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Old 05-18-2019, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Urbanredneck View Post
Yeah politics can do this.

Right before 9/11 Iran and the Afghan taliban were at odds and Iran was considering invading. Only Iran has had a poor history of waging war. Look at the 10 year war with Iraq that accomplished nothing. Plus they knew the trouble the USSR had so they were reluctant to invade Afghanistan.

Then comes 9/11 and the Taliban is everyones enemy. Iran supports the US invasion and even offers its air bases.

Then the US wins, then goes into Iraq - taking out another enemy of Iran. But now they have US backed governments on both sides so they start giving aid to the Taliban.

Yes, things swing and change.
Minor quibble, but AFAIK, Iran supports Hezbollah, not necessarily Hamas, PLO/PA, or Islamic Jihad. I know it can be difficult to keep track of them all, but for accuracy's sake...