War pimp allert: US plans military base near Iran

The Pentagon plans to build a military base near the Iran-Iraq border, according to The Wall Street Journal.The newspaper quoted a senior US army commander as saying that the base will be used to try to prevent the flow of weapons by Shia fighters into Iraq.

Major-General Rick Lynch, the commander of the US army’s 3rd Infantry Division, said that the Pentagon also plans to build checkpoints on major highways leading from the Iranian border to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

X-ray machines will be installed, as well as explosive-detecting sensors, the paper reported.

Lynch also told the newspaper: “We’ve got a major problem with Iranian munitions streaming into Iraq. This Iranian interference is troubling and we have to stop it.”

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