Sunday, February 10, 2008

Iranian Test Missile

I heard about this alarming story in passing on WRVA the other day, so I did a little digging to find out what really happened. As far as I know, this story was wholly ignored by American media in the face of Super Tuesday.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Slow Monday

Ye gods, there's nothing at all to write about. The Islamic Courts Union continues to take over Somalia, making them a possible future target in the war on terror. The media continues to desperately hope that a massive super-hurricane blows into New Orleans this season. A bunch of people died in various violent Middle Eastern countries, while the number of people that died in America from routine traffic accidents remains unreported. And Iran continues to rattle sabres, daring anyone to stop them.

Monday, December 10, 2007

U.S. Intelligence Pwned?

It seems that Great Britian shares my concern that Iranian counter-intelligence pwned U.S. intelligence when the NIE declared that Iran stopped their nuclear weapons program in 2003. This quote is funny: "[A British source said,] 'It's not as if the American intelligence agencies are regarded as brilliant performers in that region. They got badly burned over Iraq.'"

Friday, December 7, 2007

NIE About Face

I haven't read that NIE report, but it seems awfully strange that our intelligence community has made a complete 180-degree reversal of their findings about Iran. Also, I can't help but recall that the intelligence community was duped by Sadaam into thinking Iraq had WMD... it seems possible that Iran is duping the same intelligence community into thinking they shut down their nuclear weapons program.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

On Ahmadinejad Speaking at Columbia

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Iran Not Quite All There

I couldn't find anything particularly noteworthy to mock in this morning's blogosphere, but I did come across a rather frightening article about Iran's president (Iran leader's messianic end-times mission). The more I read and hear about Iran and their president, the more frightening that situation gets. Mr. Ahmadinejad sounds a bit like a loose canon. A wacko bean, if you will. It's like if Pat Robertson had been elected president of the U.S.

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Iran Seeks Answers

"I am not making this up." Here's some cheery news from Iran: Iran Invites Blair to Holocaust Denial Conference. Yes, you read that right. Iran is holding a conference to "scientifically" determine the facts about the Holocaust. Praise Allah that we have Iran around to help us get to the bottom of the really difficult and mysterious aspects of the last century. At last, we'll finally hear the truth about one of the most well-known and well-documented mass murders in human history.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Don't Forget About Iran

Seemingly lost in the midst of Gonzales-gate is the recent abduction of 15 British sailors by Iran. Iran claims the British were in Iranian territory, while the British and Iraq claim they were in Iraqi waters. (Not to scare anyone, but the incident sounds vaguely reminiscent of the impressment of American sailors by the British which eventually led to the War of 1812. At least Iran isn't making the British sailors serve in their navy.)

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Monday, March 5, 2007

Webb's Bill And Iran

I heard on the radio this morning that Sen. Webb (D-VA) introduced a bill that will prevent the President from going to war without Congressional approval. Of course, as the story unfolded throughout the day, it turned out that Webb's bill will just prevent the President from using the 2002 Iraq authorization for action against Iran "in some cases," which is quite a bit less bold than the 2-second morning radio sound bite led me to believe. (FOX News has more on the story.)  I don't disagree with the idea, though I have my doubts about it passing in the current political climate.  You know Republicans are somehow going to turn it into a bill about supporting the troops.  ("If you don't support infinite executive power to invade anywhere at any time, you don't support the troops!")

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Eric Cantor: Not My Fault

Still in a busy work cycle, so not much time for blogging. I know it's a bit late for this, but since Eric Cantor is my representative, I should probably make a comment about his antics on Hardball last week. My comment is: Don't blame me -- I voted for the other guy.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Oh My, A Chinese Satellite Killer

Wow, I just saw this: U.S. official: Chinese test missile obliterates satellite. That's some scary stuff right there. The only consolation is that it only has a 25% success rate so far. I hope we have a similar weapon. But then even if we did, we couldn't exactly defend against people trying to blow up our satellites. And losing satellites would have a rather significant impact on our economy, not to mention our military superiority. Let's hope China won't be in the mood to sell that satellite-killing technology to people like, say, Iran. Oh wait, China is one of the few countries that actually does business with Iran. Doh!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Who Broke Up With Who?

Looks like the media focus for today is the important topic of whether or not President Bush will get into a fist-fight with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the hallways of the UN. Serious Jerry Springer fans want to know.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bring On The Sanctions

Great news! Iran is still leading us toward the next World War! They refused the package of incentives the UN offered for them to give up nuclear enrichment, offering instead a meaningless counter-proposal. So bring on the sanctions, baby!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Next Move In The Iranian Chess Match

Let's check in with Iran to see how the diplomacy to stop the next World War is going. Previously, the UN offered a package of incentives to Iran for them to stop enriching uranium, with the unprecedented support of Russia and China. I don't remember ever hearing what the incentives actually were, but presumably it was good stuff. Iran responded by saying they would respond formally today, August 22. In the meantime, Iran has continued to state that they will never give up their right to enrich uranium, prompting a new industry of wildly popular Iranian bumper stickers that read, "you can take my enriched uranium when you pry it from my underground, bomb-proof bunkers."

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Saturday, June 3, 2006

Progress With Iran?

I've been encouraged by recent news regarding Iran. Russia and China appear to be getting on board with sanctions against Iran, and that's definitely a good thing. The U.S. offer of talks with Iran -- if they suspend their nuclear enrichment -- is a good step. (I'm not precisely sure what we would talk about after their nuclear enrichment is under control, though.)

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