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Iran 'behind Green Zone attack'
BBC ^ | March 24, 2008 | BBC

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; greenzone; iran; iraq

1 posted on 03/24/2008 10:35:28 AM PDT by faq
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To: faq

Well I hope the paper trail is credible.


2 posted on 03/24/2008 10:36:37 AM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald ("We're going to drag that ship over the mountain.")
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To: faq

NUKE & PAVE!


3 posted on 03/24/2008 10:36:49 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: faq

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.”


4 posted on 03/24/2008 10:38:13 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Remember, no matter how bad your life is, someone is watching and enjoying your suffering.)
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

Shrapnel and trail of smoke behind the rockets should suffice.

KILL SADR


5 posted on 03/24/2008 10:38:38 AM PDT by kajingawd (Humans share 50.6% of their DNA with bananas...most my friends are bananas)
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To: paulcissa
NUKE-PAVE...........and PACIFY!!
6 posted on 03/24/2008 10:42:46 AM PDT by PISANO
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To: faq
“All of this in complete violation of promises made by President Ahmadinejad and the other most senior Iranian leaders to their Iraqi counterparts.”

NO WAY!! They lied? /sarc

7 posted on 03/24/2008 10:42:46 AM PDT by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: Allegra; Old Sarge

Looks like your senses were correct Allegra!


8 posted on 03/24/2008 10:42:49 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: All

I kinda guessed Iran would be doing something like this, and any attacks against our troops and allies


9 posted on 03/24/2008 10:45:57 AM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets!)
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To: faq

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.


10 posted on 03/24/2008 10:46:59 AM PDT by elmer fudd (Fukoku kyohei)
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To: jeffers; Dog; Cap Huff; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; maquiladora

ping


11 posted on 03/24/2008 10:47:55 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: faq
George, isn't it about time to answer Iran's lethal attacks against our troops with something more than words?

there, I said that with uncharacteristic understatement!

12 posted on 03/24/2008 11:03:51 AM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
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To: faq
With the tiny assumption the allegation is true, we have a clear, Iranian government-initiated and -sponsored Act of War against the U.S., Iraq and the coalition.

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.

HF

13 posted on 03/24/2008 11:05:13 AM PDT by holden
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To: faq

Three words: Act of War.

Two words: Kharg Island


14 posted on 03/24/2008 11:09:13 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: faq
Left photo from Soviet intel files.
15 posted on 03/24/2008 11:10:51 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist 11/5/79, but we had no president then.)
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To: faq

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!


16 posted on 03/24/2008 11:19:43 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: faq
The generals should get ROE's sufficient broad to let them do what needs to be done with or without Bush's OK.

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?

17 posted on 03/24/2008 11:34:36 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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To: elmer fudd

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=E3KMWW5VVIXZNQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/05/27/wiran27.xml


18 posted on 03/24/2008 11:34:57 AM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: Incorrigible
Looks like your senses were correct Allegra!

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. :)

19 posted on 03/24/2008 11:41:28 AM PDT by Allegra (I have an inbred fear of stupid people.)
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To: Red6

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.


20 posted on 03/24/2008 12:32:06 PM PDT by LaurenD
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To: faq

a Fox link:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,341108,00.html


21 posted on 03/24/2008 12:36:13 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: faq
The barrage hit the Green Zone on Sunday morning.

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. ;-)

22 posted on 03/24/2008 12:40:53 PM PDT by Allegra (I have an inbred fear of stupid people.)
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To: jhpigott; Dog; AdmSmith; TexKat; Coop; jeffers; nuconvert; Arizona Carolyn; BurbankKarl; SE Mom; ...

ping


23 posted on 03/24/2008 1:17:11 PM PDT by jeffers
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To: elmer fudd

I say we knock out the Quds base in Iran....


24 posted on 03/24/2008 1:19:40 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: elmer fudd

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.


don’t think it hasn’t already been going on for at least a couple years.


25 posted on 03/24/2008 5:27:25 PM PDT by bioqubit
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