Skip to comments.Analysts surprised by alleged Al Qaeda in Iran tie in Canada plot
Posted on 04/22/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT by tobyhill
Police in Canada said Monday that two men suspected of plotting to derail a passenger train were guided by Al Qaeda elements in Iran, but the statement surprised many experts who study terrorism in the Middle East and Iran.
It frankly doesnt compute for me, said Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. "If there is any link, I would think it was extremely tangential."
Iran and Al Qaeda have frequently had chilly relations, according to Slavin and other experts. Iran is majority Shiite, while Al Qaeda is firmly Sunni. In Syria, Al Qaeda has jumped into the fray alongside opposition fighters while Iran has backed President Bashar Assad. Iran has also held Al Qaeda members in the country under house arrest, monitoring their activities. Documents confiscated from Osama bin Laden's hide-out in Pakistan and released last year suggested discord between the two.
Canadian police said there was no reason to believe that the plotted attacks were sponsored by any state, which would mean the Iranian government was not involved. Police provided no further details regarding the alleged involvement of Al Qaeda elements in Iran in the plot.
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Guess that they are not really "experts".
Just one more thing that FReepers could have told the “experts.” And we would have done it for free!
Islam is a bonding religion/social structure/political scheme.
Iran represses Sunnis, and has been ever since the revolution, but lets not kid ourselves who they hate more.
Khomeini backed the Soviets against the mujahideen in Afghanistan because they were against the Great Satan.
The Ayatollahs are as reliant on hatred of America as the Nazis were on hatred of Slavs and Jews.
Americans and Canadians are NOT surprised.
Canada and America CONTINUE to be attacked as
their “protectionary” agencies are infiltrated
by the Enemy.
they may have their disputes among themselves, but when it comes to jihad and terrorism directed against the US or any of the “West,” they are united.
It seems everyone knows this except the experts.
the plot was busted in Canada but the train was headed for NEW YORK
so what is Barky gonna do about it?
“They cut my hands off ....and I don’t why...”
Methodists and Baptists have their differences too... but both would stand against the Jim Jones “kool aid’ cult... Radical Islam (both Sunni and Shiite) sees us as the Jim Jones cult - or worse.
Deny them big gulps and check ID's to see if they're old enough to smoke...
Canada and America CONTINUE to be attacked as their protectionary agencies are infiltrated by the Enemy.
Imagine a 100,000 muslim jihadi H-1Bs working in power plants, fertilizer factories, refineries, chemical manufacturers, hospitals, utilities, dams, pharmaceutical formulators, web hub server farms, municipal water supplies, sewage treatment...
The most successfull terrorist attacks are the ones that are unexpected. Virtually no defense for the unexpected.
I think so too. I don't think the Iranian government would be that stupid to flirt with suicide. They're kleptomaniacs, not maniacs and love the good life too much.
People seem to forget that in the early days of the war on terror, Iran cooperated with us on anti-Taliban operations in Afghanistan because it was in the Iranian national interest to do so.
With Iran, self-interest and survival trump "hate".
('Stolen' from dfwgator)
stupid analysts can’t understanding that radical islam wants to kill who are not like them
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