The Obama administration’s abandonment of Iraq in its final stages of transition, leaving it to drift into the orbit of Iran, is beginning to reap enormous consequences. According to a Western intelligence report obtained by Reuters, Iran has been using civilian aircraft flying over Iraqi airspace to ship tons of weapons and military personnel to Syria, aiding Syrian President Bashar Assad’s effort to crush the rebel uprising against his government. The transfers have reportedly been organized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
“This is part of a revised Iranian modus operandi that U.S. officials have only recently addressed publicly, following previous statements to the contrary,” said the report, a copy of which was provided to Reuters by a U.N. diplomatic source. ”It also flies in the face of declarations by Iraqi officials. Planes are flying from Iran to Syria via Iraq on an almost daily basis, carrying IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) personnel and tens of tons of weapons to arm the Syrian security forces and militias fighting against the rebels.” The report also reveals that Iran is “continuing to assist the regime in Damascus by sending trucks overland via Iraq” as well. Keep ReadingUS figurative portrays of its impending mindset of