Who won the battle of Basra?

by Kamangir

You can play the short clip, where a very brief and yet precise analysis from journalist Pepe Escobar, tells you what the 'Basra cease-fire' was all about. He refers to the revolutionary guards as peace-makers (in Basra's case) but he somehow fails to mention that if the Iranian revolutionary guards have such peace-making power in Iraq, at the other end, they have the opposite power as well. In other words, they can easily creat a turmoil, control it and stop it at their will, whereas the American's supported Al-Maleki government cannot do much of the above.



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As usual U.S. takes the credit for success by others!!

by Anonymous-2 (not verified) on

First of all this attack in Basra was provoked by the U.S.; and as usual with no plans or strategy.. No wonder so many of the Iraqi soldiers kept their rifles and joined the other side?

Second of all if the U.S. gives itself the right to cross the ocean and illegally occupy another country; create havoc, and bring death and destruction to millions; at least Iran was able to broker a peace with not a single bullet being shot!

Once again, this demonstrates that political dialogue and diplomacy has never been America’s forte in bringing peace and security; while Iran has demonstrated otherwise.. What Iran did is cut-off the hands of the U.S. from the oil fields in Southern Iraq (this was the purpose of the American provocation to attack Basra) and gave the power back to the Shiite majority who control the region. Of course; this just makes the blood of the U.S. officials boil with embarrassment. Therefore, they take the credit while blaming all of Iraq’s problems on Iran. This is also of no surprise. The U.S. has never taken blame for all of the atrocities that it and its allies have committed under various pretexts.

Has the U.S. ever blamed itself for sponsoring and funding the many Sunni militias (including Al-Qaeda with co-sponsorship of Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan), the Talibans, the terrorist groups of PJAK and PKK, Jundallah, The MEK, the Black Water Mercenaries; The millions of innocent civilians who have been killed by U.S. soldiers and considered “casualties of war”? No!!

In order to provide an excuse to stay in the Middle East and reap the benefits of the resources in the region, the U.S. always needs a villain. During the Cold War, Russia was honored with this title and now this honorary title has been transferred over to Iran by the warmonger U.S.A.

We know who the real terrorists are and it is surely not Iran. The U.S. should pack up and leave!

Like it or Iran is Iraq’s neighbor and will have influence just like the U.S. has influence in South America,North America and every other region it has stationed its military bases. Additionally, the majority of Iraq’s population is Shiites; the same majority who were mis-treated, marginalized, and massacred by the ex-dictator while the U.S. watched their slaughter. Does it seem irrational for the Iraqi Shiites to look at Iran as their mediator; the same country who protected them from the U.S. and Saddam?


I hope there would be no war with Iran

by Abarmard on

The more I read about the US troop and missile deployments, the worse I feel. US and Iran are playing a dangerous game. US is playing harder and I hope that what I read is just a show. Blood, destruction, WAR, hamino kam dashtim


That's absurd

by Q on

You can certainly have war making powers but it's not proof that you are using them. What you need to ask yourself is which would be in Iran's interest?

War = American troops having an excuse for staying in Iraq.

That's not what Iran wants.


Koodam kardam, kh, laanat bar koodam baad.

by Mobarez (not verified) on

Thanks very much for sharing this with us. It is obvious that Iran is materially assisting majors shiite Muslim political factions in Iraq, most of which have political, idiological and religious ties to Iran. Most of the current goverments of Iraq have been living for a long time in Iran including Nouri al-Maliki the prime minister of Iraq. Americans could hardly have been pleased when they saw Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being given the red carpet during his visit to Baghdad. Yet they should not have been surprised by real influence that Iran has in Iraq. From the day that U.S. forces overthrew Saddam Hussein, it was almost certain that Iran would be the main beneficiary. I think the Bush administration now believes in: Koodam kardam, kh, laanat bar koodam baad.