EFP FACTORY IN IRAQ...SOUNDS LIKE IRAN ISN
EFP factory found. Why did WaPo delete the report?
Sat Apr 07, 2007 at 11:57:27 AM PDT
I had noticed this today from Reuters:
"Iraqi army soldiers swept into the city of Diwaniya early this morning to disrupt militia activity and return security and stability of the volatile city back to the government of Iraq," the US military said in a statement. Bleichwehl said troops, facing scattered resistance, discovered a factory that produced "explosively formed penetrators" (EFPs), a particularly deadly type of explosive that can destroy a main battle tank and several weapons caches.
NOTE:the Reuters story was changed at some point during the day.MAIN REUTERS SITE.
I posted it at my blog, thinking that this was a pretty important item as it shoots a pretty big hole in one of Bush/Abrams' main propaganda stories about Iran.
Turns out there is even more to this story.
seesdifferent's diary :: ::
I was doing my usual morning surfing when I stopped at Eschaton; according to Atrios, the Washington Post is carrying the Reuters story, and initially included the paragraph about the EFP factory (yes, there is a screenshot). BUT, then the WaPO CHANGED THE REUTERS STORY, OMITTING THE EFP FACTORY PARAGRAPH AND SUBSTITUTING:
The U.S. military said two U.S. soldiers died in separate roadside bombings in the east and west of Baghdad on Friday.
One of the bombs was an explosively formed projectile, a particularly deadly type of device which Washington accuses Iran of supplying Iraqi militants.
Well, well, I think we should be asking the WaPo for an explanation here? Did they suddenly get a call from Elliot Abrams? the Pentagon? John McCain? Dick Cheney? Did they take over the water-carrying contract from the NY Times on the EFP issue?Why didn't they explain? How does Reuters feel about some editor changing its story without a footnote? Was it the same editor who was involved with this story? (h/t Firedoglake)