Way back in the last millennium, when Europa still enjoyed fighting among themselves in WWII, a fiery son of the Great Satan known as “Old Blood and Guts” commanded the deadliest army of the age.
During the Ardennes Offensive, American airborne “Screaming Eagles” in Bastogne were cut off and taking a severe pounding by the best reps the master race could field - the dreaded Waffen SS Das Reich Panzer Division.
Legend has it while drawing up an op on the spot, Patton turned to his killer commander of killers – Creighton Abrams. Pointing at the map, Patton spoke matter of factly “Abe, I want you and your boys to take the ‘Panzer’ out of SS 2nd Panzer.”
And they did.
Decades later while the locale and players may be a bit diff – the song remains the same.
Recent combat ops in Basra and now in Sadr City are taking the ‘Army’ out of “Mahdi Army.”
Mookie Al Sadr’s militia has had a terrible time. Despite the best training, cadre and weaponry the mullahs in Iran and their commando fanboys in the Revo Guard and Hiz'B'Allah can supply – Mahdi Army is more like a loser league.
After years of mayhem, murder and political hanky panky - Mookie has nothing to show for it.
"I couldn't liberate Iraq and make it an Islamic society till now. I don't knowNo emirate, no caliphate, no theocracy and no super Iranian leaning shia majority in the Iraqi gov. Of all the adjectives that could be listed about Mookie - failure is certainly among the 'F' words.
who is responsible for this failure, me or the society."
Combat kicks up another notch putting paid to Iran’s plan for a pop uprising from Basra to Baghdad. As soon as the Iraqi new army guys took Basra and the ports and oil terminals – Mookie al Sadr (safe as milk in his super villan lair somewhere in Iran) threatens to call off his recently extended ‘cease fire’ and unleash the mighty (weak) Mahdi army.
"Do you want a third uprising? I direct my last warning and speech to the
Iraqi government to refrain and to take the path of peace and abandon violence
against its people. If the government does not refrain and leash the militias
that have penetrated it, we will announce an open war until liberation."
YAWN. Whatever. The Iraqi gov blew off Mookie's communique. Militias are so last year.
Everyone knows the state must have the monopoly on violence. Besides - the entire ME sees what happens when states allow militias and resistence movements to become rocket rich and usurp the state' s sovereignity - like Hiz'B'Allah (another Iranian piece de guerre) has done to tiny tormented Lebanon.
Ali al Dabbagh , Iraqi gov spokescat, laughed off Al Sadr's threats.
"The state can not withstand the existence of two armies. We don’t have directGreat Satan's killer commander of killers Major General Rick Lynch agreed and openly admitted open war on Mookie's minions would be very sweet, exciting and very short. Something to openly look forward to.
negotiations or contacts with the Sadr’s movement because we have nothing to
negotiate with them but also we don’t have problems with the political
"If Sadr and Jaish al-Mahdi (Mahdi Army) become very aggressive, we've gotGreat Satan's delectable diplomat Dr Rice pulled a surprise visit to Iraq and openly dissed Mookie like a broke game, no game player (sitting on the passengers side of his best friends ride trying to holler at hotties at the mall - the very def of weak).
enough combat power to take the fight to the enemy."
"I know he's sitting in Iran. I guess its all-out war for anybody but him.
I guess that's the message; his followers can go to their deaths and he's in
Iran's revo exporting Revolutionary Guards (IRRGC in despotese) is currently fighting a losing battle to export ayatollahism into Iraq. The Basra battle was just a part of their over all strat
"a battle plan that included simultaneous attacks along a north-south axis thatSince then, Great Satan has been taking on Mahdi Army at every opportunity:
includes Baghdad, al-Amarah and Basra. No other Iraqi militia group, Shiite
or Sunni, has had the resources to stage such a campaign before"
19 April - Mahdi Army cats got their assets handed to them trying to bushwack the new Iraqi Army guys. Over 40 captured along with 2 leaders in Nasiriyah.
Facing a real army, Mahdi guys fled and
"...retreated to building that contained the local Sadr Trend office.
With ISWAT providing support, additional security forces launched a counter
attack, overrunning the remaining enemy defenses. The ISF entered the building
and cleared it of the remaining criminals.
During the sweep of the building, ISF found a large weapons cache containing
explosively formed penetrators, Katyusha rockets, rocket propelled grenade
launchers and a large quantity of additional weapons and ammunition. An
explosive ordnance disposal team also found several improvised explosive devices
rigged to explode inside the building. All weapons were destroyed on
Great Satan and her homies have taken the fighting into the former no go zone of Sadr City.
19 April (again) vaporizing a dozen Sadrists in 2 seperate deals.
20 April - Iran's bloody little fingers got burned as an IRRGC 'Qods Force' commander was captured after witnessing his 3 confidants literally shot to pieces.
Same day Great Satan's IV Inf division 'IVY" wacked another dozen on the ground and in a different spot incinerated another 5 from the air.
Bits of Basra got blitzed as Great Satan's coalition killed minions and captured heavy weaponry.
Combat in Karbala captured an 8 man hit team
"Security forces arrested eight gunmen, including the group's leader, andThey were also toting enough bomb stuff to unleash pure heck.
confiscated their documents that include names of politicians and religious
clergies' representatives in Karbala, aiming at eliminating and assassinating
"80 IEDs, 130 detonation devices and 60 kg of TNT."This is significant. Despite an alledged cease fire, threats of open war and all the worst that Iran, the Revo Guards, and their myriad of militias and soon to be jumped up Ayatollahs can muster - Great Satan is methodically ripping the living guts out of the Mahdi Army.
The political ramifications of Surge is begining to show - like Iraq outlawing militias from the polit process - essentially saying - use ballots - not bombs.
The best dang thing though was when Condi threw down the gauntlet in a delish wicki smack calling al Sadr out. A hottie like Dr Rice large and in charge delivering the ultimate in a psychological tactic practically daring the AWOL Ayatollah Wanna be to show just a little of that sleek, sexifully silky jet black turbin
"Yo Mookie. Come back and fight."