Saturday, April 07, 2007

"Explosively formed penetrators" redux

Those pesky Iranian-made EFPs are back again. The ones that prove Iranian weapons are killing U.S. troops. The ones that are supposed to provide ammunition for starting the neocon's hoped-for spring nuking of Iran.

One problem. In spite of their "stone-age tribalism," the Iraqis are making the EFPs themselves. As Atrios notes:
Front page NYT story, 2/20/07:

The most lethal weapon directed against American troops in Iraq is an explosive-packed cylinder that United States intelligence asserts is being supplied by Iran.

Except, you know, not.

Bleichwehl said troops, facing scattered resistance, discovered a factory that produced "explosively formed penetrators" (EFPs), a particularly deadly type of explosive that can destroy a main battle tank and several weapons caches.

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