Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Asia Times: US Arming Militants To Overthrow Iraq Gov't

Don't rub your eyes, this is not a story from two or three years ago.

According to this article from Asia Times, the United States has begun quietly arming small militias in the Ba'athist regions of Iraq to overthrow the just-elected government, should that government ignore US pressures and attempt to form a theocracy.

Asia Times Online has learned that in a highly clandestine operation, the US has procured Pakistan-manufactured weapons, including rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, ammunition, rockets and other light weaponry. Consignments have been loaded in bulk onto US military cargo aircraft at Chaklala airbase in the past few weeks. The aircraft arrived from and departed for Iraq.
Taken from Linkfilter

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