Thursday, October 20, 2005

First Shots In The War?

After giving Iraqi terrorists shaped-charge weapons to kill our soldiers, Iran hasn't enjoyed the spotlight on its dirty deeds, so claims the Brits are planting bombs in Iran.

Yesterday officials in the city of Abadan said they had foiled an attempt by "British spies" to blow up its largest oil refinery. On Tuesday police said they had defused a large bomb planted under a bridge in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province. At the weekend a double bomb attack killed six people and injured more than 100 in the city.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said last week: "We have not found any proof that Britain is not involved in the events in Ahvaz and we have not seen anything that would dissipate our doubts about that country".

If the Brits really decided to pot the Mullahs, they'd do more than plant a few bombs. Still, a corrupt dictatorship falsely accusing a democracy of attacking it sounds familiar:

By 1939, Hitler desired war and any further attempts to negotiate peace were doomed to failure. The Nazis then staged a fake attack on a German radio outpost along the German-Polish border and used that as an excuse for invasion.

Future histories may flag the Iranian war as starting this week.