[lit-ideas] Re: Al Zarqawi

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 12:53:01 -0400

Omar [concerning http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200607/zarqawi]:
It is an interesting article, actually. Would
recommend reading it through.

Yes and I think Hitchens has a point about the Iranian connection: it shows the Mullahs in Iran were willing to help Zarqawi kill Shiites if it advanced their agenda for domination of the region.

[from page 4 of the article]

In the beginning they [Iran] gave him automatic weapons, uniforms, military equipment, when he was with the army of Ansar al-Islam. Now they essentially just turn a blind eye
to his activities, and to those of al-Qaeda generally. The
Iranians see Iraq as a fight against the Americans, and
overall, they'll get rid of Zarqawi and all of his people once the Americans are out."

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