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Suicide Bombing In Iran

The BBC reports that Iranian commanders assassinated

Several top commanders in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bombing in the volatile south-east of the country.

Iranian state television said 31 people died in the attack, in the Pishin region of Sistan-Baluchistan, and more than 25 were injured.

Shia and Sunni tribal leaders were also killed. A Sunni resistance group, Jundullah, said they carried it out.

The Baluchis have been at it for a while. The US and UK know better than to have direct involvement with the Jundullah or the MEK, but, after Cheney and company outed our best source for reliable information, Valerie Plame’s network, I feel certain that information is purchased from both groups. The information has a low reliability factor, because both will spin to produce what the buyer wants to hear, and to advance their own agenda.

It sounds like the Revolutionary Guard were sponsoring some type of peace council with leaders from the area. The Jundullah certainly couldn’t let anything like that happen.

2 comments

1 joeblow { 10.20.09 at 2:08 am }

right, valerie plame was the best agent , ever.

2 Bryan { 10.20.09 at 2:34 pm }

If you are going to attempt sarcasm, try reading for comprehension. Valerie Plame’s network involved dozens of people, most of whom are being subjected to imprisonment, if they have not already been executed, and, were overwhelmingly unaware of any connection to the CIA. That’s what a real intelligence network is all about, invisibility.

Individuals are expendable and not overly important in intelligence, it is the networks that take millions of dollars and years to establish that are important.

The Plame network tracked WMDs throughout the region, and was the best source of reliable, verifiable information on Iran’s nuclear program, which a lot of people seem to think is important.