Tuesday, November 27, 2007

US wages covert war on Iraq-Iran border

By Nelson Rand
Asia Times

"For weeks, the Iranian artillery has been raining shells on hills where suspected Kurdish anti-Iranian militants are based on both sides of the Iran-Iraq border. At the same time, elite US Special Forces are operating inside Iran, training the militants and scouting potential targets for air strikes, a former commando tells Nelson Rand. The Kurdish administration in northern Iraq has placed temporary curbs on the anti-Tehran rebels, but as they have US backing, their fight is far from over.....

But with likely support from the United States and the possibility of a US-led strike on Iran, these temporary constraints appear mere hiccups in an otherwise healthy geopolitical environment for the guerilla group. The PJAK seems destined for anything but demise......."

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