Top intelligence officers from several Arab countries and Turkey have been meeting secretly to coordinate strategies in case civil war erupts in Iraq and in an attempt to block Iran’s interference in the war-torn nation, Arab diplomats said Tuesday.
The meetings came after several Arab leaders voiced concerns about possible Shiite domination of Iraq and sect leaders’ alliance with Iran.
The four diplomats said intelligence chiefs from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and non-Arab Turkey held a series of meetings over the past few weeks to assess the situation in Iraq and work out plans to avoid any regional backlash that may result from sectarian conflict in Iraq.
Gee. I thought the whole point of the Iraqi War (after, you know, disarming it of WMD) was to spread peace and democracy throughout the Middle East.
But it looks like all we are spreading is sectarian conflict.