Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Iranian Connection?

Given all the prototypes of Iranian wonder weapons that show up in the press but never seem to be deployed, this analysis has fingerprints of Iran's influence all over it:

Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones, casting further doubt on the country's claims of military prowess.

I have to wonder if the Iranians have advised the North Koreans to just pretend to be strong the way the Iranians have for decades. With North Korea's military rotting away, all they can afford to do is pretend to be advancing their military prowess.

I think the speculation about whether the flaws were intended and are a ruse to mislead us misses the obvious explanation that the pretend missiles are intended for a domestic audience. They explain why they have too little to eat and no freedom. This is the result, people: huge missiles that can smash our enemies in a few minutes. You may not be protected from your own government, but we'll protect you from the wolves that want to snap up our soon-to-be paradise.

Mostly it makes me wonder what else the Iranians and North Koreans have been trading. Will the rumored North Korean nuclear test be an Iranian one disguised as a North Korean test to make up for a failed missile test?

Iran has been buying time for years now. We've sold them a bunch and continue to do so with talks that won't go anywhere. When will Iran have bought enough time where they need no more? And what have they done with that time?