First Chalabi makes an appearance on al-Baghdadiya and talks nonsense. I publish a blog entry here and also send him a private e-mail asking him in God’s name how he could deny something that he believed in another realm, apparently. This angers him and members of his staff call members in my family to pass on the message that Chalabi is upset with me and thinks I have 'misunderstood' him.
Then come the rumours that Moqtada is planning to return to Iraq imminently. Then bombshell news from al-Arabiya that Maliki has given orders to the Ministry of Interior to arrest Moqtada on the charge, still standing, of murder for his involvement in my fathers assassination.
Later a journalist of al-Sharq al-Awsat calls me and asks me question after question after question regarding this case. I say, regardless of authenticity of the news, it is, and always was, just another election game for them.
Then comes news from Maliki's office that Maliki’s orders were no orders and it was all just made up rumours. Ali al-Dabbagh insists Moqtada is a key player in Iraqi politics and news that they want to arrest him is nonsense.
Then the Sadrists announce that the initial rumours were actually started by Maliki’s office in the first place just to cause trouble before the elections. Esma al-Mousawi admits Sadrists were involved in the slaying of my father, but only just two Sadrists, and Moqtada was never involved. I was surprised because aside from the typical lies, it is the first time ever I have heard them actually admit my fathers blood is on their hands.
Amid all this confusion it turns out that Iraq's highest judiciary has issued new arrest warrants for 14 people, including Moqtada. Oh, and the real news is Jalal al-Din al-Sagheer announced he has apparently had a roundtable discussion on this matter with members of the INA and they collectively decided that justice is not really that important. It was not important when Ja'fari was in power, it is not important now, and it will never be important.
It's all happening so fast, but when one takes the time to take it all in only one thing becomes clear. The Sadrists will forever be stained with my fathers blood. Nothing, and no one, can wash it away.