As Mini-Me, might say, Huh?
Reuters, 23 April 2013
The Canadian authorities linked the two to al-Qaeda factions in Iran, to the surprise of some security experts.
“The individuals were receiving support from al-Qaeda elements located in Iran,” Mr Malizia said.
Iran did host some senior al-Qaeda figures under a form of house arrest in the years following the September 11, 2001, attacks, but there has been little to no evidence to date of joint attempts to execute violence against the West.
However, a US government source said Iran was home to a little-known network of alleged al-Qaeda fixers and “facilitators” based in the city of Zahedan, very close to Iran's borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The source said the operatives served as go-betweens, travel agents and financial intermediaries for al-Qaeda operatives and cells operating in Pakistan and moving through the area.
They do not operate under the protection of the Iranian government, which has a generally hostile attitude towards Sunni al-Qaeda militants, and which periodically launches crackdowns on the al-Qaeda elements.
Phi Beta Iota: This is troubling. Iran is not a nuclear threat and Iran is not a supporter of terrorism against the USA. The entire Al Qaeda narrative is flawed, stale, and lacks credibility. The degree to which false flag operations are being channeled and also inspired by the Israelis, the Arabs, and elements of the US Government is quite frightening. When one recollects that America was taken into a $4 trillion dollar war on the basis of 935 “official” lies from the political level of the US Government while the bureaucracy remained silent [Yevgeny Yevtushenko: When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.] one can only shudder at the implications of Boston, the Iran story, the coming housing collapse, and so on. If the apocalyse comes, it will be of our own making.