Daily Archives: May 30, 2010

Iran: Sanctions Will Fail Says Colin Powell while Afghan Arms Shipments Are Major Problem Says Gen. McChrystal by Gregory Hilton

PHOTO: Jonathan and Jesse Leicht pose with a photo of their brother, Marine Cpl. Jacob Leicht, who was killed on Thursday while on patrol in Afghanistan. He was the 1000th U.S. serviceman killed in the Afghan conflict.

According to statements made today, the role of the Islamic Republic of Iran inside Afghanistan is continuing. This is especially apparent in weapons shipments. General Stanley McChrystal, the coalition commander in Afghanistan, today said there is “clear evidence” weapons shipments from Iran have increased. The General also said the fighting in Afghanistan will extend long beyond July 2011, which is the date for the Obama administrations planned draw down of forces to begin. The Afghan National Army still does not have the training to take over next summer.
In a press conference, the General said: “The training that we have seen occurs inside Iran with fighters moving inside Iran. The weapons that we have received come from Iran into Afghanistan.” Continue reading