Of Masters and Their Slaves

"It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master." ―Ayn Rand

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Does the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Serve the Interests of Iran?

A Deadly Viper on Iran's Borders is Never Good News for Tehran

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) does serve the Khomeinist regime's so-called Resistance Axis in terms of narrative validation and anti-Sunni propaganda, and in draining and discrediting the anti-Assad regime rebels in Syria. 

But once a raging ISIL becomes victorious and dominant, the Resistance Axis's aforementioned advantages lose their current primary importance.

ISIL terrorists parading
ISIL terrorists parading
ISIL is a genuine threat to the Shrines of Ahlulbayt in Iraq, and to the Shiites in general. Narrative validation and Western sympathy are always good to have, but what major difference do they make if ISIL gains the upper hand in Mesopotamia? The Shiites of Iraq would have to live under Saddam Part Two, except that the new 'Saddam' is enraged and far more bloody than the buried one.

Is it to the interest of the Khomeinist regime that ISIL deploys its terrorists on Iran's borders?

That's very much doubtful.
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