Sunday, November 23, 2008

Obama, Iran, Al Qaeda, and Castro

Reuters recently reported as follows:
President-elect Barack Obama plans to try a more regional approach to the war in Afghanistan including possible talks with Iran....

Iran, on Afghanistan's western border, has been kept at arm's length by the Bush administration, but should be considered in formulating a new Afghanistan strategy, a senior U.S. military official was cited as saying.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama fails to comprehend [or doesn't want to comprehend] that Iran is working in cahoots with Al Qaeda.

From today's Telegraph:
Fresh links between Iran's Revolutionary Guards and al-Qaeda have been uncovered following interception of a letter from the terrorist leadership that hails Tehran's support for a recent attack on the American embassy in Yemen, which killed 16 people.

Delivery of the letter exposed the rising role of Saad bin Laden, son of the al-Qaeda leader, Osama as an intermediary between the organization and Iran. Saad bin Laden has been living in Iran since the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001...

The letter, which was signed by Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's second in command, was written after the American embassy in Yemen was attacked by simultaneous suicide car bombs in September.

Western security officials said the missive thanked the leadership of Iran's Revolutionary Guards for providing assistance to al-Qaeda to set up its terrorist network in Yemen, which has suffered ten al-Qaeda-related terror attacks in the past year, including two bomb attacks against the American embassy.

In the letter al-Qaeda's leadership pays tribute to Iran's generosity, stating that without its "monetary and infrastructure assistance" it would have not been possible for the group to carry out the terror attacks. It also thanked Iran for having the "vision" to help the terror organization establish new bases in Yemen after al-Qaeda was forced to abandon much of its terrorist infrastructure in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

There has been intense speculation about the level of Iranian support for al-Qaeda since the 9/11 Commission report into al-Qaeda's terror attacks against the U.S. in 2001 concluded that Iran had provided safe passage for many of the 9/11 hijackers traveling between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia prior to the attacks.

Scores of senior al Qaeda activists - including Saad bin Laden - sought sanctuary in Iran following the overthrow of the Taliban, and have remained in Tehran ever since. The activities of Saad bin Laden, 29, have been a source of Western concern despite Tehran's assurances that he is under official confinement.

But Iran was a key transit route for al Qaeda loyalists moving between battlefields in the Middle East and Asia. Western security officials have also concluded Iran's Revolutionary Guards have supported al-Qaeda terror cells, despite religious divisions between Iran's Shia Muslim revolutionaries and the Sunni Muslim terrorists.

Iran is active in Yemen, Osama bin Laden's ancestral homeland. The country has been a focal point for al-Qaeda, which has found relatively easy targets in its lawless environment. "Yemen is now a key strategic base for al-Qaeda's operations, as well as being fertile recruitment territory," said a senior Western security official. "Iran's Revolutionary Guards have provided important support in helping al-Qaeda to turn Yemen into a major center of operations...."
During the Presidential primaries, Joe Biden vehemently assailed lawmakers for supporting a senate resolution that labeled the Iranian Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization. Apparently, Barack Obama and Mr. Biden plan to enlist the help of the Iranians to stabilize both Afghanistan and Iraq. If that is so, I would like to wish Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their beloved allies, the Iranian Revolutionary guards and Al Qaeda the best of luck. They're gonna need it! And so will we........

Oh! I almost forgot to mention what Fidel Castro said today.

From USA Today:
Fidel Castro suggested Sunday that the U.S. government has promoted Americans' fears about al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to justify its plans for world domination....

He said the terrorist group was "a typical example of an enemy that the hegemonic power dangles in a place of its choosing where it needs to justify its actions, as it has done throughout its history, fabricating enemies and attacks destined to strengthen its plans of domination."...
Barack Obama has indicated that he would like to meet with Fidel Castro and hopefully reestablish ties with Cuba. And I assume that Mr. Castro will soon be working together with Barack Obama, the Iranian regime and Al Qaeda's finest to secure the war torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

My fellow Americans, this is the 'change' we had all hoped for. Thank heaven, it has finally arrived......