has become your guide. It will only end in failure.

Good luck trying to make your new boogie man in to darth vador, Cheney has had that dubious honor for a lot longer.

Posted by: Frank Booth at December 03, 2006 12:00 PM

17 idiot,

shut up.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at December 03, 2006 12:04 PM

18 Hey Jebusland Carlos
Man you are a nice person. Shouldn't you be in church?

Posted by: Frank Booth at December 03, 2006 12:20 PM

19 6 months ago Zarqawi was killed. This however failed to destroy al Queda. Which is according, to Marine Col Devlin's report, now the most important force in the largest province, Anbar, in Iraq.
If al Sadr were to suffer the same fate as Zarqawi would we expect his militia to likewise cease to be a potent force ? Even if his militia was destroyed does anyone know who or what would step into that power vacuum? And destroying his militia would be problematical, insurgents always have the option of simply not fighting any battle that they wish to avoid.

Posted by: John Ryan at December 03, 2006 12:20 PM

20 6 months ago Zarqawi was killed. This however failed to destroy al Queda.

Libs complain that we haven't caught Osama (but purely for political point scoring) and then complain that killing Zarqawi wouldn't stop the terror. Libs, make up your effing minds. You want it both ways but you aint gonna get it both ways.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at December 03, 2006 02:11 PM

21 He looks kind of scary but we have politicians who are more scary

Posted by: sandpiper at December 03, 2006 11:29 PM

22 You are fucked up Frank. They do not hate us because of 3000 dead U. S. Servicemen. They and pricks like you are proud of it. They don't hate us because of the deaths of innocent children. They commit sucide and grow their children up to die. They teach hate and death to their children at an early age. They are proud to sacrifice their children. They applaud when they send their sons and daughters to die. Death has nothing to do with hatred of us. Those like you only consider the noisefrom a vocalminority. All countries have these assholes. Muslimes hate us because they are muslims and we are not. You anti American government types will just never get it because you don't wish to. Your claim that the world hates us is pure bullshit. The truth isthe world wishes to move here. There is an illegal immigrant in this country for every person in Iraq. Whoa! How's that grab you? Ever ask yourself why? Because the world hates us? right? Get a life!

Posted by: Greyrooster at December 04, 2006 05:45 AM

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