Iranian Psy-Ops in Nicaragua?

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THE PLANK NOVEMBER 9, 2009

Iranian Psy-Ops in Nicaragua?

The WSJ has an odd tale from Latin America, a part of the world where some see troubling Iranian influence.

The geopolitical chatter surrounding the gold-domed mosque, which opened in September after more than a year of construction, continues. "Did Iran put up the money? That's the question everyone asks," says Ismat Khatib, a native Nicaraguan lawyer and businessman who is of Palestinian descent. One Managua-based diplomat says it is believed Iran subsidized it.

But the treasurer of the Iranian group which oversees the mosque denies any connection. Could this be a clever mind-f*ck to keep Washington guessing?

Interesting stuff, although we're probably better focusing on China's rapidly growing ties to natural resource-rich Africa.

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