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    Several bombs have gone off in Iran, in the south western city of Ahvaz and the capital Tehran. St least 8 people have died in the largest wave of bombings in a decade.

    So far no one has claimed responsibility. The government has suggested Iraqi Ba'athists could be responsible. I find this strange, as one would think that they would be concentrating their efforts in Iraq. Of course, they could be trying to damage Iran so Iran doesn't help their fundamentalist shia allies in southern Iraq, but it still sounds a bit of a long shot.

    At least one Arab seperatist group has denied responsibility too. The suspicion is thrown on Arab seperatists, after increasing racial Tension in the only Iranian province with a significant Arab population.

    Most attacks in the past have been carried out by the Peoples' Mojahedin of Iran, a left wing muslim group led by a woman, who call for democracy and social and political freedoms. They killed thousands of leading figures in the early 80's and conducted several well coordinated attacks on the Revolutionary forces from Iraq, where they have a significant and highly disciplined force of anything between 5 and 50 thousand fighters. However, after the US invasion of Iraq, the US army confiscated the weapons of the Mojahedin and they would seem too under scrutiny to make these attacks. Although it is possible that supporters inside Iran could have committed these attacks, it would seem odd.

    Whodunit?
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    So far no one has claimed responsibility. The government has suggested Iraqi Ba'athists could be responsible. I find this strange, as one would think that they would be concentrating their efforts in Iraq. Of course, they could be trying to damage Iran so Iran doesn't help their fundamentalist shia allies in southern Iraq, but it still sounds a bit of a long shot.
    Most likely IMO. I don't think the MKO would be carrying out attacks out of the blue.
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    But these attacks seemed quite well coordinated. How could the Ba'athists have such a structure able to do this within an enemy country after being so weakened in their own? And for what purpose?
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    (Original post by Northumbrian)
    But these attacks seemed quite well coordinated. How could the Ba'athists have such a structure able to do this within an enemy country after being so weakened in their own? And for what purpose?
    The purpose as you stated is because they don't want Iran favouring the Shias in Iraq. It is a hard one, as they do seem coordianated, but I still think Baathists. Could it be Alqaeda? I dunno, possible considering OBL is the best of mates with the Iranians.
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    Hmm. But what did they think they could acheive? A few rag tag Baathists (fair enough still more organised than alqaeda) can't really do much do damage the Iranian State. Especially after all they've weathered from MKO. I would have thought the Baathists would concentrate their work in Iraq where they have a better chance of success (combined with other resistance movements)
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    (Original post by Northumbrian)
    Hmm. But what did they think they could acheive? A few rag tag Baathists (fair enough still more organised than alqaeda) can't really do much do damage the Iranian State. Especially after all they've weathered from MKO. I would have thought the Baathists would concentrate their work in Iraq where they have a better chance of success (combined with other resistance movements)
    Probably to show they are still alive and well? Ya know, the way OBL happened to turn up three days before the 2004 election
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    Yeah. Though I still find it a little odd. Of course only one Arab seperatist group has denied responsibility and there are a few. And there has been racial tension recently.
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    Are you implying there's some sort of conspiracy at work here. i.e. US-backing to stirr up civil conflict?
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    No, although that is another credible explanation.
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    Interesting theory, but I wouldn't find it credible before seeing evidence.
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    They want to destabalise Iran. So they fund seperatists. Like they did in Kosovo. The seperatists come from a tradition of prostituting themselves to the west.
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    as i said before.. Imperialist countries like USA (Britain was not anymore) dont like other countries to get bigger and stronger.. First Example is india.. india was divided into 2, later 3 by Britain.. See Ireland.. Afghanistan.. Hong Kong.. Now USA is taking the same step.. look at Yogoslavia.. and now they r after Iran and China..
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    Tin foil hats! Tin foil hats for all! BEWARE the evil CIA mind control lasers!!!

    Just sit tight and wait until Moulder & Skully arrive!

    ..the Truth is out there, but certainly not in here.
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    ..the Truth is out there, but certainly not in here.
    Have you read any of the documents found in the American Embassy building? They were spying. They has funded seperatists in the past. Why are you so naive?
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    I could try and write out another large essay, but it really isn't worth it. Perhaps you should come back and justify your conspiracy theories with a hint of proof. Your logic so far ammounts to claiming the SNP is a US puppet, because the US has funded seperatist operations in the past, and has conducted surveillance operations - you could easily substitute the US for any other nation. You're in the realm of conspiracy theories, and I suspect you naively believe it's the truth because you so much want it to be.
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    Perhaps you should come back and justify your conspiracy theories with a hint of proof.
    I suggested it as a possibility. No one knows who planted the bombs, so if you are having a debate, then speculation is the only possibility.

    Your logic so far ammounts to claiming the SNP is a US puppet, because the US has funded seperatist operations in the past
    No. During the bried, partial period of autonomy the Ahvazi Arabs had, they were totally maintained by the British. Since the US has replaced Britain in many Imperialist spheres in the Middle East, there is more of a possibility that they are supporting the seperatist Arabs than the SNP. Also, it's a tad more likely that the US would want to destablise Iran rather than the UK wouldn't you say?

    and I suspect you naively believe it's the truth because you so much want it to be.
    I have grown up surrounded by Iranian politics. I talk to Iranians in and outside Iran about the political situation all of the time. I know at least 5 people who have been executed, many who have been tortured and many more who managed to escape. So naive I am not.
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    Yes yes, well if naivity is mocking the credibility of the oracular predictions of a loony-left Iranian who believes the US engineered Ukranian genocides in order to damage socialist despotism, I'm glad I'm so naive. I don't know how to debate insubstance, metaphysics & mysticism, so I'd best be off. Good day.
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    US engineered Ukranian genocides in order to damage socialist despotism,
    When on earth did I say that?

    loony-left Iranian
    I'm a British citizen and I'm not loony left
 
 
 
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