The absurdity of this "news" is not just in allegation of Iran supplying its own old enemy: the Taliban! The absurdity is not just in the amnesia about Iran's aid in overthrowing the Taliban it is rather in the political nature of hypothetical assumptions behind such allegations.
So this time around its Admiral Fellan, (the boss of Petraeous, who perhaps feels he is left behind in the ranks of ass-kissers) that accuses Iran's Revolutionary Guard of "supplying roadside bomb parts for the type of sophisticated and deadly bombs found in Iraq known as explosively formed penetrators". Well, whatever the hell bomb-parts maybe? I am not a bomb expert, but if there is a piece of metal used in making a bomb, and if that piece is coming from Iran then it MUST definitely be the Revoloutionary Guards arm supply! For the General's convenience and the facile minds of his audience, let's not mention that Iran, for over 20 years, housed a population of 2 million Afghans who are frequenting the eastern borders of Iran, bidirectionally. The general cannot even be bothered to think the incoming insurgents from the Iranian side may in fact be Afghans!
With a typical American simplicity, the General says:
"The Iranians are clearly supplying some amount of lethal aid. There is no doubt ... that agents from Iran are involved in aiding the insurgency."
Fellan, of course, has acknowledged that Iran is providing development assistance in western Afghanistan, which he has labeled as helpful. However, subscribing to the paranoid and ungrateful mentality of his neoconservative master the Admiral has added: "I think they put a priority on causing us as much frustration as they can ...I think it's all aimed at embarrassing us and one of their long-standing aims is getting us out of the region. I think there are two very different stories going on here. One is about peace, one is about conflict.
He THINKS, therefor he IS! Since when are the soldiers asked to think?
Of course, no one is too bothered by the number of civilians who are killed by the NATO forces. No one is considering that Taliban will not give up the fighting, just as they didn't give up fighting the Russians. There cannot be any resistance movement in Afghanistan or in Iraq! Nope, this is all Iran's plotting to "embarrass" America out of the region. And god forbid if America is embarrassed! America will bomb the hell out of anyone who embarrasses the US. Just a few hours ago NATO bombs have killed four in a case of mistaken identity. the Death of over 600 CIVILIAN casualties in mistaken killings are not embarrassing NATO. But Iran is determined to embarrass US by supplying road bombs!! Americans are the greatest source of their own embarrassment, given the liberty with which they kill innocent people! And then say "oops, sorry!"
Mehr news puts the embarrassing actions of Americans in an amusing perspective: while the U.S. accuses Iran of smuggling weapons to Iraq--without providing any proof-- they find evidence that the Blackwater employees (can we say the United States?) is smuggling weapons to Iraq. Wouldn't this mean that U.S. troops are being killed by the U.S. weapons?
Half-related: watch Buddha Collapsed of Shame