Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Making the World Safe for Theocracy
I'm not sure how helping Iran take over in Iraq helps our country's interests:|
Posted on Mon, Dec. 12, 2005Somehow, I doubt W and his Bush League minions planned on replacing Saddam Hussein with Ayatollah Khomeini's heirs. That's the problem with reality - sometimes it bites.
Iran gaining influence, power in Iraq through militia
By Tom Lasseter
Knight Ridder Newspapers
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iranian-backed militia the Badr Organization has taken over many of the Iraqi Interior Ministry's intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
That's enabled the Shiite Muslim militia to use Interior Ministry vehicles and equipment - much of it bought with American money - to carry out revenge attacks against the minority Sunni Muslims, who persecuted the Shiites under Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein, current and former Ministry of Interior employees told Knight Ridder.
The officials, some of whom agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity for fear of violent reprisals, said the Interior Ministry had become what amounted to an Iranian fifth column inside the U.S.-backed Iraqi government, running death squads and operating a network of secret prisons.