Saturday, June 16, 2007

US Official: Samarra Attack May Have Been Inside Job

Baquba, Iraq - Authorities have evidence that Wednesday's bombing of Al-Askariya Mosque in Samarra was an inside job, and 15 members of the Iraqi security forces have been arrested, a U.S. military official said.
Two minarets were destroyed at the revered Shiite shrine, the military said, in a repeat of the 2006 bombing that sparked Iraq's current wave of deadly sectarian violence. There was no immediate word on casualties in the city north of Baghdad.

The U.S. military official, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, told CNN's Karl Penhaul that he believes members of the Iraqi security forces who were guarding the site either assisted or directly took part in helping al Qaeda insurgents place and detonate explosives at the mosque's minarets.

"He told me there was no evidence at all that this was an attack using mortars or anything of the like and said, in his words, that this was an inside job," Penhaul, who's embedded with U.S. troops in Baquba, told CNN's "American Morning."
More and more, I am beginning to wonder: Who or what is al Qaeda?


Blogger Hyperman said...

It's anything and everything at the same time, it's whatever they want it to be.

Al-Qaeda is simply the greatest scam ever imagined by the US / Neocons / Zionist. The eternal and nebulous ennemy... much better than the previous ennemy of the 20th century, the commnunist or the anarchist in the 19th century.

5:40 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Massive, massive con job is what it is. There are probably some willing dupes that get convinced to operate against the west as low level water carriers and patsies. But at the top it's straight up high level spook agencies with huge black budgets.
What seriously pisses me off is how MSM just passes this 'Al Qaeda' shit on to us as if it's real, just parroting the government scumbags and never doing any digging on it. But then I'm not surprised.

7:49 PM  

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