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Iraq: 200 explosive belts seized on Syria border

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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Iraq: 200 explosive belts seized on Syria border


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Finding reinforces Baghdad’s claims that neighbor is allowing fighters in.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces seized 200 explosive belts along the Syrian border Wednesday, a police spokesman said, reinforcing Baghdad's claims that its western neighbor isn't doing enough to stop the flow of fighters and weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq.

The belts were found during a search of a truck that had crossed into Iraq from Syria at the Waleed border station...
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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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Are we supposed to be surprised?

First it was Iranian weapons in Iraq,
then Iranian weapons in Afghanistan,
now we have Syrians sending weapons into Iraq.

Is the US trying to make a case against Iran and Syria?

Does the harm caused by these activities constitute greater force?

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posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 07:54 PM
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Of course they are sending in weapons, their neighbour has been illegially invaded and occupied by a foriegn military for crying out loud. We'd be doing the EXACT same thing should ANY of our allies or neighbours be invaded by a nation that is 'also' hostile towards us.



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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I absolutely agree and understand,
but how will the US handle this?

Will troop withdrawls initiate before this worsens?
Or will this continue and force the US to act?

Any other thoughts?



posted on Jul, 11 2007 @ 09:16 PM
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This should not surprise anyone. We already know that Iran and Syria are in an alliance. Both border Iraq, and both fear the large US force in their midst. That's probably the main reason they are allied. It stands to reason both would sponsor continued guerilla tactics against US forces in Iraq, both to weaken them, but mainly to exhaust the US will to keep them there.

That this continual low-grade war they are waging against the US might actually stimulate the attack they fear seems to escape them. Saddam made the same sort of mistake by playing games with the UN inspectors... neither seems to understand that the quickest way to get rid of the Americans is to let Iraq be pacified, and let the American taxpayer demand the withdrawel. But this level of sophistication will escape them. As brutal autocrats do everywhere, they can only measure their rivals by their own tedious standards.




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