December 9, 2008
The Tehran Times reports via Press TV:
Iran’s security forces say they have arrested some elements of a terrorist group in eastern Iran who had a hand in the execution of 15 police officers.
“”The Iranian intelligence and police forces have arrested some terrorists who were behind the killings of 15 Iranian police members,”” Kazem Jalali, a senior lawmaker told reporters on Monday.
The captured terrorists are to be brought to the justice in near future and their open hearing will be broadcast for the Iranian nation, he added.
Officials from Iran’s foreign and intelligence ministries met with senior Pakistani police authorities on Monday to discuss the ways to return to Iran the bodies of the killed officers.
According to the information and documents obtained by Pakistani government, some elements inside Pakistan are supporting Jundullah group, the Iranian MP noted.
Also, the Arabic Nahrainnet website cited informed sources in Pakistan’s Peshawar on Monday who claimed that Saudi Arabian intelligence agencies have significantly increased their support for the terrorist group.
Jundullah is a CIA spawned terror group and its operational base is located in Afghanistan. It conducts raids into the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan. According to Brigadier General Mohammad, Jundullah receives “support from British and US forces in neighboring Afghanistan for its campaign of violence in Sistan-Baluchestan,” David Eshel wrote in the March 2007 Defense Update.
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“A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News,” Brain Ross reported on April 3, 2007. “U.S. officials say the U.S. relationship with Jundullah is arranged so that the U.S. provides no funding to the group, which would require an official presidential order or ‘finding’ as well as congressional oversight.”
In other words, the murder and destabilization campaign against Iran is a U.S. sponsored covert operation.
“Some former CIA officers say the arrangement is reminiscent of how the U.S. government used proxy armies, funded by other countries including Saudi Arabia, to destabilize the government of Nicaragua in the 1980s.”
ABC, of course, did not bother to mention that the CIA sponsored Contras were brutal terrorists who wantonly targeted civilians, attacked agriculture, destroyed Nicaragua’s fishing industry, and assassinated hundreds of Sandinista government officials. “They regularly destroyed health centers, schools, agricultural cooperatives, and community centers — symbols of the Sandinistas’ social programs in rural areas. People caught in these assaults were often tortured and killed in the most gruesome ways,” writes William Blum (Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, Common Courage Press, 1995).
No doubt the CIA and its proxy Jundullah terrorists are committing likewise atrocities and crimes in Iran.
“Pakistani government sources say the secret campaign against Iran by Jundullah was on the agenda when Vice President Dick Cheney met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in February,” Ross wrote. “A senior U.S. government official said groups such as Jundullah have been helpful in tracking al Qaeda figures and that it was appropriate for the U.S. to deal with such groups in that context.”
It is interesting to note that Jundullah receives training in Afghanistan and South Waziristan, the very places the U.S. claims al-Qaeda has a presence. Moreover, it seems rather odd that Cheney and crew would support a terrorist group that has targeted “Pakistan’s pro-US rulers and US and British interests in the country,” as Syed Saleem Shahzad notes for the Asia Times. On second thought, it is not so strange after all.