The Associated Press: US official: Iran boosting support for Iraqi insurgents
Iran is ratcheting up its support for militias in Iraq, providing them with newly manufactured weapons and bring them across the border to receive training from members of Tehran's elite Republican Guard, U.S. military officials said Friday.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military is preparing to roll out evidence, such as date stamps on newly found weapons caches, that shows that recently made Iranian weapons are flowing into Iraq at a steadily increasing rate.
Mullen would not detail the evidence, which is expected to be unveiled by military leaders in Iraq as early as next week. But another senior military official said it will include mortars, rockets,small arms, roadside bombs and armor piercing explosives, known as explosively formed penetrators or EFP's, That troop have discovered in caches in recent months.
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, believed to be in Iran, called for an end to Iraqi bloodshed on Friday and said his threat of an "open war" applies only to U.S. led foreign troops, U.S. soldiers. Mahdi Army commanders, who said they have recently taken delivery of new Iranian weapons, expressed disappointment that the cleric had not given them a green light for an offensive.
When are we going to do something to Iran to stop the flow of weapons into Iraq that is killing our soldiers. Iam not saying an all out war but something like the Israelis did in Syria. Let's say a warning shot. Right now it seems we are worried more of what the world thinks of us than saving U.S. lives.
Now Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised to give the West a "bloody nose" and "smash in on the mouth." Tehran plans to expand the number of new cascades of centrifuges, some of the advanced IR-2 design, to 54,000. This is an expensive and unnecessary effort in a country so rich with natural gas that it flares a good part of it. These Iranian gas flares contribute to global warming, and literally burning tens of millions of dollars a year, and are so large they can even seen from satellites in space.
Now is this enrich uranium fuel will be used to produce electricity or enriched to produce nuclear weapons explosives when they have so much natural gas? When you tell someone that a nuclear bomb will fit into a suitcase or in the back of a van, they don't believe you. They think that you watch too many James Bond movies. But there are people who want to hurt the U.S. and will die for that cause. These people , all they need is someone to give them this suitcase or the keys to the van.
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