US-Backed Jundullah Terrorists Murder Iranian Cops

Not that I care about Iranian cops, just pointing out that the U.S. backs private terrorist groups all the time. Even this Post article reminds us that the CIA supports these thugs, though they forgot to mention Andrew Cockburn’s scoop about the recent $300 million the Democrats appropriated to Bush/Cheney for support to terrorist groups like Jundullah.

As a side note, isn’t it the American conservatives who believe that cops’ lives are more significant that the rest of us, since they “have a real hard job,” and “risk their lives for us every day,” and other such bromides? Does the cops-are-better-than-regular-people jive not outweigh the all-Iranians-are-evil bullshit? …I guess not.

The Post claims Jundullah is threatening to execute the 14 remaining hostages.

8 thoughts on “US-Backed Jundullah Terrorists Murder Iranian Cops

  1. Anders

    This is the group that Seymor Hersh was talking about over 2 years ago isn’t it ? they actually have ties to al qeada. Must be Nice to see your tax dollars being spent wisely ?.

  2. Scott Post author

    Nope, check the links. Hersh wrote about U.S. support for Fatah al-Islam in Lebanon. This is Jundullah in the Baluchistan region of Pakistan – you know, like when one country blames attacks on terrorists in bases in the country next door to them, e.g.: US in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan? Well, when the Iranians say that, they’re telling the truth, thanks to the American Empire.

  3. Anders

    Ah yes, that right, it’s getting hard to follow all these different groups, this Jundullah group do have ties with Al Qeada though don’t they ?, I’m sure i read somewhere that it used to be headed by none other than KSM ? or is that a myth ? i should probably read all the hyperlinks, but it is sunday :) need a rest from this stuff at least one day a week .

  4. Scott Post author

    They are said to be buddies with al Qaeda, but I don’t know how strong the connections are. They are the same brand of craziness anyway…

  5. charles davis

    Scott —

    I reported on alleged U.S. support for Jundullah last year when I interviewed Senate Intelligence Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) about the stories from ABC News and Sy Hersh claiming the U.S. was supporting anti-Iranian terrorist groups. Not that you’d be surprised, but Rockefeller claimed there was nothing he could do to investigate the allegations.

    When asked what he could do to find out if there was any truth to the news reports, Rockefeller (condescendingly) told me:

    “Don’t you understand the way intelligence works? Do you think that because I’m chairman of the Intelligence Committee, that I just say I want it, and they give it to me? They control it. All of it. All of it. All of the time. I only get and my committee only gets, what they want to give me.”

    (You can hear audio of the interview by clicking my name.)

    At the time, the Other Scott Horton wrote (http://harpers.org/archive/2007/04/horton-20070425lwyh) that the exchange demonstrated the Bush administration’s “covert war on the Constitution”. I’d agree with those comments, except I’d say Rockefeller and the majority of Democrats in Congress are, at the very least, willing enablers of that war.

    1. mudshark

      “Don’t you understand the way intelligence works? Do you think that because I’m chairman of the Intelligence Committee, that I just say I want it, and they give it to me? They control it. All of it. All of it. All of the time. I only get and my committee only gets, what they want to give me.”

      what a bastard, don’t suppose he’s ever heard of a subpoena?
      wtf does his staff do, sit around and play with themselves all day? right, like there’s absolutely nothing that’s ever been put into print about any of this and their phony crapN.F.L, Rockhead

  6. Scott Post author

    Thanks for the info! And yes, I think John D. IV could do a hell of a lot more to demand the truth. After all, as indicated in the Andrew Cockburn article linked above, he just gave ‘em another $300 million for just such activities.

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