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Iraqi 'Police' Abduct Iranian Diplomat In Iraq
2/07/2007 12:21:00 AM | Justin

This is getting pretty scant coverage in US media. CBS had something though. Sounds like the US might have been behind it. Another era of republicanism another era of 'disappearances' (see reagan, pinochet, kissinger, etc...)

Details of the kidnapping remain murky, but one government official said it began when gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms blocked Sharafi's car in the Karradah district, forced him into one of their two vehicles and sped away.Iraqi police then opened fire, disabling the second vehicle and arresting the four gunmen inside, the official said.Police took the four to a police station. The next day, Iraqis in uniform appeared there, showed government badges and demanded the four suspects _ ostensibly to transfer them to another lockup, the official said.The authorities complied, and the men disappeared. Spokesmen of both the Interior Ministry and the Defense Ministry, which together control Iraqi security forces, said they had no information and no idea where the suspects went.Shiite lawmakers said they believed Sharafi was detained in an intelligence operation carried out by the Iraqi Special Operations Command, an elite unit under the direct supervision of the U.S. military. (link)

Update: To contextualize, just two weeks ago, the Bush Administration authorized US troops to "kill Iranian agents in Iraq" (link)




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