To be clear, I don't doubt that weapons from Iran are making their way into Iraq. I also don't doubt that weapons from Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc. are also going into Iraq. The Sunnis are getting the weapons somewhere, and it ain't Iran.
The question of the day, is to what extent do we respond without doubling the disaster foisted upon us by an incompetent and dangerous President?
Since January 20, 6 US helicopters have been shot down over Sunni territory!
So where are the Sunni's getting these sophisticated rockets? The answer may not be clear, but who's paying for them is nearly crystal clear.
Why, it's our Saudi friends, of course. The same friends who funded the Sept 11 attacks.
In writing on this very topic, Josh Marshall summarized,CAIRO (AP) — Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars to Sunni insurgents in Iraq and much of the money is used to buy weapons, including shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, according to key Iraqi officials and others familiar with the flow of cash.
Saudi government officials deny that any money from their country is being sent to Iraqis fighting the government and the U.S.-led coalition.
But the U.S. Iraq Study Group report said Saudis are a source of funding for Sunni Arab insurgents. Several truck drivers interviewed by The Associated Press described carrying boxes of cash from Saudi Arabia into Iraq, money they said was headed for insurgents.
Two high-ranking Iraqi officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the issue's sensitivity, told the AP most of the Saudi money comes from private donations, called zaqat, collected for Islamic causes and charities.
This suggests a series of questions, the most obvious of which is whether we're in the process of being gamed much as we were in 2002 when we allied with Saudi Arabia (which had a lot to do with 9/11) against Iraq (which had nothing to do with 9/11) to defend ourselves against another 9/11. Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how we were also allied with Pakistan (a highly unstable, quasi-Islamist regime with nuclear weapons and a big nuclear weapons program proliferator) to make sure secular Iraq didn't get nuclear weapons it didn't have to give to terrorists it wasn't allied with. But I digress ...