Monday, July 16, 2007
Another one bites the dust posted by Richard Seymour
Foreign fighters, eh? Can't live with 'em, can't get 'em to fuck off. But this is about those other fighters, the massive penetration of 'Al Qaeda' and Iran that supposedly has taken place. Here's the figures that matter: 0.7% of the Iraqi resistance is foreign, and none of them are Iranian. Did you read that correctly? Of the foreign fighters, 45% are Saudi (America's best fwend supplies lots of suicide attackers), 15% Syrian, and ... whoops, no Iranians. Ironically, part of the ramping up of anti-Iran propaganda can be pinned on what Seymour Hersh called "The Redirection", in which the US is attempting to break the emergence of what it calls 'The Shi'ite Crescent'. How does it do so? By funding several Sunni jihadist outfits - oh, and guess who we're told they've got links to. Still, no need to ponder these matters for too long when there is bombing to be done, and bowels to evacuate (which adds resonance to the phrase "let's bomb the shit out of them"), and the Amreekan ruling class is baying for war on Iran. How ill named the 'war on terror' is for all that.