Iran Funding Attacks in Iraq

Color me unsurprised. Personally, I'd hold out for $1,000 a month. But I guess the labor market for would-be infidel bombers is pretty much flooded these days.

Garduneh Mehr e-mails this piece from the The Australian:

IRANIAN agents are paying local Iraqis around the southern city of Basra as much as $500 a month to carry out attacks on coalition forces.

British Lieutenant Colonel Justin Maciejewski said contact with locals suggested that the “vast majority” of violence against British troops stationed in the city came from outside Iraq. ...

Lt-Col Maciejewski, who is the commanding officer at the British base at Basra Palace, went on: “Local sheikhs and tribal leaders here in Basra - who are desperate to prevent this violence escalating - are telling us that Iranian agents are paying up to $500 a month for young Basrawi men to attack us.

You know what would raise demand? A shooting war, rather than a proxy war, between Iran and the infidels......

Posted by: Rusty at 12:41 PM


1 "... A shooting war, rather than a proxy war, between Iran and the infidels ..."
Well, yeah!
You see, these guys (and by that I mean not only the Mullahcracy but the entire Islamo-fascist Ummah) know that in open warfare they don't stand a chance against the West. So, instead they opt for these proxy wars, as ways of draining the U.S. in particular and the west in general of blood, treasury and resolve.
Of course I know absolutely nothing of military arts, but it seems to me that you always want to take the initiative away from the enemy by employing weapons, methods, times and places that best suite you, rather than merely responding to the enemy.
For this reason I favour open warfare against Jihadi's in general and against the Mullahcracy in particular.

May I ask the readers/bloggers with military education to educate the rest of us in this?

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at March 23, 2007 02:07 PM

2 Basra ?? I thought things were pretty cool down there, only one KIA so far this month for the Brits.

Posted by: John Ryan at March 23, 2007 02:58 PM

3 "...Basrawi..."

FYI, this word simply means "of Basra".

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at March 23, 2007 08:42 PM

4 they could more than that from murtha kerry kennedy schumer pelosi if they could make President Bush look bad. Maybe that's kind of the same thing when you defund our troops.

Posted by: wb at March 23, 2007 08:48 PM

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