Official: Iran Moving Military Equipment into Syria Through Iraq

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 12:32 PM
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So, this is what happens in a post war, post US occupied Iraq... It was just a matter of time.

The enemy of my enemy...


The government of Iraq is now cooperating with Iran as the Iranian government is transporting military equipment to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime through Iraqi airspace.

A U.S. official confirmed that Washington had warned “all levels” of the Iraqi government about letting Iran use Iraqi airspace:

It's reasonable to stop the planes and inspect them. At least do some randomly and legitimately to see. They (Iraq) have cause to be suspicious. Instead, they are suspending their disbelief, looking the other way, and averting their gaze. If they really wanted to find out they would stop flights randomly, periodically, and actually look at them. And we are confident that they would find, and we have told them this, military equipment and weapons, ammunition, those type of things.

The Iranian government has claimed that the planes only transport humanitarian supplies. Last December, it was reported that Iraqi government officials were warning Iran of the times when they would inspect the planes, rendering the inspections meaningless.

www.breitbart.com...


Asked who in the Iraqi government Washington had spoken to about its concerns, the US official replied, "All levels of the Iraqi government."

The United States has persistently called on Iraq to inspect Iranian planes flying to Syria via Baghdad's airspace, despite Iranian insistence that they are only carrying humanitarian supplies.

Iraq has publicly announced having searched two planes, both in October.

The New York Times reported in December that Iran appears to have been forewarned by Iraqi officials as to when plane inspections would be conducted, thus helping Tehran avoid detection.


www.israelnationalnews.com...-B9

So, we are arming and training the rebels (without knowing their origins, just like Libya) and Iran is arming the regime in order to keep it propped up. Anyone get the feeling that this is a battle that we will NEVER win. Time to pull out completely. Everything ...




posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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I don't understand all of this as it gets confusing but I did read somewhere that Russia sent a message for the US to stay out of Syria and other Countries affairs as it interferes with sovereignty. I think your right in that this is never going to end and we are putting ourselves at risk now.



posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 12:46 PM
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The Iraqis will never forget what NATO did in destroying their country.

They don't owe anyone a God damn plane inspection or anything else for that matter.



posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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SORRY, but can any of these sources be taken seriously?

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Every Israeli News Source about Iran is Propaganda!

The American News Media is Shameless!

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by solarstorm
The Iraqis will never forget what NATO did in destroying their country.
They don't owe anyone a God damn plane inspection or anything else for that matter.

True however the motive and agenda were met as per this and several other opinions/articles. Moreoever its not a mystery nor was it not predicted the fallout between the shias and sunnis in the region as per who will sleep with whom even despite they both had a war (iran and iraq)
It was a matter of when.

Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatized and utterly dominated by foreign firms.

From ExxonMobil and Chevron to BP and Shell, the West's largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq. So have a slew of American oil service companies, including Halliburton, the Texas-based firm Dick Cheney ran before becoming George W. Bush's running mate in 2000.

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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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Both sides of the Syrian conflict are being funded.. I really couldn't care what the Iraqi's do let alone whether Iran are propping up Assad. It's just one big failure what ever way you look at it.



posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by solarstorm
The Iraqis will never forget what NATO did in destroying their country.

They don't owe anyone a God damn plane inspection or anything else for that matter.


Nor will either side forget the tragedies and death toll from the Iraq-Iran war that raged for 8 years. Iran had their thumb on Iraq for the last 6 years of that war and both countries were a mess afterward. We helped Iraq in that war and indirectly helped Iran via Iran-Contra. Strange indeed.

Way too many lives lost on all sides for all the wrong reasons apparently. Rather common with all wars eh?

ETA
Even stranger, Israel sold Iran weapons and equipment during that war. Now, Iran wants to erase them from History.
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posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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any foreign intervention in Syria is wrong.



posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 06:05 PM
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This would never have happened had we left (a relative moderate compared with today’s lot) like Saddam, in charge of Iraq

Just understand the background story…
Iran is majority Shiite and Shiite led, as now is Iraq. But Syria is majority Sunni country, led by an exclusively Shiite government (Assad).

When we killed Saddam in Iraq we removed a Sunni leader who had to work hard pleasing his people (free university education, subsidised food & water ect) because he was not the same version of Islam as his people.
So (predictably) when Assad is gone the next leader of Syria will be Sunni, and therefore able to commit far more corruption-wrong than any Shiite leader could have.

It is because European colonial powers recognised that a leader of a different religion to his people, had to be far more practical than anybody else that in just about every Muslim country we occupied we originally had in place such leaders. The problem is this solution has been too successful. Britain and America want Arabs in total poverty, fighting each other, rather than helping Iran or being organised about Israel.



posted on Mar, 20 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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How is this any different then some Eastern-bloc nation or Pakistan letting us through to Afghanistan??



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 02:21 AM
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We'll never pull out, our politicians and corporations make to much money doing this, plus they want all the natural resources Syria has to offer.

Got to love those double standards of "we can do it, but you cannot" in giving supplies.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 04:53 AM
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so i don't see anything wrong in that. Iran and sirya are military partners and neighbours. so thet's their right to sell arms one to another



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 07:31 AM
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Sure, but they are going through Iraq to do it and Iraq is violating the guidelines that have been long established by govts. who have claimed that we have been successful in Iraq. Clearly, there has been no success based on this revelation and the bomb attacks that are still occurring in Iraq on a regular basis. Is the future any brighter for the people of Iraq? I don't think so.

I should have made that point more relevant in the OP. Sorry about that.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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IT is coming ... we've all known it would. And it's no surprise that IT will get kicked off in that part of the world. Everyone is involved in a proxy war in Syria. The Russians .. The Iranians ... The Saudis ... The Lebonese ... Americans are probably covertly funding the rebels .... and The Syiran government itself is evil ...

IT is coming .. and sooner rather than later .. IMHO.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 07:50 AM
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You're right. That's why the survivors of Benghazi have been threatened to keep their mouths shut. We have been nosing around in that region for far too long. It's tough imagine another major conflict ignited by this BS in Syria of all things.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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Agreed.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 04:44 AM
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"Even stranger, Israel sold Iran weapons and equipment during that war. Now, Iran wants to erase them from History. "-----unquote

ahem! ahmadinejad actually said "the zionist regime should be erased from history", or something very similar. he did not say(despite israeli propaganda from many news sources) that the country israel should be wiped off the map. not that the zio's care, they know that if they publicize anything for 2 weeks it will be adopted as fact due to the gullibility of people. they can even retract it later but its dome its job.
thelede.blogs.nytimes.com...
if you care to, check this page for several views on the subject.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 05:10 AM
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Great benefit from the Iraq war huh. We removed a government that didnt support radical groups and the nation of Iran to install one that LOVES radical hard line Muslims and allows Iran to use its air space to fuel a civil war in another country.

Just like Lybia now full of terrorist groups, and so the wish to do with Syria.....

Thanks Bush, Cheney, and now Obama. The world thanks you, you blood gargling psychopaths
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