Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Erich Marquardt PINR

The Return of Moqtada al-Sadr

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

In the last week, the threat posed by Moqtada al-Sadr to the U.S.-led efforts in Iraq resurfaced during a bloody incident that occurred in Baghdad. On September 25, a patrol by U.S. and Iraqi troops in Sadr City in eastern Baghdad ended in violence as the troops engaged in a firefight with militia from al-Sadr’s […]

”Iraq’s Perilous Election and the Need for Exit Strategies”

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

Just two weeks from Iraq’s general elections that decide who will sit on the 275-member national assembly, Baghdad’s course toward that end grows more perilous each day. Attacks on U.S. forces have grown deadlier; ambushes of Iraq’s budding security forces are increasingly successful; the marginal stability that presently exists is being further threatened by the […]