Blowback: British bomb technology refined by IRA kills eight British soldiers in Iraq

The soldiers, who were targeted by insurgents as they travelled through the country, died after being attacked with bombs triggered by infra-red beams.
The bombs were developed by the IRA using technology passed on by the
security services in a botched “sting” operation more than a decade ago.

That’s right, British security passed the info to the IRA who refined it then shared it with their allies. Now it’s in Iraq.

“We are seeing
technology in Iraq today that it took the IRA 20 years to develop,”
said a military intelligence officer with experience in Northern

He revealed that one trigger used in a recent Iraqi bombing was a
three-way device, combining a command wire, a radio signal and an
infra-red beam – a technique perfected by the IRA.

The former agent added: “The photographic flashgun unit was replaced
with infra-red and then coded infra-red, but basically they were
variations of the same device. The technology came from the security
forces, but the IRA always shared its equipment and expertise with Farc
guerrillas in Colombia, the Basque separatists, ETA and Palestinian
groups. There is no doubt in my mind that the technology used to kill
our troops in Basra is the same British technology from a decade ago.”

Blowback is the unintended consequences of behavior, originally from
WWI when poison gas launched by one side would blow back on them when
the wind shifted, and this is a near-perfect example of that.

more alarming is the claim that the devices were supplied by the
security services to an agent inside the Provisionals as part of a
dangerous game of double bluff.

It’s also a textbook example of how networked groups pass on and share
information quickly and easily, something hierarchical organizations
have a difficult time doing.

This contradicts the British government’s claims that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is helping Shia insurgents to make the devices.

More Brit excuses for invading Iraq?

The US is certainly doing so.

U.S. warns Iran over Iraq bomb attacks

United States has issued a stern warning to Iran over the Islamic
republic’s possible involvement in helping insurgent bomb attacks in
Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday.

Washington has backed accusations
from its closest ally Britain that there is evidence insurgents laying
roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), in southern
Iraq might be using sophisticated technology linked to neighbouring

However it’s clear from the above that the bomb technology came from
the Brits and  filtered down to local insurgents with no help from
Iran, much as the bloodthirsty neocons would like to use it as a
pretext for yet another of their insane invasions.