Saad bin Laden; Al Qaeda/Hezbollah/Iran alliance
Apparently, Osama bin Laden's son Saad bin Laden has left Iran for Lebanon to aid in the war effort against Israel. H/T New York Post.
Saad bin Laden
The history of Iran's cooperation with bin Laden (both Osama and Saad) has been confirmed by Richard Miniter:
Why would Iran, a predominantly Shi'ite Muslim land, work with a predominantly Sunni Muslim terror organization like bin Laden's? The short answer is personal connections, shared goals, and a common enemy. Ayman al-Zawahiri, a bona fide Sunni extremist, has received financial support from Iran since 1988. Bin Laden himself is believed to have met with Iranian intelligence officials at Islamic conferences in Khartoum, Sudan, in the early 1990s. Both bin Laden and the mullahs share an Islamist worldview that calls for the armed overthrow of Arab dictatorships and the restoration of a single caliph who will rule according to Shari'a law.
Finally, they share enemies, including many Arab leaders, the United States, and the rest of the Western world.
ABC confirms the story while ignoring the Iran/bin Laden history.
Bin Laden and Saad
This arrangement creates a very important question - Why is the U.S. pushing for a cease-fire in a war in which Al Qaeda is an active participant? Al Qaeda has been fair game since prior to 9-11. Israel is attacking Al Qaeda's ally and Al Qaeda operatives in Lebanon. Why would we stop them?
Does U.S. policy now favor a negotiated settlement with Al Qaeda? If not, why is this particular battle an exception?
I think the answer is that we have drifted into this policy after five years of MSM/DNC browbeating for "peace." The MSM/DNC calls for "restraint" began on U.S. network broadcasts on September 11th or 12th, 2001. Watch the old videos and see for yourself. Those calls have never stopped. They have only increased in intensity.
Five years of MSM/DNC demands for "restraint" and 3.5 years of "Bush lied, kids died" have led to the unthinkable. The U.S. is now negotiating with Al Qaeda's allies (and, by extension, Al Qaeda) for a cease-fire. Try to imagine that scenario in the immediate aftermath of 9-11. Try to imagine the public's reaction to that scenario at that time.
On 9-11, we were told that we would destroy not only the terrorists, but those who harbor them. Now we know that Iran/Hezbollah harbors Al Qaeda. Yet MSM/DNC pressure for a U.S. negotiated cease-fire mounts.
Future historians may record that the U.S. did not choose suicide. We were lulled to sleep by the siren song of peace.