Skip to comments.Iranian Flow Of Weapons Increasing, Officials Say
Posted on 06/02/2007 6:05:21 PM PDT by jdm
Iran has increased arms shipments to both Iraq's Shiite extremists and Afghanistan's Taliban in recent weeks in an apparent attempt to pressure American and other Western troops operating in its two strategic neighbors, according to senior U.S. and European officials.
In Iraq, Iranian 240mm rockets, which have a range of up to 30 miles and could significantly change the battlefield, have been used recently by Shiite extremists against U.S. and British targets in Basra and Baghdad, the officials said. Three of the rockets have targeted U.S. facilities in Baghdad's Green Zone, and one came very close to hitting the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital, according to the U.S. officials.
The 240mm rocket is the biggest and longest-range weapon in the hands of Shiite extremist groups, U.S. officials say. Remnants of the rockets bear the markings of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and are dated 2007, those sources said. The Tehran government has supplied the same weapon, known as the Fajr-3, to Hezbollah, the Shiite Muslim Lebanese militia.
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Old Possum, I am not one of the young ones. My race here is about run. Like you I feel sorry for the young ones. But to me 10 years can go as fast as snapping one’s fingers. I though that I would never reach 21, then the next 50 years seem like yesterday.
So long as they don’t mess with American Idol there will never be an uprising by the American people.
The American people will never rebell over something as insignificant to them as their loss of freedom.
Hell, they voluntarily surrender these to the Government. In the guise of being made or kept more “secure”.
Ahmeddinejad or whatever the hell his name is could write “To Jorge With Love, Ahmeddinejad” on amissile and nothing would happen.
This is the difference between a man and the individualin the White House now. When Ronald Reagan won the Election for President, Ahmed and his buddies IMMEDIATELY released the American hostages.
They KNW that joke about “What is flat, black and glows in the dark” wouldn;t be so funny if Ronnie took over and those hostages were still prisoners.
They can read people pretty well. And they have read the Euroweenies and Bush thoroughly.
I think, sport, that we have lived through the best part of American history. We have seen and benefited from the huge increase in prosperity, massive growth in technology (think of the improvements in cars, development of computers and other electronic gear), our fathers went out to fight "the good war", and in our younger years we didn't have a Big Brother government slowly taking away our freedoms (hell, when I was young I could go down to the hardware store and buy any gun I wanted and didn't fill out single form...try that now),
I can't get out of my mind a snippet from that 60's song (or was it 70's?), "Big Yellow Taxi": "You don't know what you've lost until it's gone."
“....when I was young I could go down to the hardware store and buy any gun I wanted and didn’t fill out single form...try that now)”,
And if it was a rifle or shotgun you could walk down the street carrying it to your car. No one said anything. If the policeman drove by he would just wave hello at you and keep driving. Or that is what would happen in my town.
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