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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 3 weeks ago #381299

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Karma is a motherfucker. It's also funny how the US and UK are to blame.
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- A man carrying explosives blew himself up as participants headed to a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, Iranian media reported.Images from Iranian TV show debris and carnage from a suicide bombing Sunday in Sarbaz.1 of 2The blast in Sarbaz in the province of Sistan-Baluchestan wounded 28 others, the semi-official Fars news agency said.Among those killed were five senior officers of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, Fars said.Other media outlets offered conflicting figures for the number of dead and wounded.Among the officers killed was Nour-Ali Shoushtari, the deputy head of the Corps' ground forces, who was in the province to mediate between the two sides, Fars said.The terrorist group Jundallah -- also known as the People's Resistance Movement of Iran -- claimed responsibility for the attack, according to state-run Press TV.In the past, the predominantly Shiite central government in Tehran has accused Jundallah of fomenting unrest in the province. Iran has alleged that the United States and Saudi Arabia are funding the group. Jundallah says that it is fighting for the rights of Sunni Muslims in the country.Earlier, Iran pointed the finger at the United States without disclosing its reasons."We consider this recent terrorist act to be the result of the U.S. actions and this is a sign of their enmity," said parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.A U.S. State Department spokesman said the accusation was "completely false.""We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives. Reports of alleged U.S. involvement are completely false," Ian Kelly told CNN.The United Kingdom also condemned the attack."The British Government condemns the terrorist attack ... in Iran and the sad loss of life which it caused," the Foreign Office said in a statement. "Terrorism is abhorrent wherever it occurs. Our sympathies go to those who have been killed or injured in the attack and their families.""We reject in the strongest terms any assertion that this was anything to do with the U.K.," the Foreign Office said later in response to reports Iran was accusing London of responsibility.However, the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported that Pakistan's ambassador was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, where he was directed to tell his government to expedite efforts to arrest people on the other side of the border who may be responsible for the attack.The Pakistani government didn't directly respond to Ahmadinejad's remarks, but Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari "strongly condemned the suicide attack," according to state-run Associated Press of Pakistan.Zardari also said he planned to work with Iran to "curb militancy and exterminate militants," APP reported.The attack was one of the largest in recent years on the Revolutionary Guard.Three days of public mourning will begin Monday in Sistan-Baluchestan, IRNA reported.Around the same time of the blast in Sarbaz, a second group of Corps' commanders was caught in an explosion when their convoy came under attack at a road intersection between the towns of Sarbaz and Chabahar, state-run Press TV said.The station did not say whether the second attack resulted in casualties.The Guard was initially created to protect the leaders of the revolution. But over the years, it has broadened its scope. Today, it is directly under the control of the supreme leader and enforces the governments' Islamic codes and morality.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 3 weeks ago #381302

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well history repeats itself Just look up operation AJAX
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 3 weeks ago #381305

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While it's possible that the US is involved, it's not necessarily the case. The Iranian government is best suited to blame foreign powers for this than to risk further civil unrest in the country by telling the truth.The US has already condemned the attacks and recognizes them as terrorists anyway.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 3 weeks ago #381328

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From 2007
ABC News Exclusive: The Secret War Against IranA Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.The group, called Jundullah, is made up of members of the Baluchi tribe and operates out of the Baluchistan province in Pakistan, just across the border from Iran. It has taken responsibility for the deaths and kidnappings of more than a dozen Iranian soldiers and officials.U.S. officials say the U.S. relationship with Jundullah is arranged so that the U.S. provides no funding to the group, which would require an official presidential order or "finding" as well as congressional oversight.Tribal sources tell ABC News that money for Jundullah is funneled to its youthful leader, Abd el Malik Regi, through Iranian exiles who have connections with European and Gulf states.Jundullah has produced its own videos showing Iranian soldiers and border guards it says it has captured and brought back to Pakistan.The leader, Regi, claims to have personally executed some of the Iranians."He used to fight with the Taliban. He's part drug smuggler, part Taliban, part Sunni activist," said Alexis Debat, a senior fellow on counterterrorism at the Nixon Center and an ABC News consultant who recently met with Pakistani officials and tribal members."Regi is essentially commanding a force of several hundred guerrilla fighters that stage attacks across the border into Iran on Iranian military officers, Iranian intelligence officers, kidnapping them, executing them on camera," Debat said.Most recently, Jundullah took credit for an attack in February that killed at least 11 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard riding on a bus in the Iranian city of Zahedan.Last month, Iranian state television broadcast what it said were confessions by those responsible for the bus attack.They reportedly admitted to being members of Jundullah and said they had been trained for the mission at a secret location in Pakistan.The Iranian TV broadcast is interspersed with the logo of the CIA, which the broadcast blamed for the plot.A CIA spokesperson said "the account of alleged CIA action is false" and reiterated that the U.S. provides no funding of the Jundullah group.Pakistani government sources say the secret campaign against Iran by Jundullah was on the agenda when Vice President Dick Cheney met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in February.A senior U.S. government official said groups such as Jundullah have been helpful in tracking al Qaeda figures and that it was appropriate for the U.S. to deal with such groups in that context.Some former CIA officers say the arrangement is reminiscent of how the U.S. government used proxy armies, funded by other countries including Saudi Arabia, to destabilize the government of Nicaragua in the 1980s.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 2 weeks ago #381733

