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Iranian forces crossed Iraqi border: report
AFP ^ | 06/25/07

Posted on 06/25/2007 4:59:23 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever

Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday.

Britain's defence ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on "intelligence matters".

An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: "It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it."

"We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. It is very hard for us to strike back. All we can do is try to defend ourselves. We are badly on the back foot."

The Sun said that radar sightings of Iranian helicopters crossing into the Iraqi desert were confirmed to it by very senior military sources.

In response to the report, a British defence ministry spokesman said: "There is evidence that explosive devices used against our troops in southern Iraq originated in Iran."

"Any Iranian link to armed militias in Iraq either through weapons supply, training or funding are unacceptable."

Britain has about 7,100 soldiers in Iraq, most of whom are based in the southern city of Basra and surrounding areas, though the government has pledged to reduce that to between 5,000 and 5,500 this year.


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Looks like Syria and Iran are looking to blow the Middle East wide open. Could be a long summer in the desert.
1 posted on 06/25/2007 4:59:27 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: Rutles4Ever; Dog; SJackson; Cindy

BTTT


2 posted on 06/25/2007 5:00:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Rutles4Ever
Why didn’t we scramble some jets and blow them off the face of the earth?
3 posted on 06/25/2007 5:02:24 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Rutles4Ever
"Any Iranian link to armed militias in Iraq either through weapons supply, training or funding are unacceptable."

That was probably the extent of our response, issuing a statement that it's "unacceptable".

4 posted on 06/25/2007 5:03:09 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Rutles4Ever

Whatever happened to the Bush Doctrine???


5 posted on 06/25/2007 5:04:26 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Rutles4Ever

explains the build up of US carriers in/near the Gulf

Also an attack on Iraq would be a useful Iranian distraction to divert the West in the event Iran and Syria plan to sponsor another war against Israel


6 posted on 06/25/2007 5:04:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: jveritas; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; knighthawk; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; Steel Wolf; CAP; ...

Iranian forces in Iraq ping.


7 posted on 06/25/2007 5:05:10 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: inkling

apparantly he already has.


9 posted on 06/25/2007 5:06:21 PM PDT by veryconernedamerican
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To: inkling
So is Bush going to offer them amnesty as well?

Just Iranians doing the jobs Iraqis won't do.

10 posted on 06/25/2007 5:06:58 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: rodguy911
Why didn’t we scramble some jets and blow them off the face of the earth?

Because President Bush is a Compassionate Conservative.

11 posted on 06/25/2007 5:08:02 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
IT’s hard to figure out the rules of this war.
12 posted on 06/25/2007 5:09:54 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: rodguy911

Most likely this has been seen alot and we have to decided to out it now from some reason, most likely to up the ante a bit


13 posted on 06/25/2007 5:10:49 PM PDT by veryconernedamerican
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To: Rutles4Ever; jeffers; Bahbah

Don’t smell quite rite to me...


14 posted on 06/25/2007 5:11:19 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Rutles4Ever
Could be a long summer in the desert

Or better yet, it could be a short one:


15 posted on 06/25/2007 5:11:54 PM PDT by do the dhue (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I wont - George S. Patton Jr)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
Don’t smell quite rite to me...

Me either.

16 posted on 06/25/2007 5:13:12 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: EagleUSA

It’s been emasculated by Congress - with the threat of cuts in war funding - and the American people - by putting Dimocraps in charge of the purse strings again.


17 posted on 06/25/2007 5:13:19 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Dark Wing; Dog Gone; a_Turk; Shermy

Unconfirmed.


18 posted on 06/25/2007 5:15:14 PM PDT by Thud
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To: Rutles4Ever
It would be advisable to wait for confirmation from an authoritative source before suffering a self inflicted wedgie. :-)
19 posted on 06/25/2007 5:15:34 PM PDT by verity (Muhammed and Harry Reid are Dirt Bags)
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To: veryconernedamerican
It's one thing for us to cross their border and do some damage, we would never hear the end form the traitorous msm but when they cross Iraq's border what holds us back? I really don't get it.
20 posted on 06/25/2007 5:15:48 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: randog

He is against any kind of fence on the Iraqi border. As long as Iranians speak Spanish, they can come in.


21 posted on 06/25/2007 5:16:55 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Bahbah
LOL,,,Hi BB,,,that should have been a “bring a clothespin
ping”...;0)
22 posted on 06/25/2007 5:17:06 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Bahbah

Hey Bah, wierd hapenings huh?


23 posted on 06/25/2007 5:17:12 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Rutles4Ever
"It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably.

When we did NOTHING in regards to Iran supporting terrorism in Iraq, this was the next natural step. Now if we do nothing about this, we will see Iranian troops trying to enter Baghdad

24 posted on 06/25/2007 5:18:19 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: rodguy911

Yes, they would make great target practice. Iran couldn’t say a thing because they won’t admit to the world that they’re in Iraq. Don’t tell Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Harry Reid, or the rest of the Liberal wackos in DC, they think we’re the enemy.


