Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia
Posted on 11/30/2006 8:19:10 AM PST by jmc1969
U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.
This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. "There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval," says a senior official.
Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons. U.S. intelligence believes the weapons have been supplied to Iraq's growing Shia militias from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is also believed to be training Iraqi militia fighters in Iran.
Evidence is mounting, too, that the most powerful militia in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr's Mahdi army, is receiving training support from the Iranian-backed terrorists of Hezbollah.
Two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to ABC News earlier reports that fighters from the Mahdi army have traveled to Lebanon to receive training from Hezbollah.
While the New York Times reported that as many as 2,000 Iraqi militia fighters had received training in Lebanon, one of the senior officials said he believed the number was "closer to 1,000." Officials say a much smaller number of Hezbollah fighters have also traveled through Syria and into Iraq to provide training.
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big question is what will the US do about it, publicly or otherwise?
BOMB IRAN, NOW!!!
No, no no. Jim Baker says we need to TALK with Iran, and that they can help us in Iraq.
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Sounds like an act of war to me.
It's time to enagage these bastards.
Sadr, you magnificent bastard!
Blow the Sh!t out of their 5 largests dams that will keep them busy for a while.
Leaving Iraq via Iran might not be a bad idea.
No, no, no. You've got to talk to them. /major sarcasm
Well, this is how Baker et Co want to handle the situation. And they are "realists" according to the accepted nomenclature.
(Shakes head in disbelief.)
Very simple answer. NOTHING!
If we don't do that, Iran will continue and increase it's activities and more of our troops (and civilians) will die. We should not stand for that.
Easy now, let's not start throwing nukes around. An MOAB would do the job nicely.
BOMB IRAN UNTIL THEY SURRENDER....UNCONDITIONALLY.
Nut-men-a-job wants nukes, lets give it to him, and end the Islamic revolution for a thousand years.
Or we can lose millions of lives while fighting these pigs.
You mean other than kowtow to the all-mighty Baker commission and ask Iran for "help" in Iraq?
What are we waiting for?
We dont have to invade.
Bombs we got.
Take out their nuke sites and blast anything trying to cross the border.
iran needs to be threatened. time to take off the gloves. if this report is true, american blood is on the iranians hands.
Time has long past to turn that cesspool of Iran into a part of the Persian Gulf. Amen.
Look for some last minute revisions to the Iraq Study Group recommendations. *snicker*
I guess there is only one thing to do. Turn Iran into a glass factory.
Why, We'll send in this Iranian expert!
Iran doesn't give a rip because they know how we operate. Rice will take the matter to the U.N. who will produce a series of non-threatening decarations against Iran for the next 20 years.
I know, why don't you get the UN to give them a "harsh reprimand."
Threatened? Threatened? Times up. Start carpet bombing.
Now that the Dems have regained Congress....ABC discovers THIS?
Big answer: Nothing, nada, zip. We've known this was going on for 1-2 years now, and the Administration has done nothing about it. In that sense, Iraq is like Vietnam, and Iran and Syria are Cambodia and Laos - untouchable avenues for troops and materials being used to KILL American troops with impunity. Of the Bush failures in Iraq, this is the biggest in my book.
And now, with that incredible piece of crap commissin report set to come out, the President won't even have the political will to do something about it. His hands will be tied politically.
Our country sure puts up with a lot of crap. I am sick and tired of being jerk-****** all the time.
What is amaxing about this is that this is considered news by ABC.
We can't do that. Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and the gang think Iran is our friend and ally just like Syria and North Korea. They've never met an enemy that they didn't love and respect and feel sorry for. It's "hug a terrorist" month in DC.
I wish there were historical facts to back that up, but there are none.
However, we know that dropping nukes on those hell bent on killing us AND themselves do end wars.
Any law that says Iran cannot make stuff or sell or give them to anyone?
Close the borders to Iran, Syria, and anywhere else that is a potential source.
Then kill anything that tries to move across the border.
Good chance to bomb Iran and Frances' factories
that supply weapons to our enemies,
sending the message,
that we are going to win at all cost.
Get used to it. The incoming Liberals will be "jerking ***, the American people starting in January.
Exclusive? Didn't we hear about this two years ago?
I am not an expert on military preparedness, so maybe someone else can enlighten me. Do we currently have the resources to engage Iraqi terrorists, the Taliban in Afghanistan AND Iran at once, while still having enough in reserve for the "unexpected" need to fight (1) another terrorist sponsor, (2) North Korea or (God forbid) (3) China or Russia, if need be?
If not, how fast can we assemble these resources, and what will it take?
This is an act of war with Iran caught red handed in it.
Yep. Because of Russia and China's support combined with Europe's fractured nature, Iran can do whatever it wants, and they will.
Well, they are merely coming to the aid of the Shia militias which are a political party with representation in the Iraqi parliament and cabinet, and which have kept al-Maliki in power. It's not an invasion or act of war against Iraq-- though it could be against us.
Okay? So, what do we do about it?
The MSM and the Democrat-controlled Congress will be talking about "Crazy Bush" and how we must solve this diplomatically.
The Iranians are providing new weapons, NOW, that are killing American troops. What more do we need to know?
Why should Iran quit? After this election they know the US will only stay in Iraq until the end of the Bush administration. If we do not have the will to stay in Iraq,
we are not doing anything to Iraq unless they are so stupid as
to attack the US directly and openly.