The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Why else would Iran’s Shiites and Al-Qaeda’s Sunnis be jumping into bed together? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Al Qaeda has set up a ‘home base’ in Iran, and together they are ‘partners in terrorism.’
FOX News“You now have the word’s largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, the Islamic Republic of Iran, as the home base for Al Qaeda,” he said in a speech at the National Press Club.
He described Iran as the “new Afghanistan” as a hub for Al Qaeda and warned that, in many ways, the situation in Iran is worse than when Al Qaeda was based in Afghanistan. “Al Qaeda today is operating underneath the hard shell of the Iranian regime’s protection,” he said. “America has far less visibility on Al Qaeda’s capabilities and activities now than we did on their activities when they were in Tora Bora or even the mountainous regions of Pakistan.”