October 19, 2007


This is a very interesting article by Seymour Hersh on the current status of American and European relations with Iran. What emerges from it for me about the situation is the difficulty of knowing much about what is going on at all. Take for example the issue of whether Iranians are smuggling weapons into Iraq, David Kay the former chief weapons inspector for President Bush in Iraq believes that quite a few of those weapons came in earlier when the Iranians were arming the opposition to Saddam or are going around a vast black market in ammunitions inside Iraq. The article is worth reading at any rate just to get a sense of how complicated the issues in the Middle East are at the moment.


Anonymous said...

My half-German/half-Persian sister-in-law's grandfather (an Iranian) made a LOT of money smuggling weapons in and out of Iran. But that's just it: he bought, smuggled and sold the weapons, he made the money, not the Iranian government.