« Inappropriate Relations With Those Firms: Charges of White House Threats to Persecute Chrysler Creditors Corroborated | Main | Pakistan on the Brink? »
May 05, 2009

Smart Power: Iran Launches Airstrikes on Iraqi Villages

Talk talk.

ranian aircraft attacked three villages inside Iraq over the weekend. The airstrikes — Iran’s first on Iraqi soil since the U.S. invasion — could complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations with Tehran.

“The bombardments appeared to have targeted the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), an Iranian Kurdish separatist group which has launched attacks on Iran from rear-supply bases in the mountains of northern Iraq,” AFP reports. Iran has attacked the Kurdish group before, with artillery. But this is the first time the Iranians followed up, with assaults from the air.

Iran's justification is that these villages are assisting attacks on Iran. Doesn't that mean they de facto agree they themselves can be attacked?

Not that it matters. It's entirely hypothetical.

The press isn't giving this any play for obvious reasons.*

On the other hand, if Iran refuses to step behind the UAW in bankruptcy proceedings with Chrysler... well, then it's on.

* As I've mentioned before, a cynical president can choose to pretend he's not faced with a foreign policy crisis simply by, well, pretending. If there is no crisis, he's not expected to act or deliver results, right?

The press can sometimes be trusted to highlight the crises a president is ignoring -- Bush could never have pretended that the war in Iraq was going well in 2005-2006, obviously, nor ignored the North Korean's nuke-rattling efforts. If he had tried to do such things, the press would have called him out. (Well, on Iraq, I guess he did try to some extent, and the press did call him out.)

But the press is in Obama's pocket so that check is now absent. Obama can invite us all to live in his fairy-tale world where Iran did not just launch airstrikes against three villages in Iraq, and most will accept the invitation, because they'll never know about it.

The press is determined to assist Obama in his national security malfeasance.



digg this
posted by Ace at 01:55 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Barack Hussein Obama: "[i]A simple "Thank you" isn't enough is it?[/i] ..."

Iron Mike Golf: "[i]22 Was at an event yesterday and an ex-Ranger w ..."

logprof cranking up Henry's Dress: "Style guide: It's Scooby-doo, not Scooby-do. ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "FYI: i blew up the pic, and the gravestone in fron ..."

Farmer Bob: "49- Dad was stationed at Albany til 73. We lived i ..."

weirdflunky: "If you ever find yourself in Madison, Ga you shoul ..."

ALH: "(BOO) ..."

mr_jack: "One-hit authors: I have one for you. My wife an ..."

Professor Chaos aka Gumdrop Gorilla: "I remember a Scooby-do episode that dealt with tre ..."

Iblis: "[i]282 To me, and I stand to be corrected, the odd ..."

Ripley: "Gen. Kellys remarks will be be lost on hard left&n ..."

ALH: "135 Sometimes it's not. 8) ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64