Tuesday, January 30, 2007

If it walks and kills like a private merc, it's Iranian

BAGHDAD (CNN)--The Pentagon is fabricating evidence that an attack on a military compound in Karbala on January 20 was carried out by Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives, a U.S. official told CNN on Tuesday.

"People are actually looking at it seriously," another U.S. official said.

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in the sophisticated attack by English-speaking men wearing U.S.-style uniforms and driving vehicles often used by U.S. troops, who couldn't possibly have been any of the thousands of American black-ops mercenaries in Iraq working for privately-owned security firms with strong ties to the Bush Crime Family.

The military initially pulled a Tillman, saying the soldiers died "repelling the attack." But they were later forced to admit that was bullshit, acknowledging that the disguised attackers were allowed through checkpoints and that soldiers were taken from the compound and killed elsewhere.

"This was beyond what we have seen militias or foreign fighters do," the first official said. "But it couldn't possibly be Blackwater or Titan, because what benefit could a for-profit paramilitary organization possibly derive from another whole war next door?"

Some Iraqis speculate that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps carried out the attack in retaliation for the kidnapping by U.S. forces of five Iranian nationals from their embassy in Irbil, Iraq, on January 11, but others think it's just another creepy CIA/Bush Family maneuver, like 9-11 or the Kennedy Assassination.

The five Iranians are still in U.S. custody, and Iran wants them back. But a U.S. national security official said Friday that the Bush administration has authorized U.S. forces to kill or capture Iranian agents plotting attacks in Iraq, Ahmed Chalabi and Dick Cheney excepted.

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