It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

UK accuses Iran of aiding Iraqi Insurgents (moved from ATSNN)

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 5 2005 @ 12:11 PM
link   
A UK spokesman has said that Iran has been involved in some way in the deaths of eight British servicemen in and around Basra this year. Iran has denied any wrongdoing.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
Britain has accused Iran of responsibility for explosions which have caused the deaths of all eight UK soldiers killed in Iraq this year.
A senior British official, briefing correspondents in London, blamed Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

He said they provided the technology to a Shia group in southern Iraq. The Iranians had denied this, he added.



Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


There are two ways to look at this, either its true and Iran needs to be punished for interfearing in another nations domestic affairs or it is an attempt to build up support for a strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

I wouldnt be willing to call it either way, we simply have to watch this space.




posted on Oct, 5 2005 @ 12:23 PM
link   
we're off to war boys!



posted on Oct, 5 2005 @ 12:34 PM
link   


There are two ways to look at this, either its true and Iran needs to be punished for interfearing in another nations domestic affairs or it is an attempt to build up support for a strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.


If we punish Iran for getting involved in Iraq, than we have to punish ourselves. Iran and Iraq are next to one another and due to this one Nation's domestic affairs are highly more important than Iraqi domestic affairs to the British.

If we take the line they have no right to get involved, neither did we and due to this we should leave straight away otherwise Iran has all the rights it wishes...



posted on Oct, 5 2005 @ 01:07 PM
link   
Watch as the British press starts putting the spin on the whole Basra state of affairs, doing their job helping Washington to demonize Iran. Until recently the 'foreign insurgents' were all coming out of Syria. Now they're suddenly all from or supported by Iran and Hezbollah.


news.bbc.co.uk...
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the technology had come from Hezbollah in Lebanon via Iran and produced an "explosively shaped projectile".

He said that dissidents from the Mehdi army, a militia controlled by the radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, were suspected of carrying out the attacks.

One of their leaders, Ahmed al-Fartusi, was arrested by British forces recently and was "currently enjoying British hospitality", as the official put it.

It was that arrest which sparked off an anti-British protest in Basra recently.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Thanks for the spin, Mr. "Anonymous Official", but the anti-British protest in Basra was sparked by SAS spies posing as Iraqis with a car full of weapons shooting dead a couple of Iraqi policeman, and then being extracted by British army tanks.

More spin:

Iran blamed as militias step up Basra violence - timesonline.co.uk
Tehran’s involvement may be linked to Britain’s hardening position on its nuclear programme.
[...]
The clashes and the arrest of two undercover soldiers was almost certainly triggered by the arrest at the weekend of Sheikh Ahmed al-Fartusi, the leader of the Mahdi Army, a banned militia loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


How about the arrest of the two "undercover soldiers" (whatever that means) was triggered by the fact that they were pretending to be Iraqis and shot and killed Iraqi policemen, and that a growing portion of the Iraqi populace suspect the coalition of carrying out false flag operations to incite civil war and unrest? Hmmm...



Britain blames Iran for Iraq attacks on troops - Reuters
Washington and London have long accused Iran of fomenting unrest in Iraq, but the allegations, made by British officials under condition of anonymity, were more detailed than previous public remarks.
[...]
While Iran's government has publicly denied it supports Iraqi militia, "there was some suggestion that this could be elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that were involved."
[...]
British troops have come under attack several times in recent weeks, most notably in a riot after British forces attacked a jail to free undercover soldiers they said had been turned over to a Shi'ite militia by police.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


More "anonymous officials". They sure get around don't they. I love the Newspeak where "spies" become "undercover soldiers", like this is some drug sting or something.

I used to think the British press were inoculated against this disease that is spreading through our media, but more and more it appears I was wrong. Winston Smith is doing his job well, but some of us still remember...



posted on Oct, 5 2005 @ 01:45 PM
link   
I do have to laugh at this situation. Yes the Iranians are supplying weapons to insurgents into Iraq, but what the media doesn't tell you is that we are doing exactely the same thing, i.e. training anti Iranian groups in Iraq. Where do people think we are getting our intelligence from on the Iranian Nuclear program?

All's fair in love and war. Too bad the BBC/ITV/Channel 4/ Channel 5 ect don't have the balls to do any real objective reporting. Sweet zombie Jesus I hate the media in this country today. What a load of dumbed down rubbish.



posted on Oct, 5 2005 @ 02:05 PM
link   

enslaved83 wrote:
...we are doing exactely the same thing, i.e. training anti Iranian groups in Iraq. Where do people think we are getting our intelligence from on the Iranian Nuclear program?


Are you referring to Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK or MKO)? They will say anything that Washington wants them to say. In fact, Washington don't even have to talk to them, they can simply release propaganda statements about Iran's nuclear program as they please and say that the intel came from MEK.



posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 02:35 AM
link   
I know the politicians in question will just come out and say these things, after all this is the war they wanted! We are supporting anit Iranian groups, they are supporting anti coalition groups. Both moves are designed to keep up the pressure at the time where tensions remain high over the Iranian nuclear program.

Additionally, until I see hard physical evidence of Iranian shaped charges I am inclined to be sceptical over the claims of an un-names British official.....



posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 04:28 AM
link   
Attention on the SET ATTENTION ON THE SET:

Okay We are going to shoot the "Building a case" scene annnnnnd cue the British Press..




top topics



 
0

log in

join