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Iran Befriends the Taliban in Afghanistan

Updated on August 1, 2012

Wow, what a big surprise. What a smart move. Just what Afghanistan needs as the NATO involvement fades in 2014. Iran provides a haven for the Taliban leaders to strategize their reconquest of parts of Afghanistan, which they no doubt will. Iran obtains another terrorist type group to haunt Pakistan and the Taliban has a weapons supplier. For the rest of the region, the development is only more nightmare.

Part of Iran's reasoning is retaliation if Iran's nuclear sites are attacked in between now and mid-October. To both sides, which were not always "allies" because of the Shite vs. Sunni quagmire, both see the USA as the greater enemy. Iran already has an embassy in Kabul and consulates in Herat. Now, the Taliban have their own office in Zahedan, Iran, 100% immune from the enemy. It is also close to the Taliban's main offices inside Quetta, Pakistan.

Already (it just opened in May), Iran and the Taliban are discussing plans to send surface to air missiles to them. Once this occurs, count for more helicopters and aircraft to be downed. Iran is already providing low level weapons to them. Iran has already used its clout on the Afghanistan government by threatening to toss out thousands of Afghan workers who work in Iran if the Afghan and US reach an agreement for assistance after 2014. The public uproar caused the Afghan government to cancel any such agreement or discussion. Even Afghan intelligence state clearly that Iran is sending more infiltrators into Afghanistan, mixing in with commoners. These men are conducting surveillance on US airbases along their border and Afghan army bases.

Iran is also aiding al-Qaeda by allowing them to move money and terrorists through its country to South Asia. They are much involved with the Iraqi al-Qaeda group that is also creating instability in Syria.

Its really too bad we cannot simply assassinate both President Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Ayatollah to avoid more war and bloodshed in the world.

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    • Nick Hanlon profile image

      Nick Hanlon 

      6 years ago from Chiang Mai

      Well make sure that the Taliban have no safe haven wherever it may be.Someone give Mossad a call...

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Thanks, I will check them out.

    • Eric L. Andrews profile image

      Eric L. Andrews 

      6 years ago from Midwestern United States

      Perrya, we can all agree to disagree. Two books to read and they will substantiate my claims regarding what most 'wars' are actually all about. One is Hope of the Wicked by Ted Flynn, and the second Brotherhood of Darkness by Dr. Stanley Montieth (orthopedic surgeon for 30 years and student of history much longer). Both were written prior to our invasion of Iraq, for the second time, and our attack on Afghanistan. The books are extremely well-sourced and referenced. I found them to be both enlightening and sickening at the same time. They will, along with other things which I've studied during the past year or so, change your view of our world and how it functions.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      The simple answer is beware of whom you support and fund because as Putin said, what is being replaced may actually be worse. I tend not to believe what Mr. Andrews posted. But, it is his opinion.

    • Eric L. Andrews profile image

      Eric L. Andrews 

      6 years ago from Midwestern United States

      To maxoxam. I would be glad to discuss the geopolitical, bi-polar policies of the U.S. during the past 100 years, or even predating that time period. You are absolutely correct in that we supported Hussein during the 1980's, fought him during Gulf War I, and then left the Kurds twisting in the wind to be ravaged with chemical weapons by Saddam after that conflict. Same with the more fundamental Islamist groups in Afghanistan. Gave them money and stinger missiles while under Soviet occupation, using the covert means of the Saudis and Pakistans intelligence agency to do so, and then considered them enemies later after they disallowed opium poppy fields in areas they controlled. Our intervention in Vietnam was escalated based upon a false flag attack (Gulf of Tonkin), and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara even confessed this sin before his death. Henry Kissinger, who is one of the most diabolical men to ever walk this earth, prolonged the Paris Peace Talks for years so that corporate interests could make billions selling arms, fuel, vehicles, Agent Orange, etc. Then we left the South hanging when the accords were signed. Oh, and the heroin trade into the U.S. was started during the late part of the war, for the first time, and via Vietnam. Now our troops in Afghanistan are being used to guard a booming drug trade and corporate mineral and oil rights worth an estimated $1 trillion. Some things never change. Yes, perrya, Africa and Syria are the next corporate interest targets. The EU had a central bank set up in Tripoli before the Libyan 'civil war' had even been decided and Qaddafi found. Check it out online.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      That's the longest answer you can give me? How come you NEVER ask questions inculpating the U.S. and therefore be credible to many other readers?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      Good question...

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      6 years ago from USA

      Americans befriend Pakistanis, Saudi Arabians, Saddam Hussein... They financed the Talibans too. Which lesson should we learn?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      6 years ago

      I agree with both of you. Come sept or oct, we may have a new mideast war, to boot.

    • Eric L. Andrews profile image

      Eric L. Andrews 

      6 years ago from Midwestern United States

      Informative hub, Parrya. I have done alot of investigating with respect to Afghanistan, drug sales coming from that nation and the resurgence of the Taliban during the occupation by U.S. and NATO troops. Opium sales have gone from virtually zero in 2000 to a huge amount and places Afghanistan as the world's largest marketer of opium and its bi-products. Additionally, Afghanistan is now the world's largest seller of marijuana. Odd, huh? The Taliban make money off of the drug trade and use the capital to purchase arms and explosives from Iran. Most of the opium ends up as heroin on the streets of Russia, England and Iran. Hmmm. I have heard rumors that our CIA is involved somehow. This couldn't be possible, right? Keep presenting the truth. Our media is eerily quiet on Afghanistan while our troops are killed and maimed over there.

    • Wayne Brown profile image

      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Well Duh! This is what happens when we stop treating the patient before we cure the disease...they patient dies. All the blood of Americans spilled there will be lost....just as lost as it was in Vietnam when we walked away without finishing what we started. WB

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