Cable Stories

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Hey Dude! Don't mess up Mahmoud.










You want to know why Mahmoud Ahmedinejad seems like a crazy man? Maybe its things like thisOR maybe it’s because when he is feeling a little generous, he gets slapped.

January 2010: During protests brought on by the ultra shady landslide victory of Ahmedinejad over opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the Supreme National Security Council called a meeting to discuss.

In the preceding round of demonstrations, several protestors including Ali Moussavi, Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s nephew, were killed in Tehran.

Ahmedinejad called for a less heavy-handed response to the uprising. Read More


Border crossing photo from

Four years after 9/11, fifteen busloads of United States students from Champlain, New York, headed toward the border for a weekend ski trip. For weeks the Canadian authorities had been putting out bulletins advising travelers to expect delays at border crossings because of increased security. That morning, the delay at Lacolle crossing, Canada’s largest port of entry, was already two hours.

The buses got to the border around 3 a.m. – Only three of the 15 buses had been searched four hours later. By 9 a.m. only two more had been completed.

I’m guessing it was sometime during the search of the sixth bus that the tour organizer threw a fit. He contacted the U.S. consulate concerned that students on the buses that were still waiting hadn’t been let off the bus and were hungry. The consulate contacted Canadian customs. Read More