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Iran Linked to Al Qaeda?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

In 2003, the Bush/Cheney regime falsely linked made-in-the USA Al-Qaeda to Iran.

In 2004, it linked toppled Iraqi Saddam Hussein’s regime to the US created and supported terrorist organization, along with ISIS and like-minded jihadists.

Saddam was and Iran is their mortal enemies, the US and its imperial partners their sponsors.

They provide funds, arms, training and direction for their fighters, used as imperial foot soldiers in the Middle East, Central Asia and elsewhere.

Despite no evidence linking Al-Qaeda to Saddam’s Iraq, plenty showing it was made-in-the-USA, GW Bush once astonishingly said:

“The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and Al Qaeda (is) because there was a relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda (sic).”

Draw your own conclusion about a reviled figure at end of his devastating to peace and the rule of law tenure.

Cheney reinvented reality by falsely claiming “overwhelming…evidence” of an Iraqi link to Al-Qaeda under Saddam — a bald-faced Big Lie.

Virtually everything claimed about nations free from US control is malicious slander.

On Monday, Pompeo defied reality by falsely accusing Iran of ties to Al-Qaeda, claiming the Trump regime has few options in confronting the group because it’s “burrowed inside” the Islamic Republic (sic).

No evidence supported his phony claim because there is none.

He lied like countless times before.

As Trump regime CIA director before becoming its bully-in-chief on the world stage, he infamously said:

“We lied. We cheated. We stole. We had entire training courses,” adding:

“It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment” — its war on humanity at home and worldwide.

While masquerading as chief US diplomat, he wrecked relations with other countries instead of fostering cooperative ones.

He won’t be missed when gone. Nor will Trump and other regime hardliners, a new rogue bunch to replace them.

Whenever transition of power occurs, dirty business as usual continuity doesn’t miss a beat.

Iran has no links to Al-Qaeda or other terrorist organizations. No evidence suggests it.

Phony claims otherwise by Pompeo are recognized worldwide as bald-faced Big Lies.

He has days left in office to proliferate them officially against Iran and other nations free from US imperial control.

In response to falsely claiming an Iranian/Al-Qaeda link, Islamic Republic Foreign Minister Zarif accused him of “warmongering lies.”

Earlier US claims of Iranian links to Al-Qaeda and other (US created and supported) terrorist organizations were long ago debunked as Big Lies.

An unnamed former US intelligence official explained that Iran is Al-Qaeda’s mortal enemy, adding:

Claims otherwise by US officials known for Big Lies “should be viewed warily.”

Virtually every accusation made by Trump, Pompeo and other regime hardliners against nations unwilling to subordinate their sovereignty to a higher power in Washington are bald-faced Big Lies.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.