Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Iran helping al Qaeda?

From the LA Times:
U.S. intelligence officials, already focused on Iran's potential for building nuclear weapons, are struggling to solve a more immediate mystery: the murky relationship between the new Tehran leadership and the contingent of Al Qaeda leaders residing in the country.

Some officials, citing evidence from highly classified satellite feeds and electronic eavesdropping (did they have a FISA warrant? For those on the left, that's sarcasm. - Ed.), believe the Iranian regime is playing host to much of Al Qaeda's remaining brain trust and allowing the senior operatives freedom to communicate and help plan the terrorist network's operations.

And they suggest that recently elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be forging an alliance with Al Qaeda operatives as a way to expand Iran's influence or, at a minimum, that he is looking the other way as Al Qaeda leaders in his country collaborate with their counterparts elsewhere.
So "Ahm-a-nutjob" wants to buddy up with Cindy Sheehan's "freedom fighters" and allow them room to grow and operate and plan? I'm thinking this might be a good time for implementation of the Bush Doctrine: "You are either with us, or you're with the terrorists." Do we have the resolve to deal with Iran forcefully, or should we try the left's approach and give them a group hug and a lifetime supply of couscous and hummus and hope that they like us? Maybe send in some UN Terrorist Inspectors?

At this rate, Iran had better be careful before they run the risk of being on the business end of...(gasp!)...a sternly worded UN resolution! There...now THAT oughta get their attentions, huh?