October 13, 2005

WARE WOLF:

Iraq police prevent Al-Qaeda bombing campaign ahead of vote (AFX, 10/13/05)

Iraqi police commandos have aborted a 'terror campaign' planned by Al-Qaeda in Iraq to disrupt the constitutional referendum in two days' time, a senior officer said.

'In all, 17 car bombs have been found, 17 members of the network killed and 65 others arrested,' Colonel Ali Abu al-Hassan of the controversial Wolf Brigade told media following an offensive on the southern outskirts of Baghdad.

'During the operation, which was launched following tips from intelligence sources and which ended this morning, terrorist hideouts were surrounded in the Sayafia and Arab Jubur neighborhoods,' the police officer added.

'The cell's aim was to strike Baghdad on referendum day,' when 15.5 million Iraqis are to vote on a proposed constitution for the post-Saddam Hussein era.

Firefights between the troops and suspected rebels lasted 48 hours.

Sixty-five blindfolded suspects were presented to reporters at the brigade's headquarters at the interior ministry.

The Wolf Brigade has spearheaded Iraqi offensives against insurgents, but has also been accused of brutality and of airing suspects on television before they faced trial.


If you have to stoop to that level is it really worth stopping al Qaeda?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 13, 2005 8:37 PM
Comments

Oh man, Randy Andy's gonna piss hisself over this one.

Talk about outsourcing torture! Oh the humanity.

BTW: anyone seen Rick P. lately? Whenever he goes missing I fear for him. I mean, in the Fascist state in which we leave (sob, rending of clothes, teating of hair) George Bush's jack-booted thugs could have already dragged him away to the gulag. Rick, tell us you're ok.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 14, 2005 12:02 AM

where can I get some jackboots? are they available at Wal-mart?

Posted by: Shelton at October 14, 2005 9:48 AM
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