Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prepping for War?

As tensions escalate between the United States and Iran an interesting article has been getting press overseas but has not really been reported in the United States. Recently, a former Iranian defense minister, Asgari, was kidnapped in Turkey. Not only did this person most likely have information about Ron Arad, missing in action since a 1986 mission over Sidon, Lebanon but also had intimate knowledge in the inner workings of ran's nuclear and military projects.

What makes this story interesting is the supposed CIA or Mossad connection. Furthermore, according to the New York Post, it is believed that Asgari took part, or has links to, the armed group that stormed a U.S.-Iraqi command center in the holy city of Karbala on Jan. 20 and killed five U.S. troops. A Middle East intelligence source said the United States could not let the outrage stand and had been hunting the general ever since. Any information that is gained from this kidnapped general if he was in fact kidnapped by Mossad or the CIA could go a long way in creating a “strong argument” for a war against Iran.

2 comments:

Gus Van Rant said...

This is old school HUMINT stuff. Snatching people off the sidewalk, black bag ops, etc. Feels like Cold War era East Germany.

MacGyver said...

Looks like he defected:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/07/wiran07.xml