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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16

10.29.2009

terrorist tools

1. Iranian Guard tracking terror cells outside Iran - oh hey that's us

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the force is able to gather intelligence on terrorist groups operating from outside the country. "We have the means to gather intelligence on any terrorist group terrorizing Iranian citizens from outside Iran," Revolutionary Guards chief General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Tuesday.

Jafari, however, added that this has been made possible through 'the assistance of Shias outside the country who have the Islamic republic's interests at heart'. On October 18, at least 41 people including top commanders of IRGC were killed in an explosion during a unity conference between Sunni and Shia tribal leaders in the borderline city of Pishin. The Pakistan-based Jundullah terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the bomb blast.

The Iranian commander took a swipe at Pakistani officials who 'have chosen silence in the face of plausible evidence confirming that Rigi has been assisted by the country's intelligence'. Jafari further repeated Iran's requests from the government in Islamabad to extradite those responsible for terrorizing Iranian nations.

The commander of IRGC Ground Forces, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, on Monday indicated that the military is preparing short-term and long-term plans to confront those behind a recent terror attack in Iran. Pakpour said the IRGC plans to pass intelligence to the authorities in neighboring countries to help them capture terrorists fleeing Iranian territory.


However, the IRGC commander added, "Due to the current security situation, the plans cannot be made public." "The IRGC has tracked them down" but the onus is on neighboring states to deal with the terrorists, he said.

Jundullah, which operates in Iran's Sistan-Baluchistan and Pakistan's Baluchistan provinces, has carried out a number of attacks against high profile Iranian targets, especially the government and security officials. An ABC News report in 2007 reported that the Jundullah terrorist group 'has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials' to destabilize the government in Iran.

In another report in July, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh revealed that US Congressional leaders secretly agreed to George W. Bush's $400-million funding request last year for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran. It is through such covert funding that the US arms and funds terrorist groups such as the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and Jundullah.

Other US intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, have their own secret and separate budgets to fund destabilizing operations against Iran and other nations that do not submit to America's will. The group's ringleader, Abdolmalek Rigi, describes his terrorist cell as a 'nationalist movement' and denies any links to Washington. However, many Sunni Baluchis were among those killed in the recent terrorist attack by Rigi's followers.

Meanwhile, tribal leaders in the city of Sarbaz in Sistan-Baluchistan province staged demonstrations in condemnation of the deadly blasts in the city. The protestors shouted slogans against the United States and the terrorist cell of Abdolmalek Rigi.

source: al manar tv


2. Report: over 60 security members detained over Baghdad bombings - who did these guys work for?

BAGHDAD, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces detained more than 60 security members over twin suicide bombings in central Baghdad which killed over some 155 people, an official Iraqi television reported on Thursday.

The arrested were in charge of providing security for a downtown Baghdad district which was hit by the deadly suicide attacks that targeted government buildings, Major General Qassim Atta said.

"Eleven officers and 50 security members, from the security forces in Salhiyah district, have been detained over the latest terrorist attack," the state-run Iraqia television quoted Atta as saying.

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3. FBI kills radical Islamic leader in Detroit

BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday fatally shot a man named Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who allegedly was a leader of a violent Sunni Muslim separatist group, during a raid in Detroit.

The Federal agents were trying to arrest 11 men including Abdullah on charges of operating an organized crime ring in the Detroit area, according to media reports.

The 53-year-old man refused to surrender and began firing at them from a warehouse, according to a statement by the FBI and the United States attorney's office in Detroit. Abdullah was killed during the exchange of gunfire and six followers of his were taken into custody, an FBI spokeswoman said.

Abdullah, the imam of a mosque called Masjid al-Haqq, led a faction of a group called the Ummah, meaning the Brotherhood, which advocates the establishment of a separate, sovereign Islamic state within the United States governed by Islamic laws, according to the authorities.

A 45-page FBI criminal complaint described Abudullah as a "highly placed leader of a nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group consisting primarily of African Americans, some of whom converted to Islam while they were servicing sentences in various prisons."

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