Friday, August 5, 2011

And The New Head of OPEC Is....: Energy Independence Anyone?

Summary: It's not every day when I high-ranking official of a revolutionary Islamist group that seeks world revolution, wiping Israel off the map, the widespread use of terrorism, and the destruction of the United States becomes head of the world's most powerful energy organization.

By Barry Rubin

Rostam Ghasemi is a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and runs one of its big military-industrial operations. In other words, he makes arms some of which are sent to Iraq to kill Americans. He has just been appointed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be Iran's oil minister. Ghasemi, an engineer, has been personally sanctioned by the United States and EU because of his involvement in Iran's nuclear program.

Read it all:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.