Lifting The Lid Off The Iraq Mosque Dome Debacle ...
Forced to the flamin' floor, fast - with only the faintest flick of that fabled feather duster -- that's what we were this morning [virtualy speaking of course], when the pair of us paid our daily visit to peruse the blog pages of Wolcott.
Especially, since several hours earlier we'd been engaged in rather heated international, online discussion regarding the top recently being blown right off much more than a mere mosque in Iraq. And maybe more to the point, we'd wondered [much more than aloud] who the hell had been low down dirty enough, to have dunnit.
Now enter Wolcott and scroll south to 'Shattered Dome,' to see some more.
Posted by James Wolcott
Here's what I don't get about the Golden Dome mosque bombing. That, once overtaken, the guards were tied up.
That eats up the clock when you're in a hurry and it spares lives, not exactly the M.O. of Al Qaeda, which tends to be more throat-cuttingly swift and savage. Al Qaeda and its affiliates are also not shy about claiming bragging rights for their crimes and atrocities, yet no one so far has taken awful credit for this desecration.
Most odd ......
Hmmm. Hardly anything thing there we'd want to argue with - although, to we two old ombres, 'odd' appears almost an understatement in this incidence.
However, J.W. then proceeded to point the pair of us, along with thousands more of his faithful followers, in the direction of Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches.
But before you bugger off from here to there, here's one of our traditional teasers.
The horrific attack which destroyed much of the Golden Mosque generated sectarian outrage which led to attacks on over 50 Sunni mosques. Many Sunni mosques in Baghdad were shot, burnt, or taken over. Three Imams were killed, along with scores of others in widespread violence.(snip)
This is what was shown by western corporate media.
As quickly as these horrible events began, they were called to an end and replaced by acts of solidarity between Sunni and Shia across Iraq.
This, however, was not shown by western corporate media.
“It was not the Sunnis who attacked the shrine of Imam Al-Hadi, God’s peace be upon him, but rather the occupation [forces] and Ba’athists…God damn them. We should not attack Sunni mosques. I ordered Al-Mahdi Army to protect the Shi’i and Sunni shrines.”Hmmm, yet again. And that's our own understatement for the day.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, urged Iraqi Shia not to seek revenge against Sunni Muslims, saying there were definite plots “to force the Shia to attack the mosques and other properties respected by the Sunni. Any measure to contribute to that direction is helping the enemies of Islam and is forbidden by
sharia.”Instead, he blamed the intelligence services of the U.S. and Israel for being behind the bombs at the Golden Mosque.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair stated that those who committed the attack on the Golden Mosque “have only one motive: to create a violent sedition between the Sunnis and the Shiites in order to derail the Iraqi rising democracy from its path.”
Well said Mr. Blair, particularly when we keep in mind the fact that less than a year ago in Basra, two undercover British SAS soldiers were detained by Iraqi security forces whilst traveling in a car full of bombs and remote detonators.
Before we forget, it's only fair to say that our own suspicions, discussions and conclusions as explained at the outset, finally ended with both This Old Brit and his dear Dr Watson wannabe Richard, agreeing unanimously.
We had previously put together all the puzzle pieces -- and quite correctly, we claim. All the clues were already there of course. Just as they are right now, peppered about this page, in pictures. But for the benefit of any still struggling to see 'the big picture' we'll simply say what lays below, then leave you to sort it out for yourself.
So, let's list our own cryptic little pics, kind of like like crossword clues. Okay?
U.K. -- S.A.S -- ( S.B.S ?)
U.S.A. -- Black Ops -- ( Seals? C.I.A.?)
Israel -- MOSSAD -- ( I.D.F.? )
And for our parting shot -cum- last clue -- did you ever read that other old Brit Agatha Christie's book [or see the film] 'Murder On The Orient Express'? You know, that's the one with the truly terrific twist in the tale -- the one with the super-surprise ending.
Remember? It turned out -- they ALL damned well dunnit.