Tuesday, 25 March 2008

US General David Petraeus Provides no Evidence that Iran was 'behind Green Zone Attack'

In an interview with BBC world affairs editor John Simpson, Gen Petraeus said violence in Iraq was being perpetuated by Iran's Quds Force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards.

"The rockets that were launched at the Green Zone yesterday, for example... were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets," he said, adding that the groups that fired them were funded and trained by the Quds Force.

I seem to remember that the sophisticated explosively formed penetrator-type IEDs, used against US armour, that (I am paraphrasing here), "could only have been made in Iran" were actually found to be made inside Iraq. The link in the text here also shows that the Washington Post Newspaper hid the facts about the origin of these IEDs from the US public.

The lesson here is to never believe anything US military chiefs, or the US media report at face value.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 25th, 2008.]

No comments: