More Iranian activity in Iraq: Al-Zarqawi planning to set up an Al-Qaeda army in Iraq with help from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. What’s that? A Sunni group getting help from Shi’ites? Don’t they realize that the learned Western analysts have told us that Sunnis don’t work with Shi’ites? Al-Zarqawi must be some kind of simplistic Islamophobic propagandist with a magpie’s knowledge of Islam garnered from armchair reading.
My Brother Against My Brother, But Both Of Us Against Our Cousin Alert from the TimesOnline, with thanks to JE:
THE leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is attempting to set up his own mini-army and move away from individual suicide attacks to a more organised resistance movement, according to US intelligence sources.
Faced with a shortage of foreign fighters willing to undertake suicide missions, Zarqawi wants to turn his group into a more traditional force mounting co-ordinated guerrilla raids on coalition targets.
Al-Qaeda is sending training and planning experts to help to set up the force and infiltrate members into Iraq with the assistance of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the sources said.