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IRAQ: The Elusive Iranian Weapons (are NOT from Iran)

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posted on May, 14 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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IRAQ: The Elusive Iranian Weapons (NOT from Iran)


latimesblogs.latimes.com

Iraqi officials lately have backed off the accusations against Iran.

A plan to show some alleged Iranian-supplied explosives to journalists last week in Karbala and then destroy them was canceled after the United States realized none of them was from Iran. A U.S. military spokesman attributed the confusion to a misunderstanding that emerged after an Iraqi Army general in Karbala erroneously reported the items were of Iranian origin.

When U.S. explosives experts went to investigate, they discovered they were not Iranian after all.

Iran, meanwhile, continues to seethe after an Iraqi delegation went to Tehran last week to confront it with the accusations
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[edit on 5/14/2008 by Keyhole]




posted on May, 14 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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Uh - Oh! Sorry Iran!

Looks like the weapons found in Iraq aren't from Iran after all!

But it's that Iraqi guys fault! (shift the blame! QUICK!)

Why the hell were they claiming they were from Iran before having a weapons expert look at them!

Could it be that somebody was was just trying to gain US and world support for attacking Iran! [sarcasm]They wouldn't have LIED to us, would they?[/sarcasm]

latimesblogs.latimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 5/14/2008 by Keyhole]



posted on May, 14 2008 @ 05:12 PM
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From another article:

US confession: Weapons were not made in Iran after all


n a sharp reversal of its longstanding accusations against Iran arming militants in Iraq , the US military has made an unprecedented albeit quiet confession: the weapons they had recently found in Iraq were not made in Iran at all.

*****SKIP*****


The US, which until two weeks ago had never provided any proof for its allegations, finally handed over its "evidence" of the Iranian origin of these weapons to the Iraqi government. Last week, an Iraqi delegation to Iran presented the US "evidence" to Iranian officials. According to Al-Abadi, a parliament member from the ruling United Iraqi Alliance who was on the delegation, the Iranian officials totally refuted "training, financing and arming" militant groups in Iraq . Consequently the Iraqi government announced that there is no hard evidence against Iran.



And the mystery begins, why was this "rumor" started in the first place, and who STARTED the allegations? Who's "brainstorm" was it to blame Iran as the source of these weapons? I really can't believe that this all started because ONE Iraqi general thought the weapons were from Iran!

I would have thought it would have been pretty easy for the military to identify WHERE weapons were made!

And I guess the "training and financing" allegations was, shall we say, "flimsy evidence", since the "Iraqi government announced that there is no hard evidence against Iran".

[edit on 5/14/2008 by Keyhole]



 
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