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Top U.S. military officer assails Iran's role in Iraq
IHT ^ | 4/26/08 | Dave Stout

Posted on 04/26/2008 7:40:37 AM PDT by pissant

The government of Iran continues to supply weapons and other support to extremists in Iraq, despite repeated promises to the contrary, and is increasingly complicit in the death of U.S. soldiers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday in a stark new assessment of Iranian influence.

The chairman, Admiral Michael Mullen, said he was "extremely concerned" about "the increasingly lethal and malign influence" by the government of Iran and the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a special force that aids and encourages Islamic militants around the world. The Quds Forces in Iran were created during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s and report directly to the leadership of Iran's theocratic government.

Pentagon concerns about Iranian influence in neighboring Iraq is nothing new, but the content and tone of Mullen's remarks left the impression that far from abating, the worries about Iran have intensified in recent months.

"The Iranian government pledged to halt such activities some months ago," Mullen said. "It's plainly obvious they have not. Indeed, they seem to have gone the other way."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: gwot; iran; iraq; mullen; oif; qudsforce; revolutionaryguard; terrorists
The mullahs days are numbered.
1 posted on 04/26/2008 7:40:38 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
About FOUR years too late for the words.

And still waiting on hitting those supply lines (from Syria and Iran). Maybe in Bush' last week?

2 posted on 04/26/2008 7:45:40 AM PDT by beckaz (No more Harvard and Yale in the White House)
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We just killed a gaggle of Iranian trained jihadists this past week.

3 posted on 04/26/2008 7:47:30 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party:
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Great, I mean it, but:

-Where did we kill then, inside Iraq?

-How many IED’s and how many GI fatalities and injuries later?

4 posted on 04/26/2008 7:57:40 AM PDT by beckaz (No more Harvard and Yale in the White House)
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What if Bush’s remarks earlier this week to disperse the tax rebates checks early was a sign of a military action against Iran is coming. He did mention this money could be used to help pay for rising fuel cost. All the pundants, including me, thought that was odd for the President to release the tax rebate early to fight rising fuel prices. Maybe he knows once we start the bombing, we Americans are going to need all the money we can get to pay the 6 or 7 dollar a gallon it will be. I think I’ll use my tax rebate to buy a bike.

6 posted on 04/26/2008 6:55:25 PM PDT by kagoots (Soon we will envy the dead)
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