30 November 2003

Spying: U.S. Is Worried Foe Is Tracking Targets in Iraq

Bush administration officials are increasingly concerned that anti-American forces in Iraq are using simple but effective means to monitor activities and coordinate attacks against the American military, civilian administrators and visiting dignitaries.

As evidence, Pentagon and military officials cite a recent raid by troops of the 101st Airborne Division during which they broke up an apparent plot to assassinate an American colonel. The would-be assailants, they said, had observed and charted the Army officer's daily routine %u2014 including his jogging route and schedule of public appearances %u2014 to plan their attack.

I had to read this article 2 or 3 times because the first time round I could not believe it was being printed as some kind of insight. The article tells us that the Iraqi insurgents watch US forces. Well, yeah... Is that really a surprise?

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