Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A lesson for Al-Qaeda

The Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK) is a militant group which participated in the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 as well as attacks against American targets prior to 1979. Subsequently they came into opposition with the Islamic government there, and carried out attacks until 2001.

The MEK is still recognized as a terrorist group in Canada. However it has recently been announced that this designation is going to be removed in the US. At least part of the reason for this change is that MEK is now working with Mossad to kill Iranian scientists. Additionally, the MEK has lobbyists working Congress and have paid for speeches by at least one ex-state governor.

As often happens, the lesson is there is a political path off the terror list that does not necessarily include renouncing terror.

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