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    As I was driving home from work today and listening to sean hannity, some things were said that I had not heard recently. Sean had the author of 'End Game' on his show and they were talking about the 8 states that sponsor terrorism. They placed Iran at the center of these 8 states. One of the things that this general said was that Iran had publicly stated that they would nuke Israel if given the chance. Now, I remember YEARS ago that this had been said by them, but I had thought that since the end of the cold war and the iranian leadership had somewhat changed that this was no longer a stance that Iran had taken.

    Am I wrong and just have been out of the loop? If so, someone point some links out that has this kind of information please.

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    Yes, since the revolution that put Ayatollah Khomeni in power, Iran has been a major source of terrorism. Iran is an absolutist theocracy, now run by successors to Khomeni who is long-since dead, and is a major state sponsor of terrorism. That's one of the reasons why the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

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    While I thank you for that information Aclu, I wasn't THAT out of the loop. I was active duty marine corps during that iran/iraq thing. I was hoping to get more up to date information.
     
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    Not too out of the loop, it's just one of those news items that doesn't hit the liberal airwaves:


    RAFSANJANI SAYS MUSLIMS SHOULD USE NUCLEAR WEAPON AGAINST ISRAEL

    http://www.iran-press-service.com/articles_2001/dec_2001/rafsanjani_nuke_threats_141201.htm

    Note the date is AFTER 9-11! That's very ballsy! It's also one of many good reasons why Iran was part of the Axis of Evil in the 2002 STOU Speech under Bush.


    But words alone do not a terrorist nation make, what's more dangerous from Iran is it's actions.



    A Secret Iran-Arafat Connection Is Seen Fueling the Mideast Fire
    http://www.hvk.org/articles/0302/101.html

    Iran Implicated by Captain In Seized Weapons Shipment
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A16637-2002Jan8?language=printer

    And many links to their role in nuclear proliferation, and development of their own weapon program.



    All Mullahs in Iran support terror. It is what keeps them in power.
     
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    thanks comrade, very helpful to me.
     
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    Since Moscow helped arrange the contacts between Palestine and Iran, is the cold war really over?

    :smoke:

    Also it's just my impression, but since Iran found itself surrounded by US forces, they've seemed awfully quite with the fatwas, haven't they?


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    looks iffy now



    would seem to be the case.

    I've got more looking to do when I've got time, this all got very interesting to me now.
     
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    I don't know if you ever listen to "Glenn Beck" (AM Radio) but he has been pounding on this issue and the fact that Iran is "the head of the snake" so to speak. There is probably an article or two on his website www.glennbeck.com I haven't checked yet.
     
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    When Jimmy Carter turned his back on the Shah, Iran became a terrorist haven, and we were then forced to side with the lesser of two evils... Iraq.

    To this day, Iran sponsors Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and is sheltering al-Qaeda operatives such as Saif al-Adel and Saad bin Laden, Osama's son.

    They also probably have chemical and biological agents, or will have them soon, and they will be a nuclear power by 2008. Out of those eight sponsors of terrorism you listed, five of them no longer sponsor terrorism, and North Korea, doesn't really fund Islamic terrorists, mainly because they aren't Islamic.

    Iran and Syria are our big problems. But a nuclear Kim Jong Il can't be overlooked.
     
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