Skip to comments.Iran 'behind Green Zone attack'
Posted on 03/24/2008 10:35:27 AM PDT by faq
The most senior US general in Iraq has said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombardment of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone. Gen David Petraeus told the BBC he thought Tehran had trained, equipped and funded insurgents who fired the barrage of mortars and rockets.
He said Iran was adding what he described as "lethal accelerants" to a very combustible mix.
In an interview with BBC world affairs editor John Simpson, Gen Petraeus said violence in Iraq was being perpetuated by Iran's Quds Force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards.
"The rockets that were launched at the Green Zone yesterday, for example... were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets," he said, adding that the groups that fired them were funded and trained by the Quds Force.
"All of this in complete violation of promises made by President Ahmadinejad and the other most senior Iranian leaders to their Iraqi counterparts."
The barrage hit the Green Zone on Sunday morning. Some rockets missed their targets killing 15 Iraqi civilians.
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Well I hope the paper trail is credible.
NUKE & PAVE!
Sooner or later, and I am thinking about July, we are going to have to address Imanutjob and his cohorts and say......”The next sound you hear will be your elbow going through your a**hole.”
Shrapnel and trail of smoke behind the rockets should suffice.
NO WAY!! They lied? /sarc
Looks like your senses were correct Allegra!
I kinda guessed Iran would be doing something like this, and any attacks against our troops and allies
I think we should just respond in kind. Let’s find or create opposition groups in Iran and fund, train and equip them. It’s worked in other places and if nothing else it will give us one hell of a bargaining chip.
there, I said that with uncharacteristic understatement!
There seems to be only one appropriate response: fight back in such a way as to eliminate even the possibility that Iran could ever do it again.
Three words: Act of War.
Two words: Kharg Island
what a brilliant deduction! Maybe somebody finally watched all the YOUTUBE videos of these morons firing Iranian made rockets at our guys!
Thanks alot double-oh-bong hit!
After all, every other agency follows its own policy (the CIA leaks to case political damage to Bush, State negotiates with and pays terorists, etc.). Why shouldn't the military have its own policy, when it's the only agency not working with our enemies and actively defending the US?
LOL - it's kind of sad that I've been here so long I can tell the difference between the sounds of mortars, rockets, IEDs and VBIEDs, gauge the distance and be able to identify whether an attack is al Qaeda scum or Iran-backed vermin.
It's time for me to come home. :)
Well, they’re in for it now. We will be forced to watch them. And then we’ll watch them some more. Then the talks will start and we’ll talk and watch them some more. After that, they’ll get watched and talked to again. Even again if necessary. As a last resort, we will talk to them and watch them.
Actually, twice in the morning, once in the afternoon and again in the evening.
It's all been on the news, so I can safely clear that up. ;-)
I say we knock out the Quds base in Iran....
I think we should just respond in kind. Lets find or create opposition groups in Iran and fund, train and equip them. Its worked in other places and if nothing else it will give us one hell of a bargaining chip.
don’t think it hasn’t already been going on for at least a couple years.