Tuesday, April 3

U.S. And Ex-Taliban Working Together. Excellent!

Together they are waging a war of terror on Iran.

(The Blotter) A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.
But you said Taliban. I don't see anything about the Taliban.
The leader, Regi, claims to have personally executed some of the Iranians.

"He used to fight with the Taliban. He's part drug smuggler, part Taliban, part Sunni activist," said Alexis Debat, a senior fellow on counterterrorism at the Nixon Center and an ABC News consultant who recently met with Pakistani officials and tribal members.
This isn't being done by some low level official either. This is being done by the highest levels of governmental officials.
Pakistani government sources say the secret campaign against Iran by Jundullah was on the agenda when Vice President Dick Cheney met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in February.

A senior U.S. government official said groups such as Jundullah have been helpful in tracking al Qaeda figures and that it was appropriate for the U.S. to deal with such groups in that context.
Context? What context would allow us to work with those who were as responsible for 9/11 as al Qaida, yet attack Iraq which had nothing to do with 9/11 or al Qaida until we invaded it?