Originally posted by Syrian Sister
Ofcource there is still a link with iran and the SCIRI, but as for the badr brigades and the ministry for the interior, aswell as the special army
units, they are in US hands.
Well…the accuracy of the above is less than true…and this statement shows why "Iran" was edited out of your OP.
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
A man by the name of Steele, who also trained the el salvador death squads
This is all alleged
by Kim Sengupta in her article as posted, nothing more. By Sengupta’s definitions and terms, these “squads” could be
as easily labeled as “trained” by Iran…the IRG…Badr…SCIRI…Iraqi military etc…
SCIRI needs to change the information as contained on their official website
SCIRI commands military forces called Badr Corps. This started as a brigade and developed into a division and then into a corps. The Badr Corps
consist of thousands of former Iraqi officers and soldiers who defected from the Iraqi army, Iraqi refugees, and Iraqis who fled the country and join
(there is an entire section on the Badr Corps…must be a horrible embarrassment if your theory is true)
….but isn’t it “who” is controlling them these “death squads” the real issue?
On this very important note…Odd how Sengupta does not mention or link Bayan Jabr (a former high ranking official in the Badr Brigade and recent
ex-Iraqi Interior Minister) to any of the killings nor the convenient timing.
(aka.The Minister of Civil War)
Rather Sengupta includes in her article some extremely biased inputs from Jabr himself?
Max Fuller’s article plants a simple assumption as fact.
The assumption: Hirsh and Barry are reporting facts…
The ‘conceptualizations’ spun by Fuller are from Michael Hirsh’s and John Barry’s “exclusive” report that appeared in Newsweek
which is accredited to “breaking the story” on the “Salvador Option”.
In reality, Hirsh and Barry broke only a “theory”.
The Hirsh article contains: no citable sources, more reporter opinion/added conjecture and makes more than ample use of 1980’s Noam Chomsky
parallels in creating logical assumptions to form huge leaps.
This is where Fuller “picks-up the ball” in his article…pushing further arguments. Reinforced yet another inclusion of Negroponte/El
Salvador/Honduras and, of course, not mentioning the changes that occurred after Hirsh’s article’s initial print; (adding
is just fluff.)
While also not touching on Syrian involvement, Muqtada al-Sadr, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, various other factions, Nouri al-Maliki, etc. etc.
etc...Both articles and this “theory” fail to identify and examine the very basics:
-Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, as currently in charge of the Badr Organization for Development and Reconstruction.
-Bayan Jabr, (the person imo who really display’s Fuller’s and Sengupta’s bifurcation and bias), the recent ex-interior minister, current
minister of finance defender of torture centers, Badr Corps member and the beginning of “death squad” activity when he took office in 2005…imo,
this man is the major source of "death squad" activity
-Jawad al-Bolani (the evidence against Jabr) who took over as minister of the interior in June 2006 who has:
…. fired more than 3,000 employees
since he took over, some for corruption and human rights violations, and that he referred 300 to 600 of those cases to the Iraqi court system.
He also pointed to the recent suspension of an entire Iraqi police brigade on suspicion that some members may have permitted, or even participated in,
death-squad killings. August 2006