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September 23, 2007

The Enemies Within

Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has landed in NY and his media offensive is already underway compliments of CBS. Tomorrow it continues with an appearance at Columbia University and a video-conference with the National Press Club.

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger has defended his institution’s invitation to Ahmadinejad saying,

Columbia, as a community dedicated to learning and scholarship, is committed to confronting ideas—to understand the world as it is and as it might be. To fulfill this mission we must respect and defend the rights of our schools, our deans and our faculty to create programming for academic purposes. Necessarily, on occasion this will bring us into contact with beliefs many, most or even all of us will find offensive and even odious. We trust our community, including our students, to be fully capable of dealing with these occasions, through the powers of dialog and reason.

Of course back in the real world, far removed for Bollinger’s ivory towers, another group of mostly young Americans will have to “come into contact” with Ahmadinejad in ways more dangerous and deadly than a supposed exchanged of dialog .


BAGHDAD - The U.S. military accused Iran on Sunday of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. The new allegations came as Iraqi leaders condemned the latest U.S. detention of an Iranian in northern Iraq, saying the man was in their country on official business.

Military spokesman Rear Adm. Mark Fox said U.S. troops were continuing to find Iranian-supplied weaponry including the Misagh 1, a portable surface-to-air missile that uses an infrared guidance system.

Other advanced Iranian weaponry found in Iraq includes the RPG-29 rocket-propelled grenade, 240 mm rockets and armor-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, Fox said.

An American soldier was killed Saturday and another wounded when an EFP hit their patrol in eastern Baghdad, the military said.

Not anti-war, just pro the other side.

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