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US forces turn on Iranians
Sunday Telegraph ^ | 14/01/2007 | Philip Sherwell

Posted on 01/13/2007 4:51:40 PM PST by TexKat

President George W Bush has ordered US forces to launch a military offensive against Iranian officials and Revolutionary Guards officers behind a support and funding network for anti-American fighters in Iraq.

US troops have been authorised to use force to tackle Teheran's agents, who are believed to support both Shia and Sunni fighters

Mr Bush signed the clandestine directive after he was given new intelligence on the scale of Iranian operations to foment violence in Iraq.

US troops were operating under the new instructions when they raided an Iranian "liaison office" in northern Iraq last week, detaining five men, in the latest showdown with Teheran's agents.

The swoop, which was condemned by Iran and its political allies in Iraq, came less than two weeks after a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was seized in another raid near Baghdad with documents linked to the bloodshed. It has fuelled fears of direct armed clashes between US forces and Iranian operatives.

In a further development, US intelligence has learnt that the Shia-led Islamic regime is backing Sunni insurgents in Iraq, as well as the murderous militia operated by its fellow Shia clerics.


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1 posted on 01/13/2007 4:51:41 PM PST by TexKat
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To: TexKat

"Mr Bush signed the clandestine directive after he was given new intelligence on the scale of Iranian operations to foment violence in Iraq."


I'm all for this and a sustained bombing campaign against Iran, but who in the hell in their right mind would leak this if it was a clandestine directive?


2 posted on 01/13/2007 4:56:12 PM PST by Historix
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To: TexKat

"fueled fears of direct armed clashes between US forces and Iranian operatives."

Oh no not direct armed clashes between US forces and Iranian operatives", anything but that.


3 posted on 01/13/2007 4:57:42 PM PST by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: TexKat

Smite them.


4 posted on 01/13/2007 4:58:31 PM PST by livius
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To: river rat

US forces turn on Iranians ping!


5 posted on 01/13/2007 4:59:05 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat
How long before "Concerned Women and Very Rich Grandmothers With Children and Grand Children in the House Of Representatives" get involved and stop the racist American bloodshed against Iranian Freedom Fighters in Iraq????...or CWVRGWCGCHOP...
6 posted on 01/13/2007 4:59:43 PM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: TexKat

They are supporting the Sunni terrorists as well?

I'd put that on as the lead news story as Iraqi TV and radio so the Mahdi Army knows who they are really partnering with.

And, yes, they should be closing all of Iran's embassies and offices and searching every pilgrimage bus from Iran at the border.


7 posted on 01/13/2007 5:00:21 PM PST by JustDoItAlways
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To: TexKat
"..US intelligence has learnt that the Shia-led Islamic regime is backing Sunni insurgents in Iraq, as well as the murderous militia operated by its fellow Shia clerics..."

Iran practices the enemy of my enemy theory.

8 posted on 01/13/2007 5:01:22 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Historix
'...new intelligence..." ?
9 posted on 01/13/2007 5:03:09 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: TexKat

Iran should look at this as a preview of coming attractions.

Watch your ass Iran, you're next!


10 posted on 01/13/2007 5:03:17 PM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: TexKat
Iranians on the run whispering: "Who are those guys?"


11 posted on 01/13/2007 5:04:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: TexKat
US troops have been authorised to use force to tackle Teheran's agents, who are believed to support both Shia and Sunni fighters

Iran is supporting both Sunni and Shia insurgents? How interesting.

This is not a civil war. This a war of Iran, a bunch of Iraqi outcasts (both Shia and Sunni) and Al Qaeda against mostly 25 million innocent Iraqi citizens and our precious soldiers.

The Iraqi government, their 350K troops and their police(for the most part) will fall in on the right side.

12 posted on 01/13/2007 5:04:47 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: TexKat

It will be interesting to see what Iran's responce to this will be. They already don't care that we know they're shipping military hardware into Iraq for use againt US troops. They are already taking a major risk with that, perhaps now they'll go even further, perhaps trying to create an incident at sea or sending special forces into Iraq to try and take out a high value target while posed as Iraqi insurgents.


13 posted on 01/13/2007 5:06:37 PM PST by maquiladora
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To: JustDoItAlways

Of course Iran is supporting Sunni terrorists. Osama's son is living quietly in Iran.

"My enemy's enemy is my friend."


