A bizarre letter from Tehran
Steganography ‘is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one apart from the intended recipient knows of the existence of the message’. It may be relevant to the case of curious message from Tehran. The full text of Mahmood Ahmadi-Najad’s letter to George W Bush has been released to the public. (For best effect though, read it in facsimile at the Wall Street Journal online.)
Analysts from the world over are cracking their brains attempting to read between or beyond the lines. But the lines themselves are bizarre enough to choke the intended recipient without the need for the services of a pretzel. Choke with emotion, that is.
Unless the Iranian leadership drafted this letter in a deliberate attempt to lead the world into believing that it is soft in the head, it actually is soft in the head. That’s pretty scary. Or perhaps its just President Ahmadi-Najad. That’s a lot less scary.