March 11, 2007

PRETTY DAMNING AS REGARDS IRAN NUKE HYSTERIA:

Defector spied on Iran for years (Uzi Mahnaimi, 3/11/07, Times of London)

AN Iranian general who defected to the West last month had been spying on Iran since 2003 when he was recruited on an overseas business trip, according to Iranian sources.

This weekend Brigadier General Ali Reza Asgari, 63, the former deputy defence minister, is understood to be undergoing debriefing at a Nato base in Germany after he escaped from Iran, followed by his family. [...]

Asgari is said to have carried with him documents disclosing Iran's links to terrorists in the Middle East. It is not thought that he had details of the country's nuclear programme.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2007 10:36 AM
Comments

A post so nice you posted it twice

Posted by: Bruno at March 11, 2007 11:10 AM

So how does inside information for many years which leads to the government's concern about Iran's nuclear program discredti what you call "Iran Nuke Hysteria"?

Posted by: HYW at March 11, 2007 12:54 PM

Who expects a deputy defense minister to have details of a country's new nuclear program? Do you think all our equivalent officials in the War Department had such details in 1944?

Posted by: PapayaSF at March 11, 2007 11:53 PM

Um, like we really need documents?

Those who are so inclined won't believe him no matter what he has to offer. And those who understand what's going on don't need what he's peddling.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at March 12, 2007 2:00 AM

Documents? It's hardly a newsflash that Iran supports fellow Shi'a in the region.

Posted by: oj at March 12, 2007 7:54 AM

Pap:

Yes, our program was secret. Theirs is public.

Posted by: oj at March 12, 2007 7:56 AM

Only "public" in the most general sense, of course. They're not announcing which hospitals and orphanages the nuclear sites are buried under.

Posted by: PapayaSF at March 12, 2007 1:36 PM

Yes, they are.

Posted by: oj at March 12, 2007 2:58 PM
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