Mar 31 2007

Iran Tried To Kidnap US Soldiers, But Failed When We Fought Back

Published by at 11:08 am under All General Discussions,Iran

I am proud of America’s cowboy spirit and its rough and tumble image. And it is a well deserved reputation which is based on reality. Because Americans will fight, which is why when Iran tried to set up a kidnapping ambush along the Iraqi border last September (boy, would that have played havoc with the elections) the result was very different from that seen by the UK Sailors and Marines now being manipulated and used as propaganda puppets. Here is the account of that inciident and how US troops avoided capture – by fighting back. Note the bait and switch beginning which clearly indicates intent on the part of the Iranians to kidnap US soldiers:

U.S. soldiers from the 5th Squadron 73rd Cavalry 82nd Airborne were accompanying Iraqi forces on a routine joint patrol along the border with Iran, about 75 miles east of Baghdad, when they spotted two Iranian soldiers retreating from Iraqi territory back into Iran. A moment later, U.S. and Iraqi forces came upon a third Iranian soldier on the Iraqi side of the border, who stood his ground. As U.S. and Iraqi soldiers approached the Iranian officer and began speaking with him, a platoon of Iranian soldiers appeared and moved to surround the coalition patrol, taking up positions on high ground. At that point, according to the Army’s statement, the Iranian captain told the U.S. and Iraqi soldiers that if they tried to leave they would be fired on. Fearing abduction by the Iranians, U.S. troops moved to go anyway, and fighting broke out. Army officials say the Iranian troops fired first with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, and that U.S. troops fell further back into Iraqi territory, while four Iraqi army soldiers, one interpreter and one Iraqi border guard remained in the hands of the Iranians.

It would seem the patrol was either led to the ambush or the Iranians knew the patrol route. One Iranian at least died when he aimed an RPG at the US Humvees. The difference in the tale is our soldiers are not now being forced, under threat of violence, to stage propaganda pieces for Tehran TV.

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  1. Carol_Herman says:


    Iran’s desperate to get back their 5 captives. The iranians caught in iraq. It seems even Maliki can’t provide the “key to get out of jail” on this one.

    While the Brits are behaving like pussies.

    Words no longer matter. If you think the “spin” is working, the “spins” are not working at all.

    Especially not working for the Saudis!

    Too bad that Bush placed his bets on the Saudis! And, then? We went into “playing dead” for years. In Iraq. While we let Chalabi. And, Paul Bremer. Do terrible harms. (See? The House of Saud is losing!)

    Americans aren’t impressed with the House of Saud, either.

    But while you weren’t looking, Dubai built itself up to be a “mecca” to global investors. (Stupid bet. They’re not Chinese. So there’s no hope for Dubai becoming Singapore. Or Hong Kong. But why not give them credits for trying?)

    Will Bush push against Iran? He’s built up the fleet in the Ocean. And, he’s got plenty of planes based in the UAE. And, even in Saudi Arabian bases. But he’s not getting the signal to “go!”

    Which places Bush, now, himself. In dire straights.

    Pelosi going to visit the ophthalmologist? She’s a weak woman. And, the arabs know the donks, and the left in general, in America, is totally without guns. And, Barbra Streisand’s singing voice, alone, can’t hit the keys high enough to make a difference even to the chandeliers.

    But that’s what’s not being explained. You could guess. You could know that among arabs the Saudis are not welcome to picking up more territory! You could guess that they’ve raised the ante. And, spent their money foolishly. But what does that mean for the next few moves?

    The iraqis HATE the saudis. WHich includes all the sunnis. Including the group called the “palestinians.” They don’t want to see gazoo’s growing up in their own neighborhoods!

    ANd, if Bush was honest? He’d tell you that the despotic grip is growing stronger in jordan. And, egypt. Two countries very dependent on American aid to survive. Their own people? Beaten silly. With choices facing them, especially in egypt, just like the ones that faced iran, back when they discarded the shah.

    So, pelosi “goes to damascus?” All she is doing is attempting a “double-play” against Bush. He likes the House of Saud. And, here in the USA, there are plenty of people DISGUSTED with Bush’s hesitations to deal with our real enemy. (Which flourishes; by pouring into our borders. Where do the arabs go? Into every single black community. You think they’re welcome? I think not. But I think there’s a price when you go “speechless.”)

    And, diplomacy rarely, if ever, changes the map.

    Except for Israel. Where Bush very early on got it into his head that he could “pay off” the House of Saud, on an “easy” bet.

    The Man Upstairs? You think he’s amused? From health, Arik Sharon was kicked into a coma. The rest of his team ended up on the ropes. And, last summer? Without much conversation, you did learn that the Israelis weren’t going to waste troops going after Nasrallah. That pickle still belongs to the Lebanese.

    Bad actors. Some day, we will look back and see how the allies ended up screwing themselves with democracy. Where no particular leader gains the trust of many people. Instead? You’ve got special interests. And, factions. Pelosi is feeding off that. A very local community, gave her a seat in congress. She’s not stretching her philosophies to cover her “fame.” All she is doing is working the swamp where the elites meet and greet.

