posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:52 AM
Originally posted by travis911
Iran is increasing its support of the Taliban. The idea: If the US attacks Iran's nuclear program, an alliance with the Taliban would be a perfect way
to strike US forces in Afghanistan. Iran could provide the Taliban with surface to air missiles, light arms, and weapons that could kill many US
service men stationed there. As if things could not get any worse:
it is odd, really odd, because Taliban has been always the enemy of Iran !
"""Following the emergence of the Taliban and their harsh treatment of Afghanistan's Shi'a ethnic Hazaras, Iran stepped up assistance to the Northern
Alliance. Relations with the Taliban deteriorated further in 1998 after Taliban forces seized the Iranian consulate in Mazari Sharif and executed
Iranian diplomats. Following this incident, Iran almost went to war with the Taliban but intervention by the United Nations Security Council and the
United States prevented it."""
The Taliban was a construct of the CIA and was armed by the CIA….Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
It seemed like a great idea, back in the ’80s to– embolden– and train and equip– Taliban, mujahidin, jihadists against the Soviet Union,
which had invaded Afghanistan. And with our help, and with the Pakistani support– this group– including, at that time, Bin Laden, defeated the
Soviet Union. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Oct. 7th, 2009""
edit on 7-8-2012 by maes2 because: (no reason given)