Do Shia militas pose a threat to U.S. interests?

Ayatollah Khomeine vowed in 1979 to export the Iranian revolution. Ali Akbar Mohtasamipur one time Iranian ambassador to Damascus wrote in 2006 that “the Hezbollah is the spiritual child of Iman Khomeini and Islamic revolution”. Dominique Avow & Anaistrissa Khatchadourian, Hezbollah: A history of the party of God (2012). The model for the Shiite militias in Iraq is the Hezbollah. The Hezbollah is very much a product of the Iranian revolution and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC). The IRGC & the Qoud forces Iran’s elite paramilitary force also provide funding & training for the Shi’a militias in Iraq. The IRGC is a central  tool of Iranian foreign policy in the region. Many of the Shi’a militias have grown in importance because of the vacuum left by poorly preforming Iraqi conventional armed forces. Qassem Suleiman commander of Shi’a  militias told the Associated Press (AP) that “dozens of advisers from the IRGC & the Hezbollah where on the front line in Jurf al-Sakhner providing weapons training for 7000 troops & militia.” Alarbiya.net/English 11/05/14. The Shi’a militias under the command of Qassem Suleiman are such groups as Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq,The Badr organization & Kata’ib Hizballah. Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq: League of the righteous (AAH) (AKA) The Khazali network is an Iraqi Shi’a paramilitary group active in the Iraqi insurgency. AAH is also known as a special group. SG is a term that Americans use for Iranian backed Shi’a militia. AAH has claimed responsility for 6000 attacks on Americans. AAH is lead by Abd al-Hadi who has ties to IRGC & Qods force. AAH claimed responsibility for the October 10 2006 attack on Camp Falcon. AAH has also claimed responsibility for the assassination of the American commander in Najaf. AAH’s most known attack was in January 20 2007 in which AAH attacked the Karbala provincial Headquarters. AAH infiltrated the U.S. Army’s office and killed one American soldier and abducted & killed four more. THE BADR ORGANIZATION; The Badr Organization was setup in 1982 in Iran. It’s the military wing of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). It’s founder Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim. It’s leader is Hadi Al-Amiri. SCIRI is a Iraqi Shi’a Isalmist political party. SCIRI has been accused of receiving money & weapons from Iran as well as being a proxy for Iranian interests. SCIRI controls the Interior ministry in Iraq. Bayan Jabr once a leader of SCIRI’s Badr Brigade militia now runs the Interior ministry. John Pace United Nations Human Rights chief in Iraq has accused the Interior ministry of torturing to death and executing hundreds of Iraqi’s . According to British TV’s channel 4 in 2005 through early 2006 the Badr Organization has been implicated in rounding up thousands of Sunni civilians and killing them. Source Wikipitia. KATA’IB HIZBALLAH: Kata’ib Hizballah (KH) (Briigades of the party of God) is a Iranian backed Iraqi organization. KH also has a jihadist ideaology and is anti-western. KH has attacked U.S. & coalition troops in Iraq. KH also has ties to the Lebanese Hezbollah. KH has recived training from the Hezbollah along with the IRGC. (source Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium) TRAC. KH is an off shoot of the SG’s. Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis of Iran’s Quds force is a senior adviser to KH. KH has been accused of numbers of IED bombings, Mortar,Rocket & RPG attacks as well as  sniper operations. In November 2008 KH launched a rocket attack that killed two UN workers. (source Wikipedia.com) There is no doubt that Iran’s influence runs deep in the region. Iran has been spreading it’s Islamic revolution for more 36 years. The training and weapons provided by the IRGC & Qods force are for one reason and one reason only. One has only to look at the attacks that the Hezbollah has taken on behalf of the IRGC during the 1980’s against U.S. interests. The hijacking of Kuwait airlines flight 221 which left two Americans from USAID dead and laying on the tarmac. It had been suggested that Iran was complicit in the hijacking, along with press reports indicating that the Hezbollah’s Imad Mughniyah was responsible. The October 23 1983 Beirut barracks bombing which left 241 American military personal that were part of the UN peace keeping force. If the Hezbollah is the model for the Shi’a militias then it is clear that these militias are the product to attack American interests and spread Iran’s Islamic Revolution.                                                      

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