Richard Miniter doesn’t have the faintest idea what the global jihad is really all about — he even recommends apologist Karen Armstrong to readers curious about Islam in his new book Shadow War — but that book also contains a most interesting revelation about Osama: he seems to have been and could still be in Iran. From WND, :
The sources say bin Laden is constantly on the move, “shuttling from Iranian safe houses controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to areas of Afghanistan controlled by the Iranian-backed warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.”
“Choopan,” one of the sources, gives three reasons why Tehran would give safe haven to bin Laden, risking the wrath of the West.
“First, the Iranians believe they can keep bin Laden’s presence a secret and plausibly deny it if publicly accused,” Miniter writes. “Second, the mullahs are feeling increasingly threatened by the War on Terror.
“The mullahs, Choopan says, fear a counter-revolution and see bin Laden’s fighters as tools they can use to ensure the failure of these young democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan and the survival of mullah-dominated Iran. Finally, they share enemies, including many Arab leaders, the United States and the rest of the Western world.”