Thursday, October 20, 2011

IRAN V SAUDIS IN IRAQ

Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The CIA sees Iran as having become too influential in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and perhaps even Libya.

The CIA likes to stir up wars.

Getting Sunnis to fight Shias is part of the policy of 'divide and rule'.

The CIA does not want Iran to become an ally of Saudi Arabia.

According to The Wall Street Journal (on 17 October 2011: Iran - Saudi Arabia tensions are spurring fears of a proxy war):

1. The proxy war would be in Iraq, with Sunni groups (backed by Saudi Arabia) versus Shia groups (backed by Iran).

2. The proxy war might come with the expected withdrawal of at least some U.S. military troops at the end of 2011.

3. Iran opposes the troublemakers in Syria and backs Assad.

But Saudi Arabia blames Iran for supporting the troublemakers in Bahrain and Yemen.

4. Mohsen Sazegara was a founder of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran.

He is now a vocal opponent of Iran's regime.

(The CIA were reportedly allied with the Revolutionary Guards against the Shah)

5. The USA has recently accused the Revolutionary Guards of hiring a Mexican hitman to kill the Saudi ambassador to Washington.


6. Dianne Feinstein, the US Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, has said that Obama should put sanctions on Iran's central bank in response to the alleged plot.

7. Arab youth activists, the backbone of the (CIA) pro-democracy uprisings, have accused the Quds Force - the most elite and secretive branch of the Revolutionary Guards - of aiding Assad in its crackdowns against dissent.

8. On 15 October 2011, Associated Press reported that the U.S. could drop its plan to keep thousands of troops in Iraq under a new security deal with the Iraqi government.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki governs over a coalition of Iranian-backed Shiite parties.

Reportedly he can't convince hard-line Shiites to accept an extension of the U.S. military presence.

9. A Saudi official is quoted as saying that "If Washington can't protect our interests in the region, we'll have to do it ourselves."

10. Reportedly, Arab officials believe that the funds and aid from Iran to Iraqi Shiites is even stronger than five years ago.

They also believe support to Iraqi Sunnis from Saudi Arabia can be easily restored.

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