16:17 14 Jul 2003

Acording to this Reuters story on MSNBC, a huge oil field with at least 38 billion barrels of high density crude has been discovered in Iran. I don’t know how tightly the mullahs control Iran’s Oil Development and Engineering Company, but this could be a ruse by progressives to get the United States to invade. And the timing of the find is particularly good, given the less-than spectacular coverage July 9th limited demonstrations in Tehrah garnered in the US press.

North Korea! Pay Attention! This is how you attract attention of the United States! WMDs are nice. Being a charter member of the Axis of Evil certainly helps. But oil reserves on top of the threat of nuclear holocaust? That is a guaranteed formula for success if you’re hoping for regime change. Very clever.