Saturday, January 27, 2007

Iran Behind Murdered Soldiers?

Bill Roggio from The Fourth Rail is speculating that the recent Karbala attacks on US soldiers in Iraq may have been perpetrated by Iranians - as in their army. Here's an excerpt:

On January 20th, a team of twelve men disguised as U.S. soldiers entered the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Karbala, where U.S. soldiers conducted a meeting with local officials, and attacked and killed five soldiers, and wounded another three. The initial reports indicated the five were killed in the Karbala JCC, however the U.S. military has reported that four of those killed were actually removed from the center, handcuffed, and murdered.

The American Forces Information Service provides the details of the attack in Karbala. Based on the sophisticated nature of the raid, as well as the response, or cryptic non-responses, from multiple military and intelligence sources, this raid appears to have been directed and executed by the Qods Force branch of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps. My sources agreed this is far to sophisticated an operation for the Mahdi Army or Badr Corps, while al-Qaeda in Iraq would have a difficult time mounting such an operation in the Shia south. "The Karbala Government Center raid the other day was a little too professional for JAM [Jaish al-Mahdi, or the Mahdi Army]," according to a military source.

I'd read the rest. If this is proven true I would love to see the Democrats stand in the way of any retaliation and still pretend as if they support the troops.

"I am tired of people saying you're unpatriotic simply for not caring when US forces are murdered! [applause.]"