RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 24ISSUE 11members only

The Iran–Al Qa’ida Link

Despite the implausibility of the idea, there are a number of concrete sources and arguments that connect the regime with the terrorist organization

While most criticism of the recent 9/11 Commission report was almost entirely muted out by vociferous bi-partisan praise, at least a few experts balked when it came to the conclusion that there was an Iran-Al Qa’ida link.  Some Middle East experts even suggested that because the idea of such a link was so absurd, it could mean only one thing - the hidden hand of the neocons.  Sceptical academics, journalists and intelligence professionals[1] whispered that the cabal

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