Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

US forces raid Iran official office in Iraq - TVs
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 11, 2007

Posted on 01/11/2007 12:50:03 AM PST by HAL9000

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

1 posted on 01/11/2007 12:50:05 AM PST by HAL9000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: HAL9000

LOL! I posted the article right after yours and this article proves the point of mine! Kismet.


3 posted on 01/11/2007 1:05:24 AM PST by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

I hope this may be a sign that the gloves are off.


4 posted on 01/11/2007 1:05:44 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000; Dog; Coop; AdmSmith; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Boot Hill; Straight Vermonter; Calpernia; ...

More detail posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1765772/posts?page=1#1

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 . . .


5 posted on 01/11/2007 2:28:10 AM PST by Cap Huff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cap Huff
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 . . .

They were probably not working, just sleeping in the office. The difference between these two activities is hard to tell and an issue for those paying their salaries. ;-)
6 posted on 01/11/2007 2:45:13 AM PST by AdmSmith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: StillProud2BeFree; Cindy; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta

ping


7 posted on 01/11/2007 2:56:08 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

Yes and good morning Calpernia.


8 posted on 01/11/2007 3:00:38 AM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; AlaskaErik; ...

Ping


9 posted on 01/11/2007 3:11:07 AM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Cap Huff
"I wonder how many normally worked the mid shift at the consulate ."

It probably doesn't take many workers to send out "good news memos" from Iran./s

10 posted on 01/11/2007 3:29:18 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SeaBiscuit

Why have the gloves been on?


11 posted on 01/11/2007 3:58:37 AM PST by zarf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Peach; Mo1

Crossing my fingers that the gloves are off, ping.


12 posted on 01/11/2007 4:31:08 AM PST by prairiebreeze (The liberal agenda hates you. And your family.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: prairiebreeze

>>>Crossing my fingers that the gloves are off, ping.<<<<

Please add me to your CMFTTGAO ping list. Thank you. :)


13 posted on 01/11/2007 4:34:19 AM PST by Shqipo (2007 is Bush Country!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: prairiebreeze

It's clean up time !


14 posted on 01/11/2007 4:38:51 AM PST by Mo1 (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC AND DONATE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Good news.


15 posted on 01/11/2007 4:50:14 AM PST by aculeus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000
Didn't waste any time ... GOOD! For too long we let them destabilize things. No more pussyfooting around. Tick tock.
16 posted on 01/11/2007 4:57:04 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Saddam is Dead! Bush's Fault. [Pray for our patriot brother, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub.])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Now if we could do the same in Tehran.....


17 posted on 01/11/2007 4:57:31 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cap Huff

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



Article 55
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.

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/texts/BH444.txt


18 posted on 01/11/2007 4:58:38 AM PST by AdmSmith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000
20,000 extra troops in Iraq with a few more carrier battle groups. Israel uses tactical nukes in Iran's nuke sites. Checkmate.
19 posted on 01/11/2007 5:05:55 AM PST by badpacifist (I want you, I need you. But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you. So don't be sad.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Good! It should be interesting what they find in that rats nest.


20 posted on 01/11/2007 5:12:24 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

Bank Sepah Iran
(212) 974-1777
650 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019


21 posted on 01/11/2007 5:35:08 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Lurking in Kansas

Washington Post

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.


22 posted on 01/11/2007 5:35:19 AM PST by canadianally
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Cap Huff

It didn't take long for the folks in Irbil to contact Reuters, AP and the BBC!


23 posted on 01/11/2007 5:35:47 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

Bank Sepah Iran
(212) 974-1777
650 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Other businesses located at 650 5th Ave, New York, NY:


http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=neighborhood&searchmode=1&city=New%20York&state=NY&address=650%205th%20Ave&cat=&location=8bWd9mi9SIVNgW5%2bmJHwc8OgXPI40NA3B5NffPa0WL96lWhBd92WWZeqVhCxK2haG27RLKqZYqqO84huhnjoghqI53E%2fncN7YUG%2fSXObE6RMfIZs%2b6cTr3yLNEpHQ4kneSvx%2bBDVm1TFJX76bKBjrQ%3d%3d


24 posted on 01/11/2007 5:40:36 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Let the SURGE begin!


