Sadr surprises by approaching defeated pro-US Iraqi prime minister

Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr,whose alliance captured a surprise lead in Iraq’s general election, landed another surprise Wednesday by saying on Twitter he was open to forming a coalition with the outgoing pro-US prime minister Haydar al-Abadi, who came in third. Abadi may therefore win a second term. The day after Saturday’s election, Iranian agents tried to bring Shiite parties together to choose the next prime minister, but Sadr said he had no interest in bringing factions close to Iran into the new coalition.

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7 thoughts on “Sadr surprises by approaching defeated pro-US Iraqi prime minister

  • May 16, 2018 @ 9:23 at 9:23
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    This sounds like good news.

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    • May 16, 2018 @ 11:39 at 11:39
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      yeah, he got the less votes but they make him prime minister. Democracy shell game in action. Never voted, never will. It’s blood that gets you rights..

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      • May 16, 2018 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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        Rabbi Weissmandel pondered over the startling letter:

        After I had accustomed myself to this strange writing, I trembled, understanding the meaning of the first words which were “only with blood shall we attain land”. But days and weeks went by, and I did not know the meaning of the last two words. Until I saw from something that happened that the words “atem taylu” were from “tiyul” [to walk] which was their special term for “rescue”. In other words: you, my fellow members, my 19 or 20 close friends, get out of Slovakia and save your lives and with the blood of the remainder – the blood of all the men, women, old and young and the sucklings – the land will belong to us. Therefore, in order to save their lives it is a crime to allow money into enemy territory – but to save you beloved friends, here is money obtained illegally.

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  • May 16, 2018 @ 9:54 at 9:54
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    So even thou hes a shiite he doesnt want iran to rule iraq, iraq should rule itself 😎

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  • May 16, 2018 @ 13:40 at 13:40
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    Al Sadr and his father were high cast scholars and patriot shiites from Karbala and Najaf. They branded the Ayatollahs in Iran as heretics

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    • May 16, 2018 @ 15:44 at 15:44
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      Coalition of Communists and USA oriented Pm , with Iraqi nationalists , moves it to very interesting Babylonian structure , that is older than anything in the Middle east. Americans robed the Babylon and its city of dead from all the artifacts, still they could not find whatever they were looking for the” stone of life” or a ” book of life ” or death /
      And this is good thing. Iraqis could and should demand the return of all the historical and rare robed artifacts back to its origin …..

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  • May 16, 2018 @ 21:14 at 21:14
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    I don’t understand… why nobody sells elections on eBay?

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