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POLITICS: Bomb Blasts Rock Iran - Tehran Accuses Britain of Involvement

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posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 10:37 AM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Britain of being behind two weekend bombings which killed four people and wounded at least 86 others at a shopping center in Western Iran. The British Embassy in Iran released a statement condemning the attacks and the accusations. Simultaneously the UK's The Independent has revealed that bomb technology cited as evidence of Iranian support of Iraqi insurgency, was in fact invented by British security services and leaked to the IRA in the 1990's, from where it was passed to Middle Eastern terrorist groups, including some sponsored by Saddam Hussein.
Iran accused U.K. agents of involvement in two bomb blasts that killed four people in the country's main oil region yesterday, just 10 days after Britain blamed the Islamic republic for stirring up attacks against its troops in Iraq.

The blasts, which injured 86 people, are the third series of bombings to hit Iran's southwest province of Khuzestan, the country's largest oil producing region, since June. The British Embassy in Iran rejected the Iranian accusations. No group has so far claimed responsibility for yesterday's bombs.

Diplomatic tension between Tehran and London has been mounting since U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said Oct. 6 there is evidence tying Iran to bombings in neighboring Iraq in the first public accusation that the Shiite Muslim country is supporting militants in Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is meeting Blair in London today to discuss Iran's nuclear program and find ways to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Some tolls place the number of injured at more than 100 for these recent bombings in Iran.

Of interest and possible connection is the fact that the anti-Iranian-government MEK/MKO terrorist organization was taken under the Pentagon's wing during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. And many of those terrorists have been sent back to Iran under an amnesty offered by Tehran early this year. Back then I predicted that this group may be used by Western governments to destabilize the country from within.

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It seems that wild accusations are the order of the day from both sides in this ongoing propaganda war between Iran and the UK. President Ahmadinejad was quoted by Middle-East Online as stating, "Iran's security and intelligence officials have come across British footprints" in past attacks in the southwestern oil-rich and ethnic-Arab dominated province of Khuzestan.

Earlier this month, Britain accused Iran of involvement in the Iraqi insurgency via provision of explosive technology to a Shia group in Southern Iraq. Eight British soldiers were killed in an ambush using bombs triggered by infra-red beams. The British government claimed that this technology could only have been passed to insurgents by Iran's Revolutionary Guard or Hezbollah. The Independent has published an article, which cites British security sources, revealing that such technology was leaked to the IRA during failed sting operations in the early 1990's, and that such technology was then passed to multiple groups in the Middle East via the IRA's cooperation with said groups.

Revealed: IRA bombs Killed Eight British Soldiers in Iraq -

Eight British soldiers killed during ambushes in Iraq were the victims of a highly sophisticated bomb first used by the IRA, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

The soldiers, who were targeted by insurgents as they travelled through the country, died after being attacked with bombs triggered by infra-red beams. The bombs were developed by the IRA using technology passed on by the security services in a botched "sting" operation more than a decade ago. This contradicts the British government's claims that Iran's Revolutionary Guard is helping Shia insurgents to make the devices.

The Independent on Sunday can also reveal that the bombs and the firing devices used to kill the soldiers, as well as two private security guards, were initially created by the UK security services as part of a counter-terrorism strategy at the height of the troubles in the early 1990s.

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I seriously don't know who to believe in this whole fiasco any more - Western governments that have started major wars by outright deception, or Islamic nations that appear to support regiments of suicide bombers.

Oh what a tangled web we weave....

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posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 10:56 AM
Im not so sure. Last year or the year before (the date escapes me) an Iranian aircraft went down killing 200 or so. What was not really discussed was it contained a carde of officers of the Revolutionary Guard. The aircraft brokeup in midair and all were killed.

The Revolutionary gurad is what keeps the rulling Mullahs in power. The crash may have been an accident but maybe it was not.

While bombs may be a CIA op, the possibility exists that there are internal forces that are also trying to have an effect on the current government. The Shah's son is still alive and may have asperations on returning someday.

posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 05:07 PM
Sorry to go a bit off topic, might this be the story you are referring to FredT

In February 2005, while the neo-cons were rattling the sabers with Iran, a CIA team made contact with Iranians across the northern Afghan border inside Iran. This border area is extremely remote and porous. Afghan Uzbeks loyal to ex-Communist warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum, whose base of operations is Mazar-e-Sharif, are involved in a number of cross-border operations, including arms and heroin smuggling. It was through this network of Uzbeks and Iranians that the CIA was able to obtain documents on Iran's nuclear program, information that proved that Iran's nuclear capability had still not achieved weapons-grade status. That, of course, is not what the neocons in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans and a sister unit in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem wanted to hear.

On February 3, 2005, after having secured sensitive documents on Iran's nuclear program, two CIA agents boarded a Kam Air Boeing 737-200 flight from Herat, near the Iranian border, to Kabul. The agents were anxious to get the documents to Langley. They and the documents never made it.

The Boeing crashed at an altitude of 11,000 feet on the summit of Chaperi Mountain, 20 miles east of Kabul. The plane's 104 passengers and crew, including the two CIA agents, were killed. Although the Pentagon's web site claims the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force made several attempts to look for survivors by helicopter but that these efforts were unsuccessful. In reality, a Pentagon Strategic Support Branch team did land at the crash site and found the bodies of the two CIA agents and grabbed the Iranian documents and quickly departed before Afghan ground troops appeared on the scene.

February 2005 Kam Air crash scene in Afghanistan. Vital intelligence crucial to CIA's analysis of Iran nuclear program lost along with two valuable agents. Indications that the CIA agents were another casualty of treasonous White House leaks about the CIA

Curiously, even though the documents recovered by the Pentagon team from the bodies of the CIA agents were intact, the cockpit voice recorder was never recovered. In addition, the flight recorder's previous 25 hours of data prior to the crash was erased

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