McClatchy Newspapers - WASHINGTON— The Iranian general who helped broker an end to nearly a week of fighting between Iraqi government forces and Shiite Muslim militiamen in southern Iraq is an unlikely peacemaker.
Brig. Gen. Qassem Suleimani , who helped U.S.-backed Iraqi leaders negotiate a deal with radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr to stop the fighting in Iraq's largely Shiite south, is named on U.S. Treasury Department and U.N. Security Council watch lists for alleged involvement in terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear and missile technology.
His role as peacemaker, which McClatchy first reported Sunday, underscores Iran's entrenched political power and its alliances in Iraq , according to analysts.
RLCC Comment: The article is a false-propaganda hit-piece against Iran. There is no evidence for all the allegations leveled, suggested, eluded to, or hinted at. It is written from the slant that if the U.S. or U.N. has officially said it, it must be.
We all know better than that though, because we have the recent history of the Bush administration lying repeatedly about Iraq in the first place. They're just doing the same thing against Iran. Where's their proof? Are they going to show us more ridiculous drawings the way Colin Powell did at the U.N. or Donald Rumsfeld did about Tora Bora?
, obtained via: , March 31, 2008, 1:40pm