Jun 25 2009

Iran Trying To Distract World With Iraq Carnage

Published by at 2:16 pm under Bin Laden/GWOT,Iran,Iraq

As I speculated yesterday, I think it is no coincidence that there is rising carnage in neighboring Iraq as Iran is on the verge of collapse. Desperation can cause violent insanity – as we see in the massacres taking place on the Iranian streets daily now.

At least seven bombs exploded around the country Thursday amid a uptick in violence as American troops prepare to withdraw from Iraqi cities on June 30.

The attacks were widespread, targeting Shiites and Sunnis, civilians, Iraqi security forces, and American soldiers. There were at least five bombs in Baghdad. One, at a bus station, killed two and wounded 30 in the late morning, security officials said, though witnesses at the scene said the toll was higher.

It is no surprise the tottering Iranian regime would also attempt to distract the world from its internal strife by initiating a wave of bombings in nearby Iraq. This will not work, but will only underscore the Awakening of the Muslim Street to the violent evil that is at the heart of radical Islam.

Just like the bombings in Iraq spelled the end of al Qaeda in Iraq, just like the bombings in Pakistan has given the government there the backing of the people to destroy the violent Taliban and al Qaeda enclaves in the tribal areas, the Iranian regime’s violence will turn the Muslim Street (Arab and Persian) against radical Islam. When the bombings start echoing through the Muslim Street it is a good sign the radicals are going for their last ditch strategy before they are completely defeated.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Iran Trying To Distract World With Iraq Carnage”

  1. gary1son says:

    No argument about this post, certainly, and not to minimize or directly equate, but we need to take a cue from the protesters in Iran and refuse to accept other forms of oppression brewing right here at home — albeit less obvious and violent.

    The House is preparing to pass a massive and oppressive Waxman/Markey (these names are all you really need to know) “cap and trade” bill Friday under the convenient cover of numerous other foreign and domestic events/issues. This is something that John McCain may even support, which illustrates why so many Republicans were unhappy with his candidacy until Ms. Palin came on board — along with the hope that she might be able to talk some sense into him.

    Government heavy-handed meddling on this, health care and seemingly everything else will forestall anything but government subsidized economic recovery any time in the foreseeable future, not to mention threaten our general overall economic health and national security.

    Please …… call your reps and tell them in no uncertain terms that you WILL NOT VOTE FOR THEM NEXT TIME if they go along with these kinds of nonsensical free market-killing counter-constitutional federal government expansionist measures.

    Reelection is about the only thing most of them appear to care about.

  2. WWS says:

    The Iranians killed Michael Jackson.

  3. crosspatch says:

    Iraq has elections coming up in January. It will be interesting to see how the religious candidates to compared to the more secular slates. The religious slates took something of a drubbing in the provincial elections.

    When looking at the violence in Iraq, keep the upcoming elections in your perspective as it will play some role in what is going on there.

  4. crosspatch says:

    A portion of what Omar posted at Iraqthemodel blog:

    The Shia population voiced its rejection of the rule of militias and hardline religious parties loud and clear. The provincial elections earlier this year showed beyond doubt that a great majority of the Shia population wants a moderate Muslim government, not an extreme Islamist one that imposes its vision through intimidation and violence.

    Iraqi Kurds, too, learned the lesson. Despite the belligerent tone of some of their leaders in addressing the outstanding issue of the so-called disputed regions in Kirkuk and Mosul, Kurds realize they can survive and protect their hard-earned freedom and autonomy only as part of the Iraqi nation. Kurds have long rejected the national Iraqi flag because they see it as a symbol of Arab chauvinism. However, when Turkey escalated operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) insurgents last year, Kurds hoisted the Iraqi flag on border outposts and went to the central Government for diplomatic support and protection.

    The enemies of a prosperous and democratic Iraq no doubt will intensify their attacks as the US prepares to leave. They will try to take advantage of the anxiety associated with this transition to cultivate disunity and violence. However, they failed when they were strongest and Iraq was weakest. Today, the tide has turned. Iraqis are closer together and the prospects of a prosperous and democratic Iraq become greater day by day.

    And with new national elections coming up where new slates of candidates will be voted into the national assembly, we are likely to see the most hard line religious parties cranking up the death and destruction.

  5. jimharlow says:

    In Friday’s central Muslim sermon at Tehran University, a senior cleric, Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami, called for harsh retribution for dissent.

    “Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him until complete destruction,” he said in the nationally broadcast speech.

    The cleric claimed some involved in the unrest used firearms.

    “Anyone who takes up arms to fight with the people, they are worthy of execution,” he said. “We ask that the judiciary confront the leaders of the protests, leaders of the violations, and those who are supported by the United States and Israel strongly, and without mercy to provide a lesson for all.”

    Khatami said those who disturbed the peace and destroyed public property were “at war with God,” and said they should be “dealt with without mercy.”

    He reminded worshippers that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rules by God’s design and must not be defied.


  6. crosspatch says:

    “He reminded worshippers that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rules by God’s design and must not be defied.”

    Didn’t we go through that whole thing several hundred years ago with the European monarchies? The King was ruled by God’s design?

    So the Ayatollah is basically the King of Iran?

  7. jimharlow says:


    “So the Ayatollah is basically the King of Iran?”

    Not king of Iran, Holy Ruler of all of Shi’a Islam…possibly 1.5 Billion Muslims of Sunni extraction if Khameini can seize control of Ummah from Saudi Arabia. Remeber this is a demonstration of the lengths to which Khameini will go to usher in the Islamic Messiah (Mahdi). If Sunnis come to believe that Iranian despots are more powerful than Saudi Despots, then Saidu will lose control of hte Ummah…thereby radicalizing all 1.5 Billion Sunni into Jihadis.

    The fact that you did not know any of this beforehand only exemplifies the fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans, including AJ, have no idea what this is all about….nor the ramifications of such an outcome.

  8. […] AJ Strata thinks that Iran is ratcheting up the violence in Iraq to distract attention from the rebellion in Iran.  Hindsight shows us this could indeed have been the case.  Then again, if Barack Obama had been interested in democracy and freedom maybe fewer people would have lost their lives.  He doesn’t give a rip about the Constitution, that’s for sure. […]