The attention on Iran is always about the “red line” its nuclear program cannot be permitted to cross, but there’s another “red line” it is crossing with impunity: The deliberate murder of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Americans are quick to say they “support the troops” but in Afghanistan, their Iranian murderers are rarely mentioned in the media or by officials.
In August, the Iranian regime brazenly permitted the Taliban to officially open an office in the eastern part of the country and to even operate in Tehran. About one month earlier, discussions about providing surface-to-air missiles began. In late May, a member of the Taliban’s Quetta Shura Council set up shop in the Al-Qaeda dwelling spot of Zahedan. The Taliban were also invited to a September conference in Tehran about the “Islamic Awakening,” the Islamist description of the Arab Spring.
This is nothing new. This has been allowed to go on for 11 years.