The FBI's counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering some vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior US Government officials.
Those clever little Iraqis... managing to smuggle themselves into America when there's a war on, steal a load of cars and smuggle themselves and the cars back to Iraq. No wonder the coalition of those united against the will of world are having such a hard time over there.
The FBI's deputy assistant director for counterterrorism, Inspector John Lewis, said the investigation did not prove the vehicles were stolen specifically for car bombings in the Middle East, but there was evidence they were smuggled out of the US by organised criminal networks that included terrorists and insurgents.
Hardly what one would call driving distance, America to Iraq, eh?
How many authoritarian blind eyes and at which levels of authority would have to be turned to all these terrorists and insurgents running stolen cars from America to Iraq?
The inquiry began after coalition troops raided a Falluja bomb factory last November and found a Texas-registered four-wheel-drive being prepared for a bombing mission.
A special delivery right from the blackened heart of Crawford, perhaps.