Iran army: Al-Qaida's rise in Mideast more dangerous than nuclear bomb

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  1. Son of Govinda

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    Iran army: Al-Qaida's rise in Mideast more dangerous than nuclear bomb - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

    Al-Qaida's rise in Lebanon and Syria poses a greater threat to Europe than nuclear weapons, the chief of Iran's armed forces said on Monday, adding that the militant organization had a new leader replacing Osama bin Laden.

    The comments by Iranian Major General Hassan Firouzabadi comes ahead of a planned round of P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran, due to take place later this month in Moscow.

    Speaking to the Iranian news agency Mehr on Monday, Firouzabadi said that the "danger of establishing Al-Qaeda on the southeast coast of the Mediterranean is more dangerous than the threat of nuclear weapons."

    “The global arrogance which created al-Qaida and the Taliban and then received serious blows from them and today claims it is at war with al-Qaida in the Islamic country of Pakistan," he said, "is establishing Al-Qaeda in Syria and Lebanon."

    Firouzabadi added, that al-Qaida had a new leader to replace the assassinated Osama bin Laden, adding that the United States "knows" who that person is, and saying that he was "terrorists and mercenaries in the southeast Mediterranean."

    “It is necessary that the United Nations, the Security Council, the secretary general of the United Nations, and the Human Rights Council prevent this new disaster in the world,” the Iranian official said.
     
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    Hard to argue with that, but for Iran it is an attempt at distraction.
     
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    That's why I keep saying the US policy towards Iran is wrong and the real threat being ignored.
     
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    US policy is not wrong. The US is simply trying to force a regime change. The Ayatollahs must go. It is a no brainer. The Shia's of Iran are peaceful people and until the Ayatollahs came in, they used to be the most progressive people in the region.

    The only problem with the US strategy is that the Revolutionary guards are worse than the SS and are very loyal to the Ayatollahs though the peole dont want them there.

    However, the way the US is going about trying to reach its objective of regime change is incorrect.
     
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    Actually, not really. AQ is as much an Iranian enemy as it is the world's. To let these fundamentalists trickle into Egypt, Libya, Syria and Lebanon with the blessings of the West is not a smart thing to do. Ofcourse, tomorrow, when these same nations go rogue, the West will again be repeating the same lines, "It's not our fault. Don't blame us for the world's ills." Well, when the West is actively getting involved in the Middle East and changing the balance of powers in these countries, tomorrow's fundamentalist Islamists which will be seated in these same nations will be the West's fault. The proof is the present! It can hardly be called a democratic "revolution" when the West is bombarding the government forces and trickling in arms to the rebels. It's an artificial Arab revolution inevitably leading to an uglier world tomorrow.
     
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    who were strong proponents of Pakistan, and postured against India.
     
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    The posturing against India was driven by the Shah's alliance with the US back then. So by default they became proponents of the pukes. However Iranina people were friendly back then and are, even now.

    But with the Shia genocide in Pukistan, there is not love lost between them. The recent statement from Iran that Pakistan is their friend and any war on them is a war on us is just posturing against the US by the tollahs
     
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