Skip to comments.Details emerge of gunmen, posing as soldiers, attacking U.S. troops in Iraq
Posted on 01/21/2007 4:19:49 PM PST by TexKat
KARBALA, Iraq - Chilling details emerged Sunday of gunmen posing as American and Iraqi soldiers in an ambush on U.S. troops in Karbala a day earlier that killed five Americans and wounded three.
On Saturday, a civil affairs team of American soldiers sat with local leaders in Karbala's provincial headquarters to discuss security for Ashoura, a Shiite commemoration of the massacre of the revered Imam Hussein that began Sunday.
Outside, danger was approaching. A convoy of seven white GMC Suburbans sped toward the building, breezing through checkpoints, with the men wearing American and Iraqi military uniforms and flashing American ID cards, Iraqi officials said. The force stopped at the police directorate in Karbala and took weapons but gave no reason, said police spokesman Capt. Muthana Ahmed in Babel province.
A call was made to the provincial headquarters to inform them an American convoy was on its way, said the governor of Karbala, Akeel al-Khazaali. But the Americans stationed inside the building, which acts as a coordination center for Iraqi officials, Iraqi security forces and U.S. forces, had not been informed, Iraqi officials said.
As the U.S. soldiers and the Iraqis scrambled to figure out if the men were Americans or an illegally armed group, the convoy arrived and the gunmen tried to break in.
The gunmen launched grenades, mortars and small arms fire, according to a U.S. military statement. The U.S. military said Sunday it was still not clear if the gunmen were Sunni or Shiite militia. Abu Abdullah, a commander in Karbala of the Mahdi Army, the militia led by firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, on Sunday denied involvement in the attack.
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Iraqi policemen man a checkpoint at the entrance of the holy city of Karbala, central Iraq. At least 25 US troops were killed across Iraq in one of the deadliest days for the American forces since the invasion began, as the military said 3,200 new troops had arrived to quell Baghdad violence.(AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
Details emerge of gunmen, posing as soldiers, attacking U.S. troops in Iraq ping.
Very nice devolve!
That's my new "SNL-I'm-1/2-Black-Hillary.gif"
"Let's begin the (controlled) conversation....."
-- Hillary's website announcement
"We going to take things from you on behalf of the common good....."
-- Hillary's San Francisco speech
"I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants"
Hillary said February 2003 to an audience of WABC radio in New York.
She even suggested that her mind was open to the idea of a national ID "even for citizens.
They should announce a policy of a death penalty for anyone pretending to be soldiers with the addition of being buried alive wearing a pigs head.
It worked 100 years ago....
Excellent find potlatch!
I gotta save this one!
There must be an audio .mp3 somewhere!
Placemark and ping. I'll be back shortly...
There is a lot of interesting reading at this link, including links to a couple of old 1930s books on the fight against the Moros.
Another accurate quote but I didn't save the source;
"People will be attacking you instead of your ideas, they may impugn your patriotism, they may even say you're angry. If they do that, wear it as a badge of honor"
I have a 'Notepad' with some very scary quotes from Hillary about childrearing. In the early '70's she was hired by Marian Edelman as a research assistant by the Carnegie Council on Children.
They started with the assumption that the triumph of the universal entitlement state was an inevitability, and the best thing Americans could do for their children was to hasten its arrival.
The chapter entitled, Protection of Children Rights, the section on which Hillary worked, observes that it has become necessary for society to make some piecemeal accommodations to prevent parents from denying children certain privileges that society wants them to have.
in November 1973 in the Harvard Educational Review, she advocated liberating our child citizens from the empire of the father.
In Hillarys own words, The basic rationale for depriving people of their rights in a dependency relationship is that certain individuals are incapable or undeserving of the right to take care of themselves and consequently need social institutions to safeguard their position .. Along with the family, past and present examples of such arrangements include marriage, slavery, and the Indian reservation system.
Hillary really does believe it "takes a Village" or perhaps we should just call it a commune!
I gotta save and follow these up
Nice work potlatch!
If you are really interested in that I can copy the whole notepad for you as I left over half of the information out.
She really believes the 'state' should have control of children and that is very frightening.
I thought we were going to have a thread to discuss Karbala but it has been hijacked.
Can't you photoshop people start your own thread?
I apologize La Dita!
This is very disturbing. It seems as if there must have been a fair amount of infiltration in advance, first of all, to know about the meeting, and secondly, to get all of the disguise material together. I can't imagine that US uniforms are casually passed around.
Furthermore, how did they convince the people at the checkpoints that they were Americans? I suppose that perhaps just the ID cards were sufficient to do it. But at one point it says that they stopped at a police station and collected the weapons. Do you suppose perhaps there was actually an American among them? Very creepy thought.
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