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Tehran and Yemen

I’ll be honest – I was pleasantly surprised to see that the good folks at Huffington Post had, um, convinced someone to let them post one of an article about Iran and Iranian support to the “civil war” in Yemen, right there on the Huffington Post website. They convinced Dr. Majid Rafizideh, president of the International American Council of the Middle East (it doesn’t have a Wikipedia page – so…) to write an article, Six Reasons Why Iran Will Not Leave Yemen, presumably for free. I’ll skip linking to the original post – not just because it’s on Huffington, but

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On the trail of Bob Levinson

I stitched together a few oddities today, regarding Bob Levinson – things I just hadn’t realized. His cases is getting weirder and weirder. I remember when he went missing in 2007. It was news then. An ex-FBI agent, no longer working with the US Government, working on his own they said, looking into cigarette smuuggling., I remember when he went missing in 2007. It was news then. An ex-FBI agent, no longer working with the US Government, working on his own they said, looking into cigarette smuggling. They said he had traveled to the Iranian island of Kish –

On Iran and their new nuke issues

So, it seems to boil down to this. Iran has claimed success in enriching uranium. They claim that they’ve enriched some to a level that is sufficient for producing power. Iran says it is in keeping with the NPT, and is seeking nuclear power only, not nuclear weapons. The US and others are, in a very general sense, pissed at Iran over any attempt by that country to tinker with anything nuclear. Part of the Axis of Evil, I suppose. Iran + anything nuclear = bad. When it gets right down to it, though, I think that there are

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Iran: They’re playing us all

SecState Rice thinks Iran is feeling the heat, as the country is talking about a possible willingness to accept some sort of compromise. The Russians have a plan that, they claim, would keep the Iranians from using their enriched uranium for purposes other than nuclear energy, uses that would include weapons. Funny, though, that in the same article, AMB Bolting, US AMB to the UN, laments the influence Iran has on other countries through their use of their oil. “The Iranians have been very effective in using their oil and natural gas to persuade China, India and other countries