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US military says finding more Iranian arms in Iraq (additional propaganda intended to get US to attack Iran next for Israel)

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Old November 11th 07, 05:13 PM posted to alt.military.retired,soc.veterans,rec.aviation.military.naval,us.military.navy,talk.politics.mideast
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Default US military says finding more Iranian arms in Iraq (additional propaganda intended to get US to attack Iran next for Israel)

If we had never invaded Iraq (for Israel) in accordance with the 'A
Clean Break' (see http://tinyurl.com/2wltaw), we wouldn't have
encountered this problem to begin with (and there is no absolute proof
that Iran is making these EFPs anyway as such has been conveyed via
the media by military minions associated with the 'JINSA crowd' which
has been in control of the Pentagon as even Colin Powell conveyed for
Washington Post correspondent Karen DeYoung's bio book about him):

U.S. military says finding more Iranian arms in Iraq (Reuters)
By Paul Tait
1 hour, 22 minutes ago

The quantity of Iranian bomb-making components being found in Iraq is
increasing despite a fall in attacks and 20 Iranian-trained agents are
still operating south of Baghdad, a top U.S. general said on Sunday.
Extensive Iranian influence in Iraq remained evident, said Major-
General Rick Lynch, despite signs of a possible easing of tensions
between Washington and Tehran over security in Iraq.
"Iranian influence is dominant at many levels," said Lynch, whose area
of command extends from Baghdad's southern suburbs south through Sunni
Arab insurgent strongholds to the major Shi'ite cities of Kerbala and
Lynch said his troops were chasing 20 "targets" he identified as Iraqi
Shi'ites who were agents for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps's
(IRGC) elite Qods Force.
"They were trained in Iran and they're conducting operations in our
battle space," Lynch told reporters. "They're Iraqis but they're IRGC
surrogates and they're still out there."
Lynch said in August that military intelligence suggested there were
about 50 IRGC troops in southern Iraq training Shi'ite militias in the
use of mortars and rockets.
His latest comments came despite an apparent softening of rhetoric by
U.S. officials in Baghdad towards Iran.
Washington accuses Tehran of arming, training and funding Shi'ite
militias in Iraq, charges Iran denies, but U.S. ambassador to Iraq
Ryan Crocker late last month noted several positive developments in
Iran's involvement in Iraq.
These included a sharp drop in mortar attacks on Baghdad's heavily
fortified Green Zone, many blamed on Shi'ite militias using Iranian
weapons, and the Mehdi Army militia ceasefire ordered in August by
Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
On Friday, the U.S. military released nine Iranians, including two it
accused of links to the Qods Force.
Falls in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian casualties in the past two
months have been attributed to a "surge" of 30,000 extra U.S. troops,
which was completed in mid-June, and tribal sheikhs organizing
"concerned citizens" into local police units.
Lynch said there had been a 59 percent fall in roadside bomb attacks
in his area including "explosively formed penetrators" -- arming-
piercing bombs known as EFPs -- since July 1.
"The number of EFP attacks are on the decline but the number of EFP
munitions we're finding has indeed increased," he said.
"We've come across weapons caches with large numbers of EFP components
all traceable back to Iran based on tool markings."
Lynch said he did not know whether these components were being found
more often because more were coming in or whether his troops were
conducting more searches.
He said he was also troubled by the number of Iranian rockets being
found. In two recent cases, he said, 46 Iranian rockets were found
ready and aimed at a U.S. operating base and several more were
discovered near a U.S. patrol post.
(Editing by Matthew Tostevin)



Old November 12th 07, 06:44 PM posted to alt.military.retired,soc.veterans,rec.aviation.military.naval,us.military.navy,talk.politics.mideast
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On Nov 11, 12:13 pm, wrote:
If we had never invaded Iraq (for Israel) in accordance with the 'A

OK... Iraq and Iran were enemies, your theory is "we invaded Iraq for
Israel" thereby boosting Iranian futures? And now we are supposed to
invade Iran "for Israel"? Which particular Israeli suggested this?


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