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The Devil We Know

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Robert Baer was a station chief in the Middle East as well as an operative for many years there as well as other places. He has written a few books post his service in the CIA, the latest being “The Devil We Know” The book is about how we should approach Iran today post the Bush administration.

His thought on approach would be to actually engage Iran and bring them to the fold. Since treating them as a pariah and not talking to them at all, we have made an enemy that much more dangerous post our invasion and botching up of Iraq, the bullwark that held Iran in place. Since the fuckup, we have only increased Iran’s power in the region and potentially accelerated their plans on nuclear ambitions as well as others that they have.

I tend to agree with Mr. Baer on much of this… After all, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer…

For some more you can see the videos from YouTube

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/02/16 at 00:15

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