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Expanding Iranís borders: the marching threat
Al-Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Walid Phares

Posted on 06/12/2014 12:30:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A few weeks ago, high ranking Iranian officials admitted to a mindset I have asserted—for almost a decade in briefings with Congress and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic—exists.

The Tehran regime’s minister of defense openly stated on April 16, 2014, that his country’s real borders are along south Lebanon, sitting on the northern frontiers of Israel.

Obviously, such Iranian bellicose declarations are not only a blow against the Lebanese republic’s sovereignty, the latter having been quasi-seized by Iranian ally Hezbollah for decades, but these words also menace international efforts to revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, a process already destabilized by another Tehran partner: Hamas. …

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: caliphate; iran; jihad; rop

1 posted on 06/12/2014 12:30:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Are the “militants” in Iraq backed by Iran?


2 posted on 06/12/2014 12:37:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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Wouldn’t surprise me if they were. The Iraqi troops just let them walk in, after all.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 12:43:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
<Are the “militants” in Iraq backed by Iran?<

I doubt it. Said "militants" are Sunnis, a la al-Qaeda.

Iran, which is Shi'ite, would relate to the Iraqi government.

Assad regime in Syria, the mullahs of Iran, the Iraqi government -- all Shi-ite. Thus, allies.

The Syrian rebels and the Iraqi "militants", all Sunni. Along with the Pallies...

4 posted on 06/12/2014 12:47:28 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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There is evidence of a relationship between al-Qa’eda and Iran. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Hamas division has been partnered with Iran for many years too, of course.
5 posted on 06/12/2014 12:55:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It was called Persia...


6 posted on 06/12/2014 2:11:57 AM PDT by Paisan
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