Friday, February 09, 2007

Well, That Settles It....

I saw the wire headline shout "Gates describes Iraq evidence against Iran; Info on explosives shows Tehran 'very much involved,' Pentagon chief says". Ready to be convinced, I clicked through with anticipation. Here's the text:
Serial numbers and markings on explosives used in Iraq provide "pretty good" evidence that Iran is providing either weapons or technology for militants there, Defense Secretary Robert Gates asserted Friday.

Offering some of the first public details of evidence the military has collected, Gates said, "I think there's some serial numbers, there may be some markings on some of the projectile fragments that we found," that point to Iran.
More from another wire report:
"I'm just frankly not specifically certain myself of the details but I understand there is pretty good evidence tying (the bomb technology) to the Iranians," he said.
Sounds like a slam dunk, doesn't it?


Anonymous Awake! said...

If only we "knew what they knew" it would be a slam dunk I'm sure.

Hmmmm ...guess if we really knew what they knew we'd probably (finally) be forced to blow them right through impeachment and into either criminal prosecution or a war crimes trial.

2/09/2007 6:56 PM  
Blogger wendyo said...

I think I know what they might be thinking.

2/09/2007 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"made in the USA" is on plenty of the weapons used against us... yep, we're our own worst enemy.

2/10/2007 2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear they're trying to get yellow cake from Nigeria.

2/10/2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I hear the mustard gas that killed thousands of Iranians in the Iran/Iraq conflict came from the US.

2/10/2007 1:35 PM  
Blogger mrs panstreppon said...

The New York Times came out with a story last night, "Deadliest Bomb In Iraq Is Made by Iran". Steve Benen at the Carpetbagger Report debunked the story pretty quick.

For one, the NYT reporter, Michael R. Gordon, was in cahoots with Judith Miller on the Iraqi aluminum tubes story so anything from Gordon is suspect.

I'd have to say that the NYT is for a war with Iran. Now why would that be?

2/10/2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger the bewilderness said...

"It's been pretty well confirmed" that the evidence is pretty good.
Since Gordon is the recording device that Darth Cheney uses to "pretty well confirm" the echoes he sets up, pretty good is obviously good enough. Remember that 1% doctrine?

2/10/2007 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Israel benefits from these endless Middle East wars. Iraq is the beginning. As we commit war-crimes in Baghdad, the US gov't commits treason at home by opening mail, eliminating habeas corpus, using the judiciary to steal private lands, banning books like "America Deceived" from Amazon and Wikipedia, conducting warrantless wiretaps and engaging in illegal wars based on behalf of AIPAC. Soon, another US false-flag operation will occur (sinking of an Aircraft Carrier by Mossad) and the US will invade Iran, (on behalf of Israel). Then we'll invade Syria, then Saudi Arabia, then Lebanon (again) then ....
Final link (before Google Books bends to gov't demands and censors the title):
America Deceived (book)

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2/11/2007 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the absolute piece of shit that the Washington Post is running as its main Sunday headline, "Iran Sending Explosives to Extremist Groups in Iraq, Officials Say". Look at the ironclad foundation for this claim (emphasis added):

"Iran is a significant contributor to attacks on coalition forces," said a senior defense official in Baghdad, who like the two other officials spoke on condition of anonymity. He added that Iran is the only country in the region that produces these weapons.

Enough is fucking enough.

I live in the DC area, and after their role in the Iraq disaster I won't spend a nickel on the goddam WaPo, and I urge everybody I know who subscribes to it (a dwindling number) to cancel their subscriptions. I hope others start doing the same. There's no reason why Pravda on the Potomac needs to survive.
-- sglover

2/11/2007 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

must listen to brzy or send brzy...he would know what to do and protect vital interests at the same time without making planet feel afraid...while there are extremists who want to hurt others, a whole country cannot be branded extremist and obombaded on a whim...if you are kind to people and ask them nicely, they are more likely to give you what you ask for...

2/12/2007 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the Saudi's supplying IEDs for the Sunni insurgents?

Why didn't we bomb the fuck out of them?

2/12/2007 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saudis very important factor in how things may unfold...

2/12/2007 9:37 PM  
Blogger RealNanotechInvestor said...

The following is a note I sent to the Washington Post ombudsman about this type of story getting any circulation. Surprisingly, she is running this in her internal newsletter or in Sunday's column.


Wow. This is precisely the type of editing that got us where we are in Iraq.

You run your No. 2 hard piece about Iranian military ties to Iraq from three military sources that won't go on record, and one of those won't reveal his name. This isn't news it's propoganda. Who chose such an explosive yet highly questionable story on the front page. Have you already forgotten Judith Miller? Colin Powell at the UN? Scooter Libby?
Tim "Who Me?" Russert? Douglas Feith?

Is the Post looking to get the "we're more sympathetic to the president, so we get the best disinformation" award for the war in Iran? Do you already have staff working on a catchy name? I had no idea you guys slaked your sycophantic desires when you ground Walter Pincus into the ground (A17 or further back, I believe--and by the way Walt, aren't you close to retirement?) during your lapdog passivity during the runup Iraq debacle. You could have run with the slogan "All The News That's Fit to Print--If You Can Find It."

Once again I can go to sleep peacefully knowing the Fourth Estate is more interested in being well satisfied, well liked and well feted than in doing any real work. I don't fault Joshua Partlow for writing the story; I have a problem with editors bumping it to the front page above the fold. And that pathetically sourced story actually trumped the real confirmed story that Thousands of Army Humvees Lack Armor Upgrade. Too depressing? Not sexy Enough?

Yeah, your editors really know what wartime reportage is all about.
Thanks for shafting a troop story for a Pentagon/White House talking point. Do the monkeys come over from the zoo when it's time to lay out the A section? Because if someone is actually doing it consciously, they're pushing an agenda, not the news.


2/13/2007 11:42 AM  
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