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British soldiers in terrorist attack? What is going on in Iraq?

by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey Sunday, Sep. 25, 2005 at 10:00 PM

"The article below points to the great likelihood that many of the bombings against civilians being blamed on the “terrorists” are actually the work of psychological warfare “specialists.” This comes as no surprise. After all that has transpired, is it not clear that this administration and the neocon cabal which drives it shares not one thread of the human decency so evident in DC today? We have no choice but to stop them."

Dear friends,

It’s late and I just got back from the march in DC. The local paper here in Durham “indicates” that protest organizers got at least 100k to come out. CNN put it at 250k early in the day. I’ve been to many similar events and this one was much more spread out than most. Also many groups seemed to be arriving late. I’d guess there were 500k to 750k in attendance. At any rate it was an extremely positive gathering. Wonderful diversity, wonderful atmosphere and energy. Congresswoman Barbara Lee gave a kick ass speech which ended with the very important point that central among our demands must not only be the removal of US/UK troops but also all the bases must go with them!

The article below points to the great likelihood that many of the bombings against civilians being blamed on the “terrorists” are actually the work of psychological warfare “specialists.” This comes as no surprise. After all that has transpired, is it not clear that this administration and the neocon cabal which drives it shares not one thread of the human decency so evident in DC today? We have no choice but to stop them. jamie


British soldiers in terrorist attack? What is going on in Iraq?

By: Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey on: 24.09.2005 [13:22 ] (369 reads)

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That nothing would surprise anyone now, two and a half years into the incredible act of mass butchery called the war in Iraq, in which a sovereign nation was attacked, its infrastructures destroyed and tens of thousands of its civilians slaughtered in an unprovoked and unfounded casus belli, is nothing new. But day-by-day, new chasms of incredulity are opened with revelations which would have appeared absurd only a few years ago.

After Abu Ghraib, little else remains to shock and few stones are unturned in terms of the depths of evil and sheer depravity to which the soldiers of the USA and its allies are prepared to sink, in a never-ending war which sees the occupation forces losing control on a daily basis.

Now it transpires that two British soldiers were dressed as Arabs and attacking the Iraqi security forces in Basra? And the British authorities have admitted they were members of the SAS? They were caught after shooting at and murdering an Iraqi police official and their car was found to be packed with explosives and a C4 detonator?

Or is it that the two troops were in fact undercover agents dressed as Sadrists, Al-Sadr's Mahdi army, trying to stir up a war in Iraq between rival anti-occupation forces to help the beleaguered Iraqi security forces to stay in control as events spiral ever downwards? Is it that they were planning a massive bomb attack against Shia targets, to blame on the Sunni?

Is it true that many of the killings in Iraq are not in fact perpetrated by Sunni extremists or foreign insurgents, but indeed by British and American security forces, trying to take the strain off their troops in their realization that the war in Iraq was a monumental mistake from day one, witness to freedom and democracy George Bush style and that followed by his sickening bunch of sycophants eager to make an easy buck on the international stage by breaking an international law or six?

At the end of the day, who are the terrorists in Iraq? Were not the international terrorists blocked from entering Iraq by Saddam Hussein and the floodgates heaved open by the USA and its allies? Was Saddam Hussein not the one telling the truth, along with Dr. David Kelly, on WMD? Was George Bush not the one "stiffing" the world? No? Where then is the WMD?

These are all questions which need to be addressed, and urgently, by the British and American governments.

We must assume the position of demanding an answer in the name of the international community. And now!!


Reposted from Peace. jamie


Al-Sadr Official Says Staged Bombings Aimed at Starting Ethnic War

By: Uruknet on: 24.09.2005 [06:17 ] (416 reads)

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RELATED: British Special Forces Caught Carrying Out Staged Terror In Iraq? 2005/09/23/wirq23.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/09/23/ixnewstop.html

The Telegraph (UK), 23 September 2005, has a report on terrorism in Iraq:

Abdel Hadi al-Daraji, Moqtada al-Sadr's top official in the sprawling Sadr City slums of Baghdad, told The Daily Telegraph that Britain was plotting to start an ethnic war by carrying out mass-casualty bombings targeting Shia civilians and then blaming the attacks on Sunni Arab groups.

"Everyone knows the occupiers' agenda," insisted Mr Daraji, who is currently the only Mahdi army official authorised to speak directly on Sadr's behalf.

"They are in bed with Mossad the Israeli intelligence service and their intention is to keep Iraq an unstable battlefield so they can exploit their interests in Iraq." But Mr Daraji insisted that Sadr was not going to call for a Shia uprising in Basra, where he enjoys only a limited, if growing, following in the city's slums.

