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They blew up the American Embassy in Lebanon in '83
Iran backed Shia groups never attack the west. They are the ones keeping Islamic State type groups in check in the Middle East.
They also support terrorism, just different targets. The reason they fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq is because they want to continue controlling Syria and Iraq.
They blew up the American Embassy in Lebanon in '83 and killed a lot of Americans...
originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: intrptr
I don't disagree that they have their justifications but so do ISIS. They're still terrorists.
originally posted by: intrptr
Of course we don't see the '21 flavor' insurgency offensives in the main scream, just the blame assad media campaign. The efforts of insurgents are left out entirely or shown as bumbling amateurs.
The second issue is pride - it also has to admit to Russia and the world that it has backed the wrong people. Something it seems incapable of doing.