And as a fast-breaking followup to this piece from a couple days back, we now have:
Document: Iran Caught Red-Handed Shipping Arms to Taliban
NATO officials say they have caught Iran red-handed, shipping heavy arms, C4 explosives and advanced roadside bombs to the Taliban for use against NATO forces, in what the officials say is a dramatic escalation of Iran's proxy war against the United States and Great Britain.
So, if I understand all this correctly, we (Canada) are over there to support Afghanistan, who is now in bed with Iran, who is shipping munitions to the Taliban to be used against NATO forces -- that is, us.
Do I have that right? Did I miss anything?
OH, LORD, YOU HAVE TO READ IT TO BELIEVE IT. Canadian screech harpy Kate McMillan is all over this, too, but let's see where her thought processes take us:
You know what this means, don't you?
The coalition analysis says munitions recovered in two Iranian convoys, on April 11 and May 3, had "clear indications that they originated in Iran. Some were identical to Iranian supplied goods previously discovered in Iraq."
The April convoy was tracked from Iran into Helmand province and led a fierce firefight that destroyed one vehicle, according to the official analysis. A second vehicle was reportedly found to contain small arms ammunition, mortar rounds and more than 650 pounds of C4 demolition charges.
A second convoy of two vehicles was spotted on May 3 and led to the capture of five occupants and the seizure of RPG-7mm rockets and more than 1,000 pounds of C4, the analysis says.
Also among the munitions are components for the lethal EFPs, or explosive formed projectiles, the roadside bombs that U.S. officials say Iran has provided to Iraqi insurgents with deadly results.
It means that instead of entering into difficult negotiations with the reclusive Taliban, there is an opportunity at formal diplomacy and a Jack Layton style compromise with the Iranian regime.
We get "peace in our time" and Ahmadinejad gets to destroy only half of Israel.
See, I thought what it meant was that we (Canada) were investing time, money and lives helping to reconstruct a country that was now officially trying to kill us.
Kate, on the other hand, concludes from all of this that the Taliban are bad people. Or something like that. And maybe Jack Layton is an idiot. I don't know -- I can never keep up with where Kate's brain stem takes her.