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  •  Proxy war (0+ / 0-)

    I think this clash was a bit of a proxy battle between the US and Iran, and since America never loses militarily our fair and balanced media must jump through hoops to keep the magic alive for viewers at home.

    One big irony here though is that Moqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army is probably Iraq's greatest defense against al Qaeda in Iraq. So when Sadr wins, Iran wins. But if he loses, al Qaeda wins.

    Mission accomplished!

    •  Huh? (0+ / 0-)

      Just look at some of the Shiite political parties in the current Iraqi government.
      SIIC (formerly SCIRI) with its Badr organization (formerly Badr Corps). The Badr Corps was founded in Iran and trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
      Add Dawa, Maliki´s party.

      See something?
      Both of them supported the Iranian revolution and were supported by Iran after 1979.
      Leaders of both parties were in exile in Iran till 2003. Do you really think these guys have less ties to Iran than Moqtada al Sadr whose family stayed in Iraq?

      Right now the US seems to support the Iranian allies here. :)

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