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August 11, 2007

Insurgents Firing Iranian-Made Rockets at U.S. Positions

Insurgents fire rockets at Forward Operating Base Hammer in Iraq

Captured Video Shows Iraqi Insurgents Firing Sophisticated Iranian-Made Rockets at U.S. Positions

Fox News
Dramatic video produced by Iraqi insurgents and captured in a raid earlier this week by U.S. troops clearly shows a battery of sophisticated Iranian-made rocket launchers firing on American positions east of Baghdad, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

The video, captured during a raid on Monday by the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment in northeast Nahrawan, shows insurgents setting up and carrying out an attack on Sunday, as well as an attack on July 11 that killed one soldier and wounded 15 others, officials said. The raid last month appeared to involve 34 launchers firing 107 mm Iranian-made rockets.

The video provides clear visual evidence of the extent to which Iraqi insurgents are equipped to launch deadly rockets on coalition forces, the Pentagon said.

The release of the video comes as officials charge Iran with supplying high-tech bombs used in 99 roadside bomb attacks in Iraq last month.

The powerful weapons, known as explosively formed penetrators or EFPs, accounted for a third of combat deaths suffered by coalition forces, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

The bombs fire white hot slugs that can cut through the heavy armor on Humvees. Intelligence officials said EFPs are being used almost exclusively by Shiite militias. The U.S. has repeatedly claimed that it has evidence Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard is smuggling the weapons into the country — a claim Tehran has repeatedly denied.

Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the No. 2 commander in Iraq, told the Times he believes Shiite extremists have stepped up attacks in anticipation of Gen. Petreus' upcoming progress report to Congress on the war.

“I think they want to influence the decision potentially coming up in September,” he said.

Wild Thing's comment........

Our media and leftie politicians are much more interested in putting American soliders and marines in jail than we are saving their lives from Iranian weapons.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 11, 2007 12:55 AM


"...The wave of the Islamic revolution will SOON reach the entire world!" - Iraniac President Mahmoud 'Mad In The Head' Ahmadinejad...
And this islamomaniac also said, "Are the Jews human beings? They are like cattle, nay, more misguided... Next to them, all crimminals of the world seem righteous." So America is The Great Satan?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 11, 2007 02:59 AM

I wonder--just who is the Great Satan. I really don't believe it's America--it's Islam.
We accept everyone--no matter what their religion, including those who believe us to be the "Great Satan." so I think Little PeeWee Handjob is seriously deranged. Yes, Jews are human beings.
Looks like we need to put some sanctions on Iran--make his own people hate him so much, they'd kill him.

Posted by: Lynn at August 11, 2007 07:23 AM

For some reason I'm having a hard time believing that the Iranians made anything sophisticated. Although we did train Iranians in our best military technical centers, the last of them to be trained was in 1979. I went though advanced aircraft electronics with two Iranian NCOs' and they weren't very gung-ho about learning anything.

Posted by: BobF at August 11, 2007 11:53 AM

Those are not very sophisticated looking rockets. But if Iran is supplying them, Iran needs to be retaliated against. Like having her air force and navy neutralized. Then her only refinery taken out. Then ----

A friend of mine trained Iranian helicopter pilots during the Shahs reign. He said he feared flying with the Iranians as they were way behind the tech curve of the modern world. They had lots of oil money to buy machines, but not much expertise to operate what they bought. Iran was full of Western contractors making the toys work. I doubt much has changed.

Posted by: TomR at August 11, 2007 01:45 PM

Darth, yes we are the great Satan at least according to this jerk and the rest of those sicko's.

He would run and hide if he met the real Satan, maybe he does every time he looks in the mirror to shave standing on his ladder so he can reach the sink. >>

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 12:23 AM

Lynn, hahahaha I love your name for him.

Their cult teaches them we are the big ole great Satan. Total lie of course. haha I think we could maybe print......special delivery from Satan" on all the bombs. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 12:25 AM

Bob, thanks for sharing about that.
I am totally leary of any follower of Islam. Like our troops now having to work with some of the insurgents that were trying to kill them, but now want to fight along side our troops to go after the al-quada. Scary Stuff.I pray for our troops every day for their saftey.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 12:29 AM

Tom thanks for telling about that. I agree, they don't seem like a people that would change much over the years.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 12, 2007 12:33 AM