Dealing with the Iranian Threat in Iraq

[Global Politician] Daniel M. Zucker - Much of the continued violence in Iraq is due to the interference of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxy agents in the internal affairs of its western neighbor. Iran, through its support of the Shiite fundamentalist parties - Moqtada al-Sadr's Al-Daawa and Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim's SCIRI (the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq) - and their respective militias (Jaish al-Mahdi, and the Badr and Wolf Brigades) and through the deployment of its Sepah al-Qods (the Iranian regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' most secretive, elite, and skilled unit, responsible for all terror attacks abroad), has effectively gained significant influence and control over Iraqi society, especially in the south around Basra. So too, through monetary and logistical support of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Iran has managed to keep Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis at each others throats.

2007-05-11 01:00:00

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