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ABC News Thinks They Have an Exclusive

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by carpro, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://abcnews.go.com/International/IraqCoverage/story?id=2688501

    EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 — U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.

    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.

    Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons. U.S. intelligence believes the weapons have been supplied to Iraq's growing Shia militias from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is also believed to be training Iraqi militia fighters in Iran.

    Evidence is mounting, too, that the most powerful militia in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr's Mahdi army, is receiving training support from the Iranian-backed terrorists of Hezbollah.
     
  2. saturneptune

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    Fascinating article. The first question that comes to mind is, looking back since 2003, which country is or was the greatest threat to the security of the United States, Iran or Iraq?
     
  3. Ed Edwards

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    Iran.
    We took out Iraq.
    DUH!
     
  4. DeeJay

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    I think Iran is the real, unstated reason we went into Iraq.

    If we have to fight Iran how much better would it be to have our troops already in the countrys on both sides. And it would be better not to have Sadam nipping at our heals.
     
  5. carpro

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    True.

    Plus, geographically speaking, we had easier access to Iraq, making it more doable.
     
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    Duh back at you. Did you ever hear of past tense verbs? Reread the post. Do you work for the government?
     
  7. saturneptune

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    Do you think we have the manpower to do it at present troop levels?
     
  8. carpro

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    Do you mean Iran?
     
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    Yes, was interested in your thoughts. With the army seemly stretched to the limits with reserves, do you think we have the manpower to invade Iran?
     
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    Only if we use the troops already in Iraq and Afghanistan. We could leave Afghanistan to NATO, leave 1 Division to guard the border with Iraq and leave the Iraqis to kill each other til their hearts content, at least until we vanquish Irans military and remove the IMAMS from power.

    I may be wrong, but I think the Iranians will take to self governing better than the Iraqis have.

    Some of this is just wishful thinking.:smilewinkgrin: The real answer to your question is no... if we keep all the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan where they are.
     
  11. DeeJay

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    Maybe, if we are commited enough to use overwhelming force and not worry about shrapnal damage on every tile of every mosque. If we do have to fight Iran we better be ready for a real war with real casualties on both sides.

    I think the job could be half done from the air. Then like Carpo said use troops already in neighboring countries.
     
  12. Terry_Herrington

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    Bush has made enough of a mess in Iraq, and hopefully neither the Congress nor the American people will allow him to invade Iran.
     
  13. DeeJay

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    No, we would not want to take care of a problem while it is relitivly small an manageable. We want to wait until it is out of hand and we have to act to save our lifes. That keeps it fun and suspensful.

    On a side note I encourage people who are diagnosed with cancer to wait until it spreads before they act. You would not want to treat cancer to quickly wait until the last min. that is what I say.
     
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    You mean like we've done in Iraq. :rolleyes:
     
  15. DeeJay

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    I mean like we should have done in the First Gulf War.
     
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