• "First Islamist State"

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Sunday, December 25, 2005 01:12:46
    Iran would be advised not to crow too much about the "Islamist"
    victory in Iraq, for while it does form a contiguous link between
    Iran and Palestine through Syria and Lebanon, it will facilitate
    the Ezekiel 38 battle (Gog / Magog) against Israel, and the destruction
    of Iran, Syria and the various invaders.


    Iran hails "first Islamist Arab state" in Iraq Fri. 23 Dec 2005

    Iran Focus

    24 December 2005

    Tehran, Iran, Dec. 23 - The editorial of Iran's leading hard-line
    daily hailed the outcome of Iraq's parliamentary elections as "the
    creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world", and warned
    against "American plots" to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi
    government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.

    "Of the 275 seats in Iraq's new parliament, 140 will belong to pious
    Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran,
    and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign,
    Islamist state", the daily Kayhan's Saturday editorial noted. "The new government - including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet,
    the armed forces and the judiciary - will emerge from this new

    Kayhan said the election outcome will "increase pressures, both
    inside and outside the U.S., on [President George W.] Bush to withdraw
    American troops from Iraq". "Bush will have to give in and withdraw
    the bulk of his forces from Iraq in the next few months", the daily,
    which reflects the views of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,

    The paper listed the consequences of American withdrawal from Iraq,
    describing the current situation in Iraq as "the biggest crisis
    America has faced in recent decades".

    "The American defeat and withdrawal from Iraq will forever bury the Neoconservative current in the U.S., "while the formation of an
    Islamist state in Iraq, which will be a natural ally of the Islamic
    Republic of Iran and will form a contiguous link between Iran and
    Palestine through Syria and Lebanon, will bring about a sea change
    in the geo-strategic balance in the region in favour of Iran and
    to America's detriment. This new alliance with its huge size will
    directly influence all developments in the Arab and Muslim Middle

    Kayhan's editorial said American officialsAE recent statements on
    election irregularities in Iraq were aimed at forcing the pro-Iranian
    Shiite groups to give concessions. "They [the Iranian-backed Shiites]
    will not accept this", the paper wrote.

    "The Americans have no choice but to leave Iraq and this must happen
    in the next few months", Kayhan wrote. "Today's Iraq shows the two
    sides of the Middle Eastern coin: the victory of Islamism, and the
    defeat and flight of the West".

    Source: Iran Focus http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5006

    Cheers, Steve..

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