Thursday, July 31, 2008

Extra Special Groups

There is some new branding in the press releases from Multi-National Forces Iraq. Previously, Iranian involvement in the insurgency was only hinted at through the designation Special Groups. But now --

BAGHDAD – Coalition forces captured two suspected criminals associated with Kata’ib Hezbollah Thursday morning in east Baghdad.

Based on intelligence information, Coalition forces targeted the location of an individual suspected of being a part of a propaganda cell for Kata’ib Hezbollah. This propaganda cell is suspected of making videos of attacks on Coalition and Iraqi forces, which are then used to raise funds and resources for additional attacks against Coalition forces and Iraqis.

So they are now claiming the existence of a new group, Hezbollah Brigades, with the presumed link to Hezbollah in Lebanon and via them to Iran. There has not been much presentation of evidence of this link.

Is August when the new marketing campaign for the war against Iran begins?

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