Attempting to attack U.S. bases — showing yet again the smashing success of Obama’s policy of conciliation toward Iran. Read more about that in The Post-American Presidency. “Iran supports three insurgent groups in Iraq: US general,” from AFP, July 22 (thanks to Mackie):
WASHINGTON — Iran is supporting three Shiite extremist groups in Iraq that have been attempting to attack US bases, General Ray Odierno, the top US commander in Iraq, said Wednesday.
For the past four years the US military has blamed Iran for supporting violent anti-US groups operating in Iraq, but has been unable to establish a clear link with the government in Tehran.
“The Iranians… continue to fund, train and provide weapons and ammunition to Shiite extremist groups,” Odierno told reporters here.
The Iranians have “gone to a more sophisticated program with a smaller set of extremists” and are now focusing on three groups, which he identified as Ketaib Hezbollah, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous), and the Promise Day Brigade….
Hezbollah — party of Allah? League of the Righteous? Why is it that Misunderstanders of Islam are always so explicit about the identification of their actions with Islam? A point to ponder for the learned analysts.