Saturday, July 17, 2004

Iran and Global Terrorism

In a report due out Thursday, the 9/11 commission will apparently show evidence that Iran provided support to al-Qaeda by allowing al-Qaeda operatives to cross its territory. This comes shortly after IWPR reports on Iranian involvement with the Ansar al-Islam group previously based in northern Iraq. This link surprises me, and I suspect that Iran was primarily interested in attacks on the American presence in the Middle East and not stuff like the World Trade Center. Still, perhaps it will put to bed the common argument that groups X and Y will never cooperate because of differences among Sunnis/Shi'ites/secularists or whatever. After all, the U.S. is not a Muslim fundamentalist government, yet we had plenty of truck with Bin Laden in our day.


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