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LIGNET: ‘Spectacular Attack’ Report Cannot Be Ignored

By LIGNET Wires   |   Friday, 17 Feb 2012 12:41 PM

Reports that Iran is cooperating with al-Qaeda on a “spectacular” attack on the West have to be taken seriously, particularly in light of the attempted assassinations of Israeli diplomats last week and the revelation last year that al-Qaeda had begun using Iran as a transit point to its bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They’re not natural allies, but Iran can provide three components that al-Qaeda desperately needs to launch a high-profile attack — an attack that would avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Iran and Al Qeada could be planning attack on west
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would deny direct involvement in a terrorist attack on the West in order to preserve diplomatic alliances. But Iran is already assisting al-Qaeda, and could be helping to plan the kind of spectacular attack that is rumored. (AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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