Thursday, June 28, 2007


Couldn't get away! Little Flock O' Seagulls for ya.

Have you heard about what's going on in Iran? That's a silly question - of course you haven't. You've probably been preoccupied with the transcript from Paris Hilton's VIP review of the local incarceration facilities. It's an American thing. We love it when worlds collide.

Speaking of which, let me tell you about what's been going on in Iran. Bad ass president Mahmoud "Now that's a mouthful" Ahmadinejad spontaneously decided to ration oil consumption. Sitting atop one of the largest oil fields on the planet, this guy tells his own people they need to cut back. Clearly a man not preoccupied with popularity.

Needless to say, the Iranian folks were displeased. Long lines at the pumps fueled protests and organized demonstrations against this surprise announcement. So Mouthful Ahmadinejad told authorities to cut the nation's mobile text messaging system. Why? So people can't coordinate in rebellion.

So here's the big question: WHY?

The nation is anticipating U.N. sanctions following its refusal to comply with non-nuclear proliferation demands. So what? So Iran actually IMPORTS 40% of it's gasoline because it lacks refinement capability. Can you imagine that? One of the largest oil-producing nations in the world is running low on gas.

Meanwhile, their firebrand of a leader has been investing all of the nation's energy, so to speak, in developing nuclear capabilities. How forward thinking and backward thinking at the same time! Or could it be he has an ulterior motive for developing nuclear energy at the expense of refinement capabilities? Why would he want NUCLEAR energy? That WOULD be the easiest way to make good on his threat to wipe Israel off the map. But that's silly talk - they LOVE their Zionist neighbors and would never do anything to hurt them. Least of all expedite the enrichment of uranium for weaponization.

So why the insistence on nuclear energy when you live on top of the world's primary source of man-made energy? And why force your own people to cut back their consumption?

Something is definitely afoot in Iran - and I wish they'd put their shoe back on because I don't like the smell of it one bit.


the witchfynder said...

You make some salient points, my friend.
I have a soft spot for the Iranians. They are barmy and barmy is very entertaining... when it's on television. When it's running through your front room burning effigies of Kermit or whoever, it is less entertaining.
I like you blog and will add it to my "links of legend".
I salute you.

the witchfynder said...

for I meant to say "your" blog... and now I sound like the village idiot...