The United States on Thursday established a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to Yasin al-Suri, accused of operating from Iran as a facilitator and financier for al-Qaida.
The bounty is the first offered for an al-Qaida financier and is aimed at disrupting a financial network that has operated from within Iran's borders since 2005, said Eytan Fisch, a senior Treasury Department official. Robert Hartung, a senior State Department official, said that under an agreement between al-Qaida and the government of Iran, al-Suri had helped move money and recruits through Iran to al-Qaida leaders in neighboring countries.Bolded to help get this straight--the administration is casually releasing a news story that basically says Iran has been helping al Qaeda finance their operations--the same enemy who attacked us on 9/11 (and the one Obama claims Bush didn't go after hard enough)--since 2005. Not only that, but a judge recently ruled that Iran was actually complicit in 9/11 itself, which predictably hasn't received saturation media coverage. What will the president be doing in response? Will anyone ask? Scott Ritter? Anyone?