The Iranian Spy Empire

The Kurdish opposition was marching through one of the main streets and chanting anti-Iranian regime slogans. He followed me from the protest down a back street and called out. I stopped and he showed me a map and asked if I knew how to get to the destination he had circled. Weird he didn’t have Google Maps like almost everyone else in the city, I thought. It was only a matter of time before the city elders would carve out a separate pedestrian lane for tourists whose eyes were fixed on their phones.

I explained to him I didn’t know how to get to where he wanted to go. I wasn’t from here. “Where are you from?” he asked. “America,” I said, wished him luck and was on my way. He called out again and caught up alongside me. “Where are you from?” he asked again. “Argentina?” I walked off without answering him, eyeing my way back to the main road.

The next time a voice rang out behind me it belonged to an undercover cop who had the tourist by his shoulder. “Excuse me,” he asked. “What did this guy want from you?” “Just directions,” I said.

  • Jay Currie

    It is hardly a surprise that Iran has agents operating; what is interesting is how they really don’t even pretend to be anything else. The Austrians are eager to please.

    Obama is about to sell the West and Israel and Saudi down the river by agreeing to a nuclear treaty which does, essentially, nothing. The Iranians have won the negotiation and will win the bomb because they simply don’t give a fuck. Why should they, it is not as if America is going to actually do anything.

    The fact is that Israel and Saudi and the rest of the world are on their own. At least until Obama leaves office…and even then there is the danger that Hilly will be elected and we’ll see more of the same. At some point the Iranian nukes are going to be glassed. the question is who will do it. I would love to see a joint Saudi/Israeli operation.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Are they all holding up a photo of the man who molested them?

    That little girl certainly looks traumatized.

  • ntt1

    they are very active among Vancouver’s Persian Community As far as i can tell a Persian is a dissident Iranian, they are watched and sometimes threatened.