June 16, 2004

"Captain, the Romulans are massing along the Neutral Zone!"

Iran, rubbing it's collective hands in glee at the notion of a power vacuum in Iraq, is massing it's troops along the Iraq-Iran border in anticipation of a US pull out (or even pull back) at the end of the month.

The Saudi daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat, monitored in Beirut, reports Iran has massed four battalions at the border.

Al-Sharq al-Awsat quoted "reliable Iraqi sources" as saying, "Iran moved part of its regular military forces towards the Iraqi border in the southern sector at a time its military intelligence agents were operating inside Iraqi territory."

Well, Ketchup Boy? Are you ready to pull the troops out now?
(Courtesy Slant Point and others)

Posted by mhking at June 16, 2004 10:41 AM

I feel we are closer to a confrontation of , for lack of a better phrase, biblical proportions. Can we keep the new Iraq up and running? Can we handle the threat of not only a nuclear Iran, but one that seeks to move in on its *neighbor*, attempting to impose its own theocracy on them if at all possible? And what about our staunchest ally in that area, Israel? I am beginning to think this is as sticky a (developing) situation as we ever faced.

Posted by: Guy S. at June 16, 2004 12:08 PM

Just one question - how credible is this Saudi daily? Any news from Saudi media should be taken with a grain of salt.

Posted by: Lola at June 16, 2004 04:42 PM

My proposal is that we pull our troops out of Iraq, by way of Tehran.

"Oh, don't mind us, we're just passing through. Our flight home is waiting in Kabul. What's that? You have a theocratic dictatorship here? Hey Sarge, can we do something about this while we're here?"

Posted by: McGehee at June 16, 2004 06:11 PM
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