Tuesday, October 18, 2005

'Iranian bombs' actually came from British intelligence via the IRA

The Independent has reported that the eight British soldiers killed during ambushes in Iraq were the victims of a highly sophisticated bomb developed by Britsh intelligence and then used by the IRA.

The soldiers, who were targeted by insurgents as they travelled through the country, died after being attacked with bombs triggered by infra-red beams. The bombs were developed by the IRA using technology passed on by the security services in a botched "sting" operation more than a decade ago. This contradicts the British government's claims that Iran's Revolutionary Guard is helping Shia insurgents to make the devices.

"It may seem absurd that the security services were supplying technology to the IRA, but the strategy was sound. Unfortunately, no one could see back then that this technology would be used to kill British soldiers thousands of miles away in a different war."