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14 February 2007

Iran; The Bombing Begins ...

Let the great games begin.

On your marks.

Get ready.

Get steady ...

Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 09:32 GMT

Iranian bombing 'kills 11 people'

Correspondents say an attack of this size and nature is unprecedented in Iran - hitting an elite force in broad daylight in an open street.

Fars news agency says a small car overtook the bus and then stopped in front of it, the occupants saying it had broken down.

They were then picked up by motorcycles and taken away before the bomb planted in the car exploded, apparently triggered by remote control.

Iranian officials have accused Britain and the United States of supporting ethnic minority rebels operating in the Islamic republic's sensitive border areas.

Read the rest of this report right here.

** To be continued.
You can bet your life on it.



Blogger Jamie said...

Just a fast hello from my side of the pond. Love the photograph and your posts are excellent. I have to give mayself a break every few days from ranting about Bush, so I hop over here to listen to someone else agree with me. :-)

1:55 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

I knew there was dirty work afoot. The minute I heard the US was 'temporarily closing the borders' - I knew something was going to happen. Maybe more like you say, Richard - something has 'started'.

3:08 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Are eggs, eggs? Does night follow day?

4:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coming soon to a screen near you

border incidents?
hot pursuit incursions?
exchanges of fire?
finding of weapon caches?
----//----- arms smugglers/shipments?
we dare ya - etc, etc?

stay tuned ... don't miss the next exciting instalments full of shit tha Us-Uk fiction-productions is gonna start serving ya

5:08 pm  
Anonymous musings said...

I suppose they have invented a "third force" which is against the ruling party in Iran and aiming for "liberation". This tertium quid is an invention, as always, of the new improved military-led CIA, whose lust for power is only exceeded by its impotence in the exercise of it.

Please correct my Latin if it is wrong. I do much better in Igpay AtinLay.

And now to do a little Rumsfeld imitation:
Am I ashamed of my government? You bet I am.
What am I going to do about it? Resist every suggestion that these invented enemies really are my enemy. But beyond that, I would solicit any suggestions from my cousins.

7:05 pm  
Anonymous martha said...

Can't make up my mind for a picture title, Richard.

Calm before the storm? Or Nuclear winter?

Either one makes me shudder.

7:48 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

Uh, oh!

Here we go.

Bush (just) said (today) in his first news conference of the year, is the need to protect American forces against the new weapons and technology, including sophisticated new roadside bombs.

"I'm going to do something about it," Bush pledged, displaying apparent irritation at being repeatedly asked about mixed administration signals on who was behind the weaponry.

Link here.

8:58 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

martha, I see a shadowy black figure, undercover

9:52 pm  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Bootlean, now that even the chief liar, has given his verbal assurances for the authenticity of their flimsy evidence, for added(?) credibility, it does look like that the US Administration trying to make a casus belli out of this 'evidence', which would probably make even the Führer blush.

Just like General Ivashov has predicted, as one possible pretext for the Iranian war 3 weeks ago, and scarily, it is right on his timetable too.

2:20 am  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

...right on his timetable...

Imagine that!

Strange thing is, I've heard/seen NOTHING since the original announcements.

I mentioned it to someone on the phone. She'd been watching TV off and on all day. She had heard nothing at all about it.

I think that means that our side (the U.S) did not actually do it. If they did it they would have had a followup script.

Maybe some Israelis clandestinely in Iran decided on their own they wanted to stir things up with a border incident? (or at least test reactions).

But I don't even think that could be true. Much too risky for Israel right now.

11:31 am  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Rosemary, I didn't mean the terror act against the bus and its occupants. It is too much of an individual act to be predicted weeks earlier, if someone is not an insider.
I meant to make a comment on bootlean's input, namely the ratcheting-up the anti-Iranian propaganda to its present hysterical level, (usually indicative to pre-war conditions) which was predicted by the General.

Yesterday, I red the full text of Putin's speech, not just the few regurgirated highlights with the brazen, one sentence dismissal of Sen. Lieberman for 'counterpoint'.
My impression is, that it is a monumental speech and a comprehensive, articulated criticism of US (and Western) 'defence' and 'security' policies, as oppose to 'our
audacious accuser's, which was a rabid one, sipped with extrême anti-Muslim hatred in the spirit of Clash of Civilisations.

But then, what else is new?

I attached the list of speeches, so you don't have to dig through the numerous menus to get there:
Munich Conference on Security Policy - The List of Speeches

5:03 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Thanks, Tom v.

That sounds worth reading and probably putting to use.

8:45 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Tom, I've read the speech now. It is excellent. The thought processes are very well organized. It contains several valuable proposals as well as accurate critiques. It covers a lot of ground and hints at some predictions.

I suppose what appears to be an excess of diplomatic niceties (if that's the word?) are deliberate attempts to contrast with the arrogance and belligerence we have seen from at least one country that has no patience with any global organization that it cannot control.

I've also never seen a better and simpler definition of "Free Trade" globalization either.

10:55 pm  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Rosemary, that's excellent. One of my counterprobe to see the shallowness and bias of the mass-media, is that after reading their superficial and distorted framing, I go to the source and read it.

The contrast what I see is night and day, in comparison to their presentation. I'm aware that the vast majority of the people, have neither the time, nor the patience, to read through such a lengthy and complex document as President Putin's speech in its original, and that's exactly what the 'wizzards of mass-propaganda' counting on.

Honestly, I don't know sometimes, how those people see the average citizen? I can't escape the impression, that they see him/her as a gullible child. Rosemary, you and me and many others, prove them to be fatally wrong.
Have a very nice week-end my secret Love! (Well, not so secret anymore). ;-)

6:46 pm  

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