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Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VI, Rise of the Ayatollahs

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

Perspective on the US Embassy Attacks

Perspective on the Recent US Embassy Attacks By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* American news followers of the USA type have spent the last week watching, reading, and hearing reports of protests and attacks against US diplomatic compounds [...]

Speech, Religion, and Politics: Where is the Red Line?

Speech, Religion, and Politics: Where is the Red Line? By Piper Bayard* My intelligence operative writing partner, Jay Holmes*, is not at liberty to issue a statement on the current “insult to islam” situation, but thanks to Freedom of Speech, [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part V

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part V By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’t Past — Part IV

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part IV By  Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past — Part III

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past — Part III By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* As an intelligence operative, I have a passion for history. If we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part II

Persian Empire, 490 B.C., map from United States Military Academy, West Point Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part II By Intelligence Operative Holmes As an intelligence operative, I have a passion for history because if we don’t understand [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part I

By Intelligence Operative Holmes One of the critical international issues on the minds of Westerners today is the question of Iranian atomic capabilities. Is Iran developing an atomic bomb? If so, should we do something to stop it? Who is “we,” [...]