Monday, June 26, 2006

Connecting some more dots on Iraq

Here are a couple of interesting photos that do a great job of spelling out what may be in store for Iraq.
This one appeared in my article Iran to respond to the incentives package...oh, end of July, mid-August...who knows? and shows Ahamadinejad pressing the flesh with Mullah Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq at their meeting last week, one of the major Shiite parties..which should give you some food for thought when you think about Iraq and its future..

Below, we see another shot of the same Mullah, this time with Rumsfeld and Iraqi Defense Minister Gen. Abdul-Qadir Mohammed Jassim.

I got this from Zeb Gardner, a member of Joshua's Army. He saw my picture of Mullah Abdul Aziz al-Hakim shaking hands with Iran's president Ahmadinejad and sent this with the following comments:

"It is interesting to note that the same Mullah Abdul Aziz al-Hakim shown in picture with Ahmadinejad is possibly the same person Omar mentions in Iraq the Model, "Rumor" article. Omar's spelling is Abdul Aziz al-Hakeem, leader of the Badr organization. Doesn't mention he is a mullah. Picture with Rumsfeld is attached.

Name spelling is somewhat loose as in the example of the new Minister of Defense, Gen. Abdul-Qadir Mohammed Jassim. Omar spells his name as Abdul Aziz Mohammed."

Mullah Abdul Aziz al-Hakeem appears to get around...and the fact that as leader of the Iraqi Shiite Militia the Badr Force, armed and trained by Iran explains his coziness with Ahmadinejad.

Connecting the dots indeed....thanks Zeb. Put yourself in for a commendation!


Pastorius said...

What does Omar have to say about this Mullah, do you know?

Freedom Fighter said...

I sent him an e-mail...we'll see.

Seeing as he's head of the Badr force, I don't expect much positive feedback.

Pastorius said...

Oh, wait a minute. Now I get it. The Badr Brigade is that force with whom Ahmadinejad cut his teeth. They were the ones who used to serve as cannon fodder in the Iran-Iraq War, right? They were primarily made up of young boys, if I recall correctly.

Freedom Fighter said...

Not quite,'re thinking of the basiji, the group Ahmadinejad worked for during the Iran/Iraq war.

Read might want to link to it on your site:

J O S H U A P U N D I T: Time to do the mullah dance