As reported here previously, the attackers wore American combat fatigues, drove black GM Suburbans, carried American weapons and spoke English. The attack was bold and swift, obviously carefully planned and well rehearsed.
According to CNN, Pentagon officials are looking at whether the attack was "carried out by Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives". CNN adds:
Both officials [...] agreed this possibility is being looked at because of the sophistication of the attack and the level of coordination.Well forgive me for asking, but...
Since when have Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives been known for their "sophistication of attack" or "level of coordination"?
Have Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives ever conducted an attack which was notable for its "sophistication of attack" or its "level of coordination"?
And why am I the only one asking these questions?
If the Bush administration were not so obviously eager to attack Iran, and if a lot of other things were different too, the American media might ask the same sorts of questions.
In fact, the American media might be seen as brave if it dared to mention the name of the intelligence agency which is famous for "sophistication of attack" and "level of coordination".
Such a report might even be seen as heroic, because that intelligence agency belongs to a country which has been doing everything in its power to drag the USA into a war with Iran.
So don't expect to see it anytime soon.