Skip to comments.US forces raid Iran official office in Iraq - TVs
Posted on 01/11/2007 12:50:03 AM PST by HAL9000
ARBIL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. forces raided an Iranian government representative's office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil early on Thursday and made a number of arrests, Iraq's state television and a Kurdish station reported.
There was no immediate comment on the reports of a U.S. raid in Arbil from the American military.
LOL! I posted the article right after yours and this article proves the point of mine! Kismet.
I hope this may be a sign that the gloves are off.
More detail posted here:
With another link at post #1.
It seems the raid took place sometime between 3 and 5 a.m. local time, with 5 people arrested. I wonder how many normally worked the mid shift at the consulate . . .
Yes and good morning Calpernia.
It probably doesn't take many workers to send out "good news memos" from Iran./s
Why have the gloves been on?
Crossing my fingers that the gloves are off, ping.
>>>Crossing my fingers that the gloves are off, ping.<<<<
Please add me to your CMFTTGAO ping list. Thank you. :)
It's clean up time !
Now if we could do the same in Tehran.....
It will probably be a lot of diplomatic activity. I guess that the Iranians skipped Article 55 of the VIENNA CONVENTION ON CONSULAR RELATIONS AND OPTIONAL PROTOCOLS DONE AT VIENNA, ON 24 APRIL 1963
RESPECT FOR THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE RECEIVING STATE
1. Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State.
2. The consular premises shall not be used in any manner incompatible with the exercise of consular functions.
3. The provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article shall not exclude the possibility of offices of other institutions or agencies being installed in part of the building in which the consular premises are situated, provided that the premises assigned to them are separate from those used by the consular post. In that event, the said offices shall not, for the purposes of the present Convention, be considered to form part of the consular premises.
Good! It should be interesting what they find in that rats nest.
Bank Sepah Iran
650 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's foreign ministry on Thursday summoned the Iraqi and Swiss envoys to Tehran over the detention of five Iranian staffers at a diplomatic mission in northern Iraq, state-run television reported.
The broadcast said the ministry had summoned the ambassadors and "demanded an explanation" about the incident. Switzerland represents American interests in Iran, where there is no U.S. embassy.
The summons followed an early morning raid in Iraq, where multinational forces stormed the building of an Iranian consulate in the Kurdish-controlled northern city of Irbil, 220 miles from Baghdad.
The troops detained the five staffers and confiscated computers and documents, according to local Kurdish officials in Irbil.
It didn't take long for the folks in Irbil to contact Reuters, AP and the BBC!
Bank Sepah Iran
650 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Other businesses located at 650 5th Ave, New York, NY:
Let the SURGE begin!
At that hour there would have been no chance for resistance. Much safer for our guys and the information will be obtained with no loss of American or coaltion life.
Gregory asking Rice if US forces are going to arrest or kill al Sadr....
Oh, and off topic, David Beckham to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team....
Switzerland?! What, was it a choice between them and France?
Let the games begin.
We're coming for you, Iran.
I could have swore it was the annoying Gregory who is the President's official critic in the Press Gallery. If I am incorrect, then I apologize but I thought it was Gregory.
remember, mistakes are always made in war..and these days, with the media and the world against us...it will happen. I do think the gloves are off and its time to clean house. Iran has been put on notice and we are going to fight this war, the way is should be fought...HARD! Our men and women need to be unleashed, they are incredible human beings and fight better when their hands aren't tied. God Bless all of them!
Good. Let this be the start of something Patton could be proud of.
Thx for the info on Beckham, the news article I read didn't state which team.
More tidbits related
Gloves off bump.
I have to wonder just how much of the RATS stuff they are going to find in these computors.....and is that why the RATS are putting up such a fuss??
Maybe Bella Pelosi and crew are alittle to close to the fire????? hummmmmm....
Bush just took off his glove and slapped Ahmadinejad across the face with it. Iran's reaction to this will be very telling. If they shrink away, we'll know Ahmadinejad is a poseur. If he kicks back, then we need to be prepared for a wider war.
Personally, I think we should just inform Iran that their diplomats are now hostages.
Heck, I'd like to see those arrested dragged out into the street and have their bodies dismembered and then state on Global Television that "Hell is coming and America is coming with it"....Can you imagine the impact THAT would have? NO MORE MR. NICE GUY....
Good news. Thanks for the ping.
Good. One rat at a time...
Any further news on those 2 other iranian "chaps" we nabbed in Iraq a little while ago?
The American officials say that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds force trains inside Iran and then dispatches operatives into Iraq, using contacts with Iraqi Shiite militias to attack American troops. "They're training to kill coalition forces," said one senior American counterterrorism official, requesting anonymity. "Their comments about wanting to see a stable Iraq are belied by this type of activity."
Here's hoping the current surge turns into "Operation Tsunami".
And the Left is characteristically appalled. Dead Americans are not their concern.