July 18, 2006


Saddam 'warns Syria against alliance with Iran' (DPA, Jul 18, 2006)

'The president told us that the Syrian leadership should not go too far in its alliance with Iran, because the Persians harbour bad intentions for all Arabs and aspire to see them vanquished,' [Iraqi lawyer Khalil Duleimi] said.

'The Israeli aggression on Lebanon and the Palestinians is a natural result for what happened to Iraq with Iranian backing,' Saddam reportedly said, alluding to the US-led invasion of Iraq that resulted in the ouster of his regime in April 2003.

'Therefore, I do not exclude other Arab countries becoming the victim of US-backed Israeli attacks that serve Iranian objectives in the region,' he added. [...]

'I am convinced that the Iranian and US agendas have met in Iraq and elsewhere in the Arab world and Arabs are now placed between the US-Israeli hammer and the Iranian anvil,' Duleimi quoted Saddam as saying.

Saddam understands these de facto alliances better than any of the commentators and analysts you'll read.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 18, 2006 4:46 PM
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