posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:24 PM
This has got to be one of the boldest attacks I have heard about in a long time. It is up there with the attack on the UN Headquarters
Canal Hotel bombing
at the start of the insurgency in 2003. The UN eventually pulled out
their mission from the country in its entirety.
Another bold attack would have been one I dug into from 2007, and it was a raid by men in military style uniforms on a joint US/Iraqi compound in
Karbala. The attackers used US style weapons, ballistic helmets, and even US SUV's used by government officials and contractors. One of the
assailants even spoke perfect English to throw off guards and get the group inside the wire. US soldiers were taken out to the middle of nowhere on
the outskirts of the city of Karbala and killed execution style.
A murder mystery with the Iraq War as the backdrop
The second attack was not in the media much, but I thought it was one of the most brazen attacks I have seen in the Iraq War. The coordination and
planning involved was akin to that of the Special Forces. It is speculated that the Quds Force participated in the attack, and it was response to
Coalition Forces detaining Iranian officials in Northern Iraq on suspicions of aiding and abetting the insurgency and being part of the Quds Force.
Perhaps, this attack can be attributed to Iran as well, considering the shaky political environment, Iranian supported Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki
and his party finds itself in with Ayad Allawi's secular Iraqiya Party gaining a majority after the March 2010 Parliamentary elections. Make the
attack look like it was organized and carried out by members of the Iraqiya Party? As it stands now, a coalition government has yet to reach fruition
between the two sides. Politically motivated killings have ensued since the Parliamentary Elections.
Gunmen in Iraq Kill Politician Aligned With Allawi Coalition
Attackers dressed in military uniforms on Saturday gunned down a politician aligned with the secular coalition that won the most seats in Iraq’s
elections in March, the police and relatives said. He was the second candidate from the bloc to be killed in northern Iraq since the vote.
The government is essentially a lame duck as it stands now. In the disruption and disagreements between the two predominant political parties,
security is only going to get worse. Criminal and terrorists thrive on periods of crisis and confusion. Moreover, the US has remained largely silent
on the escalation in violence amid their departure in 2011. Chances are mischief is being planned behind the highly fortified walls of the Green Zone
and in the cozy confines of the United State's "Taj Mahal," the massive US Embassy complex.
This murderous heist can be attributed to anyone? Is the attack politically motivated from within Iraq, a destabilizing tactic by a foreign power, or
distaste among elements of the Iraqi military? We will have to wait and see, but this attack was against the largest financial institutions in Iraq is
and definitely bold and brazen. Someone was trying to send a message with this one.
[edit on 14-6-2010 by Jakes51]