General Says U.S. Has Proof Iran Arming Iraqi Militias




 
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General Says U.S. Has Proof Iran Arming Iraqi Militias
 
January 31st, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: General Says U.S. Has Proof Iran Arming Iraqi Militias


General Says U.S. Has Proof Iran Arming Iraqi Militias
USA Today
January 31, 2007
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Bush vows to find, arrest suppliers
By Jim Michaels, USA TODAY
BAGHDAD — Iran is supplying Iraqi militias with a variety of powerful weapons including Katyusha rockets, the No. 2 U.S. general in Iraq said Tuesday.
"We have weapons that we know through serial numbers … that trace back to Iran," Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno said in an interview with USA TODAY.
His comments came as the Bush administration has been taking an increasingly tough stance against what it alleges is Iranian meddling in sectarian violence in Iraq. Last week, the White House confirmed that the president had authorized U.S. troops to take action against Iranian agents in Iraq who present threats.
On Tuesday, President Bush vowed to crack down on those who supply Iraqi insurgents with arms, though he denied any plans to invade Iran.
"We'll deal with it by finding their supply chains and their agents and … arresting them. … In other words, we're going to protect our troops," Bush told ABC News.
Odierno did not provide further details on how weapons were linked to Iran. The Iranian government has denied providing weapons to Iraqi militias.
Most weapons supplied by Iran end up in the hands of Shiite extremists, Odierno said.
He said the weapons include:
•The RPG-29, a rocket-propelled grenade that can fire armor-piercing rounds. It is larger and more sophisticated than the RPG-7 more commonly found in Iraq.
•Katyusha rockets, so large they are generally fired from trucks.
•Powerful roadside bombs, known as explosively formed projectiles, which can pierce armor. The technological know-how and "some of the elements to make them are coming out of Iran," Odierno said.
Several Iranians have been detained in raids inside Iraq, and some remain in custody. The arrests have provided clues about Iranian operations, Odierno said.
"Every time you pick up individuals, you learn about how they facilitate themselves within a country," he said.
He did not specify whether the Iranians in custody are cooperating or whether evidence was seized during the arrest.
Iran's ambassador to Iraq told The New York Times this week that Iran was taking steps to expand military and economic ties with Iraq.
January 31st, 2007  
Gator
 
 
Oh the Presidents vows mean very little.
President Bush did after all vow to get Osama bin Laden years back, and look how that turned out.
January 31st, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Gator

From "DEAD or ALIVE!" to "MARGINALIZED" then finally "I really don't care about OBL". That's our Georgie...

But back to subject. The fact that Iran is involved in helping Shiite militias is hardly news, they were doing the same thing BEFORE Saddam fell as well.
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General Says U.S. Has Proof Iran Arming Iraqi Militias
January 31st, 2007  
Gator
 
 
If President Bush said that the Iranians were in fact Persians I would not take his word for it and wait for an independent review of the matter.
January 31st, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
Gator

From "DEAD or ALIVE!" to "MARGINALIZED" then finally "I really don't care about OBL". That's our Georgie...
He is not your Georgie... He is OUR President. Thanks for your interest anyways.
February 1st, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 
He's not just OUR President. He is also OUR Commander and Cheif. Thanks for playing.
February 1st, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
Exactly..
February 1st, 2007  
Marinerhodes
 
 
I tell my Marines "Here is the problem" *outline problem* "Here is what I want the end result to be" *describes end result*. I leave it to them to obtain the required results within the rules and regulations governing them.

This is how war should be conducted and tell all the other people with their thumb in the pie to get the heck away and let us do our job.
February 1st, 2007  
Donkey
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marinerhodes
I tell my Marines "Here is the problem" *outline problem* "Here is what I want the end result to be" *describes end result*. I leave it to them to obtain the required results within the rules and regulations governing them.

This is how war should be conducted and tell all the other people with their thumb in the pie to get the heck away and let us do our job.
What you first describe is how things work until corporate BS or the Gubment gets involved.....
February 1st, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Team Infidel and 5x56

Speak for yourselves.

He's the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. He's maybe even YOUR President, But he is NOT MY my President. When he started ignoring the law, ignoring the very foundations of our constitution, and by going against the very interests of the United States he stopped being my president.

If you two want to go down with the TITANIC thats your business, don't expect the rest of us to do just because he happens to be the President.

Another reason, every since he took office he made it very clear about his disdain about people that didn't vote for him. This is not just sour grapes about losing. I'm talking about all the nasty deeds he pulled on us (especially those from blue states) for the first 3 years He didn't miss an opportunity to 'stick it' to us. It was pure political payback (and lets not deny Shrubs vengeful streak, its well established). He made that VERY clear about NYC after 9-11, about NO after Katrina and about CA with their energy crisis.

Do your honestly expect me pledge loyalty to him? Ain't going to happen!

The pledge of allegiance states "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the USA and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands". It says NOTHING about the President himself. I have respect for the Office of the President but none for the man who has taken it hostage.

Bush can burn in hell for all I care, (and he probably will too).
 


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