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The most immediate threat Iran poses to American national security isn't its nuclear (weapons) program. It's the safe haven Tehran is giving al Qaeda terrorists, who are planning and directing jihad across the globe
If the United States and its allies in the War on Terror don't take firm action against Iranian support to al Qaeda, the price in blood and treasure attributable to Osama bin Laden's killers — in Iraq and elsewhere — will continue to soar…
…Iran and al Qaeda have been tight for some time. The 9/11 Commission said that al Qaeda passed freely though Iran before 9/11, including at least eight of the 14 "muscle" hijackers that commandeered the four ill-fated planes. After the USS Cole bombing in 2000, Iranian officials approached al Qaeda to propose a partnership for future anti-U.S. attacks. (Osama nixed the offer for fear of alienating Saudi supporters.)
Al Qaeda also collaborated with Iran in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. And U.S. intercepts caught al Qaeda operatives in Iran communicating with terrorists in Saudi Arabia before the 2003 attacks there.
And, though conventional wisdom has bin Laden somewhere along the Afghan-Pakistani border, there have also been rumors that he and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, are under Iran's protection.
Of course, Iran and al Qaeda aren't natural allies. Iran is Persian/Shia, while al Qaeda is Arab/Sunni. But, for the moment, Iran and al Qaeda seem to be looking beyond this and toward a common goal — global Islamic rule and American failure in Iraq…
Originally posted by Uncle Joe
If there was any real evidence for this beyond an anonymous 'intellegence operative' surely the US would shout it from the rooftops.
Why would anyone keep quiet about this if they had any real proof?
Nope, you never reveal your hand too early, this is exactly the kind of stuff US intelligence wouldnt want you to know...Until it made sense for you to know to suit their needs. And there is nothing wrong with that. This is hard ball folks.
Originally posted by KhieuSamphan
This is getting beyond a joke really. Why don't we just be done with it and rain nukes upon them...women and children too...it would solve a lot of problems.
I for one would be happy to step up to the plate and push the button that condemns thousands upon thousands of innocent people to death...and anyone who doesn't feel the same way is obviously in league with the Islamic hordes!