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  •  He's saber rattling (none)
    And only threatening to use his militia to enforce mosque security from all I've seen.  He's not calling his militia to jihad against the Sunnis, in fact quite the opposite.

    Thank god that guy's around.

    •  Juan Cole made a couple of good points (4.00)
      www.juancole.com

      "One lesson Sistani will have taken from the bombing of the Askariyah shrine in Samarra is that he is not very secure in Najaf, either."

      and a bit further down (ie earlier)

      "Grand Ayatollah Sistani called for nonviolent street protests that he must know won't be nonviolent."


      "Everyone should go back to Africa, especially black people." -- Richard Pryor

      by COBear on Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 10:14:08 AM PST

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