Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sky is blue, report says

And grass is green, too. NATO forces have intercepted large amounts of munitions being transferred from Iran to Afghanistan.

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.

This is another notch in the stick against Iran, and they know it. Incidentally, this provides further evidence that Sunni and Shi'a mean little to the current regime in Tehran. They have been caught supplying munitions to Iraqi Sunnis and now to the Taliban - a group that was a public enemy of Iran's Shi'a government until now.

An enemy willing to put aside centuries-old differences to fight the Infidel is an enemy we must take seriously. When war with Iran comes -- and it will, whether as the result of direct action by Ahmadinejad or a terrorist act traced back to them -- it will favor us if we are prepared.
Let's not get caught with our pants down again, hmm?

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