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23 February 2008

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The Shia poor "think of themselves as an oppressed underclass," which fits in perfectly with Shia religion. Khomeini reinterpreted oppression in terms of daily life under the Shah, moving it away from its traditional historical and spiritual frame. The combination of religion with a sense of oppression is a powerful, combustible mix, which is why Washington and its tyrants must fear Shia awakening--they might demand spoils from the oil wealth for the poor.

Which brings the next question: did Sadr get something BIG in return for standing down for another six months?

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