As the Iranians race to acquire nuclear weapons, a shadow war is being waged against the totalitarian Islamic regime.
Of course, the Iranians are fighting back. They arrested Arizona-born Amir Mirzai Hekmati,a former Marine of Persian descent, on charges of—what else?—spying for the CIA. Hekmati has been condemned to death. This the method used by the Persians—and the North Koreans—to leverage political power. In exchange for this unfortunate American’s life, they will demand the easing of economic sanctions.
Meanwhile, one of the most dangerous jobs in the world continues to be that of anyone connected to the Iranian nuclear program.
Feel good story of the day:
TEHRAN — An Iranian scientist involved in purchasing equipment for the Islamic Republic’s main nuclear enrichment facility was assassinated Tuesday when a magnetic bomb attached to his car exploded in morning rush-hour traffic, Iranian media reported.
Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi blamed the attack on “Zionists” and “those who claim they are against terrorism,” not-so-veiled references to Israel and the United States, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported.
The foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was more explicit. “These actions are being committed by the Zionist regime and its agents with the support of several European countries and especially U.S. officials,” the semi-official Islamic Students News Agency quoted him as saying.
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