Skip to comments.Commentary: Iraq ripe for Iranian [militant Shia Muslim] domination
Posted on 06/12/2008 7:15:30 PM PDT by Righting
Commentary: Iraq ripe for Iranian domination
Richard Beeston, Foreign Editor of The Times Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was right to look smug at the end of his two-day state visit to Iraq. Not only did he become the first Iranian president to visit Baghdad, but he also took a big step towards achieving the victory that had eluded Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian revolution.
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Thanks Jimmah Carter.
This is part of the reason we need those 58 US military bases in Iraq. With the US military there, Iran doesn’t have a chance of dominating Iraq, even if they are both mainly Shiia.
That’s why we can’t let the Iraqi government reject the SOFA. We must use all our influence to gain their agreement.
Yup, never forget who [the worst ex prez.] “gave” us the Iranian Islamic SUCCESS’ danger to the entire world.
Even if the Iraqi Shia wanted the Iranians in, does anyone think the Sunni and Kurds will twiddle their thumbs and do nothing?
In simple point of fact, Iraq is negotiating from strength. Its economy is taking off, its oil industry has surpassed its top production under Saddam, its security is increasingly in its own hands. Iran, on the other hand, has a failing economy with a serious inflation issue, an oil industry that cannot fill automobile tanks in Tehran, and a President whose tenure is highly suspect and whose popularity both with the Iranian people and his bosses in Qom, declining.
What Iran has to offer is violence, period. That is its principal export industry. Were the Times not trapped in its own quagmire of assumption about the war its editors might be able to see the reality here. The only thing Iran has "won" is its ability to threaten, to boast, to subvert. And that it always had.
In truth, Iran's ability to project power through its puppet al Sadr and his Mahdi Army is declining, not waning. The Iraqis have had enough of demagogues, terrorists, and Iranian tools. Iraq is not about to become a satellite of idiots who can't even run their own country.
I agree with you that it’s a wishful thinking but mainly it’s wishful thinking of the Iranian Islamic revolution to dominate Iraq, but i hope with God’s help they shall fail.
The cries of desperation from the media will grow more pathetic as victory in Iraq becomes more evident and inevitable.