IRAQ: The elusive Iranian weapons
LA Times / Tina Susman in Baghdad
09-May-2008 (7 comments)

A plan to show some alleged Iranian-supplied explosives to journalists last week in Karbala and then destroy them was canceled after the United States realized none of them was from Iran. A U.S. military spokesman attributed the confusion to a misunderstanding that emerged after an Iraqi Army general in Karbala erroneously reported the items were of Iranian origin. When U.S. explosives experts went to investigate, they discovered they were not Iranian after all.


once again: it's ALL LIES!

by Q on

I don't know how long gullable "blame Iran for everything" people will continue to take the American war machine at face value. I'm glad more people in the media are waking up these lies. Still these things are not making the front pages.



Americas Government

by Andrew (not verified) on

I am A White Christian American and I am sick of our government and their Lies, there are so many Americans that feel the same, Americans are brain washed with the media, the media is controled by our government,American Media Scares the American Public with decietful Lies, this country is going down hill fast, Bush and his buddies have destroyed this country, hurt and killed inocent people! They are building FEMA camps all over this country as of now, What for?? Well you be to judge!!What are we going to do? They have taken our rights away, they have scared us to the point we are afraid to voice our opinion, There is an agenda here, its for complete control! The so called rediculous "New World Order!" We are no longer free, I pray for you Iran, Most of us Americans know here that you are peaceful, this is not our wishes for war, we have no more control, We Americans need to take back our Country, Well our God will be the judge of all this wickedness here soon! Priase our God we serve, for God is just and he will punish the wicked and raise up his people!


Sorry to burst you bubble...

by Zion on

...but this new news report makes the reports of the Isamic regime`s complicity in terrorism in Iraq much more thrustworthy. It shows the integrity of news organizations of a free country in their reports. It shows how unreliable reports like these, due to understandable confusions in war zones, are quickly revealed. So the overwhelming numebr of authentic reports of Islamic regime`s hand in the bloodshed are even further verified.
Thanks Q.


What do you expect from this

by Anonymous1 (not verified) on

What do you expect from this administration? It has been based on lies, cheating, and deception from day 1. Who in the right mind can believe them anymore after what they have done all these years? It takes many more years for the US to regain its lost values and credibility.


The illusive other question

by Anonymous-today (not verified) on

If the reported weapons were not Iranian, then where did they originate from? How about Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria? Why not from Iraqi army itself or the international arm dealers? Are they American made, Russian, French, German? Who are the thugs making billions of dollars on the shattered bodies of poor Iraqies? Where do these weapons come from? Anyone noticed how cleverly this is omitted from the report? Can journalists think or is this the covert censorship disguised as editing?



by MKB (not verified) on

At last someone is showing some journalistic integrity. Thank you Ms Susman.

This will no doubt upset some of the regular bloggers on this site (the usual suspects, the Iranian and the non Iranian Zionists) , but for those of us who include Iranians as part of Iran and don’t see Iran just as a prime piece of “real estate“, this article is actually good news.

Lets not feel too pleased about this though, the administration has just come out and blamed Iran and Syria for the current violence in Lebanon. So if you can’t blame them for the guns in Iraq, blame them for the guns in Lebanon, the American public don’t know any better.


Weapons means nothing

by Abarmard on

The make of Iranian weapons, if any, could not be a proof of Iranian military involvements in Iraq. Smuggling goods from all borders of Iran, be it in the Kurdish areas, Baluchestan/Khorasan areas, or Khuzestan region is a normal daily routine. It has always been. If US is too concern about this, they could deploy some more troops (Another surge) to control the borders. To that I say good luck.