The conservative US daily The Washington Times is not satisfied with the accusations raised by the Bush administration against the Islamic Republic of Iran with respect to an imaginary military nuclear program, with the aim of describing that country as their number one enemy.
In its latest edition, the newspaper— which is owned by Reverend Moon and is largely read by the Washington elite—tells us the tragic history of “Mohammed” the Iraqi, whose nephew was recruited in a Baghdad mosque to be trained during a month in the practice of the Shiite militias. Such a practice included, according to the author, the search for opponents to the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI, near Teheran) in their places and eliminated them. This “information”, which is impossible to verify due to the alleged anonymity that should be used to protect witnesses, allows the newspaper to kill two birds with one stone, putting all responsibility of violence in Iraq on the Shiite minority, which would charge at the Sunni in the outskirts of Baghdad and by extension at Iran. However, the author later admits that the Unified Iraqi Alliance, which also includes the SCIRI, garnered a large majority of votes in the “elections” held in December 2005. Then we can ask ourselves what is the interest of the SCIRI in eliminating its opponents.
Is it that democracy in Iraq could only be desirable if the country’s Shiite renounce their natural links to their Iranian neighbours?
Moreover, isn’t this all about getting Teheran saddled with the responsibility of the Iraqi chaos? In all, it would be the justification of a campaign against Iran due to the failure of the latest campaign against Iraq and so on and so forth.