Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, February 16, 2012
While it’s an open secret that Israel is funding US-backed terror groups with links to Al-Qaeda to carry out attacks in Iran, the London Telegraph now claims in a dubious report that Iran has teamed up with Al-Qaeda to carry out attacks in the United States, in a repeat of the lurid propaganda that preceded the 2003 invasion of Iraq when Saddam Hussein was falsely linked with Al-Qaeda.
Despite the fact that the war propaganda used to justify the attack on Iraq went down in history as being notorious for its complete lack of any basis in reality, the exact same rhetoric is once again being used to create a pretext for striking Iran.
Although it’s now common knowledge Israel is funding a terrorist group also backed by the US, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (otherwise known as MEK), which has direct links to Al-Qaeda, to carry out bombings and assassinations in Iran, the London Telegraph cites “security experts” whose very existence relies on hyping non-existent threats, in claiming that “Iran has improved its ties with al–Qaeda as part of a campaign to target Western interests around the world that could lead to a spectacular attack in Europe.”
The primary target for this mythical alliance between Iran and Al-Qaeda is named as the London Olympics, which begins on July 27.
The unspecified “intelligence” cited to make the claim that Iran and Al-Qaeda have teamed up to attack the west is noticeably absent the proviso that the two are mortal enemies, given that Al-Qaeda is Sunni and Iran is the largest Shi’a country in the world.
Absent too is the fact that Al-Qaeda leaders routinely denounce Iran, accusing the “Persians” of being complicit in the western-backed occupation of the Middle East. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda’s number, two blasted Iran in 2008. Now deceased “ideological leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)” Anwar al-Awlaki did likewise in 2010.
But it’s not just the fact that Iran and Al-Qaeda are natural foes who habitually denounce one another that renders the Telegraph propaganda piece so ludicrous, it’s the fact that the United States, Britain and Israel have brazenly supported Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups to accomplish their deeds in Libya, Syria and Iran, while pointing the finger at others to accuse them of doing precisely the same
Last week U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News that, “Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service.”
That group, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (aka MEK or MKO), “has received arms and intelligence, directly or indirectly, from the United States,”writes Seymour Hersh. According toForeign Policy, the group was also recently relocated to a US military base near Baghdad’s airport by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
The NBC report also ties MEK with Al-Qaeda, noting that Ramzi Yousef, nephew of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, worked with MEK to bomb an Iranian shrine in 1994, killing 26 people and wounding 200.
So while Israel and the United States are relocating, training and funding an Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group to attack Iran, and while Israel, Britain and the US are also airlifting the same Al-Qaeda linked rebels who helped them overthro..., the Telegraph claims that ‘Iran has teamed up with Al-Qaeda to attack the west’.
In reality, the truth is the exact opposite, the United States, Britain and Israel have once again teamed up with Al-Qaeda to attack Iran, but just like the manufactured hoax about Mohamed Atta meeting with Iraqi intelligenc..., a fabricated alliance between Iran and Al-Qaeda has been invented to grease the skids for war.