As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Angry Shiites Joining Angry Sunnis In Unity of Anger

Trouble in paradise:

Shiite leaders warned followers in Friday prayers to brace for more violence following a gruesome attack by a female suicide bomber earlier in the week and continued clashes between Iraqi security forces and followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Abdul Hadi al-Mohammadawi, the head of Sadr's office in the southern holy city of Karbala, said in a statement that attacks against Sadr followers had doubled after the bombing outside the revered Shiite Imam Hussein shrine Monday.

The cease-fire among Sadr loyalists is breaking down. There aren't supposed to be any clashes between Sadrists and the Iraqi security forces. Obviously when the attack in Kabala near the Imam Hussein mosque hit, suddenly it became harder for Shiites to remain on the sidelines.

I really don't like where this is going.

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