Los Angeles Times, two days late…worth getting your news from the Blogosphere

Maybe they should pay attention to the Blogger’s Roundtable. From the LA Times today, 15 Nov 07:

"We have not seen any recent evidence that weapons continue to come across the border into Iraq. We believe that the initiatives and the commitments that the Iranians have made appear to be holding up," Army Gen. James Simmons said.

From the Blogger’s Roundtable with COL Donald "Bits" Bacon two days earlier:

Now, we would like to talk a little about the Iranian origin of some of these caches. We do find EFP stockpiles — or the explosively foreign penetrators — and also the rockets that are Iranian origin. So we have found quite a few of those. In October we found in Saidiyah 120 EFP stockpile, 100 mortars, 30 rockets — all of Iranian origin. Shortly thereafter, in Husseiniyah, we found 10 EFPs and lots of components to build more.

But here’s the interesting thing that we would like to stress is that Iran has, in September, promised Iraq that they would stop and try to be a supporting role here to stop the violence here in Iraq. And as we studied these caches, they were both older than the September timeline of when, you know, they made that promise. So really, we haven’t found any caches as of late that we can attribute that they arrived in-country after Iran made that promise to Iraq.

(I was going to post the Iran item in this post, but I’m trying to raise the editorial standards here…. If I’m not going to proofread my stuff, at least I’ll try to keep it on point, somewhat.)

2 thoughts on “Los Angeles Times, two days late…worth getting your news from the Blogosphere

  1. These two comments aren’t irreconcilable. One says that the flow of weapons has stopped. Though the other says that caches continue to be found, it makes no mention or estimation (at least in this snippet) of when those weapons might have entered the country.

  2. JF, correct. My point was the Roundtable had the news before than LAT. The blogosphere was ahead of the reporting curve.

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