I hate to be the one to say “I told you so?…but, I told you so in a post a couple of days ago when I wrote:

The Iranians have been supplying combat expertise, advisers, munitions, explosives, and financing to the Shiite militias in order to keep Iraq destabilized since the beginning or the war in Iraq. Now, as predicted, the Iranians are in the process of installing a satellite government in Baghdad in order to complete goal of forming an Iranian/Iraqi coalition government.

After reading the following article, it appears that I was right on track.

(Excerpts from PRNewswire article)
Alireza Jafarzadeh, an expert on Iran and the man responsible for breaking the news in August 2002 about Iran’s nuclear weapons program, says he has detailed information showing that “agents on Tehran’s payroll involved in violence and death squads hold prominent positions in the Iraqi government and National Assembly.” Jafarzadeh’s recently published book THE IRAN THREAT: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan) exposes just how much of Iraq is under Iran’s thumb.

Jafarzadeh, a leading authority on Iran, its political position, its government, and policies, indicated that these efforts by Iran to place its agents in the Iraqi government form a part of Tehran’s larger plan to export its revolution, and that Tehran will do almost anything to destabilize Iraq. He also indicated that Iran is fueling the Iraqis with bombs and weapons that are killing American soldiers, which is why the U.S. is having such a difficult time “winning” this war.

According to Jafarzadeh, “Iran is determined to succeed on three fronts. First and foremost, on the Iraqi front, where Iran is aggressively escalating its influence and presence in Iraq. Secondly, the nuclear front; nothing will deter them on this point. Finally, Iran wants to step up terrorism in the region.” He sums up, “Iran is a country to be reckoned with. But one thing is for certain: the United States will never win the battle with the military or negotiations.”

So it seems that the Islamic Revolution has not only spread to Iraq, but has already managed to insert itself into the fragile and unstable Iraqi government. This certainly explains how the Iranians were able to so easily make arrangements to start providing the Iraqi security forces training, equipment and advisers, and to assume major responsibility for the reconstruction of Iraq.

One thing for the Iranians to seriously consider is the fact that those convoys of Iranian military vehicles would make for some mighty fine target practice for our fighter jockeys.

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