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An Iranian Terrorist in Diplomatic Clothing

Filed under: War — DRJ @ 8:31 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

This is interesting:

General David Petraeus’s decision to out the Iranian ambassador to Iraq as a member of the Quds Force coincides with a new tribal outreach campaign aimed at prying Iraqi Shiites in the south from the grip of Iran’s powerful security services.

American and Iraqi forces and intelligence agencies in August began to send emissaries to southern Iraqi tribal sheiks in an effort to recruit a Shiite version of the Anbar Salvation Front, the Sunni tribal chieftains who aligned themselves against Al Qaeda. In this case, however, the plan is aimed largely at turning the local population in five key cities — Basra, Karbala, Kut, Najaf, and Nasiriyah — against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the militias that the guard largely controls.

In the last two months in particular, General Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, has blamed a good deal of the violence in Iraq on Iranian meddling. He went much further yesterday, telling CNN that the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, was a member of the country’s Quds Force, the elite terrorist training arm of the Revolutionary Guard.

Pesky Iranians. They never have had much respect for diplomacy.


5 Responses to “An Iranian Terrorist in Diplomatic Clothing”

  1. Great post, DRJ, and thanks for pointing it out! And bless General Petreaus… he’s da man.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  2. American generals talkin’ about “foreigner fighters” in Iraq is always good for a chuckle.

    Looks like Iran has just about run out the clock on the neocons.

    alphie (99bc18)

  3. I’m shocked, shocked, to learn that Iranian senior officials are terrorists.

    Consul-At-Arms (334bba)

  4. Looks like reality and time have run out for Alpo and the neo-idiotarians. The moral innumeracy of the Left is breath taking.

    Thomas Jackson (bf83e0)

  5. Not really surprising at all; the Iranian embassy in Damascus facilitated the Beirut Embassy and Marine Barracks bombings; the same is true in Buenos Aires with the jewish community center.
    The coordinator for the 1st of those bombings; Feridoun Nezhi Nejad, was serving in a diplomatic
    capacity when he negotiated with Oliver North over
    the hostages. Fadi Sadenpour, the ambassador in Buenos Aires, was not serving in a diplomat function when facilitating Hezbollah operatives.
    IRCG staff officers become diplomats like Michael Hirsh’s pen pal Mohsen Rezai and probably Quazemi
    as well “Diplomats like Jafaari end up at the hhead of the Quds force. Now there are similar examples in British and American ranks Former special boat services (British Seals)like Paddy
    Ashdown go into politics and envoys in Bosnia;
    Armitage, a former Marine, rises to chief deputy
    in the State Department, Morris Busby former special forces ends up Ambassador in Colombia; but it’s not typical

    narciso (d671ab)

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