Opinion (Linda Heard): Mideast Is Plagued by Covert Operations
Iraqis have long suspected the finger of the occupying forces has stirred the pot of sectarian violence with the ultimate aim of splitting their country into three separate provinces.
Suspicions were particularly heightened in 2005 when British military agents in Arab garb were caught at a checkpoint with explosives in their booby-trapped vehicle, which according to a member of the Iraqi National Assembly Fattah El-Sheikh was destined to explode in a marketplace.
We can never know the truth of this claim since following the agents’ arrest and detention, the British Army used tanks to topple the walls of the jail and extricate their men before they could be interrogated.
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