Comments: More Bombs Going Off In Iran

I've found it hard to find much information about this incident or the bombing on Wednesday. You'd think it'd be frontpage material.

If anyone has good pointers, please let us know.

Posted by Bernard Chazelle at February 16, 2007 06:16 PM

There's a story on Reuters alertnet -- www.alertnet.org will get you there. IRNA doesn't seem to have anything, not too surprisingly.

Posted by Aunt Deb at February 16, 2007 06:27 PM

I'm wrong about IRNA -- they do have several reports about the Zahedan bombing. One of the reports is about the UNSC condemning the bombing.

Posted by Aunt Deb at February 16, 2007 06:35 PM

Al Jazeera ran the story on Wednesday, Feb 14.

Posted by Aunt Deb at February 16, 2007 06:41 PM

A second bombing in the same area is on Yahoo News today. WE'VE been busy little campers, it seems.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 16, 2007 07:29 PM

You all are absolutely insane if you don't think Iranian money flows into this country to influence our international policies, elections, military actions, economic decisions, etc.

Posted by at February 16, 2007 07:35 PM

You all are absolutely insane if you don't think Iranian money flows into this country to influence our international policies, elections, military actions, economic decisions, etc.

Sure. And -- who cares? Every country on earth tries to influence us, just as we try to influence every country on earth. But the Iranian economy is 5% of the US economy. Their per capita income in 20% of ours. If you ranked the top 100 countries influencing our internal politics, Iran might find itself as high as...I don't know, number 56?

Also, note they aren't paying people to set off bombs in American cities. A fairly significant difference that I suspect you'd notice if it were the other way around.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at February 16, 2007 07:48 PM

Nasrollah Shanbe Zehi, an alledged bomber from Wed. attack killing 11 guardsmen, confessed to being financed by American interests and also turned in the names and locations of his fellow conspirators who were arrested on Thursday.
The Friday bombing evolved into a shootout between insurgents and police.
Gonna be a PARTY at the old police station tonight.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 16, 2007 08:18 PM

Kucinich has said that US Special Forces work with the MEK on reconnaissance missions inside Iran.

The same MEK is on the State Dept list of terrorist organizations. (No wonder Bush hates Foggy Bottom.)


Posted by Bernard Chazelle at February 16, 2007 09:27 PM

Bernard, did you see the redacted memo on MEK that somehow surfaced as a result of the Libby trial?

Posted by Aunt Deb at February 17, 2007 09:07 AM

Thanks for the previous link, Aunt Deb.
Re. the redacted memo on MEK, not sure. Any link?

Posted by Bernard Chazelle at February 17, 2007 09:31 AM


Andrew Higgins and Jay Solomon of the WSJ did an excellent story on the MEK, dated Nov. 29 2006 -- I found it on iran-interlink.org. It really is amazing reading.

Posted by Aunt Deb at February 17, 2007 07:46 PM

I that that area is Arab, (rather than Persian,) but still Shia.

Posted by Marcus at February 18, 2007 08:20 PM

Sorry, I was thinking of South West Iran. (The Part that Saddam tried to invade.)

Posted by Marcus at February 18, 2007 08:22 PM