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NATO officials say they have caught Iran red-handed, shipping heavy arms, C4 explosives and advanced roadside bombs to the Taliban for use against NATO forces, in what the officials say is a dramatic escalation of Iran's proxy war against the United States and Great Britain.
This is not small beans, folks.
This is serious weaponry that can cause a lot of damage and kill a lot of coalition soldiers.
Iran and the Taliban had been fierce enemies when the Taliban was in power in Afghanistan, and their apparent collaboration came as a surprise to some in the intelligence community.
They're doing this in Iraq.... why is it such a big surprise they would be doing this in Afghanistan.
They want American soldiers dead. D-E-A-D.
And we're not doing a damn thing about it.
"I think their goal is to make it very clear that Iran has the capability to make life worse for the United States on a variety of fronts," said Seth Jones of the Rand Institute, "even if they have to do some business with a group that has historically been their enemy."
So they're attempting to make our live very difficult... and we're doing what about this?
The coalition analysis says munitions recovered in two Iranian convoys, on April 11 and May 3, had "clear indications that they originated in Iran. Some were identical to Iranian supplied goods previously discovered in Iraq."
The April convoy was tracked from Iran into Helmand province and led a fierce firefight that destroyed one vehicle, according to the official analysis. A second vehicle was reportedly found to contain small arms ammunition, mortar rounds and more than 650 pounds of C4 demolition charges.
A second convoy of two vehicles was spotted on May 3 and led to the capture of five occupants and the seizure of RPG-7mm rockets and more than 1,000 pounds of C4, the analysis says.
Also among the munitions are components for the lethal EFPs, or explosive formed projectiles, the roadside bombs that U.S. officials say Iran has provided to Iraqi insurgents with deadly results.
So why aren't we engaging these targets? Why are we confronting Iran on this? What is it going to take to show that "No.... The Iranian government is NOT our friend. And no... our current "talking" is NOT working."
It's time we get tough with these f*ckers.
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[Edited 2007-06-07 02:10:22]