Muqtada al-Sadr 'at the service' of Syria and Iran
In response to any conflict with Iran, the Iranians can be expected to stir up as much dust as possible in Iraq, significantly more than they are already stirring up there. Any such move will almost certainly mean the employ of Iraqi radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, already badly defeated once in Iraq.
With that potential in mind, it is interesting that al-Sadr said while meeting Bashar Assad in Damascus that he is 'at the service' of Syria and the Iran.
Firebrand Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr vowed to help defend Syria and Iran after a meeting in Damascus with President Bashar Assad. "I am at the service of Syria and Iran. I will defend all Muslim countries with all means," he told reporters. "I am at the service of all those whose aim is to rebuild Iraq, the Middle East and Muslim and Arab states."
Sadr accused "Israel, the United States and Britain, which are enemies of Iraq and Syria, of sowing dissent between the Syrian and Iraqi peoples."
Birds of a feather flock together.