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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:55 AM
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The incredible irony of the Iran/Iraq "military pact"
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:56 AM by smoogatz
I have no doubt that part of Cheney, Rummy, Wolfie and Condi's thinking in invading Iraq is that, with a US/Israel friendly puppet government safely installed, Iraq-based subversion of the Iranian "Moolahs" would be near the top of the agenda (after privatizing Iraq's oilfields, of course). But from day one (as anyone with half a brain could have predicted), the opposite has been true--Iran has managed to turn the tables and fulfill much of its own agenda in Iraq. They've basically used the American military to overthrow their bitterest rival and place their political operatives in power in Iraq. The ultimate irony may be that Ahmed Chalabi--who according to the CIA may be an Iranian operative--now has his hand on the oil spigot in Iraq. Get 'er done, George!
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:06 AM
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1. here's some more

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050707/ts...


Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi signed a pact in Tehran agreeing to accept Iranian military training and other cooperation with the country Iraq fought for a decade under ousted leader
Saddam Hussein.

Responding to the suggestion that the thaw in ties with Iran would anger Washington, Dulaimi said: "Nobody can dictate to Iraq its relations with other countries."

-snip-

The American military said it was holding five U.S. citizens, apparently including a Los Angeles filmmaker, among more than 10,000 detainees in Iraq.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:08 AM
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2. Oh, what a tangled web we weave...
bitter, bitter, irony - Chalabi the snake slithers to a new hidey-hole.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:15 AM
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3. He always said he was a uniter!
:freak:
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:47 AM
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4. Indeed. Hoist on one's own petard, as they say. nt
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