Monday, 19 May 2008

US Plan to Frame Iran Stalled by Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki

The government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to endorse US charges of Iranian involvement in arms smuggling to the Mahdi Army, and a plan to show off a huge collection of Iranian arms captured in and around Karbala had to be called off after it was discovered that none of the arms were of Iranian origin.
The official list of weapons captured in Karbala includes nine mortars, four antiaircraft missiles, 45, RPGs and 800 RPG missiles and 570 roadside explosive devices. The failure to find a single item of Iranian origin among these heavier weapons, despite the deeply entrenched Mahdi Army presence over many months, suggests that the dependence of the Mahdi Army on arms manufactured in Iran is actually quite insignificant.

Bush Administration officials and their supporters lied in order to have a war in Iraq and they have been lying in order to initiate a war with Iran.

One sure way of preventing further conflict is to arrest the architects of the first war.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 19th, 2008.]

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