Re: Iraq Ambassador: US Surge Worked Because Iran Became Afraid US Would Counter-Attack
- From: Neolibertarian <cognac756@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 21:04:45 -0600
In article <47587d3d$0$2345$4c368faf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Patriot Games" <Patriot@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Iraq Ambassador: Iran Aided the Surge
Thursday, December 6, 2007
UNITED NATIONS - Iraq's United Nations Ambassador Hamid al-Bayati admits
that help from Iran played a key role in calming insurgent activity in and
"Yes, they have been helpful. It has been a combination of the American
surge and Iranian cooperation that has led to a decrease in attacks,"
explained al-Bayati in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.
Al-Bayati confirmed recent reports from the region that the Iranian
government has indeed clamped down on insurgent infiltration activity at the
The Iraqi also explained that Baghdad will host a fourth round of U.S.-Iran
diplomatic "consultations" next week.
Could it be that the Iranians struck a deal with the US?
There ain't gonna be ANY publicity around any deal Washington might make
with Tehran. Neither party would want anyone anywhere knowing anything
Ollie North can tell you how deals are struck with Tehran.
Say there was a deal struck.
Say, something along the lines that "Ali, you gotta clamp down on the
IRRG and get the hell out of Iraq. Close down the Iraqi Hizbullah
assistance budget. And, when we see this is being done, we'll defuse the
next round of UN sanctions."
Hence, the NIE Puff Piece which doesn't say what it says. But it
generates headlines to the effect that "Iran shut down its nuclear
weaponization project in 2003."
Bush's "hands are tied" in dealing out further sanctions. Okay. But what
if Dubya did the reverse Houdini and tied those knots himself? After
getting the deal that will win the war in Iraq?
Rush is railing against the report--glomming on a WSJ piece that points
out the authors of the NIE are "State Department hacks," one with a
grudge against this administration.
Despite what Rush is saying, I looked up the primary author. He is a
Bush appointee who was just confirmed by the Senate only about a year
ago. Sterling credentials.
Despite Rush's railing, even he says there's something going on with it
that just doesn't pass the smell test. He admits he hasn't got it
figured out just yet.
Speaking on Iran, the ambassador expressed "concern" over the latest U.S.
intelligence report and explained that Baghdad will likely speed up the
creation of its own network and decrease dependence on Washington in such
The ambassador was also asked about Saddam's former Deputy Prime Minister
Tariq Aziz, but he was not able to shed any light on Aziz who has remained
in prison since he surrendered to coalition forces in May 2003.
The glass bespeckled, cigar smoking Iraqi was often seen in the West as the
representative of Saddam and his campaign against U.N. sanctions and the
"It is up for the Iraqi courts to decide what to do with him. He was a
central member of the Revolutionary Command Council and the courts wanted
all its members to be held accountable."
Aziz has remained in limbo since his surrender, only having periodic
telephone contact with family members in Jordan and London.
Aziz was top tier. He's a Goering. If Goering deserved to hang (though
he wasn't really involved in the Final Solution) then so does Aziz.
I'm sure Aziz is in no hurry for his trial to begin. He knows how it
will end for him.
"I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves."
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