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Iranian Alert - August 12, 2006 - Iran presses Shi'te Militas to Step Up Attacks
Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/12/06 | freedom44

Posted on 08/12/2006 1:30:41 PM PDT by freedom44


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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pressing Shi'ite militias to step up attacks against the U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq told The New York Times in an interview.

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad also told the Times in Baghdad on Friday Iran may foment even more violence as it faces off with the United States and United Nations over its nuclear program in coming weeks. The newspaper reported on the interview in Saturday editions.

The remarks were the first public statements by a senior Bush administration official directly linking violence in Iraq to Washington's support of Israel's military campaign in Lebanon, and to growing pressure by the United States over Iran's nuclear program, the Times said.

Khalilzad said the Iranian incitement had already led to a surge in mortar and rocket attacks on the Green Zone, now the seat of the Iraqi government and the American Embassy.

Western security advisers confirmed Friday there had been a recent spate of mortar and rocket attacks on the Green Zone, the Times said, but it was unclear whether anyone was wounded or killed and a spokesman for the American military, Lt. Col. Barry Johnson, declined to provide details.

According to the ambassador, the Shi'ite guerrillas behind the recent attacks are members of splinter groups of the Mahdi Army, a militia created by the radical Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr. Those groups are tied to Iran as well as Hizbollah, he told the Times.

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1 posted on 08/12/2006 1:30:42 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Hey Mullah Nuts - cut them some slack. They're dying as fast as they can. Sheesh! Sometimes ya just can't please people.


2 posted on 08/12/2006 1:33:41 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Enterprise
Actually this is droll.

Mullah's: - Hey you lazy assed insurgents, get to work. Hurry up and die or we'll fund someone else. Dang, it's hard to get good help these days.

3 posted on 08/12/2006 1:45:44 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: freedom44

I can't decide who's better at BS, Islam or the MSM?


4 posted on 08/12/2006 1:56:21 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freedom44

Time to confront iran as the root of most of the problems in the ME.


5 posted on 08/12/2006 2:31:22 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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6 posted on 08/12/2006 8:00:58 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: paul51

Time to confront iran




How do we do that? Unleash the secret weapon?


7 posted on 08/12/2006 8:05:11 PM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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To: eleni121
There is nothing secret about the existence of our tactical nuclear weapons. Tell tehran if they want a war, we can show them how the big boys play.
8 posted on 08/12/2006 9:11:19 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: eleni121
Which secret weapon would you like us to unleash. We have plenty of them. Iran is not invincible, and we are not helpless as you seem to believe. I ask you to not pay attention to the MSM, but you don't listen to me...
9 posted on 08/14/2006 6:37:54 AM PDT by Edgerunner (The greatest impediment to world peace is the UN and the Peaceniks)
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