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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

WHEN EVIL COURTS EVIL: So Russia doesn't want to join an international effort to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. One assumes Putin imagines Moscow beyond the range of the mullah's missiles, because he's only kidding himself if he thinks these theocratic fanatics view Russian culture and politics as any less abominable than the United States. Iran is ruled by people whose psyches are possessed by the orgasmic potential of global apocalypse. Mutual Assured Destruction doesn't work with people who are MAD in this sense. People who believe they get to paradise through martyrdom will gladly risk destroying themselves in the process of taking out the capitals and population centers of Israel, Russia, China, Western Europe, and the United States: all in the name of pleasing Allah. Meanwhile, Europe's confederacy of eunuchs is getting ready to play badminton: by presenting a resolution that asks member countries of the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council. In high school we called this "detention." Unlike high school, Iran can (and will) simply respond: "And exactly who is going to make us stay when school lets out?" Let's not kid ourselves about the dangers we face no matter what action we take. If we do nothing, see above scenario. If we support Israel in attempting to deter Iran militarily, look for massive disruptions in global oil supplies. But of course even with these kinds of possibilities, the greatest and most imminent danger we face is: Sam Alito — oh yes.