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Official representatives of an Arab country have hinted in meetings with Israeli officials that they would not oppose an Israeli military operation against Iran, sources in Jerusalem said this week.
According to the sources, the representatives of the Arab country said they are worried by Iran's growing influence in the region, primarily among Shi'ite communities in Arab states.
The representatives told the Israeli officials that other Arab countries are also troubled by Iran's policy. Some Arab states are afraid that Iran's growing power will create a rift between Sunnis and Shi'ites. That concern is especially rife in Arab countries with a Shi'ite minority.
Originally posted by Britguy
...No wonder the US is keen to get Iraq to sign up to it's security agreement and allow the US to launch strikes from Iraqi bases.
Iranian film hits raw Egyptian nerve
By Sami Moubayed
DAMASCUS - A new film from Iran, Assassination of a Pharaoh , tells volumes about how strong indoctrination is in Tehran and how much it sometimes overpowers and blinds pragmatism. The movie, which recently aired on Iranian TV, is about former Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat. It labels him a "traitor" for signing the 1978 peace accords with Israel and praises his assassin, Khalid Islambouli, as a "martyr".
It comes in the middle of an Iranian effort to win allies in the Arab and Muslim world, both to penetrate the array of pro-American states in the region, and use them to lobby against a possible Israeli (or United States) attack on Tehran.
Originally posted by FredT
reply to post by Gatordone
Spot on IMHO.
I beleive that Iraq was intended to be a stepping stone to go into Iran. Rum-Cheney felt they could roll over Iraq, install a puppet government, then turn to Iran and do the same. However, lucky for us they botched the post war effort so badly I do not think we could do it now even if we wanted.
Originally posted by xmotex
The state in question is almost certainly Saudi Arabia, which regards Iran as it's chief strategic rival as well as a religious enemy.
I am sure they would be delighted to see Israel and Iran go at it, and watch oil prices soar
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
The price of oil is bad now, but it could get much worse, according to OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla Salem el-Badri, if Iran became embroiled in a military conflict with the U.S. or Israel. If a war occurs, Badri says, there’s no telling how high oil prices might climb.
Originally posted by FredT
Funny none of those arm chair Rambos will be pulling a foot patrol on the street of occupied Tehran