War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.
"Key Email contacts for key activities and teams in the Office of the e-Envoy"I wonder if my emails will get through their spam and green pen blockers?
And I'll bet it'll take 3 or 4 months just to get an acknowledgement, let alone a face to face. But it's time to get seriously political about blogs and the competitive advantage for UK plc to have nearly every one of the Queen's subjects blogging. Blogging reviews, blogging events, blogging rants, blogging good ideas. And connecting up with each other. Wasn't this the idea behind The Big Conversation? That died a death didn't it.With no dates on the few messages posted there it sure looks like it.
From the Guardian: "It's pretty clear that Iranians had us for breakfast, lunch and dinner," said an intelligence source in Washington yesterday. "Iranian intelligence has been manipulating the US for several years through Chalabi."
Larry Johnson, a former senior counter-terrorist official at
the state department, said: "When the story ultimately comes out we'll
see that Iran has run one of the most masterful intelligence operations in history. They persuaded the US and Britain to dispose of its greatest enemy." [John Robb's Weblog]
Eh? Run that by me again. But though they weren't exactly mates, the
Iraq/Iran war was over, and there seemed to be reasonable relations
between the two countries for the past few years. And to have brought
US troops so close, and given the US a chance at steam rollering Iran
too? Would this have been simply a case of Iraq's my enemy and so too
is the US, but the US is more dangerous, therefore my enemies enemy is
my friend, thus Iran would have supported Iraq.
I don't know who to believe anymore.