25 posted on 06/25/2007 5:20:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Rutles4Ever
As Hitler started to try and achieve his aims, Britain and France appeased him, and allowed Germany to become more powerful.

-snip

Neville Chamberlain was considered a national hero for managing to avoid another war. However, 3 days after he returned to britain, Hitler invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia. Britain and France once again did nothing and appeased Hitler.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A828317

26 posted on 06/25/2007 5:22:19 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: randog
Just Iranians doing the jobs Iraqis won't do.

What the heck is wrong with you? Your comment makes no sense and you look like a raving idiot for posting it.

This article has absolutely nothing to do with our immigration problems.

27 posted on 06/25/2007 5:22:34 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Rutles4Ever
In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran -- but nobody has officially declared it."


We've been in a full on war with Iran since 1979 when they seized our embassy. They've been fighting the war ever since in various ways, but we refuse to fight back.

Soon, they will have nuclear weapons, but our president is more concerned right now with making sure the Mexican invaders don't feel uncomfortable while trying to cross our borders.
28 posted on 06/25/2007 5:23:31 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: EagleUSA
Whatever happened to the Bush Doctrine???

It was a border crossing, so this doesnt count.

29 posted on 06/25/2007 5:24:45 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Thud
Very unconfirmed, it appears the source of all this is the sun tabloid, not exactly reputable unless I got the wrong one.
30 posted on 06/25/2007 5:25:38 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: JeanS
This article has absolutely nothing to do with our immigration problems.

No, but it has alot to do with the weakness of Bush, in which he does nothing about either this invasion or the other one.

31 posted on 06/25/2007 5:26:02 PM PDT by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democratic Party." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Yeah I know everything is so screwed up these days, we gotta get the rats out of office some how.
32 posted on 06/25/2007 5:26:33 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Didn’t Blair leave office? Maybe Iran is pushing to see which way our allies will go now. Just a thought.


33 posted on 06/25/2007 5:32:01 PM PDT by huldah1776 (Worthy is the Lamb.)
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To: lowbridge

Fine, then the poster should have said that instead of comparing the Mexican/U.S. border to the Iran/Iraq border.

It’s a ridiculous comparison and the poster knew it when he posted his comment.


34 posted on 06/25/2007 5:32:08 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Rutles4Ever
>>>We are badly on the back foot." <<<

Thats the incredibly asinine British rules of engagement talking again: when Iran took the British Marines hostage, the head of the Navy said that British rules of engagement is such situations is "decidedly de-esclatory"!!

Translation - "you ain't gonna get a fight out of us"!

35 posted on 06/25/2007 5:32:14 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: rodguy911
wierd hapenings huh?

I don't know if you are aware of what is going on in the Senate tonight, but the Republicans, led by Lugar, are giving up. So who knows...

36 posted on 06/25/2007 5:33:14 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Rutles4Ever

DU has the same article posted, only (ahem), NO RESPONSES.

In other words “Move Along, Nothing To See here”.


37 posted on 06/25/2007 5:38:36 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: Bahbah
Had no idea, is there a live thread of all this? After all we have tried to do these bozos are giving up!! That’s too much!!
38 posted on 06/25/2007 5:38:44 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Rutles4Ever

bfl


39 posted on 06/25/2007 5:42:49 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
Don’t smell quite rite to me...

+1 - Agreed - Huge smell of BS here -

40 posted on 06/25/2007 5:45:22 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: huldah1776

Good thought.

Let’s see.


41 posted on 06/25/2007 5:47:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: elhombrelibre
Not sure how to read it. Would AFP literally just invent it.
Surely we should start hearing some follow up if it is true.
42 posted on 06/25/2007 5:47:58 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Rutles4Ever

Sun tabloid?

How reliable can this be?

I mean I have no doubt Iran is meddling big time, hell beyond meddling.


43 posted on 06/25/2007 5:48:37 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Rutles4Ever

I have a brother-in-law who server two tours in Iraq during this war. He told us LAST YEAR that the US was already fighting in Iran, but no one is reporting it.


44 posted on 06/25/2007 5:49:00 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Rutles4Ever

45 posted on 06/25/2007 5:50:25 PM PDT by Gritty (There is no escape from the war Iran is waging against us, intensifying every passing hour-M Ledeen)
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To: DevSix

A month or so ago,,,the “last” one of these stories that came from that area was a “cross-river” attack,,,
(they forgot to look at a map)...;0)


46 posted on 06/25/2007 5:55:22 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Exactly, which sun tabloid is the question, I want a hell of a lot more confirmation than some tabloid!
47 posted on 06/25/2007 5:56:35 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: LetsRok

So it starts—I always thought Iran would strike first. How long will it be before we understand that this is war.


48 posted on 06/25/2007 5:56:41 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: JeanS
What the heck is wrong with you? Your comment makes no sense

I thought the comparison of Mexican border crossers to the Iranians was apropos (and clever to boot) Cheers!

49 posted on 06/25/2007 5:56:55 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: LetsRok
(Shhhh thats the guys from the unit)
50 posted on 06/25/2007 5:57:36 PM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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