Iran Orders Militants in Iraq to Strike American Targets: Officials

U.S. officials claim Iranian authorities are calling on armed groups in Iraq to retaliate against American interests following a potential Syrian strike

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Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

Iraqi security forces stand guard at a street amid tight security measures by Iraqi security forces that sealed off the roads around a protest site in Baghdad, Aug. 31, 2013.

As Congress prepares to vote on a draft that would back military strikes against the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran seems to crafting its own response. According to a report published in Reuters, U.S. officials intercepted a message from Iranian authorities ordering militants inside Iraq to assault American targets in the country if Syria is bombed.

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department issued a warning against nonessential travel in Iraq as renewed sectarian bloodshed along with the civil war in neighboring Syria threatens to undermine the fragile state.



Explicit duck.

Now, if the terrorists blow up the embassy, the guilty will be Iran


@ViableOp Because the EVIL MEN who run our country do not have a soul and have no problem letting people die as long as they get rich off of it.  God I HATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU



Then, we can attack Iran. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Or, we could simply not attack Syria, which does not threaten our national security in anyway.