Wednesday, May 10, 2006
More Good News from Iraq
Gateway Pundit and Mudville Gazette both post a translation by Haider Ajina of press reports from
A portion of his report, from Mudville:
“Over 200 Iraqi tribal leaders will meet in
“Tribal leaders announced they will meet in Khademiah Baghdad on Wednesday May 10th at a conference. This conference will result in an honor compact obliging Iraqi tribes to cooperate amongst each other and the authorities to protect their members from terrorist attacks, and to help with national unity and condemning sectarian violence.
The ‘Foundation for Humanitarian Dialogue’ sponsored and organized the conference. Husien Ismail Alsadar who uses Khademiah as his center of activities and enjoys the backing and blessing of Al Sistani is the foundation’s president. Some Sheiks and tribal leaders said they hope that a committee can be formed to represent Iraqi tribes in the “National accord conference” on June 10th along with the honor compact signed by tribal leaders.
A foundation speaker said that the conference will be attended by heads of Tribes from all of
An ABC News Report includes more details of the meeting, with some interesting quotes from a senior Shia cleric:
Ayatollah Hussein Ismail al-Sadr,
Al-Sadr urged his countrymen to "respect the opinions and beliefs of each other because it is the only way to preserve our country."
He said U.N. and Arab League envoys had been invited to attend the meeting and he was disappointed they had not.
"Their absence has a negative effect," he said.
No big surprise that the UN and Arab League want none of this. Goes against both their (real) charters.
Hiader assesses the significance of the meeting:
This news adds to the mounting evidence that Iraqis are united, they are united in their quest for defeating terrorists who hope to destroy the fledgling democracy, they are united in fighting sectarianism (which was encouraged and fostered by the Baathists) and united in wanting their democracy to succeed and thrive. No evidence of civil war, no evidence of splitting up the country and no evidence in giving in to the terrorist. This is a very important conference of all the leading tribes in
More in a steady stream of good news coming out of
Now if we can only convince the Opposition Party and their patrons in the mainstream media (MSM), we’re on our way to winning the Information Operations (IO) War. To see how likely this will be, look for widespread MSM reporting of this historic meeting.
(Help from Instapundit)
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