Iraqi Tensions Escalate

The generally perky and positive Mohammed at Iraq the Model writes a very disturbing piece today about the current violence in Iraq. This does not sound good, at all. Let’s pray Iraq can get through this very tough period.

And yesterday, ABC News reported that Iran is supplying Iraq with deadly new bombs:

They are a very nasty piece of business, capable of penetrating U.S. troops’ strongest armor.

What the United States says links them to Iran are tell-tale manufacturing signatures — certain types of machine-shop welds and material indicating they are built by the same bomb factory.

“The signature is the same because they are exactly the same in production,” says explosives expert Kevin Barry. “So it’s the same make and model.”

U.S. officials say roadside bomb attacks against American forces in Iraq have become much more deadly as more and more of the Iran-designed and Iran-produced bombs have been smuggled in from the country since last October.

“I think the evidence is strong that the Iranian government is making these IEDs, and the Iranian government is sending them across the border and they are killing U.S. troops once they get there,” says Richard Clarke, former White House counterterrorism chief and an ABC News consultant. “I think it’s very hard to escape the conclusion that, in all probability, the Iranian government is knowingly killing U.S. troops.”

Patterico’s Pontifications has more on this ugly development.

The New York Post has more positive news.

And, Wilsonizer is looking at all of the sources.

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