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    U.S. raids Iranian consulate in Iraq

    U.S. raids Iranian consulate in Iraq
    Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:24 AM GMT

    TEHRAN (Reuters) - U.S. troops raided an Iranian consular office in northern Iraq on Thursday and detained five employees, the official Iranian IRNA news agency said.

    It said Iran had sent a protest letter to the Iraqi Foreign Ministry about the U.S. raid in the city of Arbil.

    "Around 5.00 a.m., after disarming the guards they (U.S. troops) broke into the office, without giving any explanation and arrested five employees," the official IRNA news agency reported, adding that documents and computers were seized
    http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/arti...RAN-OFFICE.xml


    outstanding!
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    exactly what is outstanding...we know absolutely nothing about this....

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    ...a Kurdish ambassador was just on the BBC saying they considered this an act of war against Kurdistan by the United States.

    Yikes. Believe it or not, they can make things very unpleasant for us in Iraq.

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    sounds like the US is trying to provoke Iran...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWorker
    exactly what is outstanding...we know absolutely nothing about this....
    ---Payback----
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    payback? how so? provoking Iran is the last thing we need. if iran fires first that's one thing but adding more crazies to the fight lol only a bush would do that I feel bad for the US troops going into sadr city..

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    Right now, Iran is one of the more stable political entities in that part of the world. I would trust them more with nukes then say....Pakistan? Leave them alone. Picking a fight with them would be unforgivably stupid.

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    The news is saying this was not a building protected by international law. You might want to get your news from someone other than Tehran. Wow, what a source, get real people. No doubt the computers they took have Tehran worried or they would not be raising such a fuss about this.

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    Building is protected by international law. Consulates and Embassies are the soil of their countries. Raid was illegal.

    Could be payback for Carter and the 400 days though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    ---Payback----
    You don't really do 'bright', do you Frank...?

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    There is nothing glorious about what our ancestors call history,
    it is simply a succession of mistakes, intolerances and violations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlightenment
    You don't really do 'bright', do you Frank...?

    :D
    Well STEVIE
    I'm just happen to be proud of my president and my country, I'm not saying Bush didn't make mistakes, he made mistakes but he took responsibility for those mistakes.

    Did Carter take responsibility for allowing the US embassy to be taken over? NO

    Did Carter take responsibility ,after the embassy was taken over , for letting american citizens remain hostages for 2 years? NO

    Did Carter take responsibility for allowing a 3rd world country to bring the United States to its knees ? NO

    I'm proud that we have a president who didn't sit by a wait for this country to be attacked, Bush gave the UN and the rest of world more than enough notice that if Saddam wouldn't disarm we would use force, and in doing so gave Saddam time to dump his WMD's

    It only took two weeks for the US to totally crush the Baathist regime and the Saddam's Fedahim Guard

    No other country on the planet could hope to accomplish anything close to this, Russia got thier asses kicked by Chechnia, Great Britain got thier asses kicked by Argentina over the Faulkland Islands

    Now its time for the Iranians to get thiers , they've been supplying the Shiite death squads with weapons and funds so I applaud the US military for raiding the consulate, it probably functions as a distribution center for the insurgency

    BTW STEVIE
    It is grammatically incorrect to place an adjective after a verb
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    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    Well STEVIE
    I'm just happen to be proud of my president and my country, I'm not saying Bush didn't make mistakes, he made mistakes but he took responsibility for those mistakes.

    Did Carter take responsibility for allowing the US embassy to be taken over? NO

    Did Carter take responsibility ,after the embassy was taken over , for letting american citizens remain hostages for 2 years? NO

    Did Carter take responsibility for allowing a 3rd world country to bring the United States to its knees ? NO

    I'm proud that we have a president who didn't sit by a wait for this country to be attacked, Bush gave the UN and the rest of world more than enough notice that if Saddam wouldn't disarm we would use force, and in doing so gave Saddam time to dump his WMD's

    It only took two weeks for the US to totally crush the Baathist regime and the Saddam's Fedahim Guard

    No other country on the planet could hope to accomplish anything close to this, Russia got thier asses kicked by Chechnia, Great Britain got thier asses kicked by Argentina over the Faulkland Islands

    Now its time for the Iranians to get thiers , they've been supplying the Shiite death squads with weapons and funds so I applaud the US military for raiding the consulate, it probably functions as a distribution center for the insurgency

    BTW STEVIE
    It is grammatically incorrect to place an adjective after a verb
    I think the purpose of using quotations was to be idiomatic.

    What does Carter have to do with Bush? You always compare presidents to the point where you can justify any idiotic behavior, because of the "other guy". It's weak.

    Took repsonsibility for his mistakes? Sure, Bush said that in his speech two nights ago, but he can literally say anything at this point. Show me some appreciable effort towards actually culpability for massive and numerous tactical errors in post-war Iraq, and any effort towards a bold new strategy.... then maybe I'll take Bush's "taking responsibility" seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmatthews
    I think the purpose of using quotations was to be idiomatic.

    What does Carter have to do with Bush? You always compare presidents to the point where you can justify any idiotic behavior, because of the "other guy". It's weak.

    Took repsonsibility for his mistakes? Sure, Bush said that in his speech two nights ago, but he can literally say anything at this point. Show me some appreciable effort towards actually culpability for massive and numerous tactical errors in post-war Iraq, and any effort towards a bold new strategy.... then maybe I'll take Bush's "taking responsibility" seriously.
    I've already answered that on the other thread and if you had bothered to listen to Bush's speech the other night you wouldn't be asking that question now, but that doesn't matter ....right ? because we all know, even if Bush said he was going to REDUCE the number of troops you leftards would be still be howling that Bush is a liar , Bush is Hitler, Bush is a war criminal,...yada..yada.. just like bouncing a rubber ball off a brick wall
    Originally posted by Americanadian
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    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    I've already answered that on the other thread and if you had bothered to listen to Bush's speech the other night you wouldn't be asking that question now, but that doesn't matter ....right ? because we all know, even if Bush said he was going to REDUCE the number of troops you leftards would be still be howling that Bush is a liar , Bush is Hitler, Bush is a war criminal,...yada..yada.. just like bouncing a rubber ball off a brick wall
    I did watch, and listen to, Bush's speech two nights ago night, and I've never compared him to Hitler. I have a transcript and video of it on my mp3 player. Don't put words in my mouth. Saying "I take full responsibility" doesn't mean anything if you don't demonstrate it.

    Which other thread? I don't live on this forum, you know. It would be nice if you were polite and just linked to it, instead of implying I'm some kind of idiot for not seeking out your every word.

    One more troop increase, when we've already had, what, 2-3 increases in the past year? That's hardly a bold new strategy in the Iraq War, which is what everybody actually wants. Nobody wants to start a war with Iran except maybe you and Grim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by franKg
    Great Britain got thier asses kicked by Argentina over the Faulkland Islands
    BTW STEVIE
    It is grammatically incorrect to place an adjective after a verb
    Oh, you really are a one, Frankie boy.

    Trying to educate me about grammar, and what do we see here....

    *Clue, it is in bold* :D

    Actually, the UK won that particular war against Argentina, Frankie, not that I supported it.

    You seem really proud of war.

    Actually, you sound very like George Bush.

    Tell me, why are you not over there in Iraq?
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    Re: U.S. raids Iranian consulate in Iraq

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi foreign minister said Friday that the five Iranians detained by U.S.-led forces in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq were working in a liaison office that had government approval and was in the process of being approved as a consulate.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/worl...=1&oref=slogin

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