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"Iranian" Weapons with English Labels?

The Nimrods Never Cease to Amaze Me
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2007/11/11 17:36:40 (1889 reads)

I wish I could find a link for this online, but I guess you'll just have to take my word on it. I was watching CNN this morning and they had a segment on E.O.D. (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technicians in Iraq. These guys are the ones who disable or destroy roadside bombs and IEDs before they can harm innocent people.

Anyhow, they were showing some of the IEDs that the team had been able to disarm and confiscate. Most of them looked like artillery shells. One setup they showed appeared to be an improvised rocket launcher composed of angle-iron attached to what appeared to be a car jack. As the soldier expressed his opinion that the weapons were surely coming from Iran, the camera zoomed in on the ordnance, which was printed on the outside in typical military style: "Rocket" and "H.E" and so forth - in English.

So again, I'm not saying that Iran is an innocent bystander here, but wouldn't one expect Iranian weapons to be printed in Russian or Farsi? Where would these weapons have originated? What English-speaking country would have supplied weapons to Iran?

It really sucks that the Bush Administration has been so untruthful in the past that one has to look with extreme skepticism on any reports like this which the administration might use to garner support for a pre-emptive strike on Iran.

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