Skip to comments.Iran's IRGC said to be increasing surveillance, intel ops in Kuwait
Posted on 01/29/2010 3:33:26 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Kuwait has been investigating reports of an Iranian-backed Shi'ite insurgency plot. Officials said Kuwait has launched an investigation into allegations that Shi'ites funded and directed by Iran planned to attack key facilities in the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom. The investigation was said to center on Shi'ite soldiers in neighboring Bahrain trained in sabotage.
Officials have warned of a growing Shi'ite threat in Kuwait, a Sunni-ruled country with nearly 50 percent of the population being Shi'ite.
They said Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has increased surveillance and other intelligence operations in Kuwait, which hosts more than 15,000 U.S. military soldiers.
"There is an investigation, but so far there are no hard facts to support any of the claims," an official said.
Officials said Kuwaiti authorities were tipped off by one of those recruited for the operation. They said a retired Bahraini sergeant drove from Manama to Kuwait and reported the plot to the Interior Ministry. At that point, police and the intelligence community were alerted.
Kuwait's Al Rai newspaper reported that the plotters had planned a sabotage campaign throughout the sheikdom. The daily, regarded as authoritative, said the sergeant on Jan. 17 warned authorities that the plotters had been trained in the assembly and use of explosives. The newspaper did not report the reason for the plot.
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Thanks for the ping Sonofstrangelove.
Iran’s involvement and influence with varying Shi’ite communities in the Middle East will only become further emboldened once Iran acquires/develops nuclear weapons capability. Just food for thought. Also, this is an ongoing academic discussion in the areas of terrorism and Middle East strategic studies, among a few other fields.
Iran used to have an espionage network in the Iranian Embassy in Kuwait City comprised of Iranian laborers and Shi’ite Kuwaitis. The Kuwaitis busted it. This is Iran’s latest attempt to stir up crap among the other ME Shi’ite communities.