From the Urgent Agenda blog:
AT LEAST IT’S A START – AT 7:53 P.M. Although this has clearly brought some anguish to the Associated Press, whose writer seems to feel the jihadists’ pain, the United States has taken some limited financial action against Iran. From AP:
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors Thursday took steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government.
In what could prove to be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, prosecutors filed a civil complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets of the Alavi Foundation and an alleged front company.
The assets include Islamic centers in New York City, Maryland, California and Houston, more than 100 acres (40 hectares) of land in Virginia, and a 36-story office tower in New York.
Seizing the properties would be a sharp blow against Iran, which has been accused by the U.S. government of bankrolling terrorism and seeking a nuclear bomb.
No, it’s not a sharp blow. It’s a baby step. This will not stop one centrifuge.
There is more to read, this is one of my daily musts.