Sunday, May 30, 2010

Iran Arming Taliban- US Commander in Afghanistan

General Stanley McCrystal, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan (ISAF), said today that Afghan insurgents are being trained inside Iran and given weapons to fight ISAF.

"The training that we have seen occurs inside Iran with fighters moving inside Iran," Gen. McCrystal said at a news conference in Kabul. "The weapons that we have received come from Iran into Afghanistan" [Reuters, 30 May].

In March, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said there had been a significant shipment of Iranian arms to fighters in Kandahar, where ISAF is preparing for an offensive against the Taliban this summer.


Anonymous said...

Yep you and your proxies (the Ghetto boys from Tel Aviv, the camels from Saudi Arabia and the beggars from Pakistan) keep arming, training and financing PJAK, Mujahedin and Jundullah terrorists and expect Iran to sit there idle!

I would say keep them occupied in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Yemen and Lebanon. The only language these people will understand is force. If you mess around with Iran, Iran can mess around with you as well and rightly so. If you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

If iranians wuuld have armed taliban fighters,now american troops woulb be returning to home.

Anonymous said...

If Iran had indeed armed the Taliban the US occupation forces by now would be escaping on helicopters skids by now. This is a totally fabricated accusation by the losing Americans to deflect attention from their military and strategic failures. The simple fact is that US atrocities against civilians is increasing resistance amonst all the major ethnic groups i.e Pashtuns, Hazaras and Takiks as acknowledged by all independent reports.

Anonymous said...

Well, in the same briefing, like before, McChrystal told reporters that Iran has generally assisted the Afghan government in fighting the insurgent group.

The arms I've seen (on Channel 4, I believe) referred to in media coverage of such allegations look like they've been buried for years, suggesting they're leftovers of Iranian support prior to the US invasion in 2001.

And if there is arms smuggling going on between the border, it is nothing compared to the armed drug smuggling going into Iran from Afghanistan. ISAF/NATO can't even control the border going into Iran, yet they complain about the border going out? They would have much better credibility if they better cooperated with the Islamic Republic of Iran, in controlling the border. Under ISAF/NATO military occupation, Afghanistan has become a narco state, and the country to be hit worst by this incompetent occupation is Iran.

Anonymous said...

Iranian security forces have lost more men to the US backed narco trafficers than US/NATO occupation losses since 2002. Iran is paying a heavy price for US delusional "great game" and regional destabilization agenda.

Nader Uskowi said...

If Iran is indeed not arming the Taliban these days, the Iranian government need to categorically and publicly deny McCrystal's assertions.

Anonymous said...

There are no black or white in here, only shades of grey.

I do not think it is in the interest of Iran to "categorically and publicly" deny any statement made by a ranking soldier. Iran should just maintain that "there is no evidence that Iran is arming Afghans" and leave it at that. The onus is on others to prove otherwise. A degree of ambiguity never hurts.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nader,

Actually as long as the Black waters and Xe's of the US arm the Drug trafficers of jundullah, and Mossad arms the PKK & Pejak terrorists of Iran, why should Iran actually "NOT" arm the Talliban to go after them.!!??

However, they should deny their claim and make sure the US can not divert attention from Israel with such claims.

Anonymous said...

if i was iran i would arm the taliban.

Anonymous said...

iran does not need to arm taliban just as usuall train special forces of afghan people living in iran for many years to free the country from us forces that is more successful form of action take and much better infiltration in side afghanistan as they are allovere the country side when the time require they would be big time to crash all military forces in afghanistan will happend soon.

Anonymous said...

Saudi Arabia the main source of Taliban funding.

Millions of dollars of Saudi Arabian money have flowed into Afghanistan over the past four years, the country’s intelligence officials say, with the sponsorship of terrorism its most likely use.

According to members of the Afghan financial intelligence unit, FinTraca, the funds, totalling more than £920 million, enter from Pakistan, where they are converted into rupees or dollars, the favoured currency for terrorist operations.

“We can trace it back as far as an entry point in Waziristan,” said Mohammed Mustafa Massoudi, the director-general of FinTraca in Kabul. “Why would anyone want to put such money into Waziristan? Only one reason — terrorism.”

The revelations illuminate the difficulties in dividing the Taleban from al-Qaeda influence and the continuing involvement of Saudi donors in sponsoring the insurgency.