Readers may remember the case a few months back of the British special forces unit detained by Iraqi police after a shoot-out, dressed in Arab gear, their vehicle packed with weapons, explosives and communications gear who were then broken out of the police station by force of arms by the British occupation forces (what did happen to that story?). For more on this see
Basra Shadowlands on Index Research and
Agents Provocateurs 21/9/2005
Well it seems they're at it again
Brit Agent Provocateurs?
A report, in Arabic, dated 9/3/06 titled 'Basrah police capture three British wearing Arabic garb' and dated March 12, 2006 talks of
[A] police patrol in Basrah had captured, last Thursday (March 9, 2006) night, three persons in the act of planting a bomb near the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in Basrah. Upon investigation, they found out that the three were British wearing Arabic garb in disguise.
Immediately afterwards, the British army arrived and arrested the police patrol along with their captives. The British then released the British captives and detained the Iraqi policemen.
Then there's the case, reported today (14/3/06) of
Iraqi police detained an American private security contractor working at a U.S. military base in northern Iraq for several hours on Tuesday, a U.S. military spokesman said.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
Tue Mar 14, 11:45 AM ET
The spokesman said the man was arrested at a checkpoint in the northern town of Tikrit. He denied initial reports that explosives were found in the car, but said two AK-47 assault rifles were in the vehicle.
"He was picked up by Iraqi police after being detained at a checkpoint in Tikrit," the spokesman said, adding police later released him. "We are looking at why he left the base unescorted."
Abdullah Jebara, deputy governor of Salahaddin province, earlier told Reuters the man was arrested in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Monday and that U.S. forces removed him from the provincial government building on Tuesday.
The man was stopped by police for violating a daytime curfew in Tikrit, a security source said. American security personnel rarely travel alone.
A spokesman for the major crimes unit in Tikrit said he was first brought to their headquarters but they refused to take him into custody, adding police were told to take the man to the provincial council building.
And in yet another disturbing report, we read
Al-Sadr massacre - A CIA death squad operation – Fabricating and instigating "civil war"?
Muqtada Al-Sadr has pointed out that:
"The American forces had provided an air cover, with several drones circling the Sadr city, and then cutting off all wireless communication throughout Sadr city, just before the setting off of the six car explosions that resulted in the death of around 60 people and the injury of 200 others in Sadr city on Sunday."
Al-Sadr: The cars exploded under American air cover (In Arabic) March 13, 2006 - http://abutamam.blogspot.com
You'll look in vain in the MSM for coverage of these stories, aside from the brief report on Reuters but the pattern is clear and just adds to other reports that many of the 'suicide bombings' are in fact the work of agents provocateurs working for the occupation forces; operations that bear a disturbing similarity to the use of Arab provocateurs working in the Occupied Territories of Palestine for the Israelis.