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Magda Hassan
04-24-2013, 11:14 AM
Who is Behind “Al Qaeda in Iran”? By Tony Cartalucci (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN71kKiu2TwMcV9Hjzf7wbWYNcJwVj LHefDk3TLrI1mVQNSMBQCiexqMxfxX0uCLa6Gov0K1OHjkWQyG HlH9wNRR78nJ3LTPJ0A1fq3Z4C7Pd9DNYOFYIUI-WJcElXGPOKWfO6-Tw2K9JQ==)
Global Research, April 23, 2013
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-is-behind-al-qaeda-in-iran/5332593 (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN5IwF234YRf6jrl3lvLF2zuhPBHrh yaKjtiO99Cfxe1YsnuJGYbgaN__E_vG0QZTi-FpS5UkVz-Ad7FGcN90BlRv5epuVS_uAl9b_iYcuBl-K4fCK7k3fY9tjvuyYWeZDJnrthviehKywhB4d_DmT6Z2LFdBUb nn6M=)


As the FBI reels from what now appears to be revelations it was directly involved in the Boston Marathon bombings (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN6eV0OylIsXUMCbdWa-3p64XlgaRUeiEqs73MevRZl4J76gp9moA6Q42CbCNvN6pwtgzq 5S9UF6nx2ThyJ15UXjTFmHzgHyMwQaW-Zw41ak3jc5DLqnXc-b1SsrPaVCnETog0ZVBQupJtI2S0d8VNp682s0XptnWNTYcVIAg Ztf50MdnWowHjRHwm9RC6RXsMo=), a deluge of FBI “success” stories have been “serendipitously” splashed across Western headlines. Among them was an allegedly “foiled” terror attack in Canada, reported to be the work of terrorists supported by “Al-Qaeda operatives in Iran.” The Globe and Mail, in its report, “Canada joins U.S. in alleging al-Qaeda has operatives based in Iran (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN5bvSaMu3Ha0UG0FYJ294jhj0RsNP n7fWVAwjmeNn2P04oQYf5IUcedOHpOm6kVoaWEnblaOlfR1We1 JEg2eLM-qUZf2qC7H8DPhJc5z89GrHt5oER5cWOwx-TZlc_SHLDumx-AjTa0CcCER2kJfZQq1Zizouir_-K2y8cL978rbjWzVxtEJZCVJ2vePE8w9CLnuNELSQ3MBQ_1Pt9w e9lzkNyTFI0b3hAD6M9-vXQCO5hwW9BnWpkEQ8DcDYXt1jao04OGpijClA==),” states:
“To many, it came as a surprise that the RCMP is alleging that two terror suspects arrested in Canada on Monday were supported by al-Qaeda operatives in Iran.

The Sunni-based al-Qaeda and Shia Iran belong to different branches of Islam that have been at odds historically. But in recent years U.S. officials have formally alleged that Iran has allowed al-Qaeda members to operate out of its territory.”
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Both at face value and upon deeper examination, this assertion is utterly absurd, divorced from reality, and indicative of the absolute contempt within which the Western establishment holds the global public. In reality, the West, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel in particular, have propped up and perpetuated Al Qaeda for the very purpose of either undermining or overthrowing the governments of Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, Libya, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and beyond.
Regarding Iran in particular, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his 2007 New Yorker piece titled, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism? (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN6ybn40leCAsRa3Y6Y1UhcbeXnIWz 7HzMMYbnGDa-HzV5WqZJCszo74tcr8shjEr75RmzMIcmujz_mWW6yW83Uk6YtT Ni_KhKDH94TZ9qRfF58LTsJkopwYS7oR5RURvl6hmqhddgVicC xtE15fwhuH1QU2OsVE4kGDLoB0-VGWKgt0aEBxPrtPGnnTtfMqUFA=)” would state:
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
In a follow up, Hersh in his 2008 New Yorker piece titled, “Preparing the Battlefield: The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN6gszkVssrSONffoJkHPOcXqKdSwy DvCaOSkKvLwpga_eMwG651gsfwll_ZMv8dkR1dxWiJqdZx36Nj fKEHYIizyzHHi_aK96J1K6FE9MAEOtkoAKqThpj56tFzlAkK3C W4Z1CKGr0ofgrHDFaBZgC_5SxRLBVlstTbdf03eEuZqA==), spelled out a damning indictment of US involvement in bolstering, arming, and funding terror organizations, not linked to, but described as actually being Al Qaeda.

