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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 8:33 p.m. PST

…Soleimani's death

"Hezbollah leader sponsors 'truce' talks, with Iraqi paramilitaries endorsing Hadi al-Amiri as PMF leader and Tehran courting Moqtada al-Sadr in bid to form 'united resistance'.

The leaders of Iranian-backed paramilitary groups in Iraq have agreed to put their differences aside and back Hadi al-Amiri as the new chairman of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) as part of a wider plan brokered by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to quell tensions between the groups and create a "united resistance" to US troops in the country.

The informal agreement was forged at a meeting convened in Beirut on Thursday after Nasrallah was asked by Iran to organise its Iraqi factions following the assassinations of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the de facto leader of the PMF, in a US drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January…"
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If Hadi al-Amiri is now the new Iraq leader of the PMF, this is an ominous sign. It is people like him who are primarily responsible for the violence directed at Iraq's anti-government protesters who are frustrated with Baghdad's corruption and incompetence. He also despised by Iraq's Sunni and Kurdish communities, who are going to see his appointment as a signal of more Iranian backed violence directed at them…in the other hand Iran is also no longer hiding what they are doing in Iraq. They are making their intentions very clear that they will use their militias to assert control on the country… this is going to be nasty…

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

I suspect so, and the blowback on Iran could make the current protests by the students there look like a children's party by comparison.

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 8:58 a.m. PST

It's not like we didn't see this encroaching Iranian influence coming after we did them a solid by ousting Saddam in 2003, didn't we?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2020 11:59 a.m. PST

(smile)


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