Here’s a question I asked a week ago: “How long do you suppose we’ll have to wait before Iran’s favorite Iraqi troublemaker Muqtada al-Sadr starts making aggressive noises in an effort to distract U.S. forces in Iraq?”
According to Q and O, it looks like the answer is: “Not very long at all.”
A senior member of Muqtada al-Sadr’s Iraqi Shi’ite militia, the Mahdi Army, says the group is forming a squadron of up to 1,500 elite fighters to go to Lebanon.
The plan reflects the potential of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to strengthen radical elements in Iraq and neighboring countries and to draw other regional players into the Lebanon conflict.
“We are choosing the men right now,” said Abu Mujtaba, who works in the loosely organized following of radical Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. “We are preparing the right men for the job.”
The “right men for the job”, huh? That must mean “men who want to be splattered by the IDF.”