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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Saudi Arabia is the largest source of state funded terrorism in the world. Iran isn't the problem that the Saudis are.

    Saudi Arabia is said to be the world's largest source of funds for Salafi jihadist terrorist militant groups, such as al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, the Pakistan Taliban, ISIS and Lashkar-e-Taiba in South Asia, and donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide, according to Hillary Clinton.[78] According to a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state, "Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups."[79]

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    Saudi does not fund AlQ and your source does not appear to actually be wikipedia. The source conflates private donations with state funds.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Iran is the largest source of state funded terrorism in the world, openly supporting Hamas, Hez and terrorists in Africa. It's in violation of UN treaties regarding uranium enrichment. It shares nuclear and missile tech with North Korea.
    What he said above... so, hell yes. Bibi is correct.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    I don't think either of them are that big of a threat to the United States. A better question is which one is overblown more.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Bibi didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. Heck, Bush told us about Iran over 13 years ago.

    However, BECAUSE it was Bush saying it, nobody believed it. Bush was right about a lot of things...even Obama agrees with him. That just means there are a lot of dumbass people out there who don't have a clue.
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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Saudi does not fund AlQ and your source does not appear to actually be wikipedia.
    The source conflates private donations with state funds.


    Since the ruling family in Saudi Arabia controls all of the government the state treasury there is their piggy bank. Who's going to stop them from doing whatever they want to do?

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Since the ruling family in Saudi Arabia controls all of the government the state treasury there is their piggy bank. Who's going to stop them from doing whatever they want to do?
    Conspiracy theories aside, the Saudi government does not fund AlQ. Nor do they send death-row inmates to fight in Syria (that was a load of crap from a conspiracy website). The source for Monte's quote does not appear to be the real wiki and it openly conflated private and state funding.

    Iran is, in fact, the largest source of state funded terrorism.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently Netanuahu stated at the UN General Assembly that Iran is a greater threat than ISIS.
    Do you agree with this statement?

    Video can be found here: Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State


    No, as others have said Iran is a different kind of threat. ISIS is a threat right now, Iran could be a threat in the future.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    No, as others have said Iran is a different kind of threat. ISIS is a threat right now, Iran could be a threat in the future.
    Hamas and Hez are not a threat now?

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently Netanuahu stated at the UN General Assembly that Iran is a greater threat than ISIS. Do you agree with this statement?
    Video can be found here: Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State
    I voted no. I would have see more evidence, but I think Netanuahu is kind of hysterical. Perhaps he is upset ISIS has bumped Iran and Israel to the foreground of people's mind. I think he probably needs to approach his concern a little more rationally and use less hyperbole. It makes him look bad.

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    Re: Is Iran a Greater Threat Than ISIS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Conspiracy theories aside,
    the Saudi government does not fund AlQ.
    Nor do they send death-row inmates to fight in Syria (that was a load of crap from a conspiracy website). The source for Monte's quote does not appear to be the real wiki and it openly conflated private and state funding.

    Iran is, in fact, the largest source of state funded terrorism.


    From what I've read I tend to agree, but there's nothing to stop the Saudis from funding any group that they want to fund. They are going to do whatever they want to do, they won't be asking for permission.

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