(Originally posted on 01/11/07)
We invaded the nation of Iran last night. Our troops entered an Iranian embassy located in the town of Irbil Iraq, and took computers, documents, and six members of the embassy staff into custody.
Iraqi officials said Thursday that multinational forces detained as many as six Iranians in an overnight raid on Tehran’s diplomatic mission in the northern city of Irbil….
The forces stormed the Iranian mission at about 3 a.m., detaining the five staffers and confiscating computers and documents, two senior local Kurdish officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information….
A resident living near the mission said the foreign force used stun bombs in the raid and brought down an Iranian flag that was on the roof of the two-story yellow house. – The Associated Press
Update: (01/17/2007) Now Sudan is claiming that we have invaded and searched their Embassy in Iraq as well..
KHARTOUM, Sudan (Reuters) — Sudan on Wednesday summoned the senior U.S. diplomat in Khartoum after it said American troops raided the Sudanese Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, violating diplomatic conventions, a foreign ministry spokesman said….
…”Nine American soldiers in four military vehicles forcibly went into the embassy after overpowering the guards and searched the embassy offices inside,” said Ali al-Sadig, Sudan’s foreign ministry spokesman….
– From CNN
Anyone else seeing a pattern here?
George W. Bush, Jr made his intentions quite clear in the speech he gave the other day…
And how will Syria and Iran react? President Bush implicitly accused the two of providing sanctuary and material support for violent elements in Iraq. There is an ominous element here: When the President pledged to “seek out and destroy the networks supporting our enemies in Iraq,” to me, that means the threat of strikes on targets in those two countries. – War With Syria and Iran = Peace With Iraq?
We were quite rightly incensed when the Iranians invaded our embassy in Tehran in 1979, exactly how is this any different? Oh yes! That’s right, this is a invasion by a military force instead of a group of armed students.
It’s fairly clear that this is a transparent attempt to provoke Iran into retaliating against our nation, which would give the Bush administration the justification to expand the war in Iraq into a wider regional conflict.
But what’s most troubling about this is the transparency of what Bush is up to. He’s trying to provoke a war with Iran, either by forcing Iran to strike back, or by discovering secret Iranian diplomatic documents that would prove their complicity in helping the insurgents in Iraq. We just invaded Iran last night, folks. Foreign embassies and diplomatic outposts are legally the foreign soil of the country represented. We invaded Iran. This is an act of war…
…It’s increasingly looking like Bush is more interested in provoking the coming Rapture than solving the multiple crises in the Middle East. – America Blog
If this occurred there would be no choice to bring back the draft as such a conflict would require a massive increase in the size of in our armed forces to deal with the 863,000 strong Iranian military. Our own military has roughly 1.4 million total members if you include the Coast Guard and reserves.
Indeed the Selective Service announced in December it’s plan to “crank up the machinery that helps select those doomed to receive the fateful “Greetings” letters. But, never fear, it assured citizens, it is only a test”…
It’s a test that should be of serious concern to every able male between the ages of 17 and 45. George W. Bush Jr wants an American sacrifice, and you and your family might be those who suffer as a result of his continued imperial delusions.