Saturday, August 14, 2004

March of the Mahdi

step right up
crawl right up on your knees
feed (no time to hesitate)
i want a little bit
i want a piece of it
i think he's losing it
i want to watch it come down
don't like the look of it
don't like the taste of it
don't like the smell of it
i want to watch it come down
-NIN, March of the Pigs

I keep hoping the battle of Najaf will end. The US will stop being 'sensitive' and finally use the powell doctrine of overwhelming force to destroy this enemy. Its not happening. They won't attack a mosque, they don't want to offend and they don't want to exert the power to snuff out the festering uprising, less the 'street' react.

Let's ask a realistic question: Will the 'street' think differently about the US? The arab world hates the US intensely, and this is not likely to change anytime soon. There won't be a loss of 'face' or 'reputation' or 'brand' if the US attacks. virtually nothing will come of it.

Well, its time to realize that slowly removing the leach still gives it time to suck the blood from the new state. it grows more powerful because its 'longevity' can be used in propaganda as 'victory'.

Najaf talks break down, new violence looms

By The Associated Press

NAJAF - Negotiations to end the fighting in Najaf broke down yesterday, threatening to spark a resurgence of the fierce clashes between Shiite militants and a combined U.S.-Iraqi force that have plagued this holy city for more than a week.

The chief government negotiator said he decided to quit the talks after three fruitless days, but representatives of militant cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said a deal had been all but reached before interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi personally intervened to quash it.

"It is a conspiracy to commit a big massacre," al-Sadr's top negotiator, Sheik Ali Smeisim, told the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera television.

The fighting has angered many in Iraq's Shiite majority, and the collapse of negotiations would likely cast a pall over the country's National Conference, which starts today and is considered a vital first step toward establishing democracy here.

and in that 'victory' = 'existence', they are correct in their summation. propaganda only works if there is a smidgeon truth involved.

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