Proxy Fight

Below is an interesting story from today's news, followed by links to some other stories that might possibly have some relevance to the current events.

Six Killed in Southwest Iran Bombings (AP)
Excerpt: Bombs killed six people and wounded more than 30 others Tuesday in Ahvaz, a southwestern city with a history of violence involving members of Iran's Arab minority, Iranian state media reported. The bombs exploded outside a bank and a state environmental agency building in Ahvaz, the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province, which borders Iraq, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said.

Ahvaz was also the scene of bombings in June and October that the government blamed on Iranian Arab extremists whom it claimed were trained abroad and maintained ties to foreign governments, including Britain. The October bombings killed six people and those in June killed at least eight. Britain has denied any connection to the Khuzestan unrest.

Other reading:
Into the Dark: The Pentagon Plan to Foment Terrorism
Darkness Visible: The Pentagon Plan to Foment Terrorism is Now in Operation
Cry Havoc: Bush's Own Personal Janjaweed