Thursday, October 27, 2011

Iran and its Latin American Proxies

Below is a video of a joint subcommittee hearing (Oversight and Intelligence) in the House of Representatives concerning the recent attempted Iranian assassination of the Saudi ambassador in Washington, and the terrorist threat posed by Iran.

Historical correction: Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was mistaken when he stated that the “assassination of a foreign diplomat” triggered the First World War. The precipitating incident was in fact the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian throne, on June 28th, 1914, by a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip. The Archduke was paying an official visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia (which had been annexed to the Austrian Empire in 1908) when he was killed. (Yes, I know I’m a nitpicker, but I like to get the historical details right.)

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: