Afghanistan Says, “WTF?”on June 15, 2007 at 6:03 am
Just the other day, we remarked on the MSM’s subtle rush to plant the notion that Iran is arming the Taliban into your mind. They can’t screech like they did about Saddam’s WMD because everybody knows by now that they were acting as Chimpy’s handmaidens on that one. So they do it more subtly, as we pointed out. But they’re still doing the handmaiden job they were doing in 2003, make no mistake about it.
Here’s another take on the PNAC/Shooter’s claim that you probably won’t see plastered all over MSM Websites, or on Katie Couric’s evening report. Now this claim carries a wee bit more credibility to it, since it isn’t hard to imagine that Iran probably wouldn’t like to arm people who have sworn eternal enmity to the Iranian flavor of Islam. Wahhabis and Shi’ites don’t get along-it makes absolutely no sense for anyone to think that they’d ever help each other out.
Of course, it made no sense at all for Wahhabis to be hooked up with secular socialists either, but Chimpy and the MSM did a great job of convincing America that they did hook up. Thankfully, we seem to have learned from that experience. But look at what the lesson has cost us.
Afghanistan‘s defense minister on Thursday dismissed claims by a top U.S. State Department official that there was “irrefutable evidence” that the Iranian government was providing arms to Taliban rebels.
“Actually, throughout, we have had good relations with Iran and we believe that the security and stability of Afghanistan are also in the interests of Iran,” Abdul Rahim Wardak told The Associated Press.
On Wednesday, U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said in Paris that Tehran was directly supplying weapons to the Taliban. He told CNN there was “irrefutable evidence” that arms shipments were coming from Iran’s government.
The State Department later appeared to step back from Burns’ assertion, but stressed that the United States has proof that weapons from Iran were reaching Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Tehran has denied the accusations. Wardak, who is attending a
NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels, also played down suggestions that Iranian authorities were sending arms shipments to the Taliban.“There has been evidence of weapons, but it is difficult to link it to Iran,” Wardak said. “It is possible that (they) might be from al-Qaida, from the drug mafia or from other sources.”