Rumors: Al-Sadr dead, Abu Deraa dead, Saddam dead spared?

posted at 6:57 pm on December 4, 2006 by Allahpundit

The Al-Sadr rumor is paper thin. It showed up on a Sunni message board, then got picked up at Free Republic, now it’s here. Why? Because news today has been so slow, Fox had to resort to this:

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So never mind about al-Sadr. The Abu Deraa rumors might be for real, though. I’ve mentioned him a few times before; he’s an al-Sadr deputy known as the “Shiite Zarqawi” and famous for the sadistic relish with which he killed his victims, most notably by drilling holes in their heads. It looks like the Sunnis finally caught up to him:

Islamemo reported right now the death Abu-Deraa by Iraqi resistance in Sayid-Muhammad city 20 km south the city of Balad.

Iraqi resistance ambushed a group of Mahdi-Army and managed to kill Abu-Deraa, a fierce battle is going on started since 4,20 pm until this moment.

Islamemo will update this with more details, and I will keep you updated

That was posted on the jihadi site Uruknet on November 28. Today, SITE posted this:

In a statement released today, Monday, December 4, 2006, the Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for the killing of Shi’ite militia commander Abu Deraa. The claim comes three days after a statement released by the Islamic Army in Iraq that also claimed responsibility for the killing of Abu Deraa. In conflicting reports, the Islamic State of Iraq claimed to have killed Abu Deraa alongside his entourage, six individuals and six four-wheel drive cars, in the north of the “province of Baghdad” on November 25th, while the Islamic Army in Iraq reported destroying an ambulance he was travelling in undercover through the city of Balad, no date given.

It’s good news, I guess, in the same way that it’s good news when a Gambino kills a Genovese.

Meanwhile, Saddam’s too old to die. Prepare yourself for the blast of sanctimony that’s coming if he wriggles out of the noose: it’ll be just like the bright-side idiocy about having denied Moussaoui martyrdom when he got life in prison, except more so because of what it’ll prove about the rule of law in Iraq and how much more civilized they are than we are when you come right down to it and etc etc etc.

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pity al sadr couldn’t die, he’s the one i want dead most of all

Defector01 on December 4, 2006 at 6:58 PM

killed Abu Deraa alongside his entourage, six individuals and six four-wheel drive cars

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They killed six four-wheel drive cars??!! Oh the humanity!!

Those tricky tricky SUVs.

Coronagold on December 4, 2006 at 7:04 PM

Niedermayer–DEAD!

see-dubya on December 4, 2006 at 7:17 PM

They killed six four-wheel drive cars??!! Oh the humanity!!

Those tricky tricky SUVs.

Coronagold on December 4, 2006 at 7:04 PM

Just doing their part to save the environment.

infidel4life on December 4, 2006 at 7:23 PM

How about sending Saddam to purgatory: a life of living with Mother Sheehan, Susan Sarandon, and Rosie O’Donnell as they try to “talk with him” and help him “become a better person.” I guess that is more akin to hell than purgatory. That’s alright, nothing but the worst for the bastard!

Mallard T. Drake on December 4, 2006 at 7:40 PM

Shame on us for killing those poor defenseless terrorist… They were just misunderstood and we never took the time to understand them. Shame.

x95b10 on December 4, 2006 at 8:06 PM

Al-Sadr should probably get whacked, but could they at least clean him up? He’s so sweathy and hairy. Not at all pleasant to look at.

JammieWearingFool on December 4, 2006 at 8:09 PM

I went to the site that claims the death of Sadr. Seems to be a lot of confusion about it tonight.

From what I read Some think its a plot by Bush to cover for Sadr while others assert that it happened and that they have gottent the news from insurgents who were there.

William Amos on December 4, 2006 at 8:29 PM

I seem to remember rumors about Zarkawi being killed. Eventually it was true. Same thing’ll happen to Mookie.