"We have to take the moral high ground and resist this provocation by the British," he said.

"This is a very dangerous, very sensitive time in Iraq but we must calm our supporters or we will fall into the British trap."

According to The Telegraph, Sadr has been keen to cultivate a degree of legitimacy since he agreed to join the political process last year.



Notice that in the articles below there is no mention of what the two British guys were up to?


Basra warrant for two UK soldiers

By: BBC+ Aljazeera on: 24.09.2005 [08:36 ] (291 reads)

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Basra warrant for two UK soldiers

Petrol bombs were thrown at British armoured vehicles on Monday

A judge in the southern Iraqi city of Basra has issued an arrest warrant for two British soldiers.

They are wanted over the death of an Iraqi civilian and the injury of an Iraqi police officer in a confrontation on Monday, the judge said.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said a warrant would have no legal basis.

On Monday, UK troops freed the soldiers - widely believed to be undercover SAS officers - from Iraqi custody after storming a Basra police station.

Soldiers' 'immunity'

The MoD said it was aware of reports about the arrest warrant but that it could not confirm it had actually been issued.

How Basra drama unfolded

Timeline: UK troops in Iraq

British forces spokesman Major Steve Melbourne said the two men had immunity from prosecution under an arrangement between the Iraqi government and coalition forces.

"They have no legal basis for the issue of these warrants," he told BBC News.

"What we will do is we'll continue to work closely with the Iraqis who actually have the investigation team down here in Basra now, and also with the Iraqi government.

"This has started and we'll see what comes from that into the events of Monday night."

However, the judge told the BBC they were not convinced the two men were British and therefore would not be immune from arrest and possible prosecution in Iraq.

BBC correspondent Richard Galpin said that if the men were found guilty they could face life imprisonment.

'No co-operation'

It was widely believed that the soldiers on an intelligence mission in the city when they were challenged by Iraqi police officers, our correspondent said.

Iraqi police and the interior ministry say that the soldiers opened fire when challenged.

News of the warrant follows a week in which authorities in Basra said they would not co-operate with UK troops.

Basra's governor, Mohammed al-Waili, said their would be no co-operation until there was an apology for the raid to free the soldiers.

The UK has defended its action, saying the soldiers were handed to militiamen by rogue elements in the police, but Interior Minister Baqir Solagh Jabr has denied this.

British troops have reduced their presence on the Iraqi city's streets.

On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari and UK Defence Secretary John Reid said the unrest had not strained relations between the two countries.


Iraqi judge: Re-arrest British soldiers

Saturday 24 September 2005, 12:22 Makka Time, 9:22 GMT

Basra officials have boycotted working with British forces

An Iraqi judge has issued arrest warrants for two British undercover soldiers who were freed after a controversial British raid in the city of Basra, an Iraqi lawyer said.

Judge Raghib Hassan accused the men of killing an Iraqi policeman and wounding another, carrying unlicensed weapons and holding false identification, said Kassim al-Sabti, the head of the lawyers syndicate in the southern city, on Saturday.

Britain's Ministry of Defence said on Saturday the warrants had no legal basis.

"All British troops in Iraq come under the jurisdiction of Britain," a defence spokesman said in London.

The whereabouts of the two soldiers was not clear.

Basra authorities had said British troops killed two Iraqi police during the raid.

British forces mounted a bid to free the two soldiers on Monday, by surrounding the police station where they were being held with several tanks and armoured vehicles.

But a crowd quickly gathered, angered by the death of the Iraqi policeman.

Five Iraqi civilians were killed and three British soldiers were wounded as the crowd threw petrol-bomb at armoured vehicle.


Later, British forces returned and armoured vehicles flattened cars parked nearby as they broke down the walls of the jail.

Iraqi authorities said the jail and police station were demolished.

The two soldiers were later freed from a private house nearby, where British military authorities believed they were being held by a local militia.

Monday's flare-up has harmed the relationship British forces were able to build with local Iraqis in and around Basra, a relatively stable city compared with other parts of Iraq.

Officials said Basra's governing council stopped all cooperation with the British until they apologise, guarantee that similar actions are not taken again and provide compensation for damage inflicted during the operation.


An investigation into the events leading up to the rescue is under way by Iraqi authorities and the British military.

Iraqi police said the police station

was destroyed in the British attack

"We will continue to work closely with the Iraqis and the inquiry which the Iraq government has begun into the events of Monday," the British defence spokesman said.

Britain's secretary of defence said he stood by the actions of the forces on the ground.

"They did what they judged was appropriate at the time and I commend them for the swift and decisive action in very difficult circumstances," John Reid said.


What was the nature of this “intelligence operation.” jamie

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