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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:13 PM
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121. The Defense Dept is worried about the growing influence Tehran
is having on Iraq. Especially the Shiite population there.
The Iranian pres was treated like royalty on his recent visit, and many are questioning the amount of control that Iran will command over Iraq in future. Ahmadenijad made visits to the top Shiite leaders while in Iran.

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Richard Russell, who lectures on national security at the National Defense University, also raised suspicions about Iranian motives.

Iran's agenda includes establishing "a clandestine infrastructure in Iraq," and Tehran is "planning to have more influence domestically inside Iraq as Americans downsize their presence," he said.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2008-03/04/content_6...

Bush and Co must be more than a little nervous over this Iran's growing influence over there. Will Iran eventually try to muscle on the U.S. investment opportunities they've established the last few years while helping Iraq with building their infrastructure.
Iraq is already becoming another Lebanon with the infighting over there.



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