Iran’s Coming In From the Cold (And won’t be as scary as many think)

The United Nations this weekend asked Iran to have a seat.  Holy suicide bombing scrotums!  This cannot be allowed!  The usual suspects raised a protest. The times they are a-changin' From 1945-79, Iran was the linchpin of America's Anti-Soviet strategy.  The Iranian Revolution was a disaster from America's standpoint (and also the standpoint of anyone … Continue reading Iran’s Coming In From the Cold (And won’t be as scary as many think)

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Saudi Arabia’s Power Play (Or, the Childishness of Kings)

I've let my contempt for Saudi Arabia's current governing system be known - several times.  This is because it's a personality-centric system driven by personalities that most of you wouldn't want to invite to dinner.  In such systems, psychology matters when understanding certain events.  Let's take a walk through, shall we, and understand Saudi state … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Power Play (Or, the Childishness of Kings)

Egypt’s Revolution Won’t Follow Iran’s (Because Nobody’s That Stupid)

Back they go!  A bit of yelling, quite a lot of screaming, and a few gunshots here and there, and the people of Egypt are on the streets calling for another regime to fall.  It would be easy to say Egypt is on the cusp of falling to a yet another theocratic dictatorship akin to … Continue reading Egypt’s Revolution Won’t Follow Iran’s (Because Nobody’s That Stupid)