Which of my readers remembers that incident several years ago, in which an exile living in California or specifically LA claimed he was going to return to Iran with a few jumbo jets and single-handedly cause the downfall of the regime? He was the subject of quite a bit of joking at the time but the event seems to have simply faded from the collective memory. I remember it because I was in Iran at the time and heard the jokes from someone there one night.
Ahmadinejad: A study in obstinacy "Iran has often been at the receiving end of ultimatums from foreign powers," said Cyrus Safdari, an independent Iranian analyst. "The politicians who stood up to these ultimatums are treated as heroes, and the ones who caved are still considered to be traitors."
ASIA TIMES: Funding regime change Madame Rice has a really bad sense of timing in seeking to 'reach out to the people of Iran' - who don't need $75 million to watch 'a few bad apples' from the US torturing people in Abu Ghraib."