The Blob

Friday, March 23, 2007

They said it. Not me.

This week's kidnapping of British Navy troops in the disputed Shatt al-Arab waterway underscores how lame the regime ruling Iran really is. It's pretty transparent that they are retaliating for the recent defections of Iranian government and military personnel to the West, and their obvious displeasure at valuable people spilling secrets about Iran's military and nuclear plans.

If you think the two aren't related, look at what was reported by the Times of London on threats by Iran to kidnap westerners in Europe. Obviously, the threats are as real as they are totally lame. To think that a nation-state would openly kidnap innocent people uninvolved with the increasing hostility between Iran and the west shows the degree of moral bankruptcy of the regime.

Despite this, I could not help but take some dark humor at what Reza Faker, a writer for Subhi Sadek, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s weekly newspaper paper and someone believed to have close links to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wrote, warning that Iran would strike:

"We’ve got the ability to capture a nice bunch of blue-eyed blond-haired officers and feed them to our fighting cocks."

I don't know about you, but that's got to be the most gay thing I've heard in a long time.