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#1 Importantly, Egypt is for unknown reasons getting nice with Tehran, which is a trout in the milk.
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-04-19 15:43||
#2 I need suggestions for special popcorn.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2011-04-19 15:47||
#3 It would be weird if the al Sauds ended up destroying the Iranian nuclear program. Obama's reluctance to act may end up costing him re-election. I'm starting to think that the Saudis are deliberately causing oil prices to rise in order to ensure that Obama loses in 2012, because they're not sure the al Saud clan can survive another 4 years of Obama (the Saudis and us both).
Posted by Zhang Fei 2011-04-19 15:56||
#4 "I need suggestions for special popcorn."
After buttering and salting, try tossing with fresh-grated parmesan, grom.
Also, try a little cayenne mixed in with the salt, or the butter.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-04-19 17:56||
#5 I'm starting to think that the Saudis are deliberately causing oil prices to rise in order to ensure that Obama loses in 2012, because they're not sure the al Saud clan can survive another 4 years of Obama (the Saudis and us both).
Interesting thought Zhang Fei. You might be right. Saudis royalty is also are very afraid of Iran's growing nuclear threat. Also there is the Sunni vs. Shia tensions.
Posted by JohnQC 2011-04-19 18:20||
#6 All that is needed now is a Chinese missile salesman to turn up.... OH WAIT!
Posted by Besoeker 2011-04-19 20:54||
#8 Beso, Soddies contributed financially to Paki nukes, did they not? I would not be surprised if they felt some degree of entitlement, manifesting one way or another.
There is an old prophecy that Mecca will be vaporized by light brighter than 1000 suns and originating from the east. It does not say much about Qom, but ME mindset is thoroughly reciprocal. It always puzzled me, the origin of the bottled sunshine, that is. Well... it may be prudent to resupply my pantry with lotsa popcorn.
Posted by twobyfour 2011-04-19 22:11||
#9 DanNY - mmmmmm bacon. I like the way you think :-)
Posted by Frank G 2011-04-19 22:20||
#10 "Add Bacon of course!"
DanNY, that works for me, but grom's mileage might vary, considering where he lives.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-04-19 22:28||
#11 Importantly, Egypt is for unknown reasons getting nice with Tehran, which is a trout in the milk.
My guess is that an Islamist faction of the Egyptian Army is in charge. The Muslim masses do love Iran - they see it as the one Muslim country willing to poke Uncle Sam in the eye. A democratic Egypt could be more stridently anti-American than Iran. Whether it will stoop to engineering a 9/11-style attack like Pakistan is another matter.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2011-04-19 22:29||
#12 #8 Beso, Soddies contributed financially to Paki nukes, did they not? I would not be surprised if they felt some degree of entitlement, manifesting one way or another.
Yes, but the financial assists and nuclear research efforts went totally undetected by our counter-proliferation intelligence agencies until seismic monitors began to peg the huge surface craters appeared.
Posted by Besoeker 2011-04-19 22:33||
#13 You should worry more about Iraq getting nice with Iran.
The Axis of Shiiaism.
Posted by phil_b 2011-04-19 22:34||