Saturday, March 3, 2007

The Iranian Threat

Adel Assadinia, a former career diplomat who was Iran's consul-general in Dubai and an adviser to the Iranian foreign ministry before defecting to the West, is alleging that Iran is infiltrating the Shia populations throughout the Middle East and establishing sleeper cells.

Were America or Israel to attack Iran, such cells would be instructed to foment long-dormant sectarian grievances and attack the extensive American and European business interests in wealthy states such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Such a scenario would bring chaos to the Gulf, one of the few areas of the Middle East that remains prosperous and has largely pro-Western governments.

Read the whole story here.

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