Sunday, July 1, 2007

Hezzbollah leaders capture ties Iran to Iraq

News media is reporting that a senior Hezzbollah special operations officer, Ali Mussa Daqduq, was captured in Iraq in March.

Intelligence officials say Daqduq is one of Hezbollah's top special operations commanders, an expert in the use of roadside bombs. The Americans say he, along with the Iraqi militia commanders he worked with, has admitted working with Iran's elite Quds Force special operations unit.
Well now there's a surprise!

The Quds Force is an arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, in other words an organ of the Iranian government. Some will question whether any in Tehran are really directing them to conduct operations in Iraq.

But, Iran does not even officially acknowledge the existence of the Qods Force!

Really? Does that pass any sanity test? If one of our paramilitary organizations, say the CIA, was killing people in a foreign country would you be willing to say that the government in Washington is not to blame? People who are inclined to believe Tehran is innocent would be screaming for the President's head. That's called being a hypocrite.