Category Archives: Iran
According to The Telegraph, an “armada of international naval power” has converged on the Persian Gulf for maneuvers, and to protect the maritime lines of communication through the Strait of Hormuz (read oil). I suspect that an additional mission may … Continue reading
I recently blogged about a social scientist’s claim that “obsession” with the scientific basis of climate science actually interferes with “climate science discourse.” The essence of her thesis is that the “skeptics” in the blogosphere should shut up and let … Continue reading
Günter Grass, the German Nobel Prize winner for literature, just published What Must Be Said, a prose poem that accuses Israel of being a threat to world peace (original here). The problem, according to Grass, is that (a) Israel has … Continue reading
Interesting article here on the U.S. Navy’s apparent mine warfare deficiencies, in view of (a) U.S. plans to deploy the USS PONCE to the Persian Gulf and (2) Iran’s vocal threats to close the Strait of Hormuz. However, the Defense … Continue reading
The Iranians have been making noises about deploying warships off the U.S. East Coast as retaliation for the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf. I don’t know if this is mere posturing but, as Iranian ideology and recent (hopefully genuine) … Continue reading
Czech online news site Týden reports that going to the lowest bidder, especially in another country with a slightly different script, doesn’t always pay. Iran had a cheap version of the Koran printed in China, only to discover that the … Continue reading
On April 17, 2011, Barack Obama’s National “Security” Adviser Tom Donilon published an essay titled “Iran will not hinder plans for a nuclear-free world.” ’nuff said.
I cannot believe it’s been almost two weeks… I guess I’ve been so weirded out by the Obamite non-response to Iran, and previously by the Obamite vigorous response to non-events perpetrated by “them Jews,” that I’ve been struck dumb.