It seems the Russian mafia was trying to sell to Iran some of Russia's most advanced surface to air missles. And rumour has it, it was Mossad who scuttled the errant voyage of the ship Arctic Sea. There has to be more to this, stay tuned.
While the American Obama administration is busy absorbing various private enterprises like the auto industry and banks. Along with trying to sell to a very wary public the idea that the health care industry is like the US postal system, troubling news is emerging from the United Kingdom. It seems after over a half century of collecting private industries, with only a brief interruption under Dame Thatcher, the possible incoming Conservative government is considering privatising publically held entities. There is talk of spinning off parts of the BBC and making private the Royal Mail and banks. It seems the UK is in a funding bind and the NHS, which consumes one-fifth of the budget, is a sacred cow that can not be downsized or privatised so other items are on the chopping block. If the Americans are wise, they may learn from the British lessons.