Official: Mahdi Militia, um, what’s that word? Oh, yes. “Fucked.”

Two big ones I missed in today’s news.  Blow off the Norks yet, we don’t know if they’ll keep even half their word… both blogged at Captain’s Quarters while I was grading, both dealing with Iran:

Item #1.   Moqtada al-Sadr has fled to Iran.  Senior Mahdi Militia may be there… but that means the goons on the ground have lost their political cover.

Item #2.  About 100 Steyr HS-50s (a gun I’d love to have, btw, just as soon as I get a Class III license and a lottery ticket), have been found amongst Iraqi insurgents… and tracked to Iran … aka, to quote Bill Hicks, “we looked on the receipt.”

I had a hard day… but it’s nice to end it on an up note.

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  1. Mike

     /  February 14, 2007

    Yeah, I also noticed that it wasn’t a big news item. Strange considering he is the leader of the biggest nati-government militia in Iraq, you would have thought that was important.

  2. Just goes to show. If you’re getting your information from the nightly news or CNN, boy, are you out of the loop…

  3. Alex

     /  February 14, 2007

    Yes – this story wasn’t covered on US news (yet) but it has already been covered by BBC and Reuters.

    The big news in the US is the snowstorm and how its affecting the economy. So while it’s typical shallow US news coverage, I do have to admit that when I dug out this morning (snow on top, ice in the middle, snow on the bottom – total sandwich 1ft thick) that this weather SUX.


  4. I gotta admit:
    a) I’m ready for spring
    b) if you’re IN IT, the weather is certainly news

  5. Mike

     /  February 14, 2007

    Amen to that.

  6. Chris

     /  February 15, 2007

    Nah – if you’re IN IT – the weather is old news by the time you get the car dug out and get a minor case of frostbite. I’d much rather hear about the kicking of asses in the land of sun and sand. I don’t need the news to tell me the streets are slick, and that my car is buried under snow – I can look out the window for that. 😦


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