Tuesday, March 07, 2006


In the same few days that Iran has demanded the US provide a timeline to remove its troops out of Iraq, Iran is being accused by the US of providing bombs to terrorist operatives that are helping to keep the insurgency alive.

From ABC News:

U.S. military and intelligence officials tell ABC News that they have caught shipments of deadly new bombs at the Iran-Iraq border.

They are a very nasty piece of business, capable of penetrating U.S. troops' strongest armor.

What the United States says links them to Iran are tell-tale manufacturing signatures — certain types of machine-shop welds and material indicating they are built by the same bomb factory.

"The signature is the same because they are exactly the same in production," says explosives expert Kevin Barry. "So it's the same make and model."

U.S. officials say roadside bomb attacks against American forces in Iraq have become much more deadly as more and more of the Iran-designed and Iran-produced bombs have been smuggled in from the country since last October.

"I think the evidence is strong that the Iranian government is making these IEDs, and the Iranian government is sending them across the border and they are killing U.S. troops once they get there," says Richard Clarke, former White House counterterrorism chief and an ABC News consultant. "I think it's very hard to escape the conclusion that, in all probability, the Iranian government is knowingly killing U.S. troops."
America needs to come to grips with how evil Iran actually is and what the remedy for evil is. These are not people that we can appease, nor are they people who will reasonably negotiate in good faith.

Everyone has to learn that you must pick your battles. There are times when compromise is the best option and there are times when you can afford to give your opponents what they want. However, there are times too when we must get what we want without loss or compromise. This is one of those times. Radical Islam will not retreat nor will it accept to sit at rest. By definition, Islam must attempt to rule the world, and politicos in Iran have said as much.

You can pay me now or pay me later goes the old saying. As expensive as the cost will be today, it will be exponentially higher in the future.

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