From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Sun Dec 25 01:12:46 2005
Iran would be advised not to crow too much about the "Islamist"
victory in Iraq, for while it does form a contiguous link between
Iran and Palestine through Syria and Lebanon, it will facilitate
the Ezekiel 38 battle (Gog / Magog) against Israel, and the destruction
of Iran, Syria and the various invaders.
Iran hails "first Islamist Arab state" in Iraq Fri. 23 Dec 2005
24 December 2005
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 23 - The editorial of Iran's leading hard-line
daily hailed the outcome of Iraq's parliamentary elections as "the
creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world", and warned
against "American plots" to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi
government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.
"Of the 275 seats in Iraq's new parliament, 140 will belong to pious
Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran,
and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign,
Islamist state", the daily Kayhan's Saturday editorial noted. "The new government - including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet,
the armed forces and the judiciary - will emerge from this new
Kayhan said the election outcome will "increase pressures, both
inside and outside the U.S., on [President George W.] Bush to withdraw
American troops from Iraq". "Bush will have to give in and withdraw
the bulk of his forces from Iraq in the next few months", the daily,
which reflects the views of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
The paper listed the consequences of American withdrawal from Iraq,
describing the current situation in Iraq as "the biggest crisis
America has faced in recent decades".
"The American defeat and withdrawal from Iraq will forever bury the Neoconservative current in the U.S., "while the formation of an
Islamist state in Iraq, which will be a natural ally of the Islamic
Republic of Iran and will form a contiguous link between Iran and
Palestine through Syria and Lebanon, will bring about a sea change
in the geo-strategic balance in the region in favour of Iran and
to America's detriment. This new alliance with its huge size will
directly influence all developments in the Arab and Muslim Middle
Kayhan's editorial said American officialsAE recent statements on
election irregularities in Iraq were aimed at forcing the pro-Iranian
Shiite groups to give concessions. "They [the Iranian-backed Shiites]
will not accept this", the paper wrote.
"The Americans have no choice but to leave Iraq and this must happen
in the next few months", Kayhan wrote. "Today's Iraq shows the two
sides of the Middle Eastern coin: the victory of Islamism, and the
defeat and flight of the West".