Not quite a confused, disorganized or inexperienced bunch. Lets not even talk about the Russia, China and North Korea support.
“Iran is said to provide well over $100 million per year worth of equipment to the Iraqi militias, with figures running to perhaps $1 billion per year immediately after the 2014 Islamic State offensive in Iraq.”
Bottom Line Up Front Iran can exercise ‘hard power’ in Iraq through several major Shi’a militias that it has nurtured. Iran’s militia allies are emerging as significant political actors in Iraq and potentially in the broader region, following the prototype of Iran’s key regional proxy, Lebanese Hezbollah. With armed force and political clout, the … Continue reading “The Growing Influence of Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq”