Gene Hackman in The French Connection and Ahmad Chalabi the Iraqi leader accused by the CIA of having a close connection with Iran.
The New Yorker reported that the decision by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was designed to create ?fear and disorientation? in Iraqi prisoners. Rumsfeld authorized the establishment of a highly secret program that was given approval of killing, capturing or possible interrogation of ?high value? targets in the Bush Administration?s war on terror. Read the article here.
Read here the recent lecture by Fred Halliday on ?The Middle East after Saddam Hussein?.
(After Reservoir Dogs)
A comic film that mocks the clergy has become a box-office hit in Iran. Apparently the film has struck a chord with the public. The film tells the story of a thief who escapes prison by posing as a cleric. In one scene the main character refers to Quentin Tarantino as "brother Tarantino"! Read more.