Wait a minute. This latest from Iraq the Model:
There are news about clashes extending to reach parts of Baghdad and apparently
followers of Muqtada have attacked some offices tht belong to the Badr
organization of the SCIRI while the news are confirming that the first clashes
originated between the Sadrists and civilian residents.
Now, this was after the residents of Najaf declared “game on” when the Mahdi Militia attempted to (illegally) reopen their offices.
But Mahdi Militia vs. Badr Brigades?
Sadr and his Mahdi (read: “Enlightened”) Militia was supposed to have significant Iranian support. Badr itself is a known creation of the Mullahcracy.
Holy Cognitive Dissonance, Batman!
I’d kill to be in an S-2 briefing right now.
UPDATE/ASIDE: Interesting to note that the Iraqi security forces have apparently been giving Sadr’s boys some major bitchslapping, unlike last time. No real surprise, given the quality of the Mahdi Morons… but nevertheless, contrasted to last time, this definitely constitutes progress.