Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Iranian Intelligence Officers Captured In Iraq

This is huge news. Iranian intelligence officers were captured in Iraq:

American and Iraqi joint patrols, along with U.S. Special Operations teams, captured two men with explosives in Baghdad on Monday who identified themselves as Iranian intelligence officers, FOX News has confirmed.

Senior officials said it was previously believed that Iran had officers inside Iraq stirring up violence, but this is the first time that self-proclaimed Iranian intelligence agents have been captured within the country.

The Defense officials also confirmed to FOX News that in recent days there has been significant success in tracking down "known bad guys" based on information from local citizens. While those captured aren't from the list of former regime members or from terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's network, they are "active" bombers and organizers of recent violence
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Iranian intellegence agents caught in Iraq preparing to launch a car bomb attack that would have undoubtedly killed US soldiers and Iraqi civilians. That should be considered an act of war. Combined with Iran's continued pusuit of weapons of mass destruction, state sponsored Iranian terror is even less tolerable. The world community has a vested interest in reigning in the mullah's of Iran, and time is short.

Read it here.