Wednesday, December 27, 2006

British Spy

A British soldier is currently being held and will stand trial on charges of passing secret information "to the enemy." And by enemy, they mean Iran. I actually heard about this last week, but I didn't get around to blogging it till now. The twist in the story is that the soldier was the translator to the general in charge of all British forces in Afghanistan. That's what is known as a "highly placed" source. His background screams sleeper agent, which isn't surprising once you realize the fact that Iran's intelligence service is one of the most efficient and wide reaching in recent memory. Check this out for more. One of my recurring hesitations with any action regarding Iran is the havoc they could wreak in the West, which is considerable. Michael Ledeen's take is here. The bottom line is that Iran has been at war with us since 1979, and has been acting like it. We need to start acting like it as well.