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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Iran slaps Obama again

Like last year, President Obumbler sent a Nowruz (New Year's) message to Iran. And like last year, the Ahmadinejad regime responded by slapping Obama in the face. London's Daily Telegraph reports that a wide variety of Iranian weapons have been seized in Afghanistan (Hat Tip: Power Line).
Border officials have reported that a wide range of material made in Iran – including mortars, plastic explosives, propaganda materials and mobile phones – is ending up in insurgents' hands.

Rahmutallah Safi, the head of Border Police in Herat, an Afghan city on its western border with Iran, said seized material was marked with Persian writing, Channel 4 News reported last night.

"In this place you can see, we have discovered five mines," he said. "All the international monitors have seen it. You yourselves can check to see which country has made it. You can see the [Persian] marks on the weapons and the type and show it to the world."

A Taliban commander admitted that the insurgents had grown more dependent on Iran as Pakistan stepped up operations against the group on its territory.

"Day by day the Iranian border becomes more important for us," he said. "Especially now in Pakistan there are many problems for the Taliban and many of the Taliban have been imprisoned and also they arrest any Taliban who comes out of the[religious schools].

"The mujahideen themselves bring the weapons and money in although we do also use professional smugglers to bring in our shipments."
And on Sunday, the Times of London reports that the Iranians are training the Taliban in the use of roadside bombs.
TALIBAN commanders have revealed that hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iran to kill Nato forces in Afghanistan.

The commanders said they had learnt to mount complex ambushes and lay improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have been responsible for most of the deaths of British troops in Helmand province.

The accounts of two commanders, in interviews with The Sunday Times, are the first descriptions of training of the Taliban in Iran.

According to the commanders, Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses during the winter.

They were smuggled across the border to the city of Zahidan, in southeast Iran, an hour’s drive from training camps in the desert.


During their second month they were shown how to plant IEDs in sequence so that the rescuers of soldiers wounded in one blast would be caught in further explosions.
The Obama administration will undoubtedly decide that Iran is supporting the Taliban so that the Afghan government will stop building 'settlements' in Israel.

What could go wrong?


At 5:10 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - Barry Rubin revealed Iran is supporting Al Qaeda terrorists against US troops in Iran. Think about this for a moment - the US demands Israel Cry Uncle over building a few thousand homes for Jews in Jerusalem and has nothing harsh to say to Iran about its material and political support for terrorists who are murdering American soldiers in Iraq.(Ditto for what its doing on behalf of the Taliban in Afghanistan.) That's about the size of it. Can you tell me the American policy of being harsh on Israel and servile towards Iran is at all reasonable?

What could go wrong indeed


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