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The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)
Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN

Posted on 08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT by nuconvert

The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda

On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important.

“This network serves as the core pipeline through which al Qaeda moves money, facilitators and operatives,” according to Treasury. “Without this network, al Qaeda’s ability to recruit and collect funds would be severely damaged,” an Obama administration official involved in the designations tells The Weekly Standard.

The centrality of this network to al Qaeda’s day-to-day operations makes the Obama administration’s move significant. What makes it extraordinary is the network’s partner: Iran.

“There is an agreement between the Iranian government and al Qaeda to allow this network to operate,” Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen told The Weekly Standard in an interview last week. “There’s no dispute in the intelligence community on this.”

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


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1 posted on 08/19/2011 6:44:06 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: AdmSmith; freedom44; Valin; LibreOuMort; Pan_Yans Wife; Army Air Corps; GOPJ; mazda77; ...

A long read but good info.


2 posted on 08/19/2011 6:45:19 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
There have long been disagreements inside the U.S. intelligence community about the relationship between Iran and al Qaeda. The prevailing view for years was that religious and ideological differences would preclude serious cooperation; al Qaeda is a Sunni terrorist organization, and the leaders of the Iranian regime are radical Shiites

They will work with each other as long as they have a common enemy. The enemy of of my enemy is my friend


3 posted on 08/19/2011 6:59:19 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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“Answering Muslims is reporting that the Islamic Circle of North America is calling on the Obama Administration to take action against Robert Spencer and (Pam Geller). If given the chance they would be all of America in jail under the sharia (save those that converted to Islam.)”

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/


4 posted on 08/19/2011 7:00:26 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Who said Obama is not muslim?


5 posted on 08/19/2011 7:02:15 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: darkwing104
The prevailing view for years was that religious and ideological differences would preclude serious cooperation; al Qaeda is a Sunni terrorist organization, and the leaders of the Iranian regime are radical Shiites

In WW2, we were allies with the Soviet Union. When you have a common enemy, it makes sense to set aside differences for a while.

6 posted on 08/19/2011 7:04:38 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: nuconvert

Long read, but a good one.

This Administration is going to screw the pooch over Iran until they detonate a nuclear weapon and start another war in the Middle East. Israel will be lucky if that nuke isn’t tested over downtown Tel Aviv.

And don’t forget that the Hildebeest thinks that Syria’s Bashar al Assad is a “reformer”......


7 posted on 08/19/2011 7:19:34 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("For every man there exists a bait he cannot resist swallowing.".....Nietzsche)
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To: nuconvert
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, files recovered in Osama bin Laden’s safe house show Rahman was planning a terrorist attack to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Treasury says Rahman was “appointed by Osama bin Laden to serve as al Qaeda’s emissary in Iran, a position which allowed him to travel in and out of Iran with the permission of Iranian officials.”

What? Muslim terrorists? How can that be? Homeland Security shows us terrorists are white Tea Party types...

8 posted on 08/19/2011 7:28:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: nuconvert

Related article from FR archives :
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/854286/posts


9 posted on 08/19/2011 8:16:30 PM PDT by piasa
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The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of al Qaeda)

The obummer administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda

. . . . Article.

Then,

“Answering Muslims is reporting that the Islamic Circle of North America is calling on the obummer Administration to take action against Robert Spencer and (Pam Geller). If given the chance they would be all of America in jail under the sharia (save those that converted to Islam.)”

~ See link at # 4:

Thanks, combat_boots.

10 posted on 08/19/2011 9:18:03 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


11 posted on 08/20/2011 12:33:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa

Thanks for your link from the past. It led me to several interesting articles.

“Former CIA Director George Tenet claims that the CIA learned in mid-2002 “that portions of Al-Qaeda’s leadership had relocated to Iran. This became much more problematic, leading to overtures to Iran and eventually face-to-face discussions with Iranian officials in December 2002 and early 2003. Ultimately, the Al-Qaeda leaders in Iran were placed under some kind of house arrest, although the Iranians refused to deport them to their countries of origin.” Many of them were not arrested, but put in special safehouses run by the elitist Iranian Revolutionary Guards.”

http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=vermaatalqaeda321201.htm


12 posted on 08/20/2011 5:26:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Thanks nuconvert.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 6:08:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nuconvert

JUNE 27, 2002 : (IRANIAN UN WORKERS EXPELLED BY US AFTER BEING CAUGHT CASING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, BROOKLYN BRIDGE , SUBWAY TUNNELS-— SEE CAMERA INCIDENTS) -————— “Pre-emptive Expulsion - Two Iranian U.N. Workers Expelled From the United States,” by John McWethy, ABCNews.com , 6/27/02 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/707456/posts


14 posted on 02/18/2012 8:13:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

I remember that. Thanx


15 posted on 02/19/2012 5:11:04 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Bean Counter
And don’t forget that the Hildebeest thinks that Syria’s Bashar al Assad is a “reformer”......

How does she think that reforming is now going along by the way? ;-)

16 posted on 09/08/2012 1:37:55 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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