Conservative government slams ‘conspiracy theories,’ says it had nothing to do with timing of terror arrests

Originally posted on National Post | News:

OTTAWA — The Conservative government says it had nothing to do with the timing of the arrests of two terror suspects, after a lawyer for one of the accused men raised questions about the politics involved.

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Iran’s leaders have never shied away from supporting terrorism. Israelis living within range of Hezbollah and Hamas rockets, many provided by Iran (and according to some reports, operated by Iranian troops), can attest to that.

But Canadians should listen to the RCMP’s assurances that the two men arrested Monday in a plot to attack a VIA train in Canada were receiving support from al Qaeda operatives inside Iran, but not the Iranian government itself. Blowing up trains in North America isn’t how Tehran does business.

Yes, Tehran is a state sponsor of terror. Its Revolutionary Guards are specifically tasked…

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