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TA-ANALYSIS: Iran Blames US For Kidnappings.

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posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 03:07 PM
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An Iranian official has accused the United States of working with militant groups to kidnap Iranian border gaurds. Nine Iranian border guards have been kidnapped and taken across the border to Pakistan. A Sunni Militant group has taken responsibility.
 



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(CNN) -- Iran's interior minister accused the United States on Saturday of orchestrating the kidnapping of nine Iranian border guards with the help of Sunni militant groups linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda, according to a report.

"The United States, which cannot directly encounter Iran, uses such groups to carry out such acts against the country," Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi told reporters, according to state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

"Iran has launched a serious investigation into the kidnapping. The kidnappers are quite known. They have asked for ransom and release of jailed members of their group in exchange for the release of the border guards," the interior minister said. "We hope our sons can soon return to the country with the least harm."


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The behavior of senior Iranian officials lately, makes me think that they are more willing to start a conflict than the US. From refusing to compromise on the nuclear fuel issues, to denying the holocaust, the sabre rattling in Iran has become deafening.

Could this be another kind of North Korea, a loud bark, but not bite yet? Or should the US and allied nations be prepared in case Iran stops using words and attacks Iraq or Israel?

Could this be a thinly veiled attempt to chase militants across the Iraq or Pakistani border?




posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 08:58 PM
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I don't particularly believe that the words coming from Iran will start any wars.

Afghanistan and Iraq were saying nothing and were invaded. If anything, perhaps Iran noticed this and decided the best recourse would be to issue threats to scare their would-be invaders.



posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 09:34 PM
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no, heelstone, iraq was quite verbal, even asking opec to embargo us and more i could list but hey whatever.

afghanistan just attacked us, taliban and al queda are one in the same and interact together, they said nothing because they knew it was true and decided to run before it started.

iran is just paranoid and trying to look like a victim and play to the "evil america" image we have, its all politics.



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