Boom Goes The Train!

Ah, life in the fast train of modern society. Two men will appear in a Canadian court to discuss their plans of blowing up a passenger train using materials supplied by al-Qaeda. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were planing to derail a Via Rail passenger train in Toronto. The men claim to have received information and plans from “al Qaida elements located in Iran.”  Naturally, Iranian authorities denied any such people in their nation and have no knowledge of these two men. As far as Iran is concerned, “the same (al-Qaida) current is killing people in Syria while enjoying Canadian support.”

Frankly, the Iranian comment makes sense. Al-Qaida in Syria is attempting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad whose closest ally is Iran. Why would Iran assist al-Qaida in their own country when they are fighting this group in Syria? Of course, there is always the possibility that “your enemy is my enemy” which would allow Iran to support a group they hate because that group wants to hurt an Iranian foe. Ah, the complicated devious world of the Middle East–and Canada?