Apr 27 2007

US Nabs Iranian Smuggling Ring In Baghdad

Published by at 12:24 pm under All General Discussions,Iran,Iraq

This is another indication that Iran is basically at war with America (and has declared so themselves):

US forces on Friday detained four members of a gang suspected of smuggling armour-piercing bombs from Iran to Iraq and sending back militants for “terrorist training”, the military said.

A statement from US command in Iraq said the suspects were picked up in an early morning raid on the east Baghdad suburb of Sadr City, a known stronghold of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia.

“The individuals targeted during the raid are suspected members of a secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq,” it said.

The EFP is a form of roadside bomb in which the detonation of an explosive charge inside a steel tube causes a copper disk to deform into a fist-sized chunk of supersonic molten metal that can scythe through armoured vehicles.

American commanders say the design is exclusively Iranian and in January alleged that at least 170 US troops had been killed by EFPs since May 2004.

No word form Senator Surrender (Reid) how deploying troops out of Baghdad would help stop this kind of international recognized war crime (you think landmines are bad!). Senator Surrender is also doubtful to have any explanation on how Iran could be included in the concept of “sectarian civil war”, which he and other Surrendercrats claim all that is going on right now in Iraq. Someone might suggest to Speaker Squeaker she head back to Damascus right away and ask her good buddy Assad what he thinks this is all about.

More here on how the cell was sending those in the ‘civil war’ to Iran for training. This is clearly an act of war which needs to be addressed forcefully so as to put an end to the risk to our troops in Iraq. And while Bush deals with Iran maybe the Dems should start working on their surrender plans for Ahmedinejad….

And oh, don’t expect to see any of this on the liberal-puppet media. Wouldn’t look good for the Surrendercrats.

Update: Some interesting reporting here on how interrogations (probably forbidden under the Democrats) led to leads on the Iranian meddling and possibly this bust.

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4 Responses to “US Nabs Iranian Smuggling Ring In Baghdad”

  1. Bill's Bites says:

    2007.04.27 Dem Perfidy // Islamism Delenda Est Roundup …

    See previous: 2007.04.26 Dem Perfidy // Islamism Delenda Est Roundup General Petraeus’s Briefing John Hinderaker General David Petraeus gave a press briefing in Washington this morning. You may have seen news accounts of it; the headline generally was…

  2. Retired Spook says:

    >i>This is clearly an act of war which needs to be addressed forcefully so as to put an end to the risk to our troops in Iraq.

    I’m rapidly losing confidence that anyone on our side has the cajones to “forcefully address” crap like this. If I were a parent or spouse or sibling of one of the 170 killed by these devices, I’d be beyond angry.

  3. DubiousD says:

    Retired Spook:

    How could we “forcefully address” it? Our military at present is stretched to the breaking point. We don’t have the ground troops to open a new front on the war. We’re still waiting for the last of the troops to join the surge in Iraq, and they won’t get there till June.

    An aerial bombing campaign? Then what? A month of nonstop bombing wasn’t enough to shake Saddam loose from Kuwait. And pace the Clintonistas, six weeks of constant bombing failed to drive Milosovec from Kosovo province (in reality, Clinton and other NATO leaders caved and cut Milosovec a sweetheart deal at Cologne, granting the Serbs numerous concessions in exchange for their withdrawal).

    Right now our only options are sanctions and some heavy duty fingerwagging.

  4. Media Lies says:

    And to think that he was once…….

    ….the Counterterrorism Czar! Richard Clarke wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News that is an amazing exercise ……