It seems that Iran, as well as Syria (as written about in previous entries), have turned on the weapons faucets to Iraq. It appeared for a time that these weapons flows had been greatly reduced or even shut off, but now we are seeing them trickel in again. The Iranians likely are playing this card in anticipation of the coming “engagement” with the U.S., as well as to create the appearance that U.S. forces leaving Iraq are doing so with their tails tucked between their legs.
The AP reports:
The Pentagon says U.S. soldiers are still finding large numbers of Iranian-made weapons in Iraq, despite’s Iran’s denials.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell says a large cache of Iranian explosives was found a week ago, and the top U.S. general in Iraq recently told reporters about another large find.
Morrell says the military also sees evidence of Iranian training among Iraqi terrorist groups.