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Kerry Sees Common Ground with Tehran’s Barbaric Terror Regime

November 20th, 2013 - 12:56 pm

On June 25, 1996, the government of Iran and its Hezbollah terror wing, almost certainly with assistance from al Qaeda, bombed the American Air Force dormitory at the Khobar Towers complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia – killing 18 U.S. airmen (nearly 400 people, including many Americans, were wounded). Based on overwhelming evidence, a federal judge later concluded that, among other aspects of Iranian orchestration, “the terrorist attack on the Khobar Towers was approved by Ayatollah Khameini, the Supreme Leader of Iran[.]”

It is furthermore worth bearing in mind that the aforementioned Iran-trained Saif al-Adel helped build al Qaeda’s cells in Saudi Arabia. He also built its cells in Yemen, where the U.S.S. Cole was bombed on October 12, 2000, killing 17 American sailors. And … Adel trained some of the 9/11 suicide-hijackers.

That may be far from the limit of Iran’s connection to the latter atrocities, in which nearly 3000 Americans were killed. As the 9/11 Commission summed up the state of play:

[T]here is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers. There also is circumstantial evidence that senior Hezbollah operatives were closely tracking the travel of some of these future muscle hijackers into Iran in November 2000.

Remarkably, in its never-ending quest for a grand diplomatic deal with America’s enemies in Iran, our government has never followed up with a searching public investigation into Iran’s apparent (or, at the very least, potential) complicity in 9/11 – notwithstanding that Tehran gave safe harbor to top al Qaeda operatives who fled Afghanistan following the U.S. military invasion there. With many in Congress alarmed by the Obama administration’s give-away-the-store approach to negotiations, one wonders why this stone remains unturned.

Iran, moreover, has fueled the anti-American jihadist insurgencies in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Among attacks too numerous to list here, that includes the execution style murders of five American troops in Karbala on January 20, 2007. The Karbala massacre was engineered by Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Hezbollah commander who trained a network of Iran-sponsored jihadist cells. To this day, that network continues to operate in Iraq. In late 2011, while our nation turned its holiday attention away from Washington, the Obama administration quietly transferred Daqduq to Iraqi custody, well aware that this would result in his being freed to return to Lebanon and more Hezbollah dirty work.

Secretary Kerry studiously ignored this history in making his offensive claim that the United States and Iran share a bond and common concerns when it comes to being targeted by violent jihadists, including al Qaeda. He also ignored the most recent compilation his own department has published on state sponsors of terrorism. The State Department report begins this way:

Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran increased its terrorist-related activity, including attacks or attempted attacks in India, Thailand, Georgia, and Kenya. Iran provided financial, material, and logistical support for terrorist and militant groups in the Middle East and Central Asia. Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and militant groups to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and stir up instability in the Middle East. The IRGC-QF is the regime’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad.

The report goes on to implicate Iran in a plot to murder Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States; the training of Taliban elements waging a jihadist war against American troops in Afghanistan; the arming and training of Shiite terror cells in Iraq; the wholesale support (funds, weapons, training) of the Assad regime in Syria (also a state sponsor of terrorism); the ramping up of military capabilities of terrorists in Yemen; and the harboring of al Qaeda.

In late 2005, when he was among the leading Senate Democrats to join the hard Left’s campaign against the American war effort in Iraq, John Kerry slandered U.S. troops: accusing them of “terrorizing” Iraqi women and children. Now, when Kerry looks at the jihadist regime in Iran – actual terrorists who have for three decades made mass-murder their tactic of choice in both foreign and domestic policy – his reaction is empathy.

What a disgrace.

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... let Kerry serve with the Iranian terrorists for three months. If he comes out alive...

Kerry didn't quite make it to 90 days during his "service" in Viet Nam. And he somehow got all those medals, which he threw away in disgust at an antiwar rally. Fake medals for a fake hero. I know a guy who served in the Ashaw Valley (101st Airborne) and then as a LRRP over the mountains in Laos. Then, in his 12th month, he got pissed when much of his unit was shot to death, so he re-upped for a second year in the place. Unlike John Kerry, the dude didn't get a single medal. In fact, they called him Private Major because he was repeatedly busted back down to Private for run ins with pompous asses like Kerry.
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Put Liberals in charge of "national security" and you shall have neither security nor national sovereignty. Nothing new here.
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Our government has been infested with mooslim operatives for years now...McCain, Boehner and others publicly attacked Michelle Bachmann and Louie Ghomert when they tried to expose the depth to which Dear Leader and Her Thighness had allowed the jihadist penetration oF NSA-CIA-FBI-State and DOD. Numerous previously identified mooslim terrorist supporters and organizers currently review and amend official government training manuals and have access to classified information. You cannot make this stuff up.....there are treasonous bastards in both parties, but the neo-communists in the current regime are active partners with many mooslims who wish to do us harm. Unbelievable.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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I would not even insult communism to compare it these guys. their low IQs are way near enough borderline to terrify anyone who indeed does have a working brain. corrupt to the core as well. real garbage.
39 weeks ago
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al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood is the connection Obamas friends and Allies that he armed so extensively in Egypt and Syria, that the Benghazi murders were connected to and still the weapons and funds flow.
Who was it that placed known members of the Brotherhood Inside of our government? Were their connections told who the CIA's spy's were in the region so they could kill them?
all I have to ask Is it treason yet?
Arming and funding the terrorist enemies of our nation, of the world. Blatant Aid and comfort to the enemy
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Kerry of Arabia? What does Arabia have to do with Iran? Iranians are not Arabs, they are Persians. Iranians speak Farsi, not Arabic. Kerry, Prince of Persia is more accurate.
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I believe AM was referring to Lurch's many travels through the arab world...Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc...and his many buffoonish, ignorant, coalition shattering statements along the way.
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Lurch is an idiot.
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There will never be any justification for dealing with any terrorist element or regime, but the left cares little for history or truth. Kerry of Arabia? More like Kerry the prince of idiots or perhaps more appropriate the king of Neo-Orientalism.
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This is like having to choose between supporting Hitler vs. Stalin during WWII.

