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Rogue U.S. Troops Knowingly Bombed British In Iraq
British soldiers desperately released friendly fire smoke canisters, before A10 bombers swooped in for a second attack


Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A fascinating report today lends more weight to those who suspect that certain bellwether bombings in Iraq are being carried out by the U.S. in order to deliberately foster chaos throughout the region.

During a routine patrol by British troops in an area 30 miles north-west of Basra in southern Iraq, and on a perfectly clear day, two US A10 planes opened fire, killing Lance Corporal of Horse Mattie Hull and injuring three other British soldiers in his convoy.

Soldiers desperately tried to radio for help in an effort to stop the attack but were told that the bombers were being flown by "rogue US pilots" who had switched frequencies and could not be contacted.

Soldiers in the five-vehicle convoy set off smoke canisters to identify them as British troops, a signal understood between all coalition forces to mean that a friendly fire incident had taken place, before one of the planes again cruised in at a low level to attack the soldiers for a second time.

Why the "rogue" U.S. pilots seemed to be deliberately engaged in targeting British troops is the subject of an inquest into the incident which occurred in March 2003.

"Despite requests by the coroner and the British government, the pilots of the US planes that shot Corporal Hull have never been publicly named," reports the London Guardian.

Several credible commentators have presented intriguing evidence that clearly suggests some of the major bombings being carried out in Iraq are the handiwork of those who wish to keep the country mired in a state of anarchy and chaos.

Preceding comments made by former U.S. envoy to the United Nations John Bolton on the weekend, that the U.S. "has no strategic interest" in a united Iraq, an agenda to maintain division and ethnic tension in Iraq can be seen as long term plan and the only way to finally capture and enslave a country that has historically thrown out its occupiers on every occasion.

In 1982, Oded Yinon, an official from the Israeli Foreign Affairs office, wrote, "To dissolve Iraq is even more important for us than dissolving Syria. In the short term, it's Iraqi power that constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. The Iran-Iraq war tore Iraq apart and provoked its downfall. All manner of inter-Arab conflict help us and accelerate our goal of breaking up Iraq into small, diverse pieces."

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Ethnic cleansing, maimed children and thousands of dead American soldiers are a small price to pay because for the Globalists the end always justifies the means and untold bloodshed and misery and bloodshed won't stand in their way.

That agenda was again underscored last year when Daniel Pipes, a highly influential Straussian Neo-Con media darling, told the New York Sun that a civil war would aid the US and Israel because it would entangle Iran and Syria and enable those countries to be picked off by the new world empire without the need to sell a direct invasion to the public.

This is precisely the line of propaganda the Bush administration has now chosen to adopt following a U.S. raid on an Iranian consulate in Iraq and today's allegations that Iranians were directly involved in an attack on a US compound in Karbala, Iraq, that killed five US soldiers.

Stephen Zunes, professor of Politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco, wrote that the plan to keep Iraq broken up and in permanent strife befitted the Neo-Con's overarching goal to prevent the emergence of pan-Arab nationalism.

"Top analysts in the CIA and State Department, as well as large numbers of Middle East experts, warned that a U.S. invasion of Iraq could result in a violent ethnic and sectarian conflict. Even some of the war's intellectual architects acknowledged as much: In a 1997 paper, prior to becoming major figures in the Bush foreign policy team, David Wurmser, Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith predicted that a post-Saddam Iraq would likely be "ripped apart" by sectarianism and other cleavages but called on the United States to "expedite" such a collapse anyway."

"One of the long-standing goals of such neoconservative intellectuals has been to see the Middle East broken up into smaller ethnic or sectarian mini-states, which would include not only large stateless nationalities like the Kurds, but Maronite Christians, Druze, Arab Shi'ites, and others. Such a policy comes not out of respect for the right of self-determination – indeed, the neocons have been steadfast opponents of the Palestinians' desire for statehood, even alongside a secure Israel – but out of an imperial quest for divide-and-rule. The division of the Middle East has long been seen as a means of countering the threat of pan-Arab nationalism and, more recently, pan-Islamist movements," wrote Zunes.

The catalyzing event that above all others fundamentally accelerated Iraq's descent into civil war was the bombing of the Golden Dome mosque in Samarra in February last year.

According to eyewitnesses, Iraqi National Guard troops, accompanied by U.S. soldiers, blindfolded two mosque guards, before planting explosives and patrolling the area overnight until the bombs were detonated at 6:30 the next morning. Residents were told to stay in their homes and not leave until morning.

According to an AFP report, the bombing “was the work of specialists” and the “placing of explosives must have taken at least 12 hours.” Iraqi Construction Minister Mohammed Jaafar said, ”Holes were dug into the mausoleum’s four main pillars and packed with explosives. Then charges were connected together and linked to another charge placed just under the dome. The wires were then linked to another charge placed just under the dome. The wires were then linked to a detonator which was triggered at a distance.”

Jaafar strangely disappeared shortly after making those comments.

The Samarra bombing is a cornerstone of the U.S. government's justification for the continued occupation in Iraq and it is still continually referenced by Bush in his speeches. As journalist Mike Whitney noted, "In the first 30 hours after the blast, more than 1,500 articles appeared on Google News providing the government version of events without deviation and without any corroborating evidence; just fluff that reiterated the Pentagon’s account verbatim and without challenge."

The Pentagon refused to conduct any kind of cursory investigation into the bombing and the official version of events, that "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" carried out the bombing, is parroted by a compliant media to this day, without any questions being asked as to how "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" managed to obtain Iraqi and U.S. military fatigues, weapons and explosives.

"The main question is Qui Bono? Who benefits from this kind of thing? You don't have to be very conspiratorial or even paranoid to suggest that there are a whole bunch of likely suspects out there and not only the Sunnis," said former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, "you know, the British officers were arrested, dressed up in Arab garb, riding around in a car, so this stuff goes on."

McGovern references another highly suspicious even occurred in September 2005, when British SAS were caught attempting to stage a terror attack by disguising themselves as Arabs and attacking Iraqi police. The soldiers were arrested and taken to a nearby jail where they were confronted and interrogated by an Iraqi judge.

The initial demand from the puppet authorities that the soldiers be released was rejected by the Basra government. At that point tanks were sent in to "rescue" the SAS men, provoking Iraqis to riot, firebomb and pelt stones at the vehicles, injuring British troops in the process.

The only mainstream media outlet to ask any serious questions about the incident was Australian TV news which according to one viewer gave, "credibility to the 'conspiracy theorists' who have long claimed many terrorist acts in Iraq are, in fact, being initiated and carried out by US, British and Israeli forces."

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