Tony737 on December 4, 2006 at 8:34 PM

If Sadr’s not dead, here’s hoping he gets it soon.

CP on December 4, 2006 at 8:41 PM

if you’re looking for hot news, look in mexico.

dish around. its a very good blog.

jummy on December 4, 2006 at 8:46 PM

Al-Sadr if not dead should probably not buy any green bananas.

Wade on December 4, 2006 at 9:15 PM

I’m surprised someone hasn’t pulled a “Jack Ruby” on Saddam yet.

It’s certaintly cut through all this red tape.

JG2K6 on December 4, 2006 at 9:22 PM

I want to believe!

Iblis on December 4, 2006 at 9:49 PM

If Sadr’s not dead, here’s hoping he gets it soon. — CP

…if Sadr’s not dead, here’s hoping that he has a *REALLY* nasty rash until he is.

*ITCH* *ITCH* *ITCH* *ITCH* *SCRITCH* *ITCH* *BOOOM*

Puritan1648 on December 4, 2006 at 10:41 PM

could they at least clean him up? He’s so sweathy and hairy. Not at all pleasant to look at.

JammieWearingFool on December 4, 2006 at 8:09 PM

And the smell. That diaper on his head started out white.

infidel4life on December 4, 2006 at 11:19 PM

Because news today has been so slow, Fox had to resort to this:

Coming up with news 24/7 ain’t easy. However, I would call a report about the death of that scumbag newsworthy any time. Too bad Carnack al Sadr wasn’t included.

thedecider on December 4, 2006 at 11:36 PM

Al Sadr dead? Did he get some bad Taco Bell?

The A(w/t)P should have the real, accurate, substantiated and double-verified story by tomorrow, including fauxtography goodness.

Im_no_dhimmi on December 5, 2006 at 1:43 AM

the biggest bungle of the war is the dumbass who deciced to not go after Al Sadr. I hope they are exposed for this moronic nonaction. May they live in shame forever.

retired on December 5, 2006 at 2:23 AM

They killed six four-wheel drive cars?

Yes, but before they did some, some Jewish fighters caught up with them and cut off their tale pipes:)

CharlestonCritic on December 5, 2006 at 2:39 AM

In SouthPark, they condemned Saddam to an eternity of watching Mormon plays on wholesomeness.

SillyRyno on December 5, 2006 at 8:49 AM

Sadr should have been dead a long time ago when we had him and his compatriots pinned in. Talk about a waste…

One Angry Christian on December 5, 2006 at 9:19 AM

These “dead” guys have a nasty habit of coming back to life on the battlefield. There IS room in hell so let’s hope they’re checking in.

Mojave Mark on December 5, 2006 at 10:06 AM

Blow up the factory not just the products.

The ideological system (al Qur’an) behind these festering nutjobs is the problem, not its resultant maniacs. (Although Sadr should have been in a shallow grave two years ago, already, as an object lesson to future jihadists.)

Our front man, Khalilzahd, and the Administration behind him, allowed de facto Sharia Law to insinuate itself into the “Iraqi Constitution”.

From that point on, the situation inevitably turns into a “holy” war, because Iraq has been re-founded as a “religious” state. Absurdly, one composed of two warring Islamic sects who have been at each other’s throats for more than a thousand years.

All we did was open the cages of their simmering theocratic zoo. And forgot to add enough game wardens to control the freed (and implacably-opposed) Sunni-Shi’ite wild animals.

Failing to install a secular Constitution was the prime mistake.

All current disasters flow from that error.

Correcting the continued existence of Sadr’s and similiar militias will help prevent them from undoing what little SOLID good has been done in Iraq.

That country’s Constitution is unlikely to be amended for years, so “amending” the militant madmen will have to suffice until then.

Sadr” is an easy name to write on the tip of a predator drone’s Hellfire missile tip.

(I’ll be glad to donate the magic marker.)

profitsbeard on December 5, 2006 at 11:21 AM