According to Fred Burton in yesterday’s Stratfor Terrorism Intelligence Report, former Iranian Deputy Defence Minister Ali Reza Asghari was not abducted after all. He defected to the
The significance of Asghari's disappearance stems entirely from his background. Not only did he serve as
It certainly sounds like we can expect great things. The bogus case for an Iranian nuclear weapons program has already been established, the the IAEA and the CIA’s protestations to the contrary notwithstanding. All we need now is a new ‘Curveball’ to tell the ‘intelligence’ agencies what they want to hear and hey presto, casus belli!
Wikipedia reckons that ‘Curveball’ was a randomly generated codename, but I reckon we ought to call Asghari ‘Googly’ for the sake of consistency. Maybe the time has come for the NY Times to give Judith Miller her old job back? And for Condi to start warming up the overhead projector.