Two stories you shouldn’t miss this morning, both of which touch on the role of Syria in the ongoing Iraq war: U.S. Says Iraq Attack Site Wasn’t Wedding.
Kimmitt again showed pictures of items the military said it found at the attack site, including machine guns, rounds of ammunition, a Sudan Airways plane ticket, medical gear, a Sudanese passport and battery packs associated with improvised explosive devises.
“These are pictures that are somewhat inconsistent in my mind with a wedding party,” Kimmitt said. “One could say, yes, it is true that out in the desert you need to have a rifle to protect yourself against Ali Baba but the necessity for rocket-propelled launchers, rocket launchers in the bottom, special machine guns may be a little much for Ali Baba out there.”
“What we found on the ground and our post-strike analysis suggests that what we had was a significant foreign fighter smuggler way-station in the middle of the desert that was bringing people into this country for the sole purpose of attacking to kill the people of Iraq,” he said.
And this one, by Bill Gertz: Iraqi Weapons Pipeline Probed:
The Pentagon is investigating reports that Iraqi weapons are being sent covertly to Syria and that they are fueling anti-U.S. insurgents training there, The Washington Times has learned.