US counter-terrorism officials say as the anticipation of a confrontation with Tehran over their nuclear program appears to be looming they believe that Iran is now providing “weapons and money” to various groups in an effort “to start as many bush fires as possible” with the goal of distracting the US and other regional allies.
Remember that, for decades Iran has been considered a sponsor of…Continue
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On its site shahamat-english.com, the Taliban had urged Afghan security forces to “turn their guns on the foreign infidel invaders.” It seems to be working, in an apparent backlash over the recent burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan solider turned his gun on his allies, shooting and killing two U.S. troops and injured four others.
The attack occurred the eastern Ningarhar province, along the border with Pakistan, but was not the only violence that…Continue
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Thousands of angry protesters gathered outside Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield recently, chanting “Death to America,” firing slingshots, and hurling firebombs at the NATO base in the wake of reports that soldiers had burned a copy of the Koran.
The commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) acknowledged that personnel at the base had “improperly disposed of a large number of Islamic religious materials which included Korans,” and apologized for the incident saying…Continue