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War & politics: Sept 11th, bin Laden, Middle East news, from my own perspective.

26 May 2004   


Key contacts

"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.

Never mind the bottom up business of Bill Gates, what about the bottom up politics of Tony Blair?

1746 Also posted to: Home page , cyberSaps business ,  At: 2:28:40 PM  . .
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US intelligence fears Iran duped hawks into Iraq war

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.

 Source: John Robb's Weblog; 25/05/2004; 17:45:14.
1743 Also posted to: Home page .  At: 12:17:16 PM  . .
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