Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Amir Taheri: at the door of Prince Salman

This is an interesting account of the editor of Ash-Shira` magazine, Hasan Sabra (a man who started out as chief of information for the pro-Libyan militia, Arab Socialist Union, during the civil war and then started his magazine as a pro-Libyan mouthpiece, before being tied to elements of Iranian intelligence, and then became a Hariri and Saudi propagandist, which is what he is today.) Here, he describes the origins of the leak that was the famous news item that led to the Iran-Contra scandal. But he also has a scene of Amir Taheri waiting (along with Sabra) at the door of Prince Salman.