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Iran’s intelligence service “occupies” key Iraq city [Karbala]
Iran Focus ^ | 09/04/05 | Iran Focus

Posted on 09/04/2005 9:16:11 PM PDT by freedom44

London, Sep. 04 – Iran’s notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has infiltrated key levers of power in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, southern Iraq, according to an independent Iraqi daily.

“The city of Karbala is presently under complete occupation of the Iranian regime and has been taken over”, the daily Iraq al-Ghad (Tomorrow’s Iraq) wrote.

“Thousands of intelligence agents of the Iranian regime have been given Iraqi citizenship”, the daily wrote.

“The sale of books on literature, arts, and philosophy is banned in Karbala’s bookstores. Only religious books that the culture centre distributes at a cheap price or at times free of charge are permitted”.

The paper added that 421 Iranian agents that had been arrested in Karbala at the time when Ayad Allawi was Iraq’s interim Prime Minister. It said the city’s police chief had been fired after complaining about the massive Iranian influence over the city.

One of the tactics used by MOIS agents to gain the support of the Iraqi people for neighbouring Iran, the paper said, was to deliberately cut off the electricity supply in the city on a routine basis and distribute portable electricity generators and food as gifts from Tehran’s rulers.

“All senior administrative and security posts in this city are under the control of Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry”, the Iraqi paper added.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; karbala; karbalaattack; mois

1 posted on 09/04/2005 9:16:11 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

That is why I am hoping badly the Sunnis vote, which leads to Allawi as PM again.

He will kick Iran out of Iraq for good.

2 posted on 09/04/2005 9:17:53 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: freedom44

Time to "delouse" Karbala.

The only good Iranian is a dead Iranian.

3 posted on 09/04/2005 9:20:44 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: freedom44

Time to liberate a few Iranian cities with MOABs. Knock their dicks into the dirt now. Talk later.

4 posted on 09/04/2005 9:23:14 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Hate yourself? Hate everybody else, too? You'll be at home with the Democrats!)
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To: freedom44


5 posted on 09/04/2005 9:24:25 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: freedom44

This sure sounds like propaganda

6 posted on 09/04/2005 9:24:40 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Scouts Up!
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To: Howie66

That's not fair and not true.

NY Times
By Nicholas D. Kristof

Finally, I've found a pro-American country.

Everywhere I've gone in Iran, with one exception, people have been exceptionally friendly and fulsome in their praise for the United States, and often for President Bush as well. Even when I was detained a couple of days ago in the city of Isfahan for asking a group of young people whether they thought the Islamic revolution had been a mistake (they did), the police were courteous and let me go after an apology.

They apologized; I didn't.

On my first day in Tehran, I dropped by the "Den of Spies," as the old U.S. Embassy is now called. It's covered with ferocious murals denouncing America as the "Great Satan" and the "archvillain of nations" and showing the Statue of Liberty as a skull (tour the "Den of Spies")

Then I stopped to chat with one of the Revolutionary Guards now based in the complex. He was a young man who quickly confessed that his favorite movie is "Titanic." "If I could manage it, I'd go to America tomorrow," he said wistfully.

He paused and added, "To hell with the mullahs."

7 posted on 09/04/2005 9:25:32 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: manic4organic

The current government is Iranian friendly (but not any more Iranian friendly then they are American friendly).

However, if the Sunnis vote in the next election and we get Allawi back they will be gone.

8 posted on 09/04/2005 9:25:50 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: freedom44

What did ever happen to that fat little pig Sadr?

9 posted on 09/04/2005 9:26:50 PM PDT by endthematrix ("an ominous vacancy"...I mean, JOHN ROBERTS now fills this space!)
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To: endthematrix

He still has an uprising.

Al-Sadr vows revenge on Sunnis over stampede deaths
Ali Rifat, Baghdad,,2089-1763703,00.html

THE maverick Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has raised sectarian tension in Iraq by vowing vengeance against Sunnis he blames for the stampede that killed almost 1,000 pilgrims last week in Baghdad.

While more moderate clerics have avoided blaming Sunni insurgents for provoking the tragedy, al-Sadr claimed in a message from his mosque in al-Kufa, near Najaf, that civil war was already underway.

The interior ministry has said 953 Shi’ite worshippers died last Wednesday, trampled underfoot and drowned in the Tigris river after they tumbled from the narrow al-Aima bridge on their way towards the shrine of Moussa al- Kadhim, an 8th-century imam. An earlier exchange of mortar fire had made the crowd nervous, but pandemonium broke out when rumours spread that there were Sunni suicide bombers in their midst.

10 posted on 09/04/2005 9:29:15 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: jmc1969
I wonder why the liberals and people like Cindy Sheehan only call for America to get out of Iraq and ignore the Iranian,Syrian and Al Quada invaders?It must be because they hate America and think that it's more evil then the three terrorist organization.The Iraqi government has to get Iran out of Iraq if they want to establish a real democracy.
11 posted on 09/04/2005 9:30:05 PM PDT by rdcorso (Bill Clinton Stuck His Cigar In Foreign Places And Called It Foreign Policy)
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To: jmc1969; bnelson44
Don't Iranians flood into the city anyway, since it's a holy site? Prewar pilgrimage was like two million a year.
12 posted on 09/04/2005 9:30:25 PM PDT by endthematrix ("an ominous vacancy"...I mean, JOHN ROBERTS now fills this space!)
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To: endthematrix


13 posted on 09/04/2005 9:51:29 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Scouts Up!
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To: bnelson44

USAID's goals include the emergency repair or rehabilitation of power generation facilities and electrical grids. Teams of engineers from the Ministry of Electricity, USAID and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working since May of 2003 to restore the capacity to Iraq's power system. Major Accomplishments to Date: By October, 2003, rehabilitated electric power capacity to produce peak capacity greater than the pre-war level of 4,400 MW. Production reached 5,365 MW on August 18, 2004. Since achieving record power production in Summer ‘04, the Ministry of Electricity—with assistance from USAID—has begun the standard Fall maintenance process which will necessarily reduce the amount of power available for consumption. USAID worked with the MOE to conduct last Fall’s maintenance program. Repairing thermal units, replacing turbines, rehabilitating the power distribution network, and installing and restoring generators. USAID has added 685 MW of capacity through maintenance and rehabilitation work, and also repaired a 400 KV transmission line. USAID and the Ministry of Electricity are working with partners to place an additional 792 MW in the national grid by December 2005 through maintenance, rehabilitation, and new generation projects. USAID completed a project to convert two units that produce 80 MW each to operate on crude/heavy fuel oil instead of diesel which is in short supply. USAID initiated a project to rehabilitate 13 existing substations and construct 24 new substations in Baghdad. These 37 substations will improve the distribution and reliability of electricity for more than two million Baghdad residents. USAID recently handed over work on 12 of these substations to the Ministry of Electricity.

14 posted on 09/04/2005 10:03:20 PM PDT by humint (Define the future... but only if you're prepared for war with the soldiers of the past and present!)
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