Skip to comments.Stephen Hayes: What the U.S.-Iran Talks Will Ignore
Posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by nuconvert
Anything that retards Iran's nuclear progress is helpful. But even if the talks "solved" the nuclear issuevirtually inconceivable, given the measures the Iranians have taken to preserve their programa bigger problem would remain: the Iranian regime itself. Whatever progress is made in the context of overlapping short-term interests, it will do little to change the long-term strategic problems presented by a hostile Iran. And Iran is hostile.
It is one of the most underreported stories of the past decade: As we went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran went to war with us. Tehran has provided weapons to insurgents directly responsible for killing hundreds of American troops in those two countries. It has funded, trained and equipped jihadistsSunnis and Shiites aliketargeting American forces and interests in the Middle East and beyond. And all along the way it has provided safe haven and support to al Qaeda leaders and those closest to them.
Last July, the Treasury Department identified a network of al Qaeda operatives that "serves as the core pipeline through which al Qaeda moves money, facilitators and operatives." Added one official: "Without this network, al Qaeda's ability to recruit and collect funds would be severely damaged." The network is located in Iran.
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Lessons of the holocaust are again forgotten. Indeed, when pig fornicators say something, they stick to it to the end. People like that need to be removed, rich, poor, weaponized or not.
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