Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ahmadinejad and Smoking Guns are Bad for Children and Other Living Things

Muqtada al-Sadr and his Madhi Army are now being openly supplied with weapons made in Iran. Other hostile groups are also receiving weaponry from Ahmedinejad's Iran, as well as training. Rumors had been floating around for some time that Iranian Revolutionary Guards were in Iraq fighting alongside and training militias, but now US officials say they have proof and apparently Iran is no longer sneaking arms through the weapons black market. Iran is openly making arms shipments and providing advanced weapons training to Iraqi militia fighters. No one wants to say it, but we are at war with Iran and have been for 27 years.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 — U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.

This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. "There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval," says a senior official.

Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons. U.S. intelligence believes the weapons have been supplied to Iraq's growing Shia militias from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is also believed to be training Iraqi militia fighters in Iran.

Evidence is mounting, too, that the most powerful militia in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr's Mahdi army, is receiving training support from the Iranian-backed terrorists of Hezbollah.

Two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to
ABC News earlier reports that fighters from the Mahdi army have traveled to Lebanon to receive training from Hezbollah.

While the New York Times reported that as many as 2,000 Iraqi militia fighters had received training in Lebanon, one of the senior officials said he believed the number was "closer to 1,000." Officials say a much smaller number of Hezbollah fighters have also traveled through Syria and into Iraq to provide training.

U.S. intelligence officials believe the number of Al-Sadr's Mahdi army now includes 40,000 fighters, making it an especially formidable force.

Iran is now involved in efforts to bring peace to Iraq while supplying weapons to the militias which are tearing the fractured nation to pieces. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has promised he can stop the violence.

Well, of course, he can; he's the one continuing the violence. He's running a protection racket in Iraq. Ahmadinejad is saying he will protect Iraq by not beating Iraq to a bloody pulp. All Iraq has to do is kick out the Coalition forces, and turn full control over to Iran's proxy, Muqtada al-Sadr. How thoughtful and very Caponesque, too.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Gayle said...

Excellent post!

We're not going to ever accomplish our goal in Iraq unless we realize we must deal with Iran and Syria. Our government has to realize we have to deal with those two as well or we're screwed! I'm afraid that what's it's going to take to wake people up in this country is another attack on US soil. Americans did the same thing in WWII; waiting until we were attacked at Pearl Harbor in order to get off our butts! I don't understand why it always seems to be that way? Americans are relunctant to go to war, but we are blamed for all the problems. We didn't start this, but we need to finish it!

Mike's America said...

What the story misses is the number of US troops killed by these Iranian supplied weapons.

Iran's proxy Hezbollah can be directly linked to the killing of 289 Americans in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East.

How can we negotiate with these people?

mudkitty said...

Because talking is not always negotiating. Opening a diologue is not a negotiation. Work for a major corportation, and you'll know what I mean.

mudkitty said...


Anonymous said...

What's "corportation"?

Gayle said...

I have worked for a major corporation, Lockheed/Martin, and Mudkitty's comment here is mindless. Of course we are trying to negotiate! Talking may not always lead to negotiating, and that's the problem. It certainly won't with these devils; you can't negotiate with people who believe it's their religious duty to lie to you.

mudkitty said...

A defense corporation...high class welfare. Who was the client? The Government. When you work for a defense contractor it's the tax payer's who really pay your salary. Talk about pork fat.

Indigo Red said...

As oppossed to low class wefare. Who are the clients? Work capable people who won't work because they're getting subsidies from The (Liberal Democrat) Government. It is the tax payers who really pay their windfalls. Talk about whole hog.

mudkitty said...

Red, how would you know what an idividual's situation is? Why do you make judgements like that? Are you implying that corporations can't be rapacious? But the little ole individual that Ayn Rand holds up can? Please clarify.

Indigo Red said...

"Please clarify."


mudkitty said...

Ok, then what?

Indigo Red said...

I'm not impling anything, but once again you are inferring something that isn't there.

However, since you believe I'm saying "corporations can't be rapacious", would it be fair of me to infer you don't mean corporations like Paramount, MGM, Sony Pictures Studios,Warner Bros, Walt Disney Studios, Universal, 20th Century Fox,Culver Studios,Charlie Chaplin Studios (A&M Records),Sunset-Gower Studios, Raliegh Studios, Hollywood Center Studios, Ren-Mar Studios, Paramount Ranch, Manhattan Beach Studios, DreamWorks, Pixar, American Zoetrope, Miramax, Lucasfilm, TriStar Pictures, United Artists, Amblin Entertainment, etc, etc, etc.

These corporations are owned or run by liberal Democrats who also happen to be among the richest individuals in the US who advocate liberally spreading around my money taken from me by laws passed by liberal Democrat legislators. Rather than give up some of their own money through personal giving called charity, they prefer taxing everybody so they can spend their own fortunes on criss-crossing the country in private jets and being met at airports by gas guzzling SUVs in order to protest President Bush's refusal to sign the Kyoto Accords.

mudkitty said...

