Gunmen dressed as Iraqi troops stormed the home of a senior Sunni leader Wednesday, killing him, his three sons and a son-in-law, Iraqi police said. Neighbors told authorities that at least 10 Iraqi army vehicles stopped outside the western Baghdad house of Kadhim Sarheed Ali al-Dulami in the early hours of the morning.
Is there any reason at all to assume that these weren’t actual Iraqi troops, not play-acting insurgents “dressed as Iraqi troops”?
Those of us who recall the death squads of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have a pretty good idea what’s going on here.
Is this the first time we’ve seen death squads in Iraq? Hardly. From 27SEP05:
Five Shiite Teachers Killed in Iraq
In Iraq, five Shiite school teachers died Monday after gunmen dressed as police officers burst into their school, seized them and shot them in an empty classroom. The killings took place in a Sunni suburb of Baghdad.
If George and his pals want to know more, they can ask John Negroponte. I’m sure he can fill them in.