July 5th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Iranian weapons in Iraq

CNN's Chris Lawrence explores U.S. casualties in Iraq that some American leaders believe are caused by Iranian weapons.

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  1. Cecilia Dimeglio


    March 6, 2021 at 2:08 pm | Reply
  2. Elease Sauriol


    January 28, 2021 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  3. Frank

    Who cares? America is bankrupt via these wars, many of our Son's and Daugter's are dead for nothing but G.W. Bush's pride. Leave Iraq now there is nothing there for America but sorrow and trouble. Get the #ell out and let them kill each other off. America can no longer police the World!

    July 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Reply

    The US gave the Taliban weapons in the 80s against the Soviet Union...

    July 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • Henry Meyer

      wrong... we gave weapons to the Mujadeen... the taliban is a political faction that formed after the Soviet-Afghan war that took over Afghanistan politically and enforced shria law...

      July 12, 2011 at 9:43 am | Reply
  5. Socrates

    Iranian weapons in Irak. The US, the Narcos, and their American weapons. Same BS.

    July 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      You are right the same old BS + 40,000 dead in Mexico, thank you America.................

      July 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  6. hello

    what the terrrorist dont understand is that...love was lost...america, the most peace loving nation in the world wanted nothing more than peace...........but terror from fundamental lonely islam decidided to take a wife away...a child away..a family away......i will kill them forever....it aint a war against usa pal......it is a war against me and you.......you loose

    July 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      America has been hasseling the Muslim World for years and you don't expect a few Americans to die as a result? Grow up. America is finished as a world power as it no longer has a dime for cab fare....................

      July 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • hollis

      if the u.s. kept it's nose out of everyone elses business around the world there would be no problem. soon the u.s. government will have no money left to arm all these varies groups. did you ever wonder why your government is going broke?

      July 10, 2011 at 7:06 am | Reply
  7. Just Wondering

    yah think..... talk about old news..... moron's

    July 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  8. Alex

    hell ya, and thanks for Bush, he put the Islamist Shia fundamentalist very pro Iran in power in Iraq
    everybody stop blaming President Obama, blame Bush(or Republican party)

    July 6, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  9. just an opinion

    what i absolutley love is that nobody can stand toe to toe with my country, when america decides to kill we kill, nobody can win a war against the usa and you know it, don't tell me the usa lost iraq, we killed until we had to help them, then the stupid idiots, they could unite and make a GREAT WORLD for themselves, instead they decided to exterminate one another, iraq should be one big party fueled by a strong economy but centuries reall are not that long and unfortunelty for mankind one refromation still wages on the planet

    July 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Reply
    • Socrates


      July 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Reply
      • Muskogeeman3

        hmmmmm. I believe the Vietnamese lost in the millions while the U.S. lost 58,000. You tell me who won!!!!. I worked for the Military Police in Iraq. I think most people would be suprised how many Iranian Foreign fighters we encountered and arrested. We had to have Farsi translators because we had a good amount of Iranian fighters in our prison. So yes Iran is supporting the Iraqi Militias then once its all said and done Iran will try to take over Iraq when we finally leave. I think I would know because I was there.

        July 8, 2011 at 10:21 am |
      • george

        public opinion lost the USA the war in Vietnam. without support of the home country, the soldiers lost heart and withdrew, and then to add insult to injury, as the soldiers came home the common citizen booed the soldiers. it is the disrespectful attitudes that people have towards others that are undermining how this great nation is ran. between individuals trolling for sport and for fun and the lack of support and response for our returning heroes we are only causing our own ruin to be magnified.

        July 9, 2011 at 1:43 am |
  10. james m

    iraq was two wars, us vs all muslim fundamental world (saudi, iran, syrians and even a few al qaeda) plus the real one, that is the sunni vs shiite civil war, the crusades are being wages once again, this time rightousness on the side of christians, seriosly america who did you really fight in iraq, it was volunteers from every muslim nation and iranian special forces, what is a real shame is that saddam was the one dictator who should have stayed in the mid east, he wasn't a fundamentalist, president obama was one of the few who opposed the war – so dont tell me i am a traitor for stating the obvious, iraq is now a displaced nation filled with heartache – all the husbands who lost their wives or children because they were sunni or shiite – the islamic refermation is all iraq is

    July 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Reply
  11. WG

    Im sure the NRA supports the Iraqi right to bear arms, just as they seem to support the right of Mexican drug cartels to bear arms. Guns for everyone – who-ho!

    July 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Reply
    • Muskogeeman3

      The NRA supports any responsible person with a gun. A responsible person that protects their family when a criminal tries to invade their home after they had purchased a gun illegally. Maybe someone should invade your home and try to kill all of your family then tell me you wish you did not have a gun at the time.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:25 am | Reply
  12. petercha

    I hope that the Iranian people overthrow their government, and establish one that is not rabidly hateful toward Israel and America.

    July 6, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
    • xyz

      Yes, same thing for the US

      July 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Reply
  13. jackson

    every conflict, uprising, war etc, results in an massive inflow of weapons. The world market for weapons is served by arms dealers who don't have any desire to see any one side win, quite the contrary, they wan't it to continue unabated so that the demand for their products continues. The open air market in Somolia is like the Sams Club of weaponary. You can purchase RPG's and any weapon made, no matter where it was produced. From there, it can be shipped to where ever the purchaser wants it. It's not one nation, one country...it's the greed of money and lack of human dignity. Period.

    July 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  14. BobDole

    This is another Media Bias. Are their Irainian weapons in Iraq? Yes. Are there USA weapons in Iraq? YES! BUT who gots the most weapons in Iraq? Russia. By far. I dont mean old weapons either.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  15. james m

    it is a shame, the iraqi's mostly just want to raise their family's, love their wives and enjoy life, but there are enough sunni vs shiite people to fuel the islamic refromation – islamic fundamentalism is the usa's fight, but just as important is the goal of ending religious fighting, iran and all the rest have been sticking there nose into iraq since 03, us and all other developed people's in the world must understand that they went to war with the mid east back in 2003 – not just iraq, all those nations are bent on and working together to bring about the destruction of the "infadel"

    July 6, 2011 at 10:48 am | Reply
  16. drugwar victim

    US weapons in Mexico

    Mexican citizens explore dead tolls in mexico that a bunch of people believe are caused by US weapons

    July 6, 2011 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • Junky

      "Dead tolls"? Its the US's insatiable drug lust that has caused death in Mexico, not "American" weapons. Even if the US had no weapons the cartels would smuggle them in from elsewhere. I have yet to see any proof of this assertion other than politically-motivated statements by politicians. Wait, why in the hell are we talking about this anyway when this was about Iranian weapons in Iraq?

      July 6, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • sammy

      Weapons supplied by the Obama Adm. The investigation continues. And besides the US is not the only place that US weapons can be smuggled into Mexico from.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Reply
    • dfox2116

      yeah sure blame the weapon how about blaimimng the illiterate, uneducated mexican drug cartel member waving the weapon around. Last time i checked weapons dont go out and kill people by themselves and gun laws arent exactly the strictest in Mexico either. Heres an Idea why dont you blame the Mexican Government for its total inept handling of the mexican economy. If the Mexican Government were full of retards and actually made the condition in the country better 1- you wouldnt have the problem of illegal immigration which would take money away from the cartels who thrive on human traffiking and 2- peopel would less willing to join these cartels because they have options. Take some responsibility for your own problems as well and stop blaming the whole world.

      July 11, 2011 at 5:24 am | Reply

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