Salam Pax offers his take on the uprising by the followers of Muqbarat al-Sadr:
Remember the days when every time you hear an Iraqi talk on TV you had to remember that they are talking with a Mukhabarat minder looking at them noting every word? We are back to that place.
You have to be careful about what you say about al-Sadr. Their hands reach every where and you don’t want to be on their sh-t list. Every body, even the GC is very careful how they formulate their sentences and how they describe Sadr’s Militias. They are thugs, thugs thugs. There you have it.
It sounds like Iraq is being torn apart, used as a battleground between Iran and the West.