Iran is THE Problem....
Sooner or later, somebody is going to have to tackle Iran.
Iran is sustaining the insurgency against British and American forces in Iraq by supplying terrorists with weapons and cash, senior military figures have claimed.I'm all for new thinking on Iraq - but their seems to be a rush to judgement that we have to 'talk' to the Iranians. It's clear we need to give them a strong message - and a strong message to the Iraqui government who also shields Shiite militias. But, who has the stomach to deliver tough messages these days? The Europeans? George Bush? The Democratic Congress?
British forces are enduring daily bombardments of mortar bombs and rockets at their bases in Basra. The weapons are believed to be sponsored, funded and smuggled from Iran whose border is just over 10 miles from the southern Iraq capital.
Military sources have disclosed that there is "very, very strong intelligence" that elements inside Iran have continued to fund and support the gun-running. There is still no "concrete evidence", in part, it is claimed, because Iranian weapons are designed to be untraceable.
"But we know when something goes bang there is an Iranian influence on that bomb," an intelligence official said.
In Basra, Iranian trucks could be seen going through customs with little hindrance from the Department of Border Enforcement.