Post by Werewolfy
I see no differerence between Iran having a nuclear weapon, and
America, UK, France, India, Pakistan, Russia or China.
Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. They have been behind some of
the international terror attacks we've been hearing about for decades.
They supply Hezbollah and Hamas with weapons to attack Israel. They
are bad guys, and the world should stop them from attaining a nuclear
Headline: "Iran's State of Terror"
November 11, 1996
A Berlin murder trial provides details of how top-ranking Iranian
leaders administer a bloody international terror network
By THOMAS SANCTON
[excerpt] In addition to nearly 80 assassinations of Iranian
dissidents abroad, the mullahs or their surrogates are believed to
have been behind dozens of major terrorist attacks around the world.
the suicide bombings of U.S. and French military barracks in Beirut in
1983 (299 dead); a string of Paris bombings in September 1986 (12
dead); and attacks on the Israeli embassy and a Jewish community
center in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994 (125 dead).
In the past two and a half years alone [this was written in 1996], 134
people in Israel and the Palestinian territories have died in suicide
bombings carried out by Iranian-supported groups. According to U.S.
and Saudi sources, Saudi officials are holding 40 suspects for the
bombing that killed 19 Americans in Dhahran last June and say they
have evidence implicating Iran as the instigator of the attack.
The Saudi charges, if confirmed, coincide with other recent Iranian
attempts to destabilize moderate Arab states. Egyptian President Hosni
Mubarak claims Iran was behind a foiled assassination attempt against
him last year. Last June, authorities in Bahrain announced a Tehran-
backed plot to topple the Khalifa monarchy and replace it with a pro-
Iranian Islamic Republic.
Moreover, Tehran's adamant opposition to the Middle East peace
process, its efforts to acquire nuclear arms technology, and the
recent buildup of its chemical and conventional arsenals, all add up
to a capacity for international troublemaking unrivaled by any other
country. [end excerpt]
COPYRIGHT 2000 TIME INC.
That story originally appeared in Time Magazine's print edition in
November of 1996. Unfortunately, the link is no longer good. The
following is an up to date story of Iran's sponsorship of terrorism:
Headline: "New Fear Iran Could Supply Hamas In Gaza"
JERUSALEM, Jan. 21, 2009
(CBS/ AP) There is new concern that Iran may be trying to get arms and
ammunition to Hamas. CBS News national security correspondent David
Martin learned exclusively that on Monday an American Navy ship
intercepted an Iranian-chartered ship in the Red Sea. It found
artillery shells on board.
The U.S. Navy has now asked Egypt to force the Iranians to pull into
port for a more thorough inspection before being allowed to pass
through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean, CBS News reports.The fear
is that those artillery shells will be smuggled into Gaza. [end