Before running out and grabbing a copy of the sure to be talked up book Countdown to Terror: he Top-Secret Information that Could Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack on America... and How the CIA has Ignored it by Rep. Curt Weldom (R-PA), be sure to read Laura Rozen's assesment of its validity. Laura identified the source behind Weldon's book, the creatively named "Ali" back in April, a former Iranian commerce minister, Fereidoun Mahdavi, who is a close associate of Manoucher Ghorbanifar, the arms dealer deeply intwined in the Iran-Contra deal. Rozen spoke with Mahdvi who admitted that most of his information was from Ghorbanifar and he simply acted as the vessel. Laura has spent a good deal of time and effort following the paths of folks like Ghorbanifar and others in the world of foreign policy and intelligence.
Rozen's breakdown of the book is an essential foil for all those who are trying to hype up Weldon's book.