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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    First off, I'm not doubting you. I'm genuinely interested. Do you have links to a story about President Khamati condemning 9/11 and offering support?

    BBC Sept 17, 2001
    Iran condemns attacks on US
    Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has strongly condemned the suicide terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. But he warned against the launching of a war against Afghanistan, saying that if the Americans send in their troops, they would only face more problems.

    Ayatollah Khamenei's word has been eagerly awaited here. He has the final say on all important matters. The line he has taken now will determine Iran's policy in the critical days to come. He left no doubt about his strong condemnation of the outrages in New York in Washington. "Mass killings of human beings are catastrophic acts which are condemned" he said "wherever they may happen and whoever the perpetrators and the victims may be".
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    BBC Sept 17, 2001
    Iran condemns attacks on US
    The article doesn't say anything about Iran helping us. They did condemn it though. I'll give you that.
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    First off, I'm not doubting you. I'm genuinely interested. Do you have links to a story about President Khamati condemning 9/11 and offering support?
    Tom Andrews explains how Iran helped make the US' initial invasion of Afghanistan successful
    Last edited by 24107; 08-05-12 at 06:48 AM.

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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Na. We gotta go sticking our nose all over the world, police it, we have a lot of contracts to live up to with the military industrial complex...
    Your heros the USSR also had a military industrial complex, just remember that.
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    The bill should be several trillion, and handed to the Saudi's.....
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Tom Andrews explains how Iran helped make the US' initial invasion of Afghanistan successful
    Thats good, but HOW did they help us? I'm seeing everywhere that they condemned the attacks, they didn't like them, yada yada. But HOW did they help us? Did they give us intel, allow us to use their airfields, what did they do?
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    It will take a bit of reading but here are a couple of links for you on the question: Did Iran aid the US in Afghanistan?

    An American Foreign Policy paper
    The most propitious time for reconciliation in the past 30 years was after 9-11 when Iran telegraphed in many ways its desire to improve relations and contributed to the U.S. victory in Afghanistan in both political and military terms . . . We could have made an ally of Iran instead of intensifying its enmity.
    In October 2001, as the United States was just beginning its military operations in Afghanistan, State Department and NSC officials began meeting secretly with Iranian diplomats in Paris and Geneva, under the sponsorship of Lakhdar Brahimi, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Leverett says these discussions focused on “how to effectively unseat the Taliban and once the Taliban was gone, how to stand up an Afghan government.”

    It was thanks to the Northern Alliance Afghan troops, which were supported primarily by the Iranians, that the Taliban was driven out of Kabul in mid-November.
    According to Iranian diplomatic sources, members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, Sipah-i Pasdaran) cooperated with the CIA and U.S. Special Operations Forces in supplying and funding the commanders of the Northern Alliance.
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Thats good, but HOW did they help us? I'm seeing everywhere that they condemned the attacks, they didn't like them, yada yada. But HOW did they help us? Did they give us intel, allow us to use their airfields, what did they do?
    I will have to find that article, which stated the Iranian's had actual boot's on the ground in Afghanistan. Around that time the Taliban kidnapped and executed a number of Iranian national's which enraged Tehran. Taliban ofcourse are Sunni and Iran is shia.
    Last edited by 24107; 08-05-12 at 12:24 PM.

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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    It will take a bit of reading but here are a couple of links for you on the question: Did Iran aid the US in Afghanistan?

    An American Foreign Policy paper
    Very interesting. Thanks for bringing this up. I am going to research it more. Wow, President Bush punted that one in the stands didn't he? Maybe there was proof they were double crossing us. I am going to look into that.
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    Re: 'You owe us $6 bln for 9/11' - US to Iran, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah & Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    this is about the last thing that we need to be doing right now.

    can we please just be a country again? fix roads, build stuff, that sort of thing?
    Absolutely not. We have to perpetuate conflict for eternity. What's another war we can't afford? It's not like we're economically and industrially crippled, lost our credit rating, and have a military that's stretched out far beyond its means...
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