posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 07:47 AM
Iraq: Al-Sadr Reasserts Himself -- This Time Against
According to this article:
"Last week, the website Sawt Al-Iraq (www.sotaliraq.com...
) published a report citing an unidentified senior ex-officer from the Hussein regime
as saying that Iran and Syria are preparing to launch a coup in Iraq at the start of Ramadan this October.
The officer claimed that the action is to begin with a surge of suicide bombings and the targeting of power and water networks, along with
demonstrations against the al-Ja'fari government. Agents of Iran and Syria, along with former Iraqi intelligence, are to don police uniforms and
infiltrate police units on the streets -- opening fire on demonstrators -- in an effort to spark more demonstrations, according to the website.
The infiltrators, wearing police and National Guard uniforms, are to then enter the Green Zone, "get it under control, kill everyone there, and
establish a military government." The report, while unsubstantiated, supports the two states' goals toward self-preservation, and their desire to
use whatever means -- be it an alliance with the Shi'a or an alliance with former Ba'athists -- to obstruct any progress in Iraq."
I think that Al-Sadr is looking to set himself up as the next Saddam...