Iranian Backed Terrorist Ring Busted

cybrsage

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Security services in Azerbaijan have arrested 22 people they say were hired by Iran to carry out terrorist attacks against the U.S. and Israeli embassies as well as Western-linked groups and companies.
The national security ministry said Wednesday that the 22, all Azerbaijan citizens, had been trained in Iran, its southern neighbor, by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. It did not specify when the arrests were made.


In February, Azerbaijan announced the arrest of another suspected terrorist group allegedly working for Iran's secret services, and in January it arrested two people accused of plotting to kill two teachers at a Jewish school in the capital, Baku.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/0...aeli-embassies/?test=latestnews#ixzz1p8fVMXZ8

Not a good day for Iran.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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Good day for us, bad day for the apologists. Queuing an attack on Israel...
 

sandorski

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Yeah it's not as if Iranian leaders solicited this kind of thing. o_O

Clearly some want this War. Azerbaijan is some backwater we never hear about, so far no Attacks have occurred, but twice now Cells/Rings have been busted in the same backwater.

Sorry, going to take more than that to convince me.
 

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Yeah it's not as if Iranian leaders solicited this kind of thing. o_O
Iran is a complex country. Yes there are people as high as you want to look who are hawkish, but that doesn't really say anything about the country as a whole. The only connection to Iran is that one Iranian developed an asset to recruit a bunch of people whose mission was apparently to get busted. Which country was behind it? How is anyone relying on an article for their intel supposed to have a clue? It could be Iran, Israel, Russia, the US (although I don't really think it was the US here), or even Azerbaijan. (It might be for the Azeris nice to get a little extra American aid...)

Just look at the percentage of foiled terrorist attacks on American soil since 9/11 that were manufactured by the alphabet soup. I'll take that score on any test, thank you very much.
 
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Yeah, I find it hard to believe Iran would do such a thing, it's not like they have a history of supporting terror and training terrorists to go carry out attacks on Israeli targets. Oh, wait.....

The allegation goes far beyond Israel.
 

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Who is ' us ' ?

This is in a country many people like myself have to google to even know where it is... had nothing to do with America at all.

From what I can tell, "us" are those who think terrorists should always be stopped.
 

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Uh, how about "us" as in the people who are against terrorism?
Then count me out. I don't acknowledge abstract concepts as being legitimate enemies.

Next thing you know we'll have a war on fear. I bet lots of people will gung ho for that cause.
 

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Uh, how about "us" as in the people who are against terrorism?

Sorry, but I find that to be a bit hokey. We can all agree terrorism is not a good thing.

But when you have israel hiring terrorist groups to blow stuff up in iran, and you have the us giving aid to al qaeda in syria... shit gets really convoluted... don't you think?

Most of us here are american. So when I see ' us '. I assume people mean Americans. No terrorist group could ever dream of topping our civilian kill count.
 

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Does that apply to Israeli terrorism against Iranian scientists?

You might want to hold on to that one a bit longer. If Iran sponsored terrorism kills a bunch of people in a European nation or in the Americas, then you can trot that out as your justification.
 

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You might want to hold on to that one a bit longer. If Iran sponsored terrorism kills a bunch of people in a European nation or in the Americas, then you can trot that out as your justification.

Noticed that you didn't condemn acts of terrorism that fit YOUR political goals. You are no better than the Iranians.
 

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Noticed that you didn't condemn acts of terrorism that fit YOUR political goals. You are no better than the Iranians.

I'm sorry, but I haven't sent anyone to kill another. Personally I don't think that the Iranian scientists should be assassinated. Now why were they? If it was Israel it was because they were seen as being directly aiding a program which Israel felt threatening. Again one might agree or disagree as to the morality of the action. Do you think that the terrorists that Iran would have trained are going to be so selective in their targets? Will you come along and say that blowing up a hotel in France is just the same? I shouldn't be the least surprised if, perhaps when, you do.
 

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I'm sorry, but I haven't sent anyone to kill another. Personally I don't think that the Iranian scientists should be assassinated. Now why were they? If it was Israel it was because they were seen as being directly aiding a program which Israel felt threatening. Again one might agree or disagree as to the morality of the action. Do you think that the terrorists that Iran would have trained are going to be so selective in their targets? Will you come along and say that blowing up a hotel in France is just the same? I shouldn't be the least surprised if, perhaps when, you do.

