Once again Iran is using it's puppet Assad of Syria to do it's diabolical bidding.
Unlike the Left in America, Iran understands the battle agaisnt Radical Islam and therefore "control of free peoples" is as much in Iraq as it is in London, New York, Afghanistan.
I believe IRAQ IS THE FRONT LINE in the fight for Western Civilization.(so does Iran, don't kid yourself)
A month ago General Safavi declared before an audience of senior naval officers that Tehran's mission was to create "a multipolar world in which —Iran plays a leadership role" for Islam. Recently Ahmadinejad announced one of the most ambitious government mission statements in decades, declaring that the ultimate goal of Iran's foreign policy is nothing less than "a government for the whole world" under the leadership of the Mahdi, the Absent Imam of the Shiites—code for the export of radical Islam. As for the only power capable of challenging this vision, the United States is in its "last throes," an ofuli (sunset) power destined to be superceded by the toluee (sunrise) of the Islamic republic. Geopolitical dominance in the Middle East, the tract unequivocally stated, is "the incontestable right of the Iranian nation."
According to WND, Syria, which has short and mid-range rockets, has been seeking help from North Korea in developing a missile propellant program and may be looking to acquire longer-range missiles – which could target U.S. positions in Iraq – from Pyongyang, according to recent U.S. government reports.
"It is possible that as regional security prospects continue to deteriorate, Syria may attempt to acquire longer-range systems such as the No-Dong MRBM [medium-range ballistic missile]," stated a report by the Congressional Research Service, which regularly briefs U.S. lawmakers.
The report, titled "Missile Defense: The Current Debate," said Syria may be looking to follow Iran's lead in extending its ballistic capabilities. Iran has an extensive missile program capable of targeting most Mideast countries.
Currently, Syria possesses a Scud missile arsenal that can strike deep inside nearby Israel and Jordan. The No-Dongs, with a range of 1,300 kilometers, would make Damascus a significant regional threat, putting all of Iraq and Turkey in its range.
Yesterday, U.S. Marine jets destroyed a train station in a town just outside the Syrian border because insurgents were storing weapons there, the U.S. military said.
Officials said this week Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are examining ways of increasing diplomatic pressure on Syria.
Turning its focus on Iran, the congressional report stated Tehran has one of the largest missile inventories in the Middle East, procured with the help of Russia, North Korea and China.
And yeah it's time we gave the KURDS THEIR OWN COUNTRY. They would certainly be an ally we could count on. But that's a whole other thread.