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14. CNN's Michael Ware reports about the weapons
U.S. military offers what it says is evidence of Iranian involvement in Iraq
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- The U.S. military Sunday presented evidence that it says shows an elite Iranian force under the command of Iran's supreme leader is behind bombings that have killed at least 170 U.S. forces in Iraq.

General contentions of Iranian involvement in Iraq have been made in the past year by U.S. officials, but there haven't been many details issued.

CNN's Michael Ware attended Sunday's briefing by a senior defense official, a senior defense analyst and an explosives expert, all of whom asked to remain unnamed.

The officials focused on EFPs, explosively formed penetrators, as evidence that Iran is involved in arming Iraqi insurgents. EFPs can punch through heavily armored vehicles.

The U.S. military officials said EFPs are manufactured in such a specific way that they can be traced to Iran. Also, the U.S. military says 81-mm mortar shells used in deadly attacks in Iraq can also be directly traced to Iran.


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  -U.S.-led forces show evidence of Iran weapons in Iraq(and it begins) maddezmom  Feb-11-07 08:08 AM   #0 
  - This "evidence" against Iran is pretty flimsy.  Eugene   Feb-11-07 08:15 AM   #1 
  - Its a big run up to bombing the Crap out of Iran  saigon68   Feb-11-07 06:12 PM   #30 
  - Another embarrassment for America when this too is proved to be  LynnTheDem   Feb-11-07 08:31 AM   #2 
  - Who is this "senior intelligence official"?  Marie26   Feb-11-07 08:35 AM   #3 
  - That briefing was surreal. Anonymous officials briefing a room full of reporters.  Eugene   Feb-11-07 08:57 AM   #4 
  - They've done that a lot lately  Marie26   Feb-12-07 06:32 PM   #62 
  - It's probably someone who works for AEI...  Up2Late   Feb-11-07 11:35 AM   #15 
  - According to Paul Krugman  SOS   Feb-12-07 09:26 AM   #54 
     - Shameless  Marie26   Feb-12-07 06:19 PM   #61 
  - RPG-29's, Katyusha rockets, EFP's, C4 batch numbers *from Iran* were discredited. See this link:  seafan   Feb-11-07 09:17 AM   #5 
  - Juan Cole has some interesting analysis on this subject  fedsron2us   Feb-11-07 09:30 AM   #6 
  - good link, I find the numbers used a bit crass in this article  maddezmom   Feb-11-07 10:23 AM   #7 
  - U.S.-led forces show evidence of Iranian arms in Iraq (Clever to announce  rodeodance   Feb-11-07 10:49 AM   #8 
  - "Briefing reporters on condition of anonymity" nuff said  Mayberry Machiavelli   Feb-11-07 10:49 AM   #9 
  - "undisclosed" sources is another link  ohio2007   Feb-11-07 02:13 PM   #22 
  - That trash deserves a ONE star Yahoo Rating. n/t  ShortnFiery   Feb-11-07 10:49 AM   #10 
  - nbc said ealier this briefing was 'off camera"  rodeodance   Feb-11-07 10:49 AM   #11 
     - gosh, the WH sure is being jumpy about being accused of crying wolf:  rodeodance   Feb-11-07 10:49 AM   #12 
  - I Wouldn't Hang a Dog on This Evidence  Demeter   Feb-11-07 11:00 AM   #13 
  - CNN's Michael Ware reports about the weapons  maddezmom   Feb-11-07 11:32 AM   #14 
  - Stupid on the entry level  ewagner   Feb-11-07 11:51 AM   #16 
  - Rueters: The senior defence analyst said there was no "smoking gun" linking Tehran &Iraqi militants  maddezmom   Feb-11-07 12:10 PM   #17 
  - cnn: U.S. ties Iranian leader to bombs killing U.S. troops  rodeodance   Feb-11-07 01:22 PM   #18 
  - heheheheheheheheeeee  HuffleClaw   Feb-11-07 01:33 PM   #19 
  - "only the kool-aid drinkers will fall for that."  TheWatcher   Feb-11-07 02:01 PM   #20 
  - No smoking gun.  ohio2007   Feb-11-07 02:12 PM   #21 
  - NO SMOKING GUN. Those are the key words aren't they. In a separate heading for emphasis.  oblivious   Feb-11-07 04:10 PM   #23 
  - Now it's the "machining process" they claim is traceable to Iran  IDemo   Feb-11-07 04:34 PM   #24 
  - as an engineer  mc jazz   Feb-11-07 05:06 PM   #25 
