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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:08 PM
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Iraq police rebrand to foil fakes (new uniforms)
yeah that'll work!

Iraqi police are being issued with new uniforms to stop death squads dressing up as members of the security forces to commit sectarian murders.

The new kit includes camouflage dress similar to that used by the US military which is difficult to counterfeit.

Officials say many attacks are carried out by impostors in police uniforms, although critics say some Shia police collaborate with Shia militiamen.

Thousands of people have been killed in sectarian violence in Iraq since 2003.


Newly-garbed police paraded in front of Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani at a ceremony at a police compound in Baghdad.

"These new garments will not be counterfeited," Mr Bolani promised.

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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:38 PM
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1. Boy, that's a relief. New uniforms will stop the death squads.
Imagine gunning someone down while wearing an unauthorized uniform. How embarrassing is that?

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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:49 PM
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2. Too Bad the Authorized Thugs are doing the killing
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:03 PM
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3. Middle of night. Door just kicked in ..
Fuck you, Jack! I ain't going anywhere with YOU! That damn uniform looks COUNTERFEIT to me!

BTW: Who got the contract for the new uniforms? Halliburton?

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:29 PM
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4. that is all I get out of this
some corporation just fleeced american tax payers for a few million more.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:30 PM
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5. Do they need to counterfeit?
They could borrow from collaborators or steal the uniforms from those they kill.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:02 PM
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6. stop it!
that makes too much sense for the people in charge.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:28 PM
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7. Gee, I wonder if they'll give the Brits a set too?

British Pseudo-Gang Terrorists Exposed in Basra

by Kurt Nimmo

September 24, 2005

Baghdad Dweller, writing for Uruknet, reports two British soldiers held by Iraqi authorities in Basra (also described as Shiite militiamen in the corporate media), and subsequently freed after the British stormed a police jail, were working undercover as bombers. Baghdad Dweller includes a link to the Washington Post, where the following appears: Iraqi security officials on Monday variously accused the two Britons they detained of shooting at Iraqi forces or trying to plant explosives. Photographs of the two men in custody showed them in civilian clothes. The Herald notes the following: Sources say the British soldiers, possibly members of the new Special Reconnaissance Regiment formed earlier this month to provide intelligence for SAS operations, were looking at infiltration of the citys police by the followers of the outspoken Shiite cleric, Moqtada al Sadr, thus admitting the soldiers worked undercover.

The Special Reconnaissance Regiment, according to, formed with HQ at Hereford from volunteers of other units to support international expeditionary operations in the fight against international terrorism, absorbing 14th Intelligence Company (formed for operations against Ulster terrorists), Intelligence Corps, and releasing the SAS and SBS for the hard end of missions. Is it possible the hard end of the mission in Iraq is to discredit the resistance and sow chaos in the country by fronting pseudo-gang terrorist groups (or the variant pseudo-guerilla operations), as the British have ample experience with elsewhere, notably in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising and in Malaya? Pseudo operations are those in which government forces disguised as guerrillas, normally along with guerrilla defectors, operate as teams to infiltrate insurgent areas, writes Lawrence E. Cline for the U.S. Army War College External Research Associates Program. This technique has been used by the security forces of several other countries in their operations, and typically it has been very successful. Indeed, one long running pseudo op, Gladio, was so successful it managed to render a nominal Italian terrorist group, the Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse), into an excuse (after proper infiltration by agents provocateurs) to increase the power of reactionary forces in Italy and discredit socialist, communist, and even labor movements.

The British SAS honed its counter-insurgency techniques in Northern Ireland...cont'd


Iraq "Terrorists" Are British Special Forces
The Insider, September 20, 2005

British soldiers have been caught posing as Arabs and shooting Iraqis in the occupied city of Basra in southern Iraq. A group of them was caught yesterday by Iraqi police. They were driving an Iraqi car, wearing Arab clothing, and carrying weapons and explosives.

The Iraqi police were patrolling the area looking for suspected "terrorists" or "insurgents", and they noticed that the men were acting suspiciously. Suddenly, without warning, the suspicious men started shooting at people, but the new Iraqi security forces managed to capture some of them before they could escape. Obviously, if these men had not been caught, the mass media would now be reporting the incident as just another attempt by evil "terrorists" to create civil war in Iraq.

There have been a number of incidents in this area and throughout Iraq in which police and civilians have been targeted and killed by "terrorists" or "insurgents". But this is the first time that any of those responsible have been caught in the act, and it is now clear that at least some of them are working directly for the occupying forces, as many Iraqis have openly suspected all along.

A few days ago, in a statement unreported in the corporate mass media, Iran's most senior military official specifically linked the instability in Iraq with agents of the US and its allies: "we have information that the insecurity has its roots in the activities of American and Israeli spies."

The post-war violence in Iraq is always been blamed on "Islamic extremists" or "rival ethnic factions". Yet in the history of the country, nothing like this has ever happened before. The problems began precisely when the US and UK seized control.

The Iraqi police arrested the men and put them in prison. Unfortunately the police never had a chance to question the men and find out exactly what they were doing, because within minutes the UK sent in six tanks and an elite SAS unit to break their terrorists out of jail...cont'd

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