Excuse me for interrupting your vigorous debate with a strawman version of me, but I never said any of that crap, I only asked if same standards apply to Israel that you apply to Iran. Before you go calling someone else terrorist apologists you should look in the mirror.
 

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Noticed that you didn't condemn acts of terrorism that fit YOUR political goals. You are no better than the Iranians.


Excuse me for interrupting your vigorous debate with a strawman version of me, but I never said any of that crap, I only asked if same standards apply to Israel that you apply to Iran. Before you go calling someone else terrorist apologists you should look in the mirror.


Huh, you know those two aren't the same, right? You also seemed to miss the point where I said that I wouldn't have had the scientists killed right? But you were somehow able to equate my disapproval of training terrorists to go kill civilians completely unrelated to anything to do with a given issue with those who would. Of course the fact that blowing up a schoolyard full of children would be seen as something higher up on a scale of heinous acts by many either hasn't crossed your mind or you aren't capable of getting it. Well if it happens you can console yourself that things got evened out I suppose.
 

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Huh, you know those two aren't the same, right? You also seemed to miss the point where I said that I wouldn't have had the scientists killed right? But you were somehow able to equate my disapproval of training terrorists to go kill civilians completely unrelated to anything to do with a given issue with those who would. Of course the fact that blowing up a schoolyard full of children would be seen as something higher up on a scale of heinous acts by many either hasn't crossed your mind or you aren't capable of getting it. Well if it happens you can console yourself that things got evened out I suppose.

That's your sick mentality, stop projecting it onto others.
 

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Seems fishy to me.

This.


Yeah it's not as if Iranian leaders solicited this kind of thing. o_O

Yeah and it's not as if leaders have ever attempted to justify their goals by false means or anything.


As a chief operations officer of the CIA once said - if you want to find out who is behind something, the first thing to do is look at who would benefit from it.

Iran, just to get wiped off earth, not really beneficial, US, to spend another trillion, nope... then who... hmmmmmmmmm.




I'm sorry, but I haven't sent anyone to kill another. Personally I don't think that the Iranian scientists should be assassinated. Now why were they? If it was Israel it was because they were seen as being directly aiding a program which Israel felt threatening. Again one might agree or disagree as to the morality of the action. Do you think that the terrorists that Iran would have trained are going to be so selective in their targets? Will you come along and say that blowing up a hotel in France is just the same? I shouldn't be the least surprised if, perhaps when, you do.


And Iran isn't feeling threatened? And you are implying they supposedly trained 'skilled Iranian intelligence officers in sabotage' (because lets face it, that's what we would, and do, call our 'terrorists') to not be selective and instead go for random hotels or civilians?
...Right.

You people think this is just a one way street - just like he said, it's ok when it fits your political agenda. Even if they do blow something up, all of a sudden they become some crazed maniacs just looking to destroy the world and everyone suddenly forgets all the attacks on them prior to them reacting.

Good ol' Amurica

(I also think it should be stressed, when we use the word Iran we're not talking about the entire population of Iran. Like poster below, Iran being 'kingpin of Islamic terrorism'. We're not referring to the entire country, but a specific part of the population with specific ideals.)
 
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Who is ' us ' ?

This is in a country many people like myself have to google to even know where it is... had nothing to do with America at all.

Iran is the kingpin of Islamic terrorism. 'us' would be their past, present, and future victims. Iran's long arm of terrorism being curtailed is a good thing for us.

It's not nearly enough, but it's a step in the right direction.
 

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That's your sick mentality, stop projecting it onto others.

See your quoted statements. This thread is about what the leadership in Iran has been doing and it's not good. Historically these kind of people target civilians not even remotely related to a conflict with the intent of killing and maiming as many possible. To maximize suffering and loss on as massive a scale as can be done.

How did you respond? By dragging in Israel and making some bizarre equivalence.

I'm not going to apologize when those who would kill and scar as many innocents as they can are stopped dead, literally. YMMV