We believe this is patently bullshit. BushCo is setting the stage for another war, and few in Amerika are doing a single fucking thing to stop it. These people need to be impeached and imprisoned. These claims are all in the same category as Bush’s four claims of thwarted terrorist attacks in his State of the Union message a few days ago – they are all exaggerations or lies !!
US warns Iran to stay away from Iraq
February 1, 2007 – 3:04PM
Iran is supplying Iraqi insurgents with weapons technology used to kill American troops, a senior US diplomat said, sending another warning to Iran against interfering in Iraq.
The claim, by US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, came as the US military said it was investigating whether Iranian agents were directly involved in a raid on an Iraqi compound in which five American soldiers were killed.
US officials have said the investigation is weighing whether the attack, by men dressed in uniforms like those of US troops, was the work of Iranians, or Iraqis trained by Iranians.
Burns said US officials had “picked up individuals who we believe are giving very sophisticated explosive technology to Shia insurgent groups who then use that technology to target and kill American soldiers”.
“It’s a very serious situation. And the message from the United States is, Iran should cease and desist,” he said.
The US has been tracking Iranian involvement in Iraqi insurgent attacks for about two years and has found increasing evidence that Iran has given assistance to Shi’ites in southern Iraq, Burns said in an interview with National Public Radio taped for broadcast later this week.
“They have attacked British soldiers near Basra and they’ve now begun to mount those operations throughout the country – at least in the Baghdad region as well.”
Washington officials have charged that Iran is providing Shi’ites with high-grade explosives capable of tearing through the armour on military vehicles.
The Bush administration has repeatedly warned Iran against fuelling violence in Iraq and US forces have detained a number of Iranian officials in raids over the past month.
“We warned Iran privately on a number of occasions over the last year and a half and the Iranians, of course, did not appear to listen to that, so now we’ve begun to detain those Iranian officials,” Burns said.
“We think it’s absolutely within our rights to do so under Article 51 of the UN charter, which is self-defence.”
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