Iranian militiamen were brought in by Britain




 
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Iranian militiamen were brought in by Britain
 
April 1st, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Iranian militiamen were brought in by Britain


Iranian militiamen were brought in by Britain
April 01, 2006
The Times
Dominic Kennedy

Militiamen from an Iranian-backed force were deliberately recruited by Britain to join the new Iraqi security services after Saddam Hussein was overthrown, the Government has admitted.

The sectarian Badr organisation, trained in exile by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is suspected of violently pursuing its own agenda after being allowed to enlist in national units. John Reid, the Defence Secretary, disclosed in a Commons written answer to the Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price that it had been official policy to welcome the Shia gunmen. “Following the end of the conflict in Iraq, the Coalition Provision Authority sought to reintegrate militia members into civil society,” Mr Reid said. “This process included members of the Badr organisation, formerly known as the Badr Corps, among others.”

Sunnis have accused the Badr organisation of torturing prisoners, a claim rejected by the Shia-dominated Government. Bayar Jabor, the Interior Minister, was a member of the militia. The organisation’s stronghold is southern Iraq, where British troops have been based since the war.
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April 1st, 2006  
Marinerhodes
 
 
I don't quite get the picture that is presented here. Can you break it down for me please?
April 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by Marinerhodes
I don't quite get the picture that is presented here. Can you break it down for me please?
British army recruited Badr brigade militiamen who are originally and mainly funded by the Mullahs' IRGC and they knew these guys are mercenaries but they did it!

There have been lots of talks in the media that british gov't is not tough on militias and let them run their territories as they wish so they wouldnt have to face insurgencies and that is the problem here now.
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Iranian militiamen were brought in by Britain
April 2nd, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Well if the militias work with the Brits in keeping to place tidy, what's wrong? The trouble with these people is that they have guns too and shoot back. So why not bring them over into your camp?
April 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by Ted
Well if the militias work with the Brits in keeping to place tidy, what's wrong? The trouble with these people is that they have guns too and shoot back. So why not bring them over into your camp?
KILL'EM so you don't have to recruit them or fight'em

April 3rd, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Let them first kill your opponents and then get rid of them. This way you can avoid the vendetta's from the families of the first group of victims. Actually it would be quite good pr, wouldn't it? (As long as they don't know it was an assignment from you!)