Tuesday | February 18, 2003
Iran-backed rebels enter Iraq
With Open Threads, who needs me? Thrasyboulos points us to this sobering piece in the Financial Times:
Iranian-backed Iraqi opposition forces have crossed into northern Iraq from Iran with the aim of securing the frontier in the event of war, according to senior Iranian officials.Northern Iraq is already looking to be a bloody mess, with Shia forces "securing the border", several factions of Kurds furious at the US for potentially selling them out again, MKO Iranian rebels potentially targeting the Kurds and US forces, and Turkish forces taking on the Kurds.
Ugh. Things are getting ugly before the first bullet is even fired.Posted February 18, 2003 06:14 PM | Comments (15)