June 29, 2010, - 10:50 am
This isn’t the story of the Russian spy ring. It’s the story of the Iranian nuclear scientist and CIA spy Sharam Amiri. Amiri provided the most important information to the U.S. from inside the Iranian nuclear weapons operation. He confirmed a second nuclear site and counteracted a false 2007 CIA report claiming the Iranian nuclear program was not as advanced as we thought. Amiri confirmed that, in fact, the program was far more advanced and headed toward nuclear weapons. Amiri’s return to Iran is thought to be the hostage swap Iran is seeking in exchange for the three American hikers.
The intriguing video, below, appeared on last night’s edition of ABC News’ “Nightline.” It shows that the same cold-war tactics from yesteryear are very much in operation. But the old school tactics use new school battlefields–in this case, YouTube.
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