The $1.1 billion in contracts awarded to Iran and China reported by the press Oct. 16 to build two enormous power plants is simply an outward indication of what has been going on internally for several years. Iran has been using free enterprise as a cover for the QUDS Force, the 60,000-strong Mahdi Army led by Moktata al-Sadr, and other pro-Iranian militia.
One of the plants will be built in Sadr City, a Shi’ite area under the control of al-Sadr; the other will be built free-of-charge by Iran. It will be located between the two southern Shi’ite cities of Najaf and Karbala.
This is no different from the “bait-and-switch game” that Iran has played using humanitarian projects as a cover for terror operations with Hezbollah and HAMAS.
Behind every rock in Iraq is an Iranian company. Iran is buying the Iraqi people. They are using free enterprise as the vehicle to export a Persian, Khomeini/Ahmadinejad revolution.