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Old 02-01-2007, 08:02 PM
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Of course Iran is a major threat in Iraq. Iran is mainly Shi'ite, along with Iraq.

Saddam Hussein, as terrible as he was, kept the shias in check. (Him being Suuni). And don't get me wrong I'm glad the bloody wanker is gone, but now Iran has an open window into Iraq. Of course they're supplying insurgents. No doubt in my mind.
The Iraqi's are Arab though, where the Iranians are Persian. It's not as great a divide as Sunni/Shia but they aint all buddies.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:03 PM
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On the video game note.....I remember thinking when I was a kid that my friends and I would, one day liten to music like our folks and and stop liking video games.........well hey, I've learnt that Metallica never dies...and neither do good video games.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:44 PM
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The Iraqi's are Arab though, where the Iranians are Persian. It's not as great a divide as Sunni/Shia but they aint all buddies.
But Iran probably realizes that they can use the religious similarities to gain influence in Iraq. And in effect even more powah! Damn Persians.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:27 AM
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But Iran probably realizes that they can use the religious similarities to gain influence in Iraq. And in effect even more powah! Damn Persians.
Consider this, before the Rise of Islam, Ancient Persia had an empire comparable to the Roman empire, they were the kings of the Middle east. They did fall, but remenants of whats survived the Shi'ite religous rise in Iran is still present, and the clash between the Mullahs and the "True Persians" continues.... where they agree is their perceived true seat of power in the world... Iraq is step one, Lebannon and Syria two and three.... theres huge belief in this in powerful circles in Iran, and they know there not powerful enough to take on the world, but are bold enough to charter a path through the mistakes/misfortunes of other countries, their huge wealth allowing subversive funding and insurgency and their own considerable military resources to develop their own tech and tech of parimilitary allies... they are like a sleeping tiger cub, tucked away in the nest but plotting to be the king of the jungle....
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