One resident dialed 130, the government's emergency number. "The Mahdi Army has attacked Amiriyah," he told a dispatcher.Imagine here in the United States calling 911 when you are being attacked by, oh say, Jerry Falwell and having the operator say something like, "the hell with you. We don't help Catholics".
"The Mahdi Army are not terrorists like you," came the response.
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!