Wednesday, July 06, 2005

U.S. Citizens Held on Insurgency Suspicion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is holding five U.S. citizens suspected of insurgent activities in Iraq, a Pentagon
spokesman said Wednesday.

They were captured separately and don't appear to have ties to one another, spokesman Bryan Whitman said. He declined to identify them, citing a Pentagon policy that prohibits identification of detainees.

Three of those being detained are Iraqi-Americans; another is an Iranian-American; the fifth is a Jordanian-American, Whitman said. The three Iraqi-Americans were captured in April, May and June, officials said. The Iranian-American was captured May 17, one official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the cases.

One of the Iraqi-Americans allegedly had knowledge of planning for an attack, and another was possibly involved in a kidnapping. The third was "engaged in suspicious activity," Whitman said, declining to be more specific.



Anonymous said...

Now this (potentially) is treason

James Shott said...

Yes, and there's probably a lot more of this than these few.

I read/heard that in England they allow Muslim clerics to openly preach against the government and the G.B.'s and U.S.'s involvement in Iraq.

The bombings this week may well have been an inside job.