Britain yesterday described as "unacceptable" the smuggling of weapons from Iran into Iraq after revealing that a consignment was intercepted at the border between the two countries. ... A senior British official disclosed yesterday details of the incident two weeks ago when a group crossing from Iran was intercepted near Maysan, which is in the British controlled sector of Iraq. Iraqi security forces opened fire and the smugglers fled back to Iran leaving their cache of timers, detonators and other bomb-making equipment. ... Disclosure of the smuggling came hours after four American soldiers were killed and six were wounded as a patrol was attacked near Baiji, 112 miles north of Baghdad, late on Tuesday. A bomb wrecked two Humvees and a bigger armoured vehicle.
The Brits and Rumsfeld have complained about this publicly and to the Iranians directly. COMPLAINTS ARE NOT ENOUGH. We must use C-130's and LANDMINES to close down the infiltration from BOTH Syria and Iran into Iraq, and DEMAND that Syria and Iran inspect EVERY vehicle BEFORE it enters Iraq. AND, THAT IF ANY MORE BOMBS OR BOMB-MAKING STUFF IS SMUGGLED IN, THAT WE WILL CONSIDER IT AN ACT OF WAR AND WE WILL ATTACK THEM BOTH WITH A MISSILE BARRAGE WHICH WILL DESTROY THEIR NAVIES AND THEIR AIR FORCES.
Sheesh: What're we waiting for the Syrians and the Iranians to do to us before we WHACK 'EM!? NUKE US!?