Thursday, February 08, 2007

Iran Helping Shoot Down Choppers?

Roggio reports:

The suspicion is the Islamic Republic of Iran is behind supplying al-Qaeda with the needed weapons, training and logistical support to supply and field a successful anti-aircraft force, much as the United States provided the mujahideen with Stingers in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

They're using Russian-made SA-7's, which are not quite as sophisticated as the US Stinger.

What is really interesting is this:

During the Baghdad and Irbil raids, the U.S. detained seven members of Iran's Qods Force (Iranian special forces) and captured documentation which proved Iran was supporting both the Sunni and Shia insurgent and death squads, as well as Al_Qaeda and Ansar al-Sunnah.

It's not surprising that Iran is involved; but their support of ALL the combative splinters will eventually bite them where it counts.

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