I used to work for Sony, and they used to fly me around on private jets. It turns out that it's cheaper to fly from L.A. to S.F. than it is to drive. Same thing with L.A to Florida, or L.A. to British Columbia.

mudkitty said...

Believe me, Sony isn't run by liberal democrats, either.

Indigo Red said...

I didn't say it was more expensive. I was implying (yes, this time I am implying, so you needn't infer) that it is disingenuous to rail against environmental policy while refusing to use mass transit.

Indigo Red said...

No, Sony is run by Japanese guys who started by making electric rice cookers for post war Japan to make "tasty rice" then on to magnetic tape recorders for the American Army. Now they make everything.

mudkitty said...

Who said I refuse to use mass transit? I am one of the biggest boosters of mass transit on the planet. (Out here in L.A. we have a derth of's just awful! Traffic is so bad, it's a wonder there's not more violence rather than less.)

I've always said, a city can never be a world class city without 2 things...a river, and decent mass transit.

As for Sony, I admire the company, and their leaders (to a degree) and their ethic. It was the transistor that put Sony on the world stage, BTW, not "rice cookers." (Hmmm, I'll let that one go...) The rest is history, and what a facinating history it is. A history of the 20th Century of sorts.

mudkitty said...

Rice cookers, indeed. Really now.

Indigo Red said...

Who was talking about you. My goodness you have either a guilty conscience or a huge ego!

Yes, electric rice cookers.

See SONY History

"Subsequently, Ibuka's factory worked on an electric rice cooker.As the war plants had closed down, there was more electricity than was needed at the time. This surplus fed Ibuka's desire to produce items which were needed for everyday life. The electric rice cooker, made by merely interlocking aluminum electrodes which were connected to the bottom of a wooden tub, was a primitive product. The result depended heavily on the kind of rice used and the weight of the water. Tasty rice was a rarity, as the rice cooker produced mostly undercooked or overcooked rice. It was a memorable first failure for Ibuka and his staff."

You may consider this the thing you learned today.

mudkitty said...

It's not about me, Red, it's about Sony. I merely worked there. Sony is primarily an electronics company. The rice cooker, and the transistor radion, and the Sony Color Trinitron, were but three of thousands of products that Sony has produced over it's history. Believe me, it wasn't the rice cooker that put Sony on the map, and made it the second most recognizable brand in the world, after Coca Cola.

I worked there. I consulted with them after I left their employ. And I've read all the books on Sony (the ones with English translations.) At least have the graciousness to consider that someone who worked at Sony knows a little something about the companies history, without even having to resort to Google.

mudkitty said...

Rice Cooker I said, I'll let that go.

Indigo Red said...

"I used to work for Sony..."

"Who said I refuse to use mass transit? I am one of the ..."

"It's not about me, Red, it's about Sony."

You made it about you. It's always about you. I'm not aware of anyone else commenting here with their own fan page on the web.

"And I've read all the books on Sony (the ones with English translations.) So you only read ENGLISH! So the rest of your language arguements are just smoke and mirrors.

"Rice Cooker I said, I'll let that go." Once again, you didn't even bother reading the source provided. The source IS SONY CORPORATION. How can you believe that I or anyone can take you seriously when you can't even read and accept the history of Sony when Sony itself had set it's history right in front of you and you refuse to read and learn?!

Your statement,"It's not about me..." is essentially correct. It isn't about you. This popst was about "Ahmadinejad and Smoking Guns are Bad for Children and Other Living Things". As usual, mudkitty, you have diverged from the topic, primarily because you didn't read the post, to talk about yourself. LOOK AT ME, EVERYONE! I'M MUDKITTY - AN AUTODIDACT! Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up now.


mudkitty said...

What does my fan page have to do with anything? You're the one who's makeing it all about me.

As for your Sony leave a lot out. Do you actually deny that they produce a great many products (each year, no less) but that their greatest successes, PlayStation aside, was the transitor radio, and the Trinitron? I suggest you further your research and reading on The Sony Corp.

Indigo Red said...

"...who started by making electric rice cookers..." Operative word is STARTED, stared...look it up if you don't know the meaning.


Crimminy, you have got to be just about the dumbest person I've ever run across.

As for your fan page - it's about EGO. And you've got it in spades, but ill deserved. Everything is right here in writing and you still can't follow the conversation, nor remembver what you've written. What I've typed you can't even quote accurately - IT'S RIGHT THERE! Just read it, cut and paste - not hard.

But, don't worry. I do not expect honesty from you at any time.

mudkitty said...

Know - I started that diologue about Sony, after you named them in a list, then you responded to me on the topic, as if you were refuting me.

What I said, was what "put Sony on the map" (the transitor and the trinitron.) Quote. I should have better stated "world stage" because it sure wasn't the rice cooker that took off like wildfire in America, and made Sony the second most recognizable brand in world. (I never said what their first products were. I know all about the days when they struggled in a bombed out factory in Japan.)

If I said that rain was wet, in your mood, you might even argue with me about that.