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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yes Iran has been the Main sponsor of terrorism in the ME supporting Hamas and Hezbollah. Main in as State Sponsored. Bahrain[edit]

    On 30 September 2015, Bahraini security forces discovered a large bomb-making factory in Nuwaidrat and arrested a number of suspects linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. The next day, 1 October, Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iran and asked the Iranian acting charge d’affaires to leave the kingdom within 72 hours after he was declared persona non-grata. Bahrain's decision to recall its ambassador came "in light of continued Iranian meddling in the affairs of the kingdom of Bahrain in order to create sectarian strife and to impose hegemony and control.[11][12] On 6 January 2016, Bahrain said it had dismantled a terrorist cell allegedly linked to the Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah. The Bahraini interior ministry said the cell was planning to carry out a “series of dangerous bombings” on the kingdom, and that many members were arrested including the group's leaders, 33-year-old twins Ali and Mohammed Fakhrawi.[ Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, has said "Hamas is funded by Iran. It claims it is financed by donations, but the donations are nothing like what it receives from Iran" Islamic Jihad is widely believed to be a nom de guerre of the Lebanese Islamist political movement and social service agency Hezbollah, which was founded in 1982 with many millions of dollars of aid and considerable training and logistical support from the Islamic Republic. Many believe the group promotes the Iranian agenda and that its goal is to overthrow the moderate governments in the area and create Islamic Republics based on that of Iran as well as the destruction of Israel.[1] Iran has supplied the militant organization Hezbollah with substantial amounts of financial, training, weapons (including long range rockets), explosives, political, diplomatic, and organizational aid while persuading Hezbolla to take an action against Israel.[38][39][40] Hezbollah's 1985 manifesto listed its four main goals as "Israel's final departure from Lebanon as a prelude to its final obliteration"[41] According to reportsreleased in February 2010, Hezbollah received $400 million from Iran.[39] Its methods include assassinations, kidnappings, suicide bombings, and guerrilla warfare. It is believed to be one of the Islamic resistance groups that made suicide bombings common use. Other attacks credited to Hezbollah include: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_a...ored_terrorism
    "allegedly"....."is widely believed to be"......"Many believe"......"according to reports"....."It is believed to be one of the Islamic resistance groups" etc etc......Wikipedia is a great resource , but they always insist on using these type of terms for unsubstantiated claims. ( they can't afford to be labelled as a "fake news" outlet).....maybe you should switch to Sputniknews.com ?....they are more accurate in their reporting.

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    Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, has said "Hamas is funded by Iran. It claims it is financed by donations, but the donations are nothing like what it receives from Iran"


    Hezbollah's 1985 manifesto listed its four main goals as "Israel's final departure from Lebanon as a prelude to its final obliteration.....snip~
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48119109

    Perhaps the liberal BBC is a good enough source for some here claiming Iran is "demonstrating."

    As a result Iran's GDP contracted by 3.9% in 2018, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF said in late April that it expected the Iranian economy to shrink by 6% in 2019.
    Sanctions crippling their economy
    At the start of 2018, Iran's crude oil production reached 3.8 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data gathered by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec). The country was exporting about 2.3 million bpd.
    Most of the oil was bought by eight countries or territories that were granted six-month waivers by the US when sanctions on the Iranian energy sector took effect - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Greece and Italy.


    So long as those countries cut their purchases of Iranian oil over that period their banks were permitted to continue to conduct transactions for any purpose with the Central Bank of Iran or with any other Iranian banks without risking US penalties.
    By March 2019, Iran's oil exports had fallen to 1.1 million bpd on average, according to the consulting firm SVB Energy International. Taiwan, Greece and Italy had halted imports altogether, while the two biggest buyers - China and India - had reduced them by 39% and 47% respectively. A US official estimated that Iran's government had lost more than $10bn ($7.7bn) in revenue as a result.
    Fallen to 1 million bpd....from nearly 4 bpd....wow. Quite demonstrating.

    The fixed official rate of 42,000 rials to the dollar is used for a limited range of transactions, so most Iranians rely on currency traders. Bonbast.com reported that traders were offering 143,000 rials to the dollar on 30 April.
    143,000 rials to the dollar? What a colossal demonstration of economic strength.

    The price rises have led to long queues at government-subsidised grocery shops, particularly for rationed meat. In an attempt to lower prices, the government has banned livestock exports, flown in hundreds of thousands of cows and sheep from abroad. But analysts say some Iranian farmers are selling meat in neighbouring countries to obtain foreign hard currency.
    Long queues? That means lines to America, you're standing in long lines at the grocery store. Demonstrating your strength no doubt.

    The poor have also been hit hard by almost 20% increases in the costs of housing and medical services in the past year.
    A 20% rise in housing and medical costs?

    What is it Iran is demonstrating again? We've all these Iranian cheerleaders, their economy is about to collapse. They're demonstrating foolishness right now, as far as I can tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Which means now is the time to end their play. Make sure they aren't a problem anymore. Lets show them the solution to their problems.
    Don't hold your breath. If Iran does not attack us you won't get your war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    What constitutes a "true ally" in your opinion ?....is Iraq a true ally to Iran ?....is Russia a true ally to Syria ?....is China a true ally to Iran...or Turkey ? ...is Iraq now an ally to the US , with their country destroyed by war and still with US suedo occupation ? Do you really think that Iran has been the main sponsor of terrorism in the ME ?.......https://sputniknews.com/business/201...ce-lng-russia/
    Russia is a true ally to Syria if to protect its navy base - as an example.

    Iran is the main sponsor of Shia terror, which I have always says is primarily an Israeli problem.

    Sunni terror is the main threat to the West.
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