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ETA: That's my whole point. You don't know. Now go back and read your reply. AUTOMATIC damnation of the CIA/MI6 and or Mossad.
Knee jerk reaction eh?
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by backinblack
I was just pointing how quick people are to react without knowing what the question was or is.
Go back and reread.
Originally posted by abecedarian
Iranian is not Arabian; Arabian is not Persian.
Strained, experts say. "Their mutual resentment goes back a thousand years," says Fariborz Makhtaria, professor at the Near East South Asia Center of the National Defense University, referring to the early rift between Shiites and Sunnis over who should inherit the leadership of the Muslim community after Mohammed's death in AD 632. In the 1960s and 1970s, Iran's shah began to assert Iranian influence in the region and even briefly declared Bahrain a part of Iran. The overthrow of the shah in 1979 did not improve relations. Most Arab states sided with Iraq during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War to prevent a Shiite-led revolution from spreading.
Others struck bilateral security agreements with the United States. Iran began to see Arab regimes, particularly Saudi Arabia, as tacit supporters of U.S. foreign policy. "The Iranians have come to believe they cannot rely on Arabs even though they're Muslims," Makhtaria says. "That's why they want a homegrown deterrence—because Iran doesn't have any friends in the region." Arab states, meanwhile, view Iran's intentions in the Middle East with suspicion, particularly its interference in southern Iraq. They are concerned the United States and Iran are purposely keeping the Arabs sidelined on Iraqi negotiations.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by SLAYER69
Interesting post..It shows the disscontent was obvious well before any nuclear programs..
It also highlights the US involvement an Arab countries..