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I'm not denying that weapons from Iran are finding their way into the hands of insurgents. What I'm saying is that there is no evidence linking them to the Iranian government. If so please provide some.
This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. "There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval," says a senior official.
The site - which promises "best quality and fast service" - is an example of the vigor with which Iran has moved into a global arms market long dominated by the United States and Western Europe. It also shows that some Iranian-made weapons probably have been used to kill Americans in Iraq, although they could have come through third countries without the direct knowledge of Iran's leadership.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates insists there is "no evidence as yet" that Tehran government officials are involved in shipping weapons to Iraq for use against U.S. forces, a judgment that seems to hinge on the view that the Revolutionary Guards are not part of the "government." But the administration source cautioned, "these are Revolutionary Guards trucks, and although we can't see the mullahs at the wheel, you can bet this is [Tehran] government-sanctioned."
Originally posted by kindred
Here's a link to the pictures I posted. Still working.
Originally posted by antar
These pictures are a direct reminder to keep an open mind and to not live by the hive mentality rule. To make up ones own mind about whether it is right to wipe off the face of the earth a country based solely on the fact that it has nothing but dunes and war minded people is pure propaganda control.
Originally posted by Impreza
I'm from Iran (now living in the U.S.), and I'm sad to say that I never had the chance to visit most of those places in the pics you've uploaded. Thank you for posting these.
And if any of you ever visit Iran, do make plans to go to the beautiful city of Esfahan!