John on June 26, 2007 at 1:11 am
Last night an intelligence source told The Sun: “It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran â€” but nobody has officially declared it.[...]
Our Boys picked up the Iranian helicopters on radar crossing into empty desert.
The sightings have been confirmed to The Sun by very senior military sources.
At least two Brit squaddies are thought to have been killed by bombs planted during these incursions into Maysan province â€” Corporal Ben Leaning, 24, and Trooper Kristen Turton, 27.
A further 44 British deaths have also been linked to the highly advanced bombs, rockets and mortars which originated in Iran.
We are at war with Iran. Why does that sound so familiar? Oh, right, it’s because of that post I wrote on April 24th titled “We Are Already at War with Iran” in which I wrote:
The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting you have one. So let’s just say it. We’re already at war with Iran; we just don’t want to admit it.
So, yes, this is me saying “I told you so.” And, yes, I suppose I’m shamelessly tooting my own horn, but I also have a point to make with all this. If a lowly blogger in California with no military experience knew this was happening, why does the British command in Iraq sound so shocked, shocked! to find that there are Iranians entering Iraq to carry out operations against them? How can anyone look at the published record of Iran’s involvement and not see this coming.
It’s because the real problem isn’t a lack of information. The facts are all there. The problem is that some people in this country and, it appears, most people in Britain have a burning desire to blame Bush, abandon Iraq and ignore Iranian provocation, including direct involvement in hundreds of soldier’s deaths and threats to nuke Israel. So let’s say it again, together this time, and let it really sink in:
We are already at war with Iran.
The head-in-sand approach is something we can ill afford right now. It’s just going to get a lot of good people killed.
Update: Confederate Yankee is pouring cold water on the Sun report I reference above. I think he’s smart to be skeptical given that this is The Sun and not the Times of London or The Guardian. However, in this case, I’m going with it until there’s proof otherwise. It just fits the Iranian pattern of increasing belligerence too well.
He also received a rather cryptic note from Michael Yon, who was on the scene of one of the attacks mentioned in the article. Michael’s comment “48 IEDs, 46 were EFPs.”
Regular readers know that EFP components are being supplied by Iran and that we recently tracked a convoy of such components from Iran into Iraq. As I said in the comments over at Yankee’s site, I think Yon is letting us know that, yeah, the Iranians did it. But here again, I’ll admit that Yon’s comment is both curt and cryptic enough to be open to more than one interpretation.
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