Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Iranian nukes? Any day now. Yep, any day...

Ah the Iranian nuclear program. The wonder device of modern policy making. You know, they are doing quite well really, I'm fairly confident they will get there very very soon.

Why only in the late 70s the US received intelligence that the Shah has set up a nuclear weapons program. Thats what? 30 years ago? Good god, those Iranians sure work fast.
Then 1979 came, the revolution kicked out the Shah, the US stopped supplying enriched uranium and for a time nothing was mentioned about it, but surely they were still working on it n secrecy right? Right?!
I mean there is no other explanation as to why in 1984 when the Bushehr reactor was still unfinished West-german Intel claimed they are almost there.
Then in 1992(by that time weren't they supposed to have nukes? It seems the quality of the cold and calculating german mind is not what it used to be) Israel claimed several times that Iran is trying to get nuclear weapons, or almost there, or will get them in a few years. The USA joined in the chorus, crying Wolf! for the better part of the decade, outlets like the New York Times or Christian science monitor giving them anything from 5 to 10 years until they finally have The Bomb.
After 9/11, Iran was labelled part of the Axis of Evil(why nobody asked them on their opinion? What if they wanted to call themselves the Justice League or Legion of Doom or something? So very rude...) and their nuclear abilities were put on par with North Korea(which supposedly managed to get the bomb by now).
After the dust was settled on the Iraqi battlefields, the saber rattling increased progressively with each year. Bush claimed a nuclear Iran could lead to WW III (might be true, question is - who will start it hmmm?) Dick Cheney waved his finger too, but with both of them soon to be out of office, the heat was toned down a bit.

But in 2010-2011 things heated up. A nuclear Iran was called the greatest threat to the survival of the jewish people since Hitler(I think we should make a measurement unit from his name, like Newton, Watt, etc. but it will be used to describe honestly bad people or simply those who say Israel should tone down on the bombing of Palestinians."Nah he's small fry - only 0.01 hitlers on my reading".) A good number of reports came out with all sorts of timeframes - from 6 months to 5 years to tomorrow.

Aaaand that brings us to present day, when Iran is more or less juuust about to get the bomb. Again. They are probably right too. I mean come on -they've been at it for 3 decades...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Boston University may be forced to hand over the secret I.R.A. interviews.

Which were you know...supposed to be completely confidential.

But as it turns out, they were not. So much for academic freedom it seems - it all depends on the judge now. Now of course its obvious why the UK would want those, no questions asked there. However, digging in old wounds may not be the best idea right now. The entire world is up to the neck right now, last thing the UK needs is to poke the IRA in the eye with a pig sticker. Even if the interviews remain confidential, as the article pointed out, this rather interesting experiment at live history will die out with it. The very fact that an attempt was made to seize those interviews, means no one will risk doing them again.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Police brutality at Occupy Berkeley

 Well, another clip of what has become typical for the OWS movement has emerged. The cops on this one seem completely carefree to act as they like despite the cameras. The more dangerous implication however, is that these are not even riot cops, they got only uniforms and batons, nothing else, yet they are clearly crossing the line without thinking what will happen if someone across said line cracks and fights back. You are not supposed to aggravate protests unless you can handle it later on.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Saudi woman beheaded for being a witch.

Or at least thats what the Chicago tribune says...  but I really won't put it past the Saudis. I mean they are well...trigger happy isn't the word - choppy happy, with bits and pieces and human appendages flying around. According to the same article that has happened regularly too, even to foreign nationals. If anyone wonders what a sharia law state looks like, because we've been scared that a lot of these will emerge unless certain wars were/are/will be fought look no further - Saudi Arabia the valiant ally of the US of A, the promoter and main organiser of the above mentioned wars is a textbook example. Thank god we live in the progressive 21st century!

And before I forget.      "A Witch!A witch! We found a witch! Burn her! Burn her!She turned me into a newt! I got better though..."
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