Kidnappers dressed like Iraqi Army kidnapped an Iranian diplomat. The Iraqi Police opened fire and detained 4 of the abductors. The papers don’t really have a full story yet so they are filling the lines with fluff…. ie
President Bush last fall secretly authorized the killing or capturing of Iranian intelligence operatives or Revolutionary Guard members operating in Iraq, the Washington Post reported last week. Bush has warned Iran that if it acts against U.S. troops or Iraqis in Iraq, the United States will respond firmly.
Does that mean that the US has become a kidnapper of diplomats? I doubt it.
But the funny part of this story is here:
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers it a responsibility of U.S. forces in Iraq to protect members of the diplomatic community, including Iranian diplomats, and will hold them responsible for obtaining the release of the abducted Iranian diplomat,” Hosseini told the news agency.
So they expect the U.S. to protect their diplomats eh? Is that while we detain them for 444 days?
My prediction? These kidnappers are thugs who had Iraqi Army uniforms. OR the US/Iraqis have evidence against this particular diplomat and the US is trying to pretend we’re not part of it.