And now some fresh pickings from the wartime grapevine...
Suicide Bombers Sought?
Iranian intelligence officers are now registering volunteers to go to Iraq and elsewhere on suicide missions... according to a leading Arab newspaper based in London. The paper quotes one adviser to Iranian intelligence as saying -- "We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon Civilization and for the uprooting of the Americans and the English. Our missiles are now ready to strike at their civilization ... as soon as the instructions arrive from [authorities]."
The adviser, identified only by the initials H.A., says Iranian intelligence has already spied on 29 "sensitive" sites, such as embassies, in the West. But when it comes to certain embassies in Iraq, he's advised Iranian authorities: don't bother, insisting -- "we do not want to take over the British Embassy... we must take over Britain [itself].
More than 200 state pardons sealed by former South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow have now been made public on orders from the state supreme court. Janklow, you may recall, was more recently a congressmen, but resigned after being convicted of running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist.
He says he's shocked that the state pardons were unsealed, insisting he feels "heartsick" for all the people whose personal pardon information has now been released. One of those people ... turns out to be his own son-in-law -- who had been convicted of marijuana possession and two drunken-driving charges. Janklow says he issued the pardoned because his son-in-law wanted to go to law school, and promised to clean himself up.
Two weeks ago we told you how the criminal justice committee in Louisiana's state legislature had approved a bill making it unlawful for citizens to wear low-rise jeans, a la Britney Spears, or any other clothing in public that "exposes undergarments or body parts."
The law said such clothes "affect the general peace." Well, the bill came before the full state legislature this week -- but didn't survive. It was knocked down by a vote of 54 to 39. One assemblyman in the majority ... said its passage would have made Louisiana the laughingstock of the country.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
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