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    Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

    Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

    Afghan officials and a man who claims to be a Taliban commander told Britain’s Channel 4 News that Iran was supplying weapons to Taliban insurgents. The Channel 4 News report, embedded below, shows arms, including mortars and mines, Afghan officials in the western province of Herat say they intercepted en route from Iran to the Taliban.

    Reporting for Channel 4 News, Nima Elbagir said that she had been shown documents and video by Afghan officials to back up their claims that weapons made in Iran were being smuggled across the border into Afghanistan.

    The report notes that while the Iranian government strongly denies supplying any arms to the Taliban, Britain’s Foreign Office told Channel 4 News: “at the same time as supporting the legitimate Afghan government, [Iran] is undermining it by providing weapons and training for the Taliban.”
    Interesting if true. Can't say it would be a surprise given Iran's history, but that's a pretty bold move on their part.
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    Re: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

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    Interesting if true. Can't say it would be a surprise given Iran's history, but that's a pretty bold move on their part.
    it's highly unlikely, since they are on opposite wings of Islamic ideology and they surely hate each other too. although, nothing can be said for sure, since Iranian government would do anything to avoid a downfall.

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    Re: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    it's highly unlikely, since they are on opposite wings of Islamic ideology and they surely hate each other too. although, nothing can be said for sure, since Iranian government would do anything to avoid a downfall.
    Most interactions in the ME seem to operate on an "enemy of my enemy" basis, so that alone doesn't really make me question this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Most interactions in the ME seem to operate on an "enemy of my enemy" basis, so that alone doesn't really make me question this.
    Same thing they were doing in Iraq..... no surprise here.
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    Other then the fact that Iran was fighting against the taliban before the US was, that Iran took in 800 000 Afgani refugee who fled from the Taliban, that Iran has been building up Herat, ( a shia dominated city)

    Of course we should ignore all that, and that Pakistan has been supporting the taliban for the last 20 years or so. That the ISI most likely still is. The sheeple must believe that Iran is the problem, whether or not it is
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    I hope Iran screws up and gives us a good excuse to regime change them again.


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    Re: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    I hope Iran screws up and gives us a good excuse to regime change them again.
    That is what it is looking. People complained that Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq, and now Obamayourmomma is doing the same thing with Iran and how they are "supplying" the Taliban. Things don't change.

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    Re: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    That is what it is looking. People complained that Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq, and now Obamayourmomma is doing the same thing with Iran and how they are "supplying" the Taliban. Things don't change.
    Indeed sometimes nessacary wars needed unnessacary incidents.


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    Re: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    That is what it is looking. People complained that Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq, and now Obamayourmomma is doing the same thing with Iran and how they are "supplying" the Taliban. Things don't change.
    This is not the first report that Iran has been supplying the Taliban, nothing came from the first one, nothing will come from this

    It is bunk designed to influence US public opinion.
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    Re: Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Other then the fact that Iran was fighting against the taliban before the US was, that Iran took in 800 000 Afgani refugee who fled from the Taliban, that Iran has been building up Herat, ( a shia dominated city)

    Of course we should ignore all that, and that Pakistan has been supporting the taliban for the last 20 years or so. That the ISI most likely still is. The sheeple must believe that Iran is the problem, whether or not it is
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    This is not the first report that Iran has been supplying the Taliban, nothing came from the first one, nothing will come from this

    It is bunk designed to influence US public opinion.
    Rather than just labeling everyone who doesn't agree with you as sheeple, why don't you try to explain exactly why this is false and how you've managed to figure out what the reporters and officials in question are too dumb to understand? Who is the evil mastermind behind this propaganda?
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