Basra attack a prelude to Iran attack?

This analysis argues that the apparently unprovoked offensive against the Mahdi Army in Basra, Iraq, may be a prelude to an attack on Iran. A significant part of this thinking is that the Mahdi Army would presumably retaliate for such an attack; therefore, it is better to soften it up now.

An obvious question is whether Iran is so isolated in the Muslim world that the Mahdi Army is its only ally. I doubt it.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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