14 posted on 01/13/2007 5:06:42 PM PST by donmeaker (If the sky don't say "Surrender Dorothy!" then my ex wife is out of town.)
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To: TexKat
Hasn't Iran been supporting terrorists in Iraq and building high tech IED's for two or three years now? Should this not have been done a long time ago?
15 posted on 01/13/2007 5:06:47 PM PST by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: TexKat

I think this has been a long time in coming..........


16 posted on 01/13/2007 5:07:28 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: TexKat
Two hundred and forty one Marines, and an embassy (among other things). Methinks payback time is long overdue, and this dish needs to be served very, very cold.

5.56mm

17 posted on 01/13/2007 5:08:37 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: starbase
Hasn't Iran been supporting terrorists in Iraq and building high tech IED's for two or three years now? Should this not have been done a long time ago?

Better late than never :)!

18 posted on 01/13/2007 5:08:56 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: JustDoItAlways
They are supporting the Sunni terrorists as well?

Interesting isn't it.

I'd put that on as the lead news story as Iraqi TV and radio so the Mahdi Army knows who they are really partnering with.

Notice how the Sunni insurgents and the Mahdi Army never seem to target each other. They each only target the innocent defenseless of the other sect...you know the ones at the market or at the University.

What a bunch of pathetic little cowards.

19 posted on 01/13/2007 5:09:18 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: stm

I don't think so. Congress is talking about pulling the plug for funding Iraq.


20 posted on 01/13/2007 5:09:38 PM PST by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: TexKat
Hey TexKat!

If this is true it is about time, but probably too late.

How is your soldier doing?

21 posted on 01/13/2007 5:10:18 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Never corner anything meaner than you. NSDQ)
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To: FreeReign
What a bunch of pathetic little cowards.

Thugs with a prayer mat.

22 posted on 01/13/2007 5:11:10 PM PST by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: donmeaker
Osama's son is living quietly in Iran.

Some speculate that Osama himself is in Western Iran.

23 posted on 01/13/2007 5:11:45 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Historix
I'm all for this and a sustained bombing campaign against Iran, but who in the hell in their right mind would leak this if it was a clandestine directive?

Maybe to gauge the public reaction? Who knows, but I doubt that there are any real secrets in the ME..

A sustained attack against Iran may be a way to rally morale amongst the troops. I think we should have dealt with Iran two years ago. Saddam is dead, the Baathists are out of power, we need to focus on the real source of violence. If the admin. needs a legacy, this presents a real opportunity for them.

24 posted on 01/13/2007 5:11:54 PM PST by blade_tenner
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To: TexKat

"Clandestine"? Methinks not so much.

"Military secrets are the most fleeting". - Mr. Spock of Star Trek


25 posted on 01/13/2007 5:12:19 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: FreeReign

Sounds like the Iranians have been playing both sides up the middle.


26 posted on 01/13/2007 5:14:35 PM PST by fishergirl (Proud mom of an Iraq war veteran - to all our veterans Thank You and God Bless)
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To: TexKat

He says that like we were the best of friends 'til now.


27 posted on 01/13/2007 5:15:29 PM PST by RichInOC (HOW ARE YOU MAHMOUD!! ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Hi there Mad_as_he$$, thanks for asking he is presently in California training after which destination you know where.

I hope that you still have the candles burning!

28 posted on 01/13/2007 5:15:56 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TADSLOS
Thugs with a prayer mat.

I like that. Good one!

29 posted on 01/13/2007 5:17:49 PM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Historix

NYT, European desk. I'm saying, It's about time!


30 posted on 01/13/2007 5:17:57 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Remove the Seven Rules of Engagement, NOW! Our troops deserve better than to be sitting ducks!)
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To: TexKat

It's a good thing.


31 posted on 01/13/2007 5:20:00 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Remove the Seven Rules of Engagement, NOW! Our troops deserve better than to be sitting ducks!)
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To: TexKat
It has fuelled fears of direct armed clashes between US forces and Iranian operatives

The only people that would "fear" that are the Iranians and the NYT.

32 posted on 01/13/2007 5:24:31 PM PST by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: TexKat

If the Iranian operatives are in Iraq why havent they been taken on before. They need killing.

I would say things are about to get bad for Iranians in Iraq, i fthey are smart they might start looking for a better vacation location.

Stick that in you ear Ahmapantsload.


