The Mullahs in Iran have topped the worlds list of terrorist sponsors:
“Iran remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2004. Its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Ministry of Intelligence and Security
were involved in the planning and support of terrorist acts and continued to exhort a variety of groups to use terrorism in pursuit of their goals.”
US State Department
Iraqi officials claim that Iran is sponsoring the Iraqi insurgency and supplying them:
“Iran pursued a variety of policies in Iraq during 2004, some of which appeared to be inconsistent with Iran's stated objectives regarding
stability in Iraq... Senior (Iraqi) officials have publicly expressed concern over Iranian interference in Iraq, and there were reports that Iran
provided funding, safe transit, and arms to insurgent elements...”
The article goes on to say that proof in the forms of photos and documents have been found in Iraq supporting such claims:
“A few months ago, American forces in Iraq captured photographs and documents about a meeting in Syria between Iraqi terrorists and Syrian and
Iranian intelligence officials. Similar information was found in Fallujah.”
The article states that there are people within Iran that wishes democratic reform and protest accordingly. Of course the Mullahs have used threats,
beatings and even murders to help keep this in check. But the overall message here is that Iran has been, and is currently very active in the
terrorist world, if not performing the acts directly, then offering training and weapons.
Another article I found also mentions Iran’s part in terrorism, but this time in Lebanon. Assuredly in partnership with Syria:
“Although Syria's withdrawal of its 14,000 troops from Lebanon sounds like good news, it is only one step in the right direction. The Lebanese
people cannot truly be free until Syria also removes thousands of intelligence operatives it maintains in Lebanon -- including those in the Bekaa
Valley, a longstanding haven for terrorist training bases, and various Palestinian refugee camps throughout the country. This has not been done. In
addition, Iran, which has up to 100 of its Revolutionary Guards in the country for terrorism-training purposes, needs to remove them. And Hezbollah --
the country's only indigenous militia, needs to be disarmed…”
Iran has been using Syria’s military control over Lebanon as a tool to help train terrorists in Lebanon. I would also speculate they did a fair
amount of recruiting there as well. Did Iran withdraw its people from Lebanon as well? Mmm..
Here is a story from an Iranian government official admitting terrorist activities:
“Tehran, May 04 - In an interview with a government-run website, Ali-Akbar Velayati, Iran’s former Foreign Minister and a senior adviser to
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is also a candidate in the forthcoming June 17 presidential elections, hinted at official responsibility
for terrorist operations abroad against its opponents.
In an interview with the Baztab website yesterday, Velayati referring to the events in the 1990s, said, "Relations with Europe, through much work and
the use of diplomatic techniques over a long period, were such that it maintained our national honour and dignity, however with the chain of events,
such as the murder of Bakhtiar, the Mykonos case, and the events in Austria and Belgium, these initiatives suffered a setback."
The foreign minister himself all but says that assassinations and murder is part of Iran’s officially sanctioned tactics.
Its perfectly clear that Iran supports terrorist activity around the world. Example after example have been published of this terrorist activity. I
was actually able to find a site dedicated to keeping an eye on Iranian affairs: www.iranfocus.com...
After reading through that site for a while its no wonder the world doesn’t want Iran to have nuclear capability. Merry up their actual track
record of terror with the threats of world Islamic rule and the case to keep nuclear tech out of Iran is strong.
The part that saddens me the most is that a great deal of Iranians aren’t with their government and want reform or an out right change of
government. But the aggression of the Mullahs and their terrorism isn’t just for foreigners, they use it on their own. Public hangings daily to
impromptu executions keep the anti establishment in check.
Lets hope that the people of Iran can shed their Islamic extremist government before they are able to bring their terrorism to the nuclear level. Or
shed them before the world does it for them…
[edit on 4-5-2005 by skippytjc]