When you read stuff like this do you roll your eyes and think “Mullah, Schmullah, what crazy, paranoid kids,” or do you (having watched and trusted the Syriana-scenario)[1], say, “hmmmmmm……”?

Iran is blaming the US, UK (and Israel, of course) for recent plane crashes in the country. Now, the Big Bwana of the Revolutionary Guard is sabre rattling, reminding the West that:

Iran’s improved version of the Shahab-3 missile can strike more than 1,300 miles from their launch site, putting Israel and U.S. forces in the Middle East in easy range.

Honestly, if you have an idea for dealing with Iran, please send it to, “Messrs. Bush and Blair, P.O. Box 25, Mid-North-Atlantic World Salvation Centre.” I want to go to Iran: Darius the Great compels me. Please let it still be there….

1. The CIA blow people up willy-nilly. Particularly pesky A-rabs or Islams.



  1. Reminds me of statements from the Iraqi spokesperson as the war loomed and immediately after the invasion. Gratuitous falsehoods taking the form of obvious Stalin-esque propaganda.


  2. Funny– I sent a letter to that address and I got it back a few days later saying “return to sender.” It wasn’t even opened!Oh, and Persopilis looks to be magnificent! You have to see Schmidt’s OIP stuff– just great. If you go, sign me up, too.BTW, is your diss covering the Persian period, too?!?


  3. <>is your diss covering the Persian period<>Up ’til Xerxes (although there’s a little bit beyond that too). Thanks to colonialism, one can study the ancient Near East and never leave Europe and America, (where much of the textual sources find themselves).


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