Saturday, January 17, 2009

Son of Bin Laden's Iranian Ties

America's lead intelligence bureaucrat Mike McConnell said senior al Qaeda operative Saad bin Landen left Iran for the tribal areas of Pakistan. The younger bin Laden had been under house arrest in Iran.

Al Qaeda is fundamentalist Sunni Muslim, while Iran is heavily Shia. Generally, they don't cooperate.

America's heavy hand has driven enemies together for brief periods. Did Israel's U.S. aided pummeling of Gaza drive them together?

Son of Obama? It sounds like Son of Frankenstein or Son of Dracula. Does that mean more sequels in the Middle East?