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There are serious reasons to doubt the claim that Iran is supplying weapons to Shia militants in Iraq (not the least of which is they already own their government lock stock and barrel). But here we're going to dissect some photos from the Bush Administration's own slideshow.

More after the break.

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As you can see, the writing on this tnt is written in Farsi. You're not going to see much more of this, so take a good look at it.
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So here we have some mortars! Written on in Latin alphabet I might add. Last I checked the Iranians used the Farsi alphabet, but never mind that. Look at the date of manufacture 9-2006. According to the slide, they were both made AND captured within 9 days? Wow, that's one fast terror superhighway they've got going there.

It gets worse than this. The Iranians are a longtime ally of the USSR/Russia, who supplied them with arms for a long time. Why would they use 81mm rounds? The Russians used 82mm rounds. And the abbreviation for High Explosive (HE) is in English?

Edit: I now have information that the Iranians do, in fact use 81mm rounds. Also, the Iranians do use English on their rounds, as they sell them to other countries. Still, why the games with dates?

Next slide please.
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So here we have a... eh? what the fuck? What kinda number is 54-02-06? What month or day is 54? And... there's no way 06 could possibly be the year, since this was supposedly captured in 2004.

So why are we trusting these serial numbers again? Next slide.
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Here we have some MORE captured Iranian mortars. Look at the manufacture dates. 5/31/2006. That's the date format MM/DD/YYYY. Iran doesn't use that format, they use DD/MM/YYYY.
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There are only 5 countries that use the MM/DD/YYYY format. Those are the Phillipines, Canada, Palau (a well-known terrorist haven), the Federated States of Micronesia, and.... the United States!

Also, notice how the fonts on all of these weapons look nothing alike. If these are standard-issue Iranian arms, don't you think the fonts would be a bit more.... regular?

I call bullshit if these are the best examples the Bush administration can dig up.

Hmmm... what to do.... what to do....

I know! Let's invade Palau!

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Thanks to bi30.info for the pics and info.

If anyone can point out any more errors in the slides, let me know and I'll post it.

Originally posted to Hobelhouse on Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 11:16 PM PDT.

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