Monday, March 19, 2007

Good Morning, Iran

I don't know how credible this is, but it got my attention (from the TimesOnline):

IRAN is threatening to retaliate in Europe for what it claims is a daring undercover operation by western intelligence services to kidnap senior officers in its Revolutionary Guard.

According to Iranian sources, several officers have been abducted in the past three months and the United States has drawn up a list of other targets to be seized with the aim of destabilising Tehran’s military command.

I haven't commented much on the geopolitical situation on this blog. I have been reluctant since this necessarily dives into the realm of politics and folks can be rather, shall we say, passionate about these things. On the other hand, politics, unfortunately, affects our investments and is a topic I think must be considered.

The reason this report got my attention is because, if this is anywhere close to the truth, there could be a confrontation between the US and Iran at any time. And that will most definitely affect our investments. If Iran decides to retaliate by kidnapping US or British soldiers, that could change the public sentiment about how we should deal with Iran.

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