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Prospects

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On June 18, 2009
When it became clear last Friday that the outcome of Iran’s election was going to be controversial, I IMed a friend that there was roughly a 1 in 4 chance that the regime would be gone in a week. The timing was certainly optimistic, and I would still say, Drezner’s analysis notwithstanding, that the regime […]

J’accuse!!!

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On June 18, 2009

Michael Ledeen has a curious way of approaching the social form “accusation”: You’re going to be accused of meddling anyway, since out there in the real world you are believed to be

What follows is a long, largely unoriginal rumination on the state, coercion, the Odessa Steps, and Tank Man. Skip to the end for trivial observations about the current situation in Iran. Or just skip

Hey; Is Something Going On?

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On June 14, 2009
So, I’m trying to find out something about what’s going on in Iran, and on CNN I can watch a rerun of Larry King interviewing several gentlemen without shirtsleeves who apparently assemble choppers. On Fox Mike Huckabee is trying to explain why Jesus hates credit card relief. MSNBC is rerunning something about a prison in […]

Iran Election Thoughts

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On June 12, 2009

Mahmound Ahmadinejad is a billion times worse than Hitler, unless he loses the election, in which case he was always irrelevant. … each major candidate seem to believe that he won by forty point

"Be Very Afraid" Idiocy of the Day

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On March 17, 2009
Kevin Coleman at Defense Tech: In any contest there is an outside chance a long-shot could come from behind and win. The race for cyber warfare dominance is no different. In the recently updated “Cyber Warfare Capabilities Estimate” (2009 version) those who could break out of the pack and come from behind and take a […]

Is There a Monkey Gap?

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On July 26, 2008
Appalling from a variety of perspectives: Hundreds of endangered African monkeys are being taken from their natural habitat and sold for scientific experiments, as well to a “secretive” biological laboratory in Iran, London’s Sunday Times reported. In an undercover investigation by the Times, animal trader Nazir Manji said he sells some 4,000 vervet monkeys a […]
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