Skip to comments.Karbala attackers posed as U.S. military officials
Posted on 01/24/2007 12:10:42 PM PST by sure_fine
KARBALA, Iraq (CNN) -- Attackers who killed five U.S. troops at a government building in Karbala posed as U.S. military officials to get past Iraqi guards, a Karbala police spokesman said.
The attack happened Saturday as the U.S. military convened a meeting to discuss security for Ashura, the upcoming Shiite pilgrimage to Karbala.
According to police spokesman Abdul Rahman al-Mishawi, about 30 gunmen traveling in a convoy of at least seven SUVs with tinted windows -- similar to the vehicles used by top U.S. military officials -- drove up to the Karbala Provincial Joint Coordination Center wearing uniforms similar to those worn by the U.S. military.
About a dozen U.S. troops were inside the compound at the time, al-Mishawi said.
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this is where I found the link to the OP
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The Kerbala attack: An inside job.
These days have been terribly bloody for both the American military and the Iraqi civilians as large-scale sweeps in Baghdad are being prepared.
While most attacks have much in common when it comes to their goals and the destruction and pain they leave, some attacks are of a quality that suggest some messages that are more dangerous beyond the immediate harm they cause.
just hoping to get some feed back from posters here
Did the media report on this; and what do the Democrats say?
KALSU, Iraq (CNN) -- Four people suspected in last weekend's deadly attack on American soldiers in the central Iraqi city of Karbala have been detained, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
IF this is really the case, I would imagine that it was NOT the Mahdi Army or a Shia militia, but Al-Qaeda using terrorists who were not Iraqi/Arab. They had to be white/caucasian Muslims (maybe some were black Africans) to impersonate Americans. There certainly are Chechenyan, Bosnian and European-convert Jihadis entering Iraq via Syria...
Actually, we SHOULD abide by the Geneva Convention. Under the Geneva Convention, illegal combatants of this nature can be shot on the spot.
If we really would abide the international laws of war, EVERY captured insurgent/terrorist would be shot. They don't wear uniforms and they conceal their weapons... why the hell don't we put them against the wall?
Like I said earlier, this was not just a brazen attack by some militia or terrorists; behind this is a message and a threat from Iran and its surrogates to turn even the calm parts of Iraq into a dangerous war zone for America and the government in Baghdad.
See link at post #7 for an earlier report.
He makes some good points.
I'm skeptical based solely on the fact CNN is the only MSM carrying it, and the timing of it
WASHINGTON The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday passed a nonbinding resolution that concludes "it is not in the national interest of the United States" to deepen U.S. military involvement in Iraq.
The measure, passed on a 12-9 vote, goes to the Senate floor for a vote before the full chamber, which is expected sometime next week.
See links above.
Thanks...but, I heard Robert Byrd on the Senate floor today..and he was VERY mad that Pres. Bush accuses Iran of having terrorists!!!! /s
Well Bryd is definitely going senile....
I expect the next attack within the US will employ this technique. Posing as some law-enforcement officials, etc.
Also, I wonder if the terrorist didn't push up their time table when the helicopter was shot down?
I agree totally, I could just imagine a lookalike USCG small patrol boat loaded up with suicide bombers approaching a liquified natural gas supertanker in a major US port, the explosion would make that suitcase nuke in 24 look like a fireworks display.
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