Das iranische Wiederaufbauprogramm für Afghanistan

Man hat das Bild schon vor Augen; ein paar tote Bundeswehrsoldaten in Afghanistan und mindestens ein Staatssekretär (oder eine Bundestagsdelegation unter Führung von Frau Roth), der sofort nach Teheran aufbricht, um sich dafür zu entschuldigen, daß die Soldaten den iranischen Raketen im Weg gestanden haben.

BBC: The foreign secretary has condemned Tehran’s „completely unacceptable“ behaviour after British Special Forces seized a shipment of suspected Iranian arms intended for the Taliban.

The 48 rockets are understood to have been intercepted in Nimruz Province, in southern Afghanistan, on 5 February. […]

The rockets are understood to have a much greater range than the weapons currently available to Taliban insurgents.

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“Wir wollen ja nur den Wiederaufbau Afghanistans unterstützen“

Ja klar.

Iranian Diplomat On Iranian Payments To Afghanistan President: Iran Supports Afghan Reconstruction

A senior Iranian diplomat has said that payments made by Tehran to the Afghan president’s office are part of Iran’s international obligations towards its eastern neighbor.

After Afghan President Hamid Karzai responded to media reports claiming that his office receives millions of dollars every other month from the Iranian government, Iran’s consul in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Mehran Khorasani, said that the payments are nothing new.

„They are not exclusive to the administration of [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad,“ he said, adding, „These financial obligations have been accepted during the previous [Iranian] government and will be maintained by governments to come.“

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Iran’s covert operations in Afghanistan

Zwar auch nicht wirklich neu, aber schlichtweg zu wenig thematisiert:

Iran is engaged in an extensive covert campaign to arm, finance, train and equip Taliban insurgents, Afghan warlords allied to al-Qaida and suicide bombers fighting to eject British and western forces from Afghanistan, according to classified US military intelligence reports contained in the war logs.

The secret „threat reports“, mostly comprising raw data provided by Afghan spies and paid informants, cannot be corroborated individually. Even if the claims are accurate, it is unclear whether the activities they describe took place with the full knowledge of Tehran or are the work of hardline elements of the semi-autonomous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, ideological sympathisers of the Taliban, arms smugglers or criminal gangs. [Weiterlesen…]

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Iranische Nachhilfe in Sachen Terrorausbildung für Afghanistan

General McChrystal says Afghan insurgents trained in Iran

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan insurgents are being trained inside Iran and given weapons to fight security forces, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces said on Sunday, joining a rising drumbeat of criticism of Iran’s role in the country.

General Stanley McChrystal said coalition forces were working to stop Iran from giving material help to the Taliban who have stepped up the campaign to force foreign forces out of Afghanistan in a nine-year conflict.

„The training that we have seen occurs inside Iran with fighters moving inside Iran,“ he said at a news conference in response to a question on Iran’s influence. „The weapons that we have received come from Iran into Afghanistan.“

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Ahmadinejad, der „Investigator“

Lustig: Jetzt will er 9/11 und Afghanistan neu aufrollen lassen.


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„We both want to kill Americans“

Die Islamische Republik Iran ist ein friedliches Land, das einen stabilisierenden Einfluß auf die ganze Region ausübt. Besonders beeindruckend ist die Entwicklungshilfe für Afghanistan.  Verwunderlich bloß, daß der amerikanische Präsident das interessante iranische Engagement dort nicht etwas herausstellt. Aber vielleicht drängt man ihn demnächst ja ein wenig dazu. Die Sunday Times über Trainigskurse für Taliban im Iran:

TALIBAN commanders have revealed that hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iran to kill Nato forces in Afghanistan.The commanders said they had learnt to mount complex ambushes and lay improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have been responsible for most of the deaths of British troops in Helmand province.The accounts of two commanders, in interviews with The Sunday Times, are the first descriptions of training of the Taliban in Iran. According to the commanders, Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses during the winter.

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Mahmoud muss zuhause bleiben und kriegt noch eins auf die Nase

Mahmoud wollte eigentlich wieder wegfahren. Weil ihn doch zuhause niemand mehr mag. Und wieder und wieder ist er auf der Landkarte die Länder mit dem Finger abgefahren, wo man ihn empfangen könnte. Syrien, sagt er sich, Mist, da war ich doch letzte Woche schon wieder. Auch Mahmoud weiß, daß er selbst die Geduld seiner besten Freunde nicht mehr überstrapazieren darf. Da hat er eine Idee! Als Repräsentant der allerbedeutensten Regionalmacht der Welt und als Führer der künftigen Supermacht Iran könnte er doch mal in Kabul vorbeischauen. Weltpolitik machen, dummes Zeug erzählen und alle im Westen drucken es wieder einmal nach! Er gerät ins Schwärmen….

Press TV: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has postponed a trip to Afghanistan devoted to providing „solutions for settling the problems“ in Iran’s eastern neighbor.
The one-day visit, originally scheduled for Monday, would be the President’s first visit to Afghanistan since both he and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai were re-elected last year.
„President Ahmadinejad won’t be coming to Kabul,“ an informed source at the Karzai’s office told Press TV on condition of anonymity.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the source added, has, however, arrived in Afghanistan on Monday morning on an unannounced visit.

Tja, und was sagt der amerikanische Verteidigungsminister aus Kabul in Richtung des kurzfristig Ausgeladenen: Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »



FOX NEWS, September 29,2009This is a RUSH transcript from „The O’Reilly Factor,“ September 28, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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BILL O’REILLY, HOST: Now for the top story tonight. Let’s bring in Sen. John McCain for his take on Iran and Afghanistan. The senator joins us from Washington.

We’re pleased to have you, Senator, because you could be president of the United States right now. You could be facing exactly what President Obama is facing. So let’s take Iran first. Am I making any mistakes in my analysis, sir?

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ.: No, not at all. This is a very serious situation, and the solution, I think, not only lies with an attempt to impose sanctions on Iran. As you, I think, appropriately and accurately pointed out, I have very serious doubts as to whether Russia and China will be able to cooperate with sanctions that have significant effect on Iran and we can talk about why. But I think you left out something, and that is our advocacy for regime change in Iran. And I don’t mean through military action by helping, supporting, assisting in a variety of ways, including Internet access and other — encouragement of elements within Iran to overthrow the regime. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Iranische Tageszeitung: Afghanische Wahlen irregulär

Nach Jahrzehnten Chaos und Krieg im geschundenen Afghanistan kann niemand erwarten, dass von Null auf Hundert alles reibungslos abläuft. Aber dass ausgerechnet eine iranische Tageszeitung….na, lassen wir das….

Iranian Daily: Afghanistan Elections Invalid

The Iranian daily Jomhouri-e Eslami stated that Afghanistan’s presidential elections, taking place today, are invalid because they are overseen by the Americans, who control the institution of the presidency in the country.

The paper added that there will be no stability or calm in Afghanistan as long as the foreign presence remains.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Jomhouri-e Eslami, Iran, 20. August 2009

Karikatur: Hassan Bleibel, Al-Mustaqbal, Libanon