Nevertheless, it seems to me that the Sunni terrorists have been more cruel, bloodthirsty and fanatic than the Shiite terrorists, and this might be a justification for dealing with Iran.
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try again.
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This is only because once Hezbollah successfully bombed America out of Lebanon, their bloodlust focused entirely on Israel. If you add up the casualties caused by Hezbollah in the 1980s and all the Iranian-sponsored Shia insurgency attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan, and all the other Iranian-sponsored terror attacks in between, I bet it's a comparable number to Sunni-caused 9/11. Mr. Ledeen commented on this a week or two ago: the Shia Iranians often get Sunni Arabs to do their dirty work for them. Still as cruel, bloodthirsty and fanatical, but more interested in sticking around to see the fruits of their labor.
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The only reason we supported Stalin is because FDR was sympathetic to communism and had a bunch of communists in his administration. There was absolutely no military reason to support them at all.
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... let Kerry serve with the Iranian terrorists for three months. If he comes out alive...

Kerry didn't quite make it to 90 days during his "service" in Viet Nam. And he somehow got all those medals, which he threw away in disgust at an antiwar rally. Fake medals for a fake hero. I know a guy who served in the Ashaw Valley (101st Airborne) and then as a LRRP over the mountains in Laos. Then, in his 12th month, he got pissed when much of his unit was shot to death, so he re-upped for a second year in the place. Unlike John Kerry, the dude didn't get a single medal. In fact, they called him Private Major because he was repeatedly busted back down to Private for run ins with pompous asses like Kerry.
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Kerry never threw away HIS medals, he didnt have the balls....

And he was still attached to the Naval Reserve when he pulled that Political Stunt, a clear UCMJ violation of proper conduct of an officer…and for THAT (plus his treasonously FALSE testimony about all the “atrocities” he supposedly saw in such a remarkably SHORT tour of duty) he was called on the carpet by Navy Brass.

His Explanation?
No Purer Example of Cowardice I can think of...
"..But… they werent MY medals that I threw away ...they, um, belonged to some OTHER serviceman, who ASKED me to throw them away FOR him… to show HIS contempt for the war... "

And you know, I actually believe that….because we all know Kerry’s Phoney Medals are safely ensconced in a Ruby Sapphire Display Case, vacuum sealed under Nitrogen Purge to prevent tarnish, in the most lavish and conspicuous display that the Hienz Industrial Fortune can provide.

Because, he’s THAT much of a Douche Bag.
39 weeks ago
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Put Liberals in charge of "national security" and you shall have neither security nor national sovereignty. Nothing new here.
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Here's the deal: let Kerry serve with the Iranian terrorists for three months. If he comes out alive, then we can listen to what he has to say. If not, then we bury him and any lingering ideas that Iran can actually be reasoned with.
39 weeks ago
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Our government has been infested with mooslim operatives for years now...McCain, Boehner and others publicly attacked Michelle Bachmann and Louie Ghomert when they tried to expose the depth to which Dear Leader and Her Thighness had allowed the jihadist penetration oF NSA-CIA-FBI-State and DOD. Numerous previously identified mooslim terrorist supporters and organizers currently review and amend official government training manuals and have access to classified information. You cannot make this stuff up.....there are treasonous bastards in both parties, but the neo-communists in the current regime are active partners with many mooslims who wish to do us harm. Unbelievable.

Remember BENGHAZI!
39 weeks ago
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"Kerry of Arabia" - hilarious! 'Lawrence of Arabia' is one of my all-time favorites, though...O'Toole, Sharif, Quinn, Guiness are all wonderful and the soundtrack and cinematography are beautiful. Its a shame they don't make movies like that anymore....or 'Dr. Zhivago' again with Sharif and Guiness along with the goddess Julie Christie. Aaaaah, the memories.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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