Of American support for Al Qaeda the report states (emphasis added):

The Administration may have been willing to rely on dissident organizations in Iran even when there was reason to believe that the groups had operated against American interests in the past. The use of Baluchi elements, for example, is problematic, Robert Baer, a former C.I.A. clandestine officer who worked for nearly two decades in South Asia and the Middle East, told me. “The Baluchis are Sunni fundamentalists who hate the regime in Tehran, but you can also describe them as Al Qaeda,” Baer told me. “These are guys who cut off the heads of nonbelievers—in this case, it’s Shiite Iranians. The irony is that we’re once again working with Sunni fundamentalists, just as we did in Afghanistan in the nineteen-eighties.” Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is considered one of the leading planners of the September 11th attacks, are Baluchi Sunni fundamentalists.
The report would continue by stating (emphasis added):

One of the most active and violent anti-regime groups in Iran today is the Jundallah, also known as the Iranian People’s Resistance Movement, which describes itself as a resistance force fighting for the rights of Sunnis in Iran. “This is a vicious Salafi organization whose followers attended the same madrassas as the Taliban and Pakistani extremists,” Nasr told me. “They are suspected of having links to Al Qaeda and they are also thought to be tied to the drug culture.” The Jundallah took responsibility for the bombing of a busload of Revolutionary Guard soldiers in February, 2007. At least eleven Guard members were killed. According to Baer and to press reports, the Jundallah is among the groups in Iran that are benefitting from U.S. support.
The manifestation of this insidious conspiracy can be seen playing out across Syria in which US-backed terrorists openly operating under the flag of Al Qaeda (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001wFU_LkIhqN6ajctbW5wYJ1osqqhK3Qy6DTi720 wg0CWDwnQWG__iL6ymo_j_bDflS3lbzkcjsaBXiwCMDE66sisk JRAR4OalxoD_wisLVCkclpKPglMSdmroq-hn01nmcgq5tdFpgCHyhdE0VKSv9GVqPpgbnbKqsWPQqn-4nXn3qwnsEZngMJ5hyONzOiyh5elHayr-kbf6nEZoEHa79wqcZ1qHb2meM1lCgP_vQE0=) are locked in a catastrophic sectarian bloodbath with the Syrian people and the Syrian state’s closest ally, Iran. The conflict in Syria exposes that the machinations revealed back in 2007-2008 by Hersh, are still being carried out in earnest today.
Clearly, US-Canadian claims that Iran is somehow involved in harboring Al Qaeda within its borders, when it has been the West for years propping them up specifically to overthrow the Iranian government, are utterly absurd. In reality, while the West uses Al Qaeda’s presence both within Iran and along it peripheries to undermine and ultimately overthrow the Iranian government, it in turn uses these very terror organizations to induce paralyzing fear across Western populations in order to consolidate and expand power at home.

Jan Klimkowski
04-24-2013, 05:17 PM
Magda - important thoughts. Thanks.

Meanwhile (my emphasis in bold):



he use of Baluchi elements, for example, is problematic, Robert Baer, a former C.I.A. clandestine officer who worked for nearly two decades in South Asia and the Middle East, told me. “The Baluchis are Sunni fundamentalists who hate the regime in Tehran, but you can also describe them as Al Qaeda,” Baer told me. “These are guys who cut off the heads of nonbelievers—in this case, it’s Shiite Iranians. The irony is that we’re once again working with Sunni fundamentalists, just as we did in Afghanistan in the nineteen-eighties.”

Here Baer reveals the propaganda nonsense about Al Qaeda.

It is not an organisation in any meaningful sense.

Al Qaeda is more accurately a state of mind.

Or, as French intelligence insider Thierry Meyssan has written, quite literally "The Base", a database of mujahadeen.