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Thursday, May 08, 2008

There is nothing this bunch won't do or say to make the case for bombing Iran

flogging the axis of evil on the ramp-up to the long-awaited orgasm so eagerly anticipated as a result of bombing iran back to the stone age...
Isolated Iran sees Latin America as a place to push back US influence, from which it could maintain a terrorist threat against the United States in the event of a conflict, a senior US official warned Wednesday.

Iran views Latin America as a chance to break out of some of its international isolation and defy Washington's major power status in its back yard, State Department official Thomas Shannon said in Washington.

"It's a way to push back on us," Shannon told a conference bringing together cabinet ministers and other officials from North and South America to promote greater economic integration.

Shannon, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, said it also posed a threat there as he repeated charges that Iran was behind bombings against Israeli and Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the 1990s.

Iran denies any links.

ok, look... argentina has been pursuing its case against suspected iranians involved in the buenos aires bombings*... let argentina do it and let's keep our goddam noses the hell out of it... argentina is perfectly capable of handling its own affairs...

from the nyt, 10 march 2003...

* An Argentine judge has ordered arrest warrants for four Iranian government officials who he says helped organize and carry out the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead.

But the judge balked at a recommendation by prosecutors that more than a dozen more senior Iranian officials, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's spiritual leader, also be indicted. He offered no public comment, and the decision is likely to intensify criticism from a variety of quarters that he has not pursued the case aggressively enough.

as a sidenote, buenos aires has the largest jewish community in the world outside of new york city and israel... it also has the only kosher mcdonalds outside of israel...
In keeping with Buenos Aires's reputation as one of the world's greatest Jewish centers, this is the only kosher McDonald's in the world that is outside of Israel. Rabbi supervision makes sure that kosher rules are strictly followed here. It's your typical McDonald's fare -- burgers, fries, salads, fish sandwiches, and the like, but there is no dairy at all. They also sell souvenir mugs and other items to bring home to remember your visit. Locals of all kinds patronize the place, Jewish or not.

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