There are a great many ulterior motives for evil in the world, but at the end of the day, it is about power, control - totalitarianism.
It is obvious to those watching the global chess game why Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia and other despots in the region would hate to see democracy take hold in Iraq.
For Russia, arming Radical Islamofascists in Hamasastan aka Gaza is an act of war. Debka reports;
military sources say this is a landmark, the first Russian military presence in a Palestinian war zone against Israel. It also represented another flagrant Egyptian violation of its commitments under the new military protocols it signed with Israel to bar the Philadelphi border crossing to foreign military personnel. Their arrival was approved a day earlier, Oct. 12, in Ramallah between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Russian Middle East envoy for the Peace Process Alexander Kalugin. Israel has not reacted to the violation because since its pullout from the Gazan-Egyptian border region a month ago, it has lost all control of the unbridled activity permitted by Cairo in defiance of all the accords it signed with Jerusalem. However the insertion of Russian military advisers to a Palestinian-Israeli flashpoint zone undoubtedly came up in the talks US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice held in Moscow Saturday, Oct. 15. DEBKAfile’s military sources add: the Russian officers were flown in directly from Moscow to Cairo and then overland to the Egyptian side of Rafah where they were welcomed by Egyptian military intelligence officers. No notice was received in Jerusalem. Moscow is clearly in mid-momentum of a fresh Middle East initiative. Putin has promised the Palestinian Authority in Gaza 1,000 armored personnel carriers. He is also going through with the sale of the state of the art Iskander SS-26 surface missiles.
The Putin broke his word to Bush and Israel when he sold modern missile systems and anti-aircraft weapons to Syria's no chin Assad. Russia has also been tied to Iraq's missing arms.
Russia rejects the arbitrary attempts to isolate Syria and the escalated tension around her despite the assasination ["suicide"] of Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan, long the most powerful figure in Lebanon during Syrian occupation (oops only the US and Israel "occup", when Syria does it its "Syrian domination" - BBC]. Clearly Kanaan was murdered as a cover up for the Syrian execution of Lebanese Prime Minister Mr. Rafic Hariri.
Further, Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, "almost certainly" removed the high-explosive material that went missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility, south of Baghdad.
Back in August, Sergei Ladygin, regional department head at Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state arms export agency, met with Vice-Admiral Armando Laguna,
General Commander of Venezuela’s Navy to discuss the prospects for future
cooperation and deliveries of Russian arms, the Itar-Tass agency
Then we have Financial Times reporting China and Russia engaging in military exercises to strengthen ties. Nearly 10,000 troops took part in the unprecedented joint military exercises. And China is sending military into Sudan.....
These dangerous events are not unconnected. Neither are any of these terror gangs - al qaida, hamas, hizbollah, PA, PLO, et al. The war in Iraq is the face of the world war conflict. Watch this carefully.