Sunday, February 04, 2007

USA diplomats, spies and Military don't agree on Iran

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
US military chiefs eye confrontation with Iran in Iraq.
  • The Telegraph reported that America's military chiefs are at loggerheads with the country's diplomats and spies over tactics for confronting Iranian agents in Iraq over their role in lethal attacks on US forces. [So what else is new?]
Iran's Gaza Goons Caught at Helm of Bomb Factory.
  • New York Post reported an Iranian general and six others were seized by Palestinian security officers at a Hamas-controlled university where they ran a bomb factory in the school's chemistry labs.
Gates: US not Planning Iran War.
  • reported that Defense Secretary Robert Gates said "Nobody is planning; we are not planning for a war with Iran."
Seven questions for the NIE.
  • The American Thinker having read the new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq, he asked seven questions for the Iraq NIE about things that are happening now.
Here are three news items you may have missed.
  • Amir Taheri, Arab News ponders why Tehran is full of rumors that Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei may not have many more months ahead of him.
  • Time reported that although you wouldn't know it by the bellicose rhetoric of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's leadership has the jitters.
  • CoxandForkum published a cartoon: Unresponsive.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for your dedication to getting the news out to the world. We surely appreciate it. Everyone have a nice day.