25 posted on 01/11/2007 5:45:41 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith

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.


26 posted on 01/11/2007 5:46:59 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: canadianally
"The troops detained the five staffers and confiscated computers and documents,"...

Bump

27 posted on 01/11/2007 5:55:27 AM PST by Ben Hecks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Ben Hecks

Gregory asking Rice if US forces are going to arrest or kill al Sadr....


28 posted on 01/11/2007 6:00:44 AM PST by canadianally
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: canadianally

Oh, and off topic, David Beckham to sign with the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team....


29 posted on 01/11/2007 6:06:00 AM PST by canadianally
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: canadianally
Switzerland represents American interests in Iran, where there is no U.S. embassy.

Switzerland?! What, was it a choice between them and France?

30 posted on 01/11/2007 6:08:59 AM PST by Stultis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: canadianally
Gregory asking Rice if US forces are going to arrest or kill al Sadr

Are you sure it was Gregory? I thought it was Major Garrett.
I am not used to Gregory asking questions other than to make derogatory comments about the President.
31 posted on 01/11/2007 6:13:35 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000; xzins; blue-duncan

Let the games begin.


32 posted on 01/11/2007 6:15:00 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

We're coming for you, Iran.


33 posted on 01/11/2007 6:16:24 AM PST by Pride in the USA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

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.


34 posted on 01/11/2007 6:16:56 AM PST by canadianally
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: canadianally

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!


35 posted on 01/11/2007 6:28:16 AM PST by Blue Turtle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Good. Let this be the start of something Patton could be proud of.


36 posted on 01/11/2007 6:29:34 AM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: canadianally

Thx for the info on Beckham, the news article I read didn't state which team.


37 posted on 01/11/2007 6:39:19 AM PST by sasha123 (Jack's Back - 1/14)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Calpernia

More tidbits related

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1765802/posts?page=12#12


38 posted on 01/11/2007 6:53:55 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000
After the last Iranian arrest I heard that Maliki warned Iran that their involvement is over and he took their word on it that it was and allowed the released of their "invited diplomats". Maliki has been played like a fiddle by Iran and Syria and I think he just finally figured it out and is not all too pleased by it. I doubt these "diplomats" will be released anytime soon.
39 posted on 01/11/2007 7:22:06 AM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Shqipo
Please, please, please let it be...

Gloves off bump.

40 posted on 01/11/2007 7:24:00 AM PST by SENTINEL (USMC GWI (MY GOD IS GOD, ROCKCHUCKER !!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

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....


41 posted on 01/11/2007 7:56:53 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

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.


42 posted on 01/11/2007 8:08:45 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rutles4Ever

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....


43 posted on 01/11/2007 8:14:21 AM PST by princess leah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: freema

Good news. Thanks for the ping.


44 posted on 01/11/2007 8:22:13 AM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

45 posted on 01/11/2007 8:48:33 AM PST by GalaxieFiveHundred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Good. One rat at a time...

Any further news on those 2 other iranian "chaps" we nabbed in Iraq a little while ago?


46 posted on 01/11/2007 8:54:12 AM PST by RacerX1128
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

47 posted on 01/11/2007 8:57:48 AM PST by Gritty (There is no escape from the war Iran is waging against us, intensifying every passing hour-M Ledeen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/11/news/iran.php

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."


48 posted on 01/11/2007 9:15:21 AM PST by SharpTalons
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

Here's hoping the current surge turns into "Operation Tsunami".


49 posted on 01/11/2007 9:20:12 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The American military does not lose wars. The American politician, however, does.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HAL9000

And the Left is characteristically appalled. Dead Americans are not their concern.


50 posted on 01/11/2007 9:49:17 AM PST by popdonnelly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson