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Iran 'behind attacks on British'

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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by AceOfBase
So Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, the Iraqi Prime Minister, is extremely naive?


And likewise, Jack Straw must be extremely naive, as well, AceOfBase?
See my above post.





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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 11:58 PM
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This article is dated Febuary 24, 2004. Here is a paraphrase

  • In particular, Tehran and Damascus seemed to be exploring new ways to intensify the Iraqi insurgency in order to achieve a number of short-to-medium-term strategic goals, including:

    • The furthering of the perception of a military “quagmire” in the eyes of the US public in order to increase pressure on the US Bush Administration to withdraw US Forces from Iraq.

    • The destabilization of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)-sponsored Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) and the planned June 2004 transition to Iraqi sovereignty.

    • Making the US situation in Iraq sufficiently painful and unsuccessful so as to influence US Presidential elections in November 2004 and remove the US Bush Administration from office.


    To these ends, since January 2004, GIS sources reported that Tehran had deployed some 5,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC: Pasdaran) troops from the IRGC’s al-Quds Brigades to Iraq. GIS sources added that a detachment of between 150-200 “expert terrorists” from the Lebanese-based, Iranian-controlled group HizbAllah had been dispatched to the Iraqi theater, as well, within the same timeframe.


  • The Iranian capital had been the site of a multi-national convention from February 1-February 10, 2003, that included some 40 international terrorist organizations, including 17 branches of HizbAllah, the Iraqi al-Qaida-affiliate Ansar al-Islam (Companions of Islam), and the Gulbuddin Hekmatiyar-headed Afghan Islamist group Hizb Islami (the Islamic Party). The “Ten Days of Dawn Revolutionary Conference”, an annual event marking the 25th anniversary of the return to Iran from exile of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, had been heralded in the official Iranian press as a conference to discuss new ways to confront the US. The conference’s attendees reportedly included delegations from a number of “Latin American guerilla outfits, clandestine Irish organizations, Basque and Corsican separatists, and a variety of leftist groups from Spartacists to Trotskyites and Guevarists”.1 GIS sources confirmed that “meaningful” discussions had taken place at the early February 2004 conference about future operations on the strategic level

  • The presence of an Ansar al-Islam delegation at the Iran conference along with the January-February 2004 Iranian deployments in Iraq portended a growing Iranian involvement in the Iraqi insurgency; an involvement expected to be evidenced in the increasing professionalism and lethality of anti-Coalition operations in Iraq.

  • GIS sources noted the “spectacular” February 1, 2004, suicide bombing at Irbil against Kurdish targets and the “military-style expertise” displayed by as-yet unidentified fighters in the February 14, 2004, assault on an Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) base in Fallujah. Media accounts of the February 14 attack in Fallujah had reported Iranian and Lebanese passports found amongst the dead and one report, from The Washington Post, said that at least one combatant had been wearing a checkered kaffiyah with “HizbAllah” written on it. Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Chief Executive L. Paul Bremer subsequently told ABC television that “foreigners” had been involved in the attack, but on February 16, 2004, an Army spokesman declared that all combatants were believed to be Iraqi.

    128.121.186.47...


It seems obvious that Iranian involvement has been known for some time .



posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by AceOfBase
So Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, the Iraqi Prime Minister, is extremely naive?

Iraqi Prime Minister says Iran is not interfering in Iraq


December 16, 2004

Iraq's Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan on December 15, 2004, accused Iran of orchestrating terrorist attacks in Iraq, noting: “Iran is the most dangerous enemy of Iraq and all Arabs. The source of terrorism in Iraq is Iran." However, he said, Iran was not operating alone. "Terrorism is Iraq is orchestrated by Iranian intelligence, Syrian intelligence and Saddam loyalists. The financing and training of the terrorists comes from Syria and Iran."


Hmm I wonder who would know more about this ? The PM or the Defence Minister, seems reasonably obvious IMO.

[edit on 12-10-2005 by rogue1]


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posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by rogue1
[December 16, 2004

Iraq's Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan on December 15, 2004, accused Iran of orchestrating terrorist attacks in Iraq, noting: “Iran is the most dangerous enemy of Iraq and all Arabs. The source of terrorism in Iraq is Iran." However, he said, Iran was not operating alone. "Terrorism is Iraq is orchestrated by Iranian intelligence, Syrian intelligence and Saddam loyalists. The financing and training of the terrorists comes from Syria and Iran."


Hmm I wonder who would know more about this ? The PM or the Defence Minister, seems reasonably obvious IMO.



Its funny that you should mention Hazem Shaalan, he was installed by the US and was a former baathist. He is currently in the headlines for stealing about 1 billion dollars of Iraqi money.


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