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Iranian condsulate in iraq seized by US

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Iranian consulate in iraq seized by US

    Michael savage is reporting an Iranian consulate in iraq was seized by US special forces diplomats and computers were seized..more to follow.

    U.S. Forces Raid Iranian Consulate in Iraq, Detain 5 (Update2)
    By Marc Wolfensberger and Robin Stringer
    Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. forces in Iraq raided Iran's consulate in the northern city of Arbil and detained five staff members, a state-run Iranian news service said.
    The U.S. soldiers disarmed guards and broke open the consulate's gate before seizing documents and computers during the operation, which took place today at about 5 a.m. local time, the Islamic Republic News Agency said. There was no immediate information on whether any of those detained are diplomats.
    The raid follows a warning yesterday to Iran and Syria from President George W. Bush in his address to the American people on a new strategy for Iraq. Bush accused Iran and Syria of aiding the movement of ``terrorists and insurgents'' in and out of Iraq and said the U.S. will ``seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies.''
    Coalition forces arrested six people during ``routine security operations'' in the Arbil area, the U.S. military said in an e-mailed statement. The military didn't confirm that the consulate was raided and didn't say whether any of those detained were Iranians.
    The operation was ``part of an ongoing effort by coalition forces targeting individuals involved in activities aimed at the killing of Iraqi citizens and coalition forces,'' the military said.
    Arbil, about 320 kilometers north (200 miles) north of Baghdad, is the Kurdistan Regional Government's seat in Iraq's northern autonomous Kurdish area.
    Iranian Protests
    The Iranian Embassy in Baghdad sent a letter of protest to the Foreign Ministry, calling for the Iraqi government to secure the release of the detainees, IRNA said.
    U.S. forces detained two Iranian diplomats in Baghdad in December. The men, suspected of weapons smuggling, were later released to Iranian officials in the capital.
    Deputy White House Press Secretary Scott Stanzel said on Dec. 26 those detainees had diplomatic status, and an investigation would be completed before ``characterizing their activities.''
    Bush's approach to Iran and Syria ignores a key recommendation of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group -- diplomatic engagement with Iran and Syria to help end the conflict. He announced plans yesterday to send 21,500 more U.S. soldiers and Marines to Iraq.
    Calls to the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran weren't answered.
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    wow...didn't Hitler do something like that in Poland and a few other places in 39?
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    poland was a false flag operation,they dressed a prisoner up in a polish uniform killed him near the border,and called the press claiming an incursion by polish forces...We are just poking the raccoon (ahmadinejahd) through the cage with a stick...when he snarls back, "whack-a -mole!". Of course the "diplomats and attaches were probably running the shia(sunni? I get it mixed up) resistance in the area.
  4. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Shiite is correct. Not to sound but it is eerily similar to the much loved expressionn "ah shiiiiiiiiiiiiiait!"
  5. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hey, no cussing, we got the memo yesterday. We officially are no longer allowed to cuss. It is official letter of reprimand offense.
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    To bad this isnt the inferno or might give an opinion to that memo. lol
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