12 September 2007
Americans try to provoke an Iranian attack using British troops as the bait
350 British soldiers have been sent to the border with Iran, as part of an American inspired provocation.
That it came at the "request" of the Americans should come as no surprise. It may even have been the price that Gordon Brown had to pay to get Britain's American masters to agree to the retreat from the Basra city base in the first place.
What this means is that these troops will be either left like tits in the wind if the Iranians decide to take the bait, or that the Basra militias could start rocketing and mortaring the airport to try and force the troops on the border to return to base.
There have been no attacks on the British since they retreated from the city, but the Iraqis do have several hundred missiles stored close at hand and ready for use.
There can be only one reason for this provocation: the Americans are looking for an excuse for war and are praying that the Iranians attack this small force. British soldiers are being used as America's bait, their lives of no more importance than that of a sprat that is used to catch a mackerel.
That members of the British Government could go along with this only shows how unfit they are to even call themselves British, never mind to be in government.