First Cup September 24th

 Here are some of today leading stories:

US says Iran smuggling missiles to Iraq

The U.S. military accused Iran on Sunday of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. The new allegations came as Iraqi leaders condemned the latest U.S. detention of an Iranian in northern Iraq, saying the man was in their country on official business.

Military spokesman Rear Adm. Mark Fox said U.S. troops were continuing to find Iranian-supplied weaponry including the Misagh 1, a portable surface-to-air missile that uses an infrared guidance system.

Other advanced Iranian weaponry found in Iraq includes the RPG-29 rocket-propelled grenade, 240 mm rockets and armor-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, Fox said.

Meanwhile the Iranian President is in town for the Annual Third World Dictators Conference..

Nikita Khrushchev banged his shoe on his desk, Fidel Castro delivered torturously long rants, Yasser Arafat showed up wearing a holster and Hugo Chavez called President Bush the “devil.”

Now, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is securing his place in this rogues’ gallery of world leaders who have visited New York for the U.N. General Assembly, the annual gathering where petty tyrants and powerful heads of state alike get their say.

Full Article Here

Other Articles on Ahmadinejad

NY Daily News

Hatemonger Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in a hornet’s nest of outrage today as Columbia University prepared to welcome him with open arms Monday.

The Holocaust-denying Iranian tyrant jetted into New York as students, faculty and political leaders protested Columbia’s decision to roll out the red carpet.

AM New York

On the eve of the Iranian president’s arrival on campus, elected officials, protesters and counter-protesters swarmed outside the ivy gates of Columbia University in anticipation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s controversial appearance Monday.

Holding up photos of victims of torture at the hands of the Iranian regime, protesters called on Columbia to rescind its invitation and blew whistles around a small group of counterprotesters, accusing the group of wishing “death to America.”

Newsday

Controversial Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to bring “alternative views” to the United States audience during a speech at Columbia University Monday afternoon.

Some of those views, such as his position that the Holocaust did not happen and that the state of Israel should be destroyed, have sparked international fury and have made his trip here to attend the United Nations’ General Assembly contentious even before it starts.

Back in Iraq:

19 Terrorists Killed, 80 Detained During Four Days of Operations

Coalition and Iraqi forces killed 19 terrorists and detained some 80 others during operations in Iraq since Sept. 20.

Forces targeted an alleged emir of foreign terrorists for Kirkuk province today. As ground forces secured the area, several armed individuals engaged the coalition forces. The ground forces engaged the men and called in close-air support. Eight terrorists were killed, officials said. Inside one of the buildings at the target area, coalition forces found a weapons cache that an explosives team destroyed.

In other operations today:

— Coalition forces targeted an al Qaeda in Iraq senior leader for his alleged involvement in foreign terrorist facilitation and involvement in a kidnapping network northeast of Samarra, officials said. When ground forces approached the targeted building, they were met by small-arms fire. They engaged the terrorists, killing two, officials said. Two suspected terrorists were detained during the operation.

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