Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, April 02, 2007
This is connected in some way to the other Iran stories:
April 2, 2007 — An American citizen is missing in Iran, the State Department said today.

Sources tell ABC News that the missing American was a former FBI agent, although they stressed that he was now a private citizen and that his trip to Iran was on "private business" and not associated with official U.S. matters.

State spokesman Sean McCormack said that the United States had been monitoring this case for several weeks and today had sent a message to Iran through diplomatic channels for more information on his whereabouts.

State Department officials say that Iran has yet to respond with any information. Because the United States does not have diplomatic relations with Iran, the message was passed on by the Swiss Embassy in Tehran.
Why has this been so quiet? Do you believe this is not connected to the British hostages? What would an "former" FBI agent be doing in Iran? He was their on "private" business? Or was he there on "company" business.

Just another note on my earlier "let's bomb Iran by Friday post" .... ABC News led tonight with a fear-mongering story of Iran having nukes as early as two years from now. Everything credible, (meaning not administration) that I've read says ten years is more like it and that this estimate may be on the early side. Wonder where ABC got the story and the information? (Hint: there are several anonymous sources). The one semi-credible source was this:
"If they continue at this pace, and they get the centrifuges to work and actually enrich uranium on a distinct basis," said David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security, "then you're looking at them having, potentially having enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon in 2009."
Note all the qualifiers and if's in the quote. Methinks the administration is ginning things up again.