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Independent: Extreme supporters of Israel among beneficiaries of bizarre “Iran terror plot”

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Writing in the Independent, Patrick Cockburn ridicules the bizarre “Iran terror plot,” pointing out that it “goes against all that is known of Iran’s highly sophisticated intelligence service.” As for who benefits, he observes:

The beneficiaries from such a plot are evident. There will be those on the neo-con right and extreme supporters of Israel who have long been pressing for a war with Iran. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have been vociferously asserting that Iran is orchestrating Shia pro-democracy protests, but without finding many believers in the rest of the world. Their claims are now likely to be taken more seriously in Washington. There will be less pressure on countries like Bahrain to accommodate their Shia populations.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

October 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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