Iran Involved In Iraq?
Over and over again the Western Media has emphasized the involvement of Iranian Militias in Iraq preventing the American troops from maintaining peace. Today Iraq’s most powerful politician, Abdul Aziz Al Hakim has dismissed the claims by US officials that Iran is interfering in Iraq’s affairs. Hakim claims that he has for three years ask the US officials to provide proof for their accusations, but so far there has not been any responds by the Americans! Aziz further states that the Americans “ are looking for somebody to blame for the failure [of the U.S. military to halt the sectarian killings in Iraq] and it is easy to blame Iran." Pointing the finger to an outside help initially began when the sectarian violence in Iraq became evident. Each side ( Shiite and Sunni) started accusing the other of getting outside help. Sunni leaders claim that the Shiite militias are trained by Iran, and Shiite leaders say Sunni terrorists are funded by Saudi Arabia and Syria. This unrest between the two religious groups grant an excuse to the US troops to point their fingers at the accused countries. But this is really a civil war between the supporters of Saddam, majority of whom are Sunni and the new democratic government in Iraq who are Shiite. It is a power struggle between the past and the current government.
Leaders like Hakim say that rather than blame Iran or the Shi'ite militias, the U.S. military — and Iraqi security forces — should be focusing its energies on defeating the mainly Sunni insurgent and terrorist groups. "The main cause of the violence in Iraq are the Saddamists and [jihadi terrorists]," Hakim said. "We should not be distracted from our main task, which is to destroy these forces. "