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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sidebars to the Jahanbegloo release

I join with those who are pleased that Dr. Jahanbegloo is no longer in an Iranian prison.

Still, I must ask two questions (sixth item):

Why has no one (save commentors to this blog, of course) noticed that this "release" came on the same day Iran was supposed to adhere to a UN-imposed deadline (yeah, I'm chuckling at that phrase, too) to stop developing nuclear weapons?

Why has almost no one (kudos to Macleans' Luiza Ch. Savage for making this "almost") noticed that the Iranians also arrested three local pro-democracy activists as part of their bait-and-switch?

Posted by D.J. McGuire on August 31, 2006 in Canadian Politics, International Affairs | Permalink


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On a less serious note, someone seriously needs to get to the bottom of what the deal is with Achmed-Jihad's ubiquitous windbreaker.

My guess is "Leave it to Beaver" or other 1950s sitcoms were shown in Iran for years, and he thinks dressing like Eddie Haskell will put Americans at ease.

Posted by: Joan Tintor | 2006-09-01 9:54:47 AM

The 3 activists you mentioned, Abolfazl Jahandar, Kheirollah Derakhshandi, Jamal Zaher-Poor were arrested Aug. 19. They got very little publicity.

Why have few noticed that Khatami flew to U.S. on deadline day?

Posted by: C.H. | 2006-09-01 9:30:22 PM

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