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Reagan and Iran

A lot of people think that Reagan would be a lot tougher on Iran than Bush has been, but I think that’s mostly wish-fulfillment. When he actually had to deal with Iran, Reagan made just about every mistake in the book. If you are interested in the subject, have a look at a terrific new article in MERIA Journal by a person I don’t know at all, an Israeli named Nathan Thrall.

He refers to an event that I don’t believe I ever noticed: the crash of a plane in Canada, carrying 250 American military personnel coming back from a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai. Thrall suggests there is reason to suspect an Iranian terror operation. After all, Islamic Jihad, an Iranian creation, took credit for it…