25 Aug '13, 1pm

Counter-Terrorism: The Arab Menace Inside #Iran - #MidEast via @Strategypage

August 25, 2013: Arab terrorists have long been active throughout the Middle East, including some places where you wouldn’t expect it, like Iran. Over the last decade there have been a growing number of terrorist incidents inside Iran traced to Iranian Arabs. Most Iranian oil is pumped from the ancestral lands (Khuzestan) of these Arabs, who are bitter about how they receive little for all that oil. Although Arabs comprise only about three percent of Iran’s population, they constitute much of the population an area that produces 70 percent of the nations’ oil. Arabs used to be the majority in this area, but in the last 80 years, more ethnic Iranians (an Indo-European people related to Indians and Europeans) have moved into the oil territories, and are now the majority. While the Iranian Arabs fought bravely against the Iraqis in the 1980s, suffering, per capita, four times...

Full article: http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20130825...

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