War drums update
Along with the steady drip of "revelations" about Iran's supposed nuclear weapons ambitions, Laura Rozen at The Politico warns of fishy stories from dubious sources, trying to drum up more international support for the idea of intervention.
Case in point: an article in the Bangkok Post (no, I don't see the relevance either) claiming an exclusive interview with one Mohammad Reza Madhi, "a former officer in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards' intelligence service" and once the right-hand man of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Rozen points out:
Problem is, there is nothing except this article, to show that Madhi is what he says he is. [...] there are no other references that could be found to Madhi having any such position besides those generated by the article itself.
Rozen finds plenty more skullduggery, and draws the obvious conclusion:
It's worth remembering that Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi conned an awful lot of the Western press and public [...] with bogus tales designed to appeal to the Western policy narrative.