Monday, February 9, 2009

What's Persian for "Sputnik"?

Sputnik wasn't all that much to look at when the Soviets put it into orbit back in 1957. About 2 feet in diameter, it orbited the earth once every 96 minutes and went beep.

But it scared the bejeezus out of the USA. If the Commies could put an overgrown tin basketball into space, they could probably drop a nuclear weapon onto Kansas City.

The same is now true for Iran.

The same intelligence agencies that missed the fall of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union and couldn't react fast enough to prevent 9/11 are telling us the Iranians probably don't have The Bomb yet.

I suppose its fairly unlikely that the Iranians will launch an ICBM at the US, and regular reader Nick tells us that even if they do, they probably will miss what they shoot at.

I find that this does not reassure me much.


cnick said...

Hey, at least it's "Persian" and not "Arabic."

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