A grab from footage
released on September 20, 2005 shows weapons which Iraqi police said were confiscated from two undercover British soldiers after their arrest in Basra, southern Iraq, September 19, 2005. (Reuters
) And speaking of 'aid', as in USAID
(do take a look at this site)
"... amid pleas for aid after Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration has launched an unusual effort to raise charitable contributions for another cause: the government's attempt to rebuild Iraq.
Although more than $30 billion in taxpayer funds have been appropriated for Iraqi reconstruction, the administration earlier this month launched an Internet-based fundraising effort that it says is aimed at giving Americans "a further stake in building a free and prosperous Iraq."Contributors have no way of knowing who's getting the money or precisely where it's headed because the government says it must keep the details secret for security reasons
." (emphasis added)New twist on aid for Iraq: U.S. seeks donations
September 18, 2005(An Update on the above:
"An extraordinary appeal to Americans from the Bush administration for money to help pay for the reconstruction of Iraq has raised only $600 (£337), The Observer has learnt. Yet since the appeal was launched earlier this month, donations to rebuild New Orleans have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars. "Bush plea for cash to rebuild Iraq raises $600
September 25, 2005)"must keep the details secret for security reasons"? .... Perhaps to 'aid' the British 'aid'?See this site's previous post on this matter
: Yet another instance of an American 'terrorist act' in Iraq ... من وضع القنبلة بين الطماطم في (بيك اب) الحاج حيدر؟Updates
- "The main thing about Covert Action is that it must be deniable. There is a term called “plausible deniability”. When a government authorizes a covert action operation, the operation must be done in such a way that the government can claim that it knows nothing about it; in other words, the operation must not be attributable to the government that authorized it.
Covert Action operations are often Disinformation Operations, which are conducted in such a way as to discredit the opposition or the enemy. This is done, for example, by doing a violent action, such as a bombing, but making it look like the forces of another country or group did it. Such operations are sometimes called False-Flag Operations, meaning that the operation is conducted to make it look like it was done by people serving under another flag, preferably the enemy’s flag. If the operation succeeds as designed, people will blame the action on the wrong party (the enemy). Thus, public opinion will be won over to the side that actually did the killing. Such false-flag, covert action operations are often referred to as Dirty Tricks.
.... So, who is behind many of the bombings against the Shi’ia and Sunni populations? It is quite possible, even probable, that many of them are being carried out by American, British, and even Israeli Covert Action operatives."What is Covert Action?
September 21, 2005
- Fostering civil strife: From Vietnam to Iraq
October 8, 2005