33 posted on 01/13/2007 5:26:02 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (Peace through strength.)
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To: blade_tenner

This is true. But in addition to being a morale booster, a sustained air campaign against Iran would A) Stop and or prevent the flow of support for the insurgency from Iran and B) Destroy the infrastructure of the Iranian military and industry to eliminate their war-fighting capabilities for further conflicts that will likely occur otherwise. I was disappointed about sending a mere 20,000 troops at first but then again this was the MSM line and I had to dig to see that there were additional changes to our strategy. My hopes are up since the Iranian factor is now being seriously looked at. Unfortunately, this angle won't be discussed by the dinosaurs.


34 posted on 01/13/2007 5:27:24 PM PST by Historix
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To: TexKat
US forces turn on Iranians

There's nothing worse than a bunch of turned-on Iranians.

What a bunch of homos.

35 posted on 01/13/2007 5:27:42 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: TexKat

It is time we stop playing the "Patsy" with them. It is no great secret that Iran is behind much of the "insurgents" thru supplies, manpower, etc.

We shouldn't have to pretend to be dumb and blind! Who are we anyhow?

We may have the World's Most Powerful Army, and yet so politically inept in handling the result of use!


36 posted on 01/13/2007 5:29:13 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: TexKat

Could we just drop some really big bombs ?


37 posted on 01/13/2007 5:31:07 PM PST by Kimmers (It's not what you take when you leave this world behind, it's what you leave behind when you go)
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To: TexKat
I have a nephew in the Marines. He also is in training somewhere in California. I'll add your solider to the prayers.
38 posted on 01/13/2007 5:32:37 PM PST by Beagle8U
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To: Reagan is King
The only people that would "fear" that are the Iranians and the NYT.

Here's another dee-bag.


39 posted on 01/13/2007 5:35:57 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: TexKat

Who else in DC is for the War on Terror besides Bush?


40 posted on 01/13/2007 5:37:03 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Tempus Fidget - The time between the final hymn and recessional.)
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To: TexKat

In other words, iran fomenting civil war.


41 posted on 01/13/2007 5:40:12 PM PST by gotribe (There's still time to begin a war in Iraq.)
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To: TexKat

The U.S. should bomb and totally destroy Iran's nuclear sites, oil pipelines, and oil wells. This would eliminate the nuclear threat from Iran, bankrupt the country, force regime change, eliminate Iran's ability to support terrorists and insurgents, and send a clear message to other rogue regime's such as Syria and North Korea. Right now, our troops are being killed with the help of Iran and Syria.
At the same time, the Democrats are trying to undermine President Bush and our troops, because they think if the United States loses in Iraq that will help them win the White House in 2008.


42 posted on 01/13/2007 5:44:23 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: gotribe
In other words, iran fomenting civil war.

Yep and in additional words, Mahdi Army Shiites (and Fatboy) alligned with Sunni's and Persians, killing innocent Shiites in Iraqi shopping at markets.

43 posted on 01/13/2007 5:46:44 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: stm

maybe we should threaten to take out all of Iran's oil facilities thereby cutting off their main revenue as well as their nuclear sites...unless they completely stop all nuke and terrorism activities.


44 posted on 01/13/2007 5:53:13 PM PST by fabian
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To: humblegunner
"There's nothing worse than a bunch of turned-on Iranians..."

'Had to read that twice, but LOL!

45 posted on 01/13/2007 5:55:07 PM PST by Eclectica (Ask your MD about Evolution. Please!)
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To: TexKat

This is the path to finishing this thing.
Lets hope they follow the road now.


46 posted on 01/13/2007 5:57:08 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: FreeReign
Notice how the Sunni insurgents and the Mahdi Army never seem to target each other. They each only target the innocent defenseless...

You can tell a lot about a man by how he treats women.

And we all know how Muslims treat their women.

47 posted on 01/13/2007 6:00:28 PM PST by airborne (Elect an Airborne Ranger,Vietnam Veteran for President in 2008!)
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To: FreeReign

Thanks, I did forget a few others from the retreat-now crowd!


48 posted on 01/13/2007 6:03:55 PM PST by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: InvisibleChurch

"Who else in DC is for the War on Terror besides Bush?"



http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1765157/posts


49 posted on 01/13/2007 6:04:30 PM PST by airborne (Elect an Airborne Ranger,Vietnam Veteran for President ! Duncan Hunter 2008!!)
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To: TexKat

bump


50 posted on 01/13/2007 6:04:55 PM PST by Enterprise (Drop pork bombs on the Islamofascist wankers. Praise the Lord and pass the hammunition.)
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