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Posted on 06/25/2011 5:35:43 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
ran's Supreme Leader Accuses U.S. of Terrorism
Published June 25, 2011 | Associated Press
Iran's supreme leader on Saturday accused the United States of supporting terrorism, pointing to American drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan that he said have killed scores of civilians.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a country whose military forces are responsible for such deaths can't lecture the world about fighting terror.
Strong anti-U.S. salvos are heard regularly from Iran's leadership. Saturday's statement by Khamenei revealed the differences between Iran and the U.S. on the issue of who is a terrorist and who is a freedom fighter.
"The U.S. and the European governments that follow it describe Palestinian combatant groups who fight for the liberation of their land as terrorists," Khamenei said in a written message to an international conference on combating terrorism that opened Saturday in Tehran.
At the same time, Khamenei said, Israeli military strikes that hit civilians or assassinations of Palestinians by Israeli security agents are not condemned by the West as acts of terrorism.
Iranian leaders say Palestinian groups and the Lebanese Hezbollah are fighting to liberate occupied lands. Iran openly praises groups such as Islamic Jihad and Hamas, which have claimed responsibility for suicide bombings and other attacks.
Khamenei said Iran was a victim of what he called U.S. "terrorism" for the 1988 downing of an Iranian passenger plane by the warship USS Vincennes, which killed all 290 people aboard. The U.S. Defense Department said at the time that the crew mistook the plane for a hostile aircraft, which Iran rejects.
Later Saturday, Khamenei warned visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the United States is seeking to set up permanent bases in Afghanistan.
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How about Libya? No Congressional authorization. No U N authorization. No USA vital interests involved (according to Gates)
Thanks for my daily laugh!!!!!
And Michael Moore called Al Qaida in Iraq "freedom fighters" too.
Yup. This is SNL-type, knee-slap material...
Khamenei, You have NO IDEA what kind of short leash America has been keeping on them. Pray to your moon god we never un-leash them for surely you will know hell on Earth.
Hey Surpreme leader. We showed Saddam what real terror was like.
How would you like to find out all about it?
Terrorism? Under Barry’s watch? We should be so lucky.
Sounds to me like he is greasing the skids for the missile attacks on Israel from Lebanon using the missiles relocated from Syria.
With his endorsement of the MB and consolidation of the mid east, he has ratcheted up tensions and place the whole mid east on a new war trajectory which will occur right prior to elections.
Libya? Oil revenues and support will be a gift to the MB’ Egyptian “democratic” birthday.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sez so.
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Posted on 06/24/2011 6:03:51 AM PDT by george76
This is the sort of garbage that puts thrills up the legs of progressives.