There are a lot of other factors that are behind the call for jihadis as captured by al Arabiya. The article details the most obvious problem that Iran has with fomenting revolution in Bahrain. Iran cannot send in any more Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qods Force members without their presence being revealed to the world. Some way must be found to camouflage Iran’s role in the attempt to overthrow the al-Khalifa family. According to the article, “According to the website, 1,858 have so far volunteered, 60% of them are from Iran, 18% from Bahrain, and the others from several countries in the region including Kuwait.”
The presence of enough non-Iranian martyrs will allow Iran to assert plausible deniability even though it is an Iranian sponsored web site that is doing the recruiting and not a Bahrani or other supra-national web site. At the moment I believe that nobody wants any information made public that points directly to the Iranians. That has serious overtones of a religious war in the Middle East.
An Iranian foothold on the western side of the Persian Gulf cannot be allowed for all sorts of reasons. Most notably would be direct access by the IRGC Qods Force to all of the Shiite majorities in numbers that would be almost impossible to control. Such an event would almost guarantee Iranian control over 40% of the World’s oil supply. That cannot be allowed to happen. It is bad enough that every time the Iranians threaten to close the Straits of Hormuz oil prices spike. Total direct control of the oil fields would subject the rest of the World to the whims of the mullahocracy.
I do not doubt that Ahmadinejad is a senior member of the clique supposedly lead by Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi. This group is devoted to the bringing forth of the Hidden Imam. Their reference to a “redeemer” may indicate that they are about to increase the pressure to create the conditions necessary to bring forth the Mahdi. That requires massive chaos. A Middle East wide war would be about as chaotic as it gets. This may also be a ploy to get some of the international and unilateral sanctions removed in return for backing off in Bahrain. The Mahdi can wait a little while longer.
The current preoccupation with the revolutions in the Mediterranean countries gives the Iranians some cover as Bahrain is off the front page in most of the Western World. The exception is Syria where the revolutionary tide is against them. Syria is 70% Sunni. There has been reported to be a force of some 5,000 IRGC personnel in Syria. It has been presumed that these people are primarily technicians and trainers for the Iranian weapons furnished to Hezbollah. How much combat capability they may possess is unknown. Also unknown is whether Turkey or Iraq would allow the overflight of Iranian aircraft carrying IRGC combat personnel to Syria. Also unknown is whether or not Hezbollah fighters are available to Assad to keep him in power. Syria is serious business for Iran. It is their western anchor in the drive to destroy Israel and advance the Shiite Islamic Revolution into the Mediterranean Basin. This may also increase the Iranian attempts to oust the al-Khalifas to make up for the loss of Syria a little bit.
Based upon the information in the al Arabiya article, I would expect to see continued acts of civil disobedience in Bahrain. These acts may not make the major news outlets until they escalate into serious violence. These events may well await the deployment of these martyrs by the Iranians.
Got this reference from Trevor. It follows right along with the rest of this article.
Shia-News, a site associated with Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi (a hard-line Shiite Twelver and an influential figure in the suppression of Iranians during their uprising to protest the fraudulent presidential election of 2009), is registering volunteers to participate in suicide bombings against Saudi interests around the world. Hundreds have already registered. Reports from inside Iran indicate that an alert has gone out to the Revolutionary Guards Quds (Qods) forces throughout the world to prepare for attacks on Saudi establishments.
The translated text of the Shia-News article:
In The Name of the Lord of Shohada and Siddiqin:
When the Holy Prophet said: “If somebody calls for help and a Muslim hears him and does not help, he is not a Muslim,” he was referring to the whole world of the humanity, not just where he lived. He didn’t just mean a Muslim who says “I am a Muslim,” prays five times a day, or goes to Mecca to perform Hajj. If we consider that the Holy Prophet is innocent and sinless and never talked nonsense (it is what all Muslims believe), we must come to see it is the will of Allah. Muslims should not be apathetic to what is happening to the people who are asking for help. They must help them in all conditions and with all the available resources.
In other words, it is time to show the supporters of international terrorism, whose hands are colored by the blood of innocents, especially the Shias, that they can’t do whatever they desire. There are some fearless youth who don’t care what is fear.
Shia-News has the honor of registering the brave youth and freedom seekers of the world who have the desire to help the oppressed people of Bahrain. The youth, at the discretion of grand ayatollahs and authorities, will give a lesson to the aggressors that will be recorded in history.
The ride is about to get a whole lot bumpier.