This is no surprise but it is getting virtually no press. I find the machinations of the great powers to be fascinating and can’t help but try to see the bigger picture. As in, what are the key players doing right now? What are Russia and China whispering to Iran? What are Isreal and the US planning behind closed doors? What is the main objective here? Is it to have total control of the oil in the middle east? Is it to break the energy back of other powers? I can’t help but think of Anne Wright’s talk a few weeks ago and the back room dealing in pre world war I Europe…so you see…this is intellectually fascinating and besides that, if one were able to get a clear picture of what is happening, one could concievably make a lot of money in a very short time….so the profit motive is there…okay Fukn.us…I’ve explained my fascination with trying to figure this out….
TEHRAN, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Firebrand Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has assured Iran that his Shi’ite Muslim militiamen will support the Islamic Republic if it comes under attack, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
Although the United States and Israel have said they prefer diplomacy as a means to solve a dispute over Iran’s atomic programme, they have not ruled out military options.
Washington accuses Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.
“If neighbouring Islamic countries, including Iran, should come under attack, then the Mehdi Army will support them,” Sadr said on a visit to Tehran.
Sadr’s Mehdi Army militia rose up against U.S. occupying forces in Iraq in 2004.
In Iran, Sadr has met Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.