2-23-11 - 2/23/11 Islamic Terrorism & State terrorism...

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2/23/11 1979: State department: based one xports, arms export control, and giving and receiving of foreign aid -Cuba 1982- communist 1959 -Iran 1984 -foremost state to sponsor terrorism -nukes. ..a few years away -#1 supporter of hezbollah. ..loosely associated with Hamas -provide training, arms, intelligence through Iranian Republican Guard -IRG: 11 clerics instituted as a branch of the military to prevent internal dissidence and military uprisings. ..their reach has spread over economic, social, political aspects of iranian gov’t. ..have sent soldiers to Syria to fight Iraq (1979-) -Hussein: housing for HQ, operating bases, training camps, and funding terrorist groups fighting the government of neighboring Turkey and Iran, as well as to hard-line Palestinian groups -the groups he funded were fighting other Islamic nations -Connection w/ 9/11: unlikely connected to al-Qaeda b/c he was very secular and a false Muslim in bin Laden’s eyes -During the 1991 Gulf War, Saddam commissioned several failed terrorist attacks
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