From the Déjà Vu Files

ABC's latest investigative exclusive on Iraqi weapons being made in Iran had a suspiciously familiar ring to it. Turns out, that's because it's neither investigative nor exclusive.

Cernig at NewsHog reminds us that we've heard this story before...


Another way Brian Ross is failing to be in any manner "investigative" is in failing to find out or inform the public that this isn't any kind of exclusive--it is actually old news from way back in October last year.
Back then, the British media were full of the accusations that improved IED's using motion detectors as triggers were being sent to Iraq from Iran. They were being sent, according to British claims, to the Sadr militia--an organisation that the US has gone out of it's way to placate--but that too isn't mentioned by Ross. Just as now, absolutely no evidence was brought forward to show that the Iranian government were at all involved... and then the kerfuffle suddenly stopped. Why?
Well as I wrote at the time, it was discovered that the new, deadly IED's were using a British design that had been stupidly given to the IRA by British intelligence and then passed around various terror groups the IRA were allied with. Major egg on faces--story dropped.
Meanwhile, The Heretik, commenting on the same story, notes:
Small simple shape charges destroy million dollar tanks. Seeming small, simple religious differences are discounted. They’re all Muslims, right? Invading a country seems so simple on the way in. We will give them democracy whether they want it or not. Then these Muslims develop a Muslim based democracy. The nerve. And not just a Muslim based democracy, but a Shiite dominated rule. Just like its Shiite and theocratic neighbor Iran.
So as we find our tank armor vulnerable to simple, small destructive deadly weapons, our leaders are vulnerable for lack of common sense.
Indeed.

(NewsHog, The Heretik)

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