Why the story that Bin Laden is in Iran is absolutely ludicrous. What’s the real agenda here?
As if the antagonistic offensive against Iran wasn’t obvious enough, the mainstream news media are now peddling the ludicrous idea that Osama Bin Laden is hiding in Iran and is being protected by the Revolutionary Guard, with full knowledge of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
This notion is almost as weak as when Bush tried to link Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein.
There are some very simple facts people need to understand to put this dangerous piece of propaganda to bed.
Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden have completely different political and religious allegiances than to Iranian majority.
Iran is Shiite Muslim; Bin Laden is a Sunni Muslim. The two sects DO NOT get on.President Ahmadinejad sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for an interview yesterday, but Stephanopoulos soon made his intentions known by asking the President if Bin Laden was in Iran. Realizing how absurd the question was, the President fired back with humor, and claimed Bin Laden is probably in Washington DC:
Stephanopoulos: If you did know that Osama bin Laden was in Tehran, would you show him hospitality? Would you expel him? Would you arrest him?
Ahmadinejad: I heard that Osama bin Laden is in Washington DC.
Stephanopoulos: No, you didn’t.
Ahmadinejad: Yes, I did. He’s there. Because he was a previous partner of Mr Bush. They were colleagues in fact in the old days. You know that. They were in the oil business together. They worked together. Mr bin Laden never cooperated with Iran but he cooperated with Mr Bush.
Stephanopoulos: But you deny categorically that he’s in Tehran today? He is not, Osama bin Laden is not in Tehran today?
Ahmadinejad: Rest assured that he’s in Washington. I think there’s a high chance he’s there.
Stephanopoulos: I don’t agree. Thank you for your time, Mr President.
The mainstream western media are trying to paint the idea that Ahmadinejad is a joke by saying such things, but the real joke is on Stephanopoulos, who has no basis to make such a stupid statement himself.
Ahmadinejad’s claim is far more realistic than Stephanopoulos’.
Who originally trained the Mujahideen and worked algonside Bin Laden in Afghanistan during the 80s? AMERICA with the blessing of President Jimmy Carter. Who gave support to the Taliban after the Afghan/Soviet war? AMERICA. Who supported the Muslim Kosovo Liberation Army? AMERICA….Get the idea? The US government has had far more contact with Al Qaeada aligned groups than Iran.
In fact in a direct attack on Iran it was the US that funded Sunni terrorist group Jundullah.
As reported in the London Telegraph:
“The CIA is giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan.”
This was a covert operation under the Bush administration (the same Bush that has had business deals with the Bin Laden family), which is ongoing under Obama, to destabilize Iran from the inside.
Whether it’s claiming they have nuclear weapons, antagonizing them with sanctions, walking out of conferences, and this latest trick – the Anglo-American-Israeli pact will do anything to paint Iran in a bad light.