That’s just warmongering fantasy:
- Iraqi police have arrested four al-Qaeda-linked suspects in the bombing of Iraq’s holiest Shiite Muslim shrine, a senior police official told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The official, who said the explosion death toll had risen to 107, said the men – two Iraqis and two Saudis – were caught shortly after Friday’s car bombing.
The attack killed one of the most important Shiite clerics in Iraq, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, who had been cooperating with the American occupation force. [AP]
Saddamists and Islamists are united in their hatred of democracy, vibrant Western culture, Israel, and individual rights. This was the case before the war and is the case now. They are also united in the fact that they need to be eradicated.
UPDATE – Now we’re up to 19:
- Police have arrested 19 men – many of them foreigners and all with admitted links to al-Qaida – in the car bombing of the Imam Ali shrine in the holy city of Najaf, a senior Iraqi investigator told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two Iraqis and two Saudis grabbed shortly after the Friday attack gave information leading to the arrest of the others. They include two Kuwaitis and six Palestinians with Jordanian passports. The remainder were Iraqis and Saudis, the official said, without giving a breakdown.
“All those arrested belong to the Wahhabi sect (of Sunni Islam), and they are all connected to al-Qaida,” the official said. Wahhabism is the strict, fundamentalist branch of Sunni Islam from which al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden draws spiritual direction.
Bin Laden, Iraq, not possible.