Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, September 19, 2005

Monty Python Cloak-and-Dagger

Oh bloody hell. Well we'd better give ourselves up then.

It's all very simple, you see. The very best way for a British spy team to run a checkpoint manned by rebels disguised police is to disguise the team as Marsh Arabs and put them in a white Toyota. The police impersonators are foiled by the Arab impersonators, especially when the Arab impersonators open fire on the police impersonators as they fling an otter. It would only go wrong if the police, uh, turn out real police but even then it certainly woundn't cost us two parrots, two £1 million tanks and a city-wide riot.

The Story:

Update: Disguised Brits slay two *real* Iraq police. British tanks demolish jail, freeing one hundred *real* criminals. Head-hunter hockey, anyone?

Two British soldiers on an espionnage mission dressed as Arabs wearing wigs, sunglasses and dishdashas were arrested by Iraqi police in Basrah after they opened fire on a police patrol when their car was stopped at a checkpoint. Unhappy about the arrest of the spies, the British military sent eight tanks to surround the police station in the center of Basrah where the two were being held. Hearing about the standoff, a Shi'ite mob assembled and in turn surrounded the tanks, setting fire to two after driving off the crews.

At a recent military briefing in Basra, an AFP correspondent was told British soldiers had been ordered not to stop at Iraqi police checkpoints because of fear that rebels could be posing as Iraqi police.


Blogger markfromireland said...

They tried that in Ulster too. With similar results.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Postman said...

9.00 pm 21.00 hrs = 3.00 EST AFP report and BBC follows that UK tanks surrounded Police station smashed the walls in and the arrested "spies" had it away on their toes.

Confirmed by British Embassy in Baghdad.

No. You couldn't make it up.

1:04 PM  
Blogger markfromireland said...

Now now postman don't be nasty. If Shrubya can bollix a super power down to Rwandan levels AND lay waste to Iraq. Surely Yankee Poodle Tony can be allowed a police station. That's being "tough on crime and tough on the causes" of crime - "so that's all right best beloved -do you see?"*

*Note to Anybody not familiar with Imperialist Bombast:

That highpitched whirring sound you can hear as you read this comment is Kipling rotating in his grave at having his writings "desecrated" by an Irish Republican :-)

4:42 PM  

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