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Ex-CIA agent confirms US ties with JundullahA former Central Intelligence Agency officer has confirmed US' relations with the terrorist group Jundullah, despite the CIA knowing that the group has close links with the al-Qaeda."American intelligence has also had contact with Jundullah. But that contact, as Iran almost certainly knows, was confined to intelligence-gathering on the country," Robert Baer, a former Middle East CIA field officer wrote on the Time.com, IRNA reported early on Saturday.However, he noted that the US-Jundullah relationship "was never formalized, and contact was sporadic."The news comes amid US denial of any involvement in a recent terrorist attack in Sistan-Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran, which Jundullah claimed responsibility for."I've been told that the Bush Administration at one point considered Jundullah as a piece in a covert-action campaign against Iran, but the idea was quickly dropped because Jundullah was judged uncontrollable and too close to al-Qaeda. There was no way to be certain that Jundullah would not throw the bombs we paid for back at us," said the former CIA agent who is a columnist in the weekly, and very probably an advisor in the Middle East.Baer also noted that Pakistan's intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has had relations with the Jundullah leader, Abdolmalek Rigi."Pakistani intelligence has indeed had contact with Jundullah over the years, but there's no good evidence that Pakistan created Jundullah from scratch. And there's certainly no evidence that Pakistan ordered the attack," Baer said in reference to the terrorist attack that took place in Iran on Sunday, October 18, which killed 42 people including the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps commanders."In fact, Pakistani intelligence over the past few years has been arresting Jundullah members and turning them over to Iran," he claimed.This is while earlier on Friday, Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi vowed to do everything in his power to hunt down the Jundullah terrorists and bring them to justice."This very incident unveiled the true nature of those who call themselves the pioneer in 'war on terrorism'," he said in reference to the United States.A number of leading newspapers in the West, such as The Sunday Telegraph, have also declared Jundullah to be a CIA brainchild engineered to achieve the longstanding US goal of "regime change in Iran."Iran's Interior Minister, Mustafa Mohammad Najjar, is currently in Islamabad to ask Pakistani officials to hand over Abdolmalek Rigi and assist Iran on cracking down on his terrorist group.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 2 weeks ago #381734

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Yeah that article confirms for me that the CIA had nothing to do with this particular bombing.
However, he noted that the US-Jundullah relationship "was never formalized, and contact was sporadic".
"I've been told that the Bush Administration at one point considered Jundullah as a piece in a covert-action campaign against Iran, but the idea was quickly dropped because Jundullah was judged uncontrollable and too close to al-Qaeda. There was no way to be certain that Jundullah would not throw the bombs we paid for back at us,"
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 2 weeks ago #381736

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Nut_Man;381734 wrote:
Yeah that article confirms for me that the CIA had nothing to do with this particular bombing.
But this shows you that the US does, in fact, sponsor Terrorism.
"This very incident unveiled the true nature of those who call themselves the pioneer in 'war on terrorism'," he said in reference to the United States.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 2 weeks ago #381737

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Yes that is true. Of course, officially we aren't hurting the "War on Terrorism" since the stated goals of that are the destruction of terrorist groups that will harm the US and its Allies. Iran, obviously, is not an ally. Also, this group attacked a military base. Under most countries' laws this would not be considered a terrorist attack. That said, if the same thing happened here it would probably be called a terrorist attack. Governments like to change the definitions of words I guess. I dunno.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 2 weeks ago #381738

^This post does, in fact, prove there's some people that will believe anything.
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Bombing kills at least 29, Iranian media report 10 years 2 weeks ago #381750

i dare anyone here to define terrorism or democracy.go on, give it a shot.
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