Prague Twin

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Iran Threatened, I'm off to Paris

Iran has been threatened by president Bush. You really don't want GWB caling you "defiant". When he says, "there must be consequences," you tend to believe him, using history as a guide.

I just hope he doesn't start dropping bombs before I get back from Paris on Sunday. I'll be sure to report on Charles de Gaulle's securtity situation. The last time I left there, I had a knife in my backpack that I had forgotten from a picknik. They laughed at me.

I get the feeling no one will be laughing now, but I'll be sure to leave the knives at home anyway.

So until Monday, think peaceful thoughts.


  • Yeah, all we need is yet another war. Can't we win the first two first? *shrugs* Hopefully sense is talked (grammar intentional, since language doesn't seem to be the strong-suit in this situation).

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 2:35 AM  

  • Well, I'm glad someone noted the seriousness of these words. Hopefully Ahmadinezhad has a damn good translator.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 4:14 AM  

  • Arch,

    Have you found Ahmeninajad's blog in English. If so, please advise."

    By Anonymous Raven Quickskill, at 9:39 PM  

  • In the light of a knowledge that, war profiteering is not a new phenomenom and that the good old boys in the White House are doing very well as long as there are sweet military contracts coming their way, I make a wild guess that an urge for a peace is not over whelming among them.

    By Anonymous pekka, at 2:59 AM  

  • Raven:

    Just found it. At least now we know he can’t use the language barrier to feign ignorance of just how highly charged the situation is.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 3:29 PM  

  • War with Iran -- Christ, how many countries are we planning to invade?

    My impression is that security measures in France (probably Europe in general) are more efficient and more effective than security at American airports and mass transit. (There are obvious exceptions.) This is a generalization, but it just seems that in the States it's more important to make a big John Wayne production -- put up a big "make my day" front -- than to actually prevent attacks and keep people safe. Just my impression.

    Enjoy Paris.

    By Blogger Tom Harper, at 3:44 AM  

  • Thanks for all of your comments.

    I think the situation is serious. Quite some time ago I entered a contest guessing the date of the first bombing of Iran. My date is September 25th, 2006. Looks like I'm in the game.

    I can't imagine opening another front, but it looks like they intend to. Absolutely nuts if you ask me.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 7:26 PM  

  • Mike, I think you're way too early. My best guess is post '08 elections before Bush leaves office unless there is some miracle and the Mullahs etc are overthrown by a student led anti-Islamic revolution. I would prefer it on your date as our corrupt and inept CIA has not been right about when Asian countries would be getting nuke weapons yet. So... just to play it safe, but we won't. What Bush was talking about was sanctions. Yeah, that'll scare 'em; why don't they just yell 'boo' at them. And man, do you have the usual lefty suspects commenting on your site. Serious times indeed and Pekka is fantasizing about war profiteering.

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 5:49 AM  

  • Roger,

    I hope you are right. I am with you on the futility of sanctions, especially since the Europeans will not endorse them, but either way...

    Just so you know, Arch is a staunch conservative, so I do get a little bit of diversity, especially when you drop by.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 5:28 PM  

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