Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Iran Secretly Helping Their Sunni Enemies, U.S. Says

This looks like an effort at perception management, the American public being the intended audience.

The assertion that Iran is working with Sunni Arab militias is the giveaway.

Iran is secretly forging ties with al-Qaida elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a summer showdown with coalition forces intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for full military withdrawal, US officials say.

"Iran is fighting a proxy war in Iraq and it's a very dangerous course for them to be following. They are already committing daily acts of war against US and British forces," a senior US official in Baghdad warned. "They [Iran] are behind a lot of high-profile attacks meant to undermine US will and British will, such as the rocket attacks on Basra palace and the Green Zone [in Baghdad]. The attacks are directed by the Revolutionary Guard who are connected right to the top [of the Iranian government]."

The official said US commanders were bracing for a nationwide, Iranian-orchestrated summer offensive, linking al-Qaida and Sunni insurgents to Tehran's Shia militia allies, that Iran hoped would trigger a political mutiny in Washington and a US retreat. "We expect that al-Qaida and Iran will both attempt to increase the propaganda and increase the violence prior to Petraeus's report in September [when the US commander General David Petraeus will report to Congress on President George Bush's controversial, six-month security "surge" of 30,000 troop reinforcements]," the official said.

The designed conclusion to be drawn is that political movement in Washington towards the exits in Iraq would be a result of us being duped by the manipulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Since no self-respecting politician can afford to look weak on national security, this manufactured line by U.S. officials is sure to carry great weight as doubts about the "surge" grow even among the most clueless lawmakers in Washington.

Like the "they'll follow us home" meme, this American propaganda product can be expected to be used with great effect upon those wanting an end to our counterproductive Iraq endeavor.


Blogger DrewL said...

Utter nonsense, isn't it? Just like the other nonsense coming out about how bin Laden wanted to establish a base in Iraq from which to plan attacks on the United States. How completely stupid does this administration think we are? Obviously, pretty damn stupid.

The propaganda is coming fast and furious now, isn't it? What next?

5/22/2007 11:43 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...



IIRC, the "intelligence" that Bush declassified yesterday that you are referencing about Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Iraq is based on the "captured" CD that contained the communication between Zarqawi and Bin Laden that has been exposed as a fabrication some time ago.

Propaganda seems to be the only thing carrying our effort in Iraq these days.

5/23/2007 6:06 AM  
Blogger Meatball One said...

...duped by the manipulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

...would that be duped as in our best 'n brightest never had the foggiest that Iran would tinker in Iraq if we invaded?...and now we r shocked that they have - and r?

Boy o boy r we in trouble in Iraq if Bush et al's original matrix de consequences for this war never even factored in such 101 scenarios. Really, it's beyond belief that we're supposed to buy into a tale that mongoloidizes our intellectual warrior elites.

5/23/2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger Effwit said...


That would be duped -- "going forward" (as every vapid moron in Washington loves to say) -- as opposed to the duped per convenience which was the central operating principle on which the war was conceived.

5/23/2007 10:22 AM  

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