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Stephen Hayes: What the U.S.-Iran Talks Will Ignore
WSJ ^ | Apr. 12, 2012 | Stephen Hayes

Posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by nuconvert

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Anything that retards Iran's nuclear progress is helpful. But even if the talks "solved" the nuclear issue—virtually inconceivable, given the measures the Iranians have taken to preserve their program—a 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 jihadists—Sunnis and Shiites alike—targeting 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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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; hezbollah; iran; israel; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:57 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
The talks are a stalling tactic by the 9th Century pig fornicators currently ruling Iran.A ten-year-old can figure *that* out.God knows the Israelis have.
2 posted on 04/13/2012 7:18:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 7:31:05 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: nuconvert
“The only time when the extremist Iranian leadership decided to suspend its nuclear program was 2003, after the US invaded Iraq, because Tehran truly believed a Republican president‘s warnings that it will be attacked next.”

—Ynet, 3-12-12

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4201618,00.html

4 posted on 04/13/2012 11:13:46 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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