Political positions. American troops also detained 26 people and confiscated automatic weapons, a mortar, and other weapons in raids in the Tikrit region. August 13, 2007, 9:03 PM . @MikkoAlanne must shit his pants to know we-who-don't-do-for-money are out there, whom he has wronged. by John Tabin. In response to my latest article on the film series, Duncan Koebrich posted several tweets that tear into The Long Road Home, especially the writer Mikko Alanne. Check Out. "America claims to be the pioneer of freedom and democracy, but it resembles or indeed is a terror organisation," al-Daraji told the congregation, which chanted "no to America and yes to martyrdom" as the coffins arrived. Tom is a British-based journalist, author, and podcaster. Former United States Army soldier who was shot and paralyzed in Sadr City, Iraq by an ambush on 4 April 2004. Eight US troops were killed and 51 more wounded in the bloody battle. One of the veterans of the ambush in Sadr City in April 2004 has revealed that National Geographic’s film The Long Road Home is a shameful piece of propaganda that butchers history and ignored offers of help from the squad who were actually in the firefight in order to present a bastardised and propagandistic version of events. Col. Abe Abrams says his soldiers have been fighting the Shi'ite militants of Sadr City since April. A resident of Sadr City informs Staff Sergeant Oracio Pena, A Company, 2-5 Cav, where the Army might find improvised explosive devices. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Sheik Abdel-Hadi al-Daraji an aide to radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr blamed the clash on the Americans, saying they opened fire first. Young, who enlisted after 9/11 and admits to not wanting to go to Iraq, blames his injury on "a poorly planned mission". One of the veterans of the ambush in Sadr City in April 2004 has revealed that National Geographic's film The Long Road Home is a shameful piece of propaganda that butchers history and ignored offers of help from the squad who were actually in the firefight in order to present a bastardised and propagandistic version of events. It was built in 1959 by Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qassim and later unofficially renamed Sadr City after Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr. Al-Sadr lives in Najaf but Sadr City, teeming with thousands of young, unemployed Shi'ites, is his main power base. April 4, 2004 was the day 2-5 Cav was escorting honey wagons as they worked in Sadr City. The Crusaders had been operating in Sadr City since October of 2003 when an ambush in the city killed and wounded a number of troopers from 2d Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment (2/2 ACR). invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein, American forces still faced violence across "We want peace, but the Americans came last night thinking this is Fallujah," said Mahdi Abdel-Zahra, 32, referring to a city west of Baghdad where frequent clashes between Iraqis and Americans have taken place. His specialities include the security services, Hollywood, propaganda, censorship and the history of terrorism. Outside al-Sadr's office, about 10,000 Shi'ites gathered for Friday prayers and mourners placed two coffins of Iraqis they said died in the clash with the Americans. He now campaigns against the war. Troops Retold In 'The Long Road Home' Martha Raddatz' 2007 book chronicling the ambush has been turned into an 8-part National Geographic series. Al-Sadr has on occasion stated that he wishes to create an "Islamic democracy".Al-Sadr commands strong support (especially in the Sadr City district in Baghdad, formerly named Saddam City but renamed after the elder al-Sadr). As the fighting started on April 4, 2004, militiamen ambushed a 1st Cavalry Division patrol and Iraqi policewere expelled from three police stations in Sadr City. Noté /5. The writer blames "creative license" for the Starship Troopers without the bugs piece of propaganda he delivered. I could go on, I have gone on about these things before. Sadr City ou Madinat al-Sadr, anciennement Thawra, puis Madinat al-Saddam, est une ville d' Irak de la banlieue est de Bagdad. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! During Operation Iron Fury in 2004, members of Task Force Lancer talked to residents of Sadr City to better understand their relationship with the Mahdi Militia. Biden Cashed in to Fuel his Drug and Sex Habits to take up arms against Americans. 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