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While there is no evidence Iran's government sanctioned the weapons shipment, the analysts said it may indicate a rogue element inside Iran is making the weapons and trying to ship them to Iraq's insurgents.
Originally posted by MickeyDee
Have they really found weapons or is this yet another plot to turn the US public against Iran?
I find it highly believable that Iran would supply insurgents in Iraq, but i also find it highly believable that the US would make the whole thing up.....Remember the Iraqi WMD that could be launched in 45 mins???
I couldn't have said it better...considering this adminstrations track record of expedient lies, if bush and team said the sky was blue and the sun, yellow...I would check for myself.
Has anyone noticed how quickly the so-called axis of evil has attempted to up it's armaments? I wonder why? So much for making the world safer by talking tough and violence huh!!!
Iraq to probe US claims on smuggled Iranian weapons
BAGHDAD (AFX) - Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said security agencies will investigate US claims that Iran had smuggled weapons across the border into Iraq.
'Our security agencies will investigate the US claims,' Jaafari told reporters. 'If we find any truth in these claims, we will not hesitate to take up the matter with Iranian authorities.'
Originally posted by shots
This kind of sounds like the lies about their nuclear program. First they don't, then they do; which is the same old song and dance routine they have used for years.
I also find the wording rather strange when the highest authority in Iran says "we will not hesitate to take up the matter with Iranian authorities".
Originally posted by AceOfBase
You read the article wrong.
Jaafari is the Prime Minister of Iraq not Iran.
He is saying that if Iraq finds any evidence of this he will approach the Iranian authorities.
We're taken to meet Abdullah, who oversees the fort. This fort has been set up to stop smuggling between Iraq and Iran, but strangely Abdullah tells us he hasn't seen any smugglers. When we ask Sergeant White about this later, he tells us that Abdullah is a known supporter of Moqtada al-Sadr. Al-Sadr is a radical Shi'ite cleric who's calling for an immediate withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq.
SERGEANT PETER WHITE: The problem you got there is Abdullah has recently been moved down from fort 50, because one of the shifts he was involved in down there, were blatant Moqtada al-Sadr supporters, and when we first arrived, three months ago they were blatantly quiet hostile to us. So I put this in my patrol report and it filtered down to the right people and they moved him, they've dispersed this shift.
We're told Moqtada al-Sadr is popular in this area.
REPORTER: Does it create a problem for you guys?
SERGEANT PETER WHITE: Not really, at the moment we are kind of tolerated, they put up with us because they sort of have to. When we first got here, before we let them know what were about, showed them our authority, a lot of them had Moqtada al-Sadr ring tones on their telephones, chanting and stuff, and video phones, footage, stickers. When we first got here they must have thought we just got off the boat because they were trying to get us to acknowledge Moqtada al-Sadr was a good man, trying to test their luck, you know.
Abdullah, who oversees the fort. This fort has been set up to stop smuggling between Iraq and Iran, but strangely Abdullah tells us he hasn't seen any smugglers.
Originally posted by Luxifero
How exactly does one assertain the ownership of weapons? If said weapon is from Iran, what markings on this weapon prove this?
A priori judgements tell us that this administration is far from believability.