Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Iran/Not Iran

Multinational Forces Iraq

In the above picture, Captain Clayton Combs of the 1st Cavalry Division holds an Explosively Formed Projectile, which is a flat cone that elongates when propelled by explosives, allowing it to penetrate armoured vehicles. The key sentence in the MNF-Iraq story accompanying this picture, referring to a raid in Baqubah is --

This was the first time Combs’s unit has found an EFP manufacturing plant.

Elements in the Pentagon had previously claimed that EFPs were too specialised to be manufactured in Iraq and so had to be coming from Iran. The MNF story makes no mention of an Iranian connection.

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