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Time is NOT on Iran's Side

The two major currents in Shia today are Grand Ayatollah Sistani's quietism and Iranian khomeinism. They are unalterably opposed to each other, one shunning direct political activity, the other wholeheartedly embracing it. This conflict, like many others had its lid...
Posted in Flit(tm) on May 16, 2007 01:39 PM

Coming Iranian End Game?

Thomas Barnett calls it just more posturing but I think there's something more to the latest Iranian threats to explicitly embrace "illegal actions" on the NPT front. Since their position is that enrichment to nuclear energy plant grade material is...
Posted in Flit(tm) on March 26, 2007 11:53 AM

The Gap in Iran

When viewing the Islamist enterprise as a real, human project instead of the stuff of stories to scare little children, it's essential to look at their strategic goals. The strategic struggle of Islamism is a struggle to create a connected...
Posted in Flit(tm) on May 28, 2006 09:46 PM

The Firm Kill III

This is third in a series on options between the invasion now! crowd and TPMB's soft kill for Iran scenarios. The thought occurs that there might be other firm kill options short of invasion. How about delivering Ayatollah Montazeri out...
Posted in Flit(tm) on March 11, 2006 09:15 AM

The Firm Kill II

Iraq is starting to float the idea that Iran is behind the Samarra Golden Mosque bombing. If this is followed up by a trail of more and more clear indications that it was Iran, this really lays the trail for...
Posted in Flit(tm) on March 2, 2006 03:01 PM

The Firm Kill

So, how should Iran be taken out? Should it be by a "hard kill" invasion? Or should we "soft kill" the regime by connectivity? Or is there a door #3? Evidence for a middle-road, let's call it "firm kill" is...
Posted in Flit(tm) on February 28, 2006 03:25 PM
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