This is Bull S**T!
The Iraian government paying cash to insurgents to kill United States Officals and Military Personal in Iraq!
This reminds me of how Sadam was paying the suicide bombers families to kill Jews in Israel.
Its time to send a message to Tehran!
The Iran Connection
Nov. 15, 2004
By Edward T. Pound, U.S. News & World Report
In the summer of last year, Iranian intelligence agents in Tehran began planning something quite spectacular for September 11, the two-year
anniversary of al Qaeda's attack on the United States, according to a classified American intelligence report. Iranian agents disbursed $20,000 to a
team of assassins, the report said, to kill Paul Bremer, then the top U.S. civilian administrator in Iraq. The information was specific: The team,
said a well-placed source quoted in the intelligence document, would use a Toyota Corona taxi and a second car, driven by suicide bombers, to take out
Bremer and destroy two hotels in downtown Baghdad. The source even named one of the planners, Himin Bani Shari, a high-ranking member of the Ansar
al-Islam terrorist group and a known associate of Iranian intelligence agents.
The alleged plan was never carried out. But American officials regarded Iran's reported role, and its ability to make trouble in Iraq, as deadly
serious. Iran, said a separate report, issued in November 2003 by American military analysts, "will use and support proxy groups" such as Ansar
al-Islam "to conduct attacks in Iraq in an attempt to further destablize the country." An assessment by the U.S. Army's V Corps, which then
directed all Army activity in Iraq, agreed: "Iranian intelligence continues to prod and facilitate the infiltration of Iraq with their subversive
elements while providing them support once they are in country."
With the Pentagon's stepped-up efforts to break the back of the insurgency before Iraq's scheduled elections in late January, Iran's efforts to
destabilize Iraq have received little public attention. But a review of thousands of pages of intelligence reports by U.S. News reveals the critical
role Iran has played in aiding some elements of the anti-American insurgency after Baghdad fell--and raises important questions about whether Iran
will continue to try to destabilize Iraq after elections are held. The classified intelligence reports, covering the period July 2003 through early
2004, were prepared by the CIA; the Defense Intelligence Agency; the Iraq Survey Group, the 1,400-person outfit President Bush sent to Iraq to find
weapons of mass destruction; the Coalition Provisional Authority; and various military commands and units in the field, including the V Corps and the
Pentagon's Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. The reports are based on information gathered from Iraqis, Iranian dissidents, and other
sources inside Iraq. U.S. News also reviewed British intelligence assessments of the postwar phase in Iraq.
$500 a soldier. Many of the reports are uncorroborated and are considered "raw" intelligence of the type seldom seen by those outside the national
security community. But the picture that emerges from the sheer volume of the reports, and as a result of the multiplicity of sources from which they
were generated, leaves little doubt about the depth of Iran's involvement in supporting elements of the insurgency and in positioning itself to move
quickly in Iraq if it believes a change in circumstances there dictates such action. "Iran," wrote an analyst with the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations on Dec. 5, 2003, "poses the greatest long-term threat to U.S. efforts in Iraq." An analyst at the V Corps summarized matters this
way: "Iranian intelligence agents are conducting operations in every major city with a significant Shia population. The counterintelligence threat
from Iran is assessed to be high, as locally employed people, former military officers, politicians, and young men are recruited, hired, and trained
by Iranian intelligence to collect [intelligence] on coalition forces."