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.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
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.
< / assininity>
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.