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Posted: 3/24/2002 12:32:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2002 12:44:23 PM EDT by EricTheHun]
[size=4]A Secret Iran-Arafat Connection Is Seen Fueling the Mideast Fire[/size=4] By DOUGLAS FRANTZ and JAMES RISEN The New York Times TEL AVIV. American and Israeli intelligence officials have concluded that Yasir Arafat has forged a new alliance with Iran that involves Iranian shipments of heavy weapons and millions of dollars to Palestinian groups that are waging guerrilla war against Israel. The partnership, officials said, was arranged in a clandestine meeting in Moscow last May between two top aides to Mr. Arafat and Iranian government officials. The meeting took place while Mr. Arafat was visiting President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, according to senior Israeli security officials who declined to describe the precise nature of their information. The new alignment is significant for several reasons, American and Israeli officials said. In recent years, Iran's support for terrorism around the world has been on the wane, with the notable exception of its ties to Hezbollah, the militant group that fought for 18 years to expel Israel from southern Lebanon. Israeli officials say they are alarmed by Mr. Arafat's alliance with Iran because they say it gives the Palestinians a powerful and well-armed patron in the increasingly violent conflict with Israel. [b]American officials echoed that concern and said they were also worried by intelligence reports that say Tehran is harboring Al Qaeda members, including one leader who recently tried to mount an attack against Israel from his sanctuary in Iran.[/b] * * * See remainder of legthy story at:[url]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nyt/20020323/ts_nyt/a_secret_iran_arafat_connection_is_seen_fueling_the_mideast_fire&printer=1[/url] Eric The(Astonished-Not!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 12:34:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: A Secret Iran-Arafat Connection Is Seen Fueling the Mideast Fire
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[img]http://www.plantationbnb.com/pics/film/rhett.jpg[/img] "Quite frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 12:37:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: A Secret Iran-Arafat Connection Is Seen Fueling the Mideast Fire
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[img]http://www.plantationbnb.com/pics/film/rhett.jpg[/img] "Quite frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
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I think you're gonna get a lot of miles with that.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 1:01:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: A Secret Iran-Arafat Connection Is Seen Fueling the Mideast Fire
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[img]http://www.plantationbnb.com/pics/film/rhett.jpg[/img] "Quite frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
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MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 1:16:25 PM EDT
Gee, and I thought all along that you boys were skeered spitless that American GIs would one day wind up in Israel protecting the almighty Holy Zionist Empire! Guess not! Well, just sit quietly on the sidelines while history is being played out. Put some kettle corn on, lean back and enjoy. It only gets [u]more[/u] interesting from now on.[:D] Eric The(Concerned)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 1:37:36 PM EDT
Like I say............
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 3:51:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 4:08:39 PM EDT
Man...I would`nt want to go up against isreal.......as far as I`m concerned...they do it right ...they DO NOT fuck around......sometimes I wish the U.S. would take a few lessons from them........
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 5:41:27 PM EDT
Is blackandgreen a new nick? I've been lurking here for years, he had 2700 posts???? I must be in the wrong forum. WL
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 6:16:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Gee, and I thought all along that you boys were skeered spitless that American GIs would one day wind up in Israel protecting the almighty Holy Zionist Empire! Guess not! Well, just sit quietly on the sidelines while history is being played out. Put some kettle corn on, lean back and enjoy. It only gets [u]more[/u] interesting from now on.[:D] Eric The(Concerned)Hun[>]:)]
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Eric, I'm thinking the lack of reaction is mostly because this news is not new. I'm betting you vaguely remember the PLO freighter loaded with weapons from Iran recently seized by the Israeli's ? OOps got to go check the kettle corn !
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 6:29:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Well, just sit quietly on the sidelines while history is being played out. Put some kettle corn on, lean back and enjoy. Eric The(Concerned)Hun[>]:)]
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Sit on the sidelines? As opposed to what? [>:/] With all due respect, just WHAT are you expecting from us? Kettle corn? Ack! Pretzel rods, maybe.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 6:39:02 PM EDT
It is however a reminder to the ignorant among us who are under the delusion that Iran was "moderating" until Bush included them in his 'axis of evil'. They were back to supporting new terrorist groups (Palestinian and not Lebanese this time) and allowing Al-Qaida fighters to escape over the border and find sanctuary in their country, as well as attempting to destabilise the new Afghan government. Bush warned them in his speech [u]after[/u] those actions were taken.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 8:27:03 PM EDT
Personally I would like nothing more then to go to israel and fight alongside them against thier enemies. can you say "i would like my palestinian DEEP fried please [devil]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 9:14:25 PM EDT
Post from 5subslr5 -
I'm betting you vaguely remember the PLO freighter loaded with weapons from Iran recently seized by the Israeli's ?
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You mean like this:[url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=86518[/url] Yeah, how could I forget? Eric The(JustAnotherExampleOfUS-IsraeliCooperation!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 9:16:40 PM EDT
Post from The_McCallen -
With all due respect, just WHAT are you expecting from us?
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Nothing. Nothing at all. Eric The(Really)Hun[>]:)]
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