Sunday, June 12, 2005


Terrorism Expanding

Looks like some of the explosives stolen from Saddam's (unguarded after the US invasion) weapons depots have made it across the border into Iran:
Bombs kill 7, wound 73 in Iran before election
Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:03 PM ET

By Hossein Jasseb

AHVAZ, Iran (Reuters) - Bomb blasts in Tehran and the southwestern oil city of Ahvaz killed at least seven people and wounded 73 on Sunday, five days before Iran's presidential election.

Four bombs in Ahvaz, capital of the partly Arabic-speaking province of Khuzestan, targeted government buildings.

"We had six martyrs and 70 wounded," Ahvaz governor Mohammad Jaafar Sarrami told Reuters.

The Popular Democratic Front of Ahvaz, which is campaigning for an independent Khuzestan, denied it was behind the attacks, but said another Arab group calling itself the Ahvazi Revolutionary Martyrs' Brigades had claimed responsibility.
I expect the right-wing blogosphere's reaction to be filled with phrases like "poetic justice." Rather than enter into a debate over whether and to what extent Iran supported "terrorists" versus "freedom fighters," I'll merely note it is in nobody's interest for the car bomber philosophy of "one less person, one less vote" to get exported into yet another country. After all, it's only a matter of time before Iran's conspiracy theorists start blaming the CIA for these bombs, and decide revenge is necessary...


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