     - "The explosives also can be made from plastic and tin cans"  oblivious   Feb-11-07 05:39 PM   #28 
        - god is that all they are?  mc jazz   Feb-12-07 04:05 AM   #36 
           - It's called a shaped charge  slackmaster   Feb-12-07 09:59 AM   #57 
  - Next War  kiwilover   Feb-11-07 05:12 PM   #26 
  - As if the debacle in Iraq wasn't enough....  USA No. 1   Feb-11-07 05:20 PM   #27 
  - this is such bullshit  killbotfactory   Feb-11-07 05:42 PM   #29 
  - US accuses highest levels in Iran of supplying deadly weapons to Iraqi insurgents  MsMagnificent   Feb-12-07 01:25 AM   #31 
  - World accuses U$ of A of  burrowowl   Feb-12-07 01:25 AM   #32 
  - How many troops have been killed because the U.S. failed to secure ordnance in Iraq?  Straight Shooter   Feb-12-07 01:25 AM   #33 
  - Bush Regime Weather Report: It's raining  Jack Rabbit   Feb-12-07 01:25 AM   #34 
  - This means the USSR should've attacked us during their war in Afghanistan....  pinniped   Feb-12-07 02:00 AM   #35 
  - Iranian bombs have killed 170 Iraq coalition troops: US  ckramer   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #37 
  - What a bunch of made up bullshit.  grytpype   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #38 
  - How many of our USA Cluster Bombs have killed Lebanese Children?  ShortnFiery   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #39 
  - You could forget about 2008 election if World War III occurred this year  ckramer   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #40 
  - Why is something supposedly manufactured in Iran ........  doublethink   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #41 
  - Here's another thing: the assumption that Iran has to be behind the armor piercing IEDs  kenny blankenship   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #45 
     - Better yet, let US troops redeploy to the Iran-Iraq border  ShockediSay   Feb-12-07 04:13 AM   #52 
  - A press conference with three officials should not be anonymous.  5X   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #42 
  - Exactly what they did with iraq.  superconnected   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #43 
  - Looks like stenography is alive and well in the DC press corps.  grytpype   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #44 
  - War would be good for ratings and I just got my Nielsen rating book. n/t  5X   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #46 
  - A war on Iran will boost ratings  IndianaGreen   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #48 
  - So, how about the other 3000 U.S. dead?  daleo   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #47 
  - Been happening since June 2004, huh?  gratuitous   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #49 
  - why the ENGLISH WORDS on the "Iranian" bombs???  WillYourVoteBCounted   Feb-12-07 04:12 AM   #50 
  - Entire Powerpoint presentation found here (link) :  psychopomp   Feb-12-07 06:38 PM   #63 
     - Ah, more Powerpoint presentations  Marie26   Feb-12-07 07:00 PM   #64 
  - Remember...Shrub's trying to  RiverStone   Feb-12-07 04:13 AM   #51 
  - General misspoke 170 is allegedly coalition forces not just US Military  maddezmom   Feb-12-07 04:22 AM   #53 
  - Pay no attention to the tons of plastic explosives the Sunnis snagged in '03  Lilith Velkor   Feb-12-07 09:30 AM   #55 
  - here are a couple links from 10/04  maddezmom   Feb-12-07 09:40 AM   #56 
  - I don't give a damn if Iran has WMD or not...At this point it's the US that I'm worried about!  Tight_rope   Feb-12-07 10:00 AM   #58 
  - Joe Dino has seen enough -- it is time for war.  Supersedeas   Feb-12-07 02:56 PM   #59 
  - Dubya and Dick just GOTTA get their war on with Iran before they're  AzDar   Feb-12-07 03:46 PM   #60 
  - a 16 page PDF file of the evidence  ohio2007   Feb-12-07 08:12 PM   #65 
  - Third parties.  Xap   Feb-12-07 08:31 PM   #66 
     - 3rd party? you mean like Nader?  ohio2007   Feb-12-07 08:56 PM   #67 

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