    And, if she’s rowing? Well, then. Bush ends up in the wake of things.

    No. We’re not moving forward.

    But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to see “something” soon; in the Gulf. (Doing things in the Gulf DID NOT HELP! Bush’s father! Worth remembering, that most Americans want a leader in the White House who can talk for many segments of our society. And, not just be a tool for the House of Saud.)

    Meanwhile, Bush is NOT Jimmy Carter. In other words, Bush will push a button, hoping to change the things on the water, that will effectively blow away the iranians where it hurts. They have no navy, really.

    All they have are 15 British hostages.

    Yes, there’s news on the Net about the recent iranian cross-border attempt to kidnap American soldiers out on patrol. Didn’t get ONE! Because? The Americans fought back! Lost? One iraqi translator; plus, 5 iraqi soldiers, killed in the shootout. But the iranians retreated. (Ah. And, then? They went after the exposed Brits.)

    I’ll bet that Bush rings their bells with a wakeup call from our Navy, with fly-overs done by our air force. Perhaps? That’s why Bush didn’t fuss about the crap that went on in Riyadh. Maybe, he just kept his powder dry? Bush definitely does not want to leave office with his tail between his legs, getting compared to Jimmy Carter!

  2. missvotingforreagan says:

    Was the border incident classified? Just wondering, since this is the first (or at least it is for me) that we are hearing of it.

  3. Carol_Herman says:

    You can’t build a warship, and then put a jerk in charge of it.

    The Brits keep getting clobbered, again and again. Usually? In Basra. In Iraq.

    But here? An easy goat for the iranians to haul off on. Where they’ve managed to boost the price per barrel of oil. And, at the same time, muddy it up for the Saudis’ big splash. Which brought out Condi. But got the House of Saud, nowhere.

    While Bush? As their Realtor, seems to go about thinking he’ll turn them over to “some property.”

    I know a lot of people think Olmert’s a dunce. NOT ME!

    Some day he will get credit, where credit is due. He did not jump at the opportunities James Baker and the schmoe in the white house “provided” last summer.

    In other words? Syria still owns Lebanon. And, is NOT a friend of the House of Sauds.

    While currently? Olmert is saying “Gee, that House of Saud, offer.” He’s willing to have a big Mideast meeting. ANd, the Sauds? Are running like a house on fire. Away from such a “grand opportunity.”

    As to hostages. Israel’s had a few. Those 3 guys? Are now probably dead. WHich is why Olmert went out of his way to provide a trade of 10,000 for one. It didn’t come through.

    In the “old” game? Ah, in those days Israel would “trade first.” And, never did get back Ron Arad.

    Last summer? Up “north” Nasrallah took 2 men. Yes. Now, probably dead. But as I watched, I noticed the Israelis wanted NO PART in Lebanon!

    Condi? She went to the french. Who have parked their asses in Lebanon’s south-park. A lot of good this will do them! But it spreads out the incompetence.

    While, yes. America learned enough to teach its military wise-guys, NOT TO CALL HOME, should they put American fellas in harm’s way.

    Different rules, I guess, for the Brits? Where the Cornwall was a warship without a “how to” manual.

    As to Blair, it’s been ages since he’s faired well with Bush. And, yeah, I’d bet the “feelings of distain are mutual.”

    So, go for the headlines.

    It was a bust for the Saudis. Which is good news.

    That the prices for oil have shot up? To be expected. Iran just made it easy. The price always goes up in anticipation of summer driving habits. It will go down again. Eventually.

    While iran also keeps trying to get Americans to hold hostage. But when ambushed, our troops FIGHT BACK! They know enough not to leave the area “unattended.” That’s the Brits’ trick. And, for this reason, alone, we will see the 15 hostages “paraded.”

    What do you want to do? Go to war? WHY? War’s worse than “halping” in Bosnia. No one would say “thanks.” Which is why I think of the Gulf as a big bathtub. And, we’re the plug that keeps things “contained.”

    While, true. The iranian despots try to stay on top. While the populace seeths.

    They’re seething in egypt, too.

    Our congress, in its largesse, pumps unbelievable sums into the hands of kleptomaniacs in turbans.

    WHile I’ve watch Olmert playing with these gambits. Meeting the arabs, UNTRUTH with UNTRUTH. But making their tongues hang out.

    How so? The arabs wish they could get prisoners “swapped” back. But dead bones aren’t what’s being hyped as the “reward.”

    And, Olmert? I expect he hopes to coast as long as AMerica’s got elected special interest groups, without much popular traction.

    Bush? Blew it. But so what? I hope he takes his shrubbery business when he leaves office.

    And, knowing that he’s gonna be attacked for the next two years by fleas and bees? Not smart enough to wear a helmet. Well, he wanted to ride this roller-coaster. And, he is.