Freed Iraqi Shias Joining Forces With Iranian Military and Hezbollah

“Liberated” Iraqis Free To Join Forces With Hezbollah

Hezbollah and Iran Training Shia Militias In Iraq

Poster from the Mahdi Army, the Iraqi Shiite militia led by Moktada al-Sadr (upper left).

Hezbollah, under Iranian auspices, are training the Shiite Mahdi Army (seen above). How sweet and helpful of them. According to the New York Times article, Hezbollah Said to Help Shiite Army in Iraq:

The official said that 1,000 to 2,000 fighters from the Mahdi Army and other Shiite militias had been trained by Hezbollah in Lebanon. A small number of Hezbollah operatives have also visited Iraq to help with training, the official said.

…militia had sent 300 fighters to Lebanon, ostensibly to fight alongside Hezbollah….

American officials say the Iranians have also provided direct support to Shiite militias in Iraq, including explosives and trigger devices for roadside bombs, and training for several thousand fighters, mostly in Iran. The training is carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, they say.

Gee, great, now we have Shias with advanced bomb-making capabilities and battle tactics to kill
Sunnis with, kill us with, and kill Israelis with.

Aren’t you glad Bush “liberated” these guys?