It took the Jew York Times 15 years to acknowledge the truth which every political aware person knew for a long time. On July 15, its Baghdad Bureau chief Tim Arango said in an article, entitled, Iran Dominates Iraq After US ‘Handed the Country Over’.
Without mentioning the real reason the US wanted to remove its best Arab ally Saddam Hussein who fought 8-year US-proxy war against anti-Israel Islamic regime in Tehran – Tim Arango gives the impression to its readers that if the US occupied forces had not withdrawn from Iraq in December 2011, Iran would not be dominating Iraq.
“When the United States invaded Iraq 14 years ago to topple Saddam Hussein, it saw Iraq as a potential cornerstone of a democratic and Western-facing Middle East, and vast amounts of blood and treasure — about 4,500 American lives lost, more than $1 trillion spent — were poured into the cause. From Day 1, Iran saw something else: a chance to make a client state of Iraq, a former enemy against which it fought a war in the 1980s so brutal, with chemical weapons and trench warfare, that historians look to World War I for analogies. If it succeeded, Iraq would never again pose a threat. In that contest, Iran won, and the United States lost,” Arango said.
Such ridiculous conclusion coming from Arango is understandable. The dude doesn’t speak or understand Arabic language and have no knowledge of Middle East history. He landed into his current post by working through various Jew-control media outlets and being a Zionist by faith. All his lies come from Israel’s disinformation project MEMRI or sectarian Arab journalists.
On October 17, 2010 – Zionist Martin Chulov writing in British daily Guardian said that “Iran has brokered behind the scenes deal for pro-Tehran government in Iraq”. According to writer’s ‘confidential information’ – all anti-Israel Shia groups (Hizbullah, Syria and Iran) were behind the new deal between the incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the Islamic resistance militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr.”
In March 2015, Saudi foreign minister prince Saud al-Faisal told John Kerry in Riyadh that Iran is taking-over Iraq.
On July 17, Jacob G. Hornberger (Jew) founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF) praised Tim Arango in a blog post for telling the hidden truth about America’s invasion of Iraq to the brainwashed American Christians.
“Take a wild guess at what type of regime Iran is. You guessed it! A Shiite regime, one that has been closely aligned with its counterpart in Iraq ever since the US government installed it into power in 2003. To put some context to the matter, let’s go back to the Iraq-Iran War during the 1980s. That was when the Saddam Hussein Sunni regime was killing Iranians, who were predominantly Shiites. US officials were aligned with Saddam during that war. They were helping him to kill Iranians,” wrote Hornberger.
The above statement proves that Hornberger is another Jewish moron. Iran’s 80% population is Shi’ite but country’s Constitution is a Theocracy (a mixture of Islamic Shari’ah and western-style democracy). Iraq’s 60% population is Shi’ite but country’s Constitution is based on secular democracy. Saddam Hussein was not a Sunni Muslim but a socialist-secular Ba’athist just like the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Saddam Hussein’s vice-president Tariq Aziz and five cabinet ministers happened to be Christians which made less than 5% of country’s population.
Iran’s official name is, Islamic Republic of Iran, while Iraq is registered as Republic of Iraq at the United Nations.
So, how great is Iran’s influence in Iraq? The reality is that though Iran does have influence there due to country’s Shi’ite majority, and the US failure to subdue Iraqi people. However, the extent and potency of that influence is nowhere near that which is being claimed by the Zionist media.
Iranian influence is highly exaggerated for a number of distinct but convergent reasons. As the US is still considering a military strike against Iran in order to cripple its economic and military infrastructure. A glance at a political map of the Middle East shows that Iran is the only major power that actively opposes US and Israeli influence in the region. But the map also shows that the US has Iran encircled with 16 military bases plus nuclear missiles aboard the US fleets roaming the seas near Iran. Indeed, the Bush and Obama administrations were only discouraged from attacking Iran after the Western colonial missions in Iraq and Afghanistan were sucked into the quicksand of resistance.
Another factor is that 37 years after the overthrow of one of US closest regional allies and the rise of a new political order in Iran, successive US administrations have been at a loss as how to regain a foothold there. They backed Saddam’s war against Iran in 1980 and are still hoping to use Iraq as a military and political base to destabilize or attack Iran. There are credible reports that Iraq’s long borders with Iran are being used to smuggle in arms and spies. Most Iraqis are opposed to Iran’s ties with corrupt Iraqi politicians, but a close examination of Iranian policies reveals that they are guided by an intense fear of being crippled by a US or Israeli attack.
All Iraqi Shi’ite leaders are not pro-Iran. For example, Muqtada al-Sadr, the most feared Iraqi resistance leader who made David Petraeus’ life very miserable, doesn’t like both American and Iranian influence. Last week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, an enemy of both Iran and Syria hosted al-Sadr in Jeddah.