May 23rd, 2012

The Bomb Iran Bandwagon

With the combination of Iranian military chief Major General Hassan Firouzabad saying on Sunday that “the Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full annihilation of Israel”, as well as today’s news that the National Security Council discussed the growing threat of war last week, Iran is firmly back on the agenda. So far the Huffington Post have played a straight bat with their coverage, but that will likely change over the summer. The Yanks are certainly concerned by their new “Political Director”…


100 Comments

  1. 1
    James says:
  2. 2
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Maybe MAD (Mutually Achieved Destruction) of those two “I” states would solve a lot of global problems in one go.

    • 11
      Whippersnapper2 says:

      Silly boy!!!! Have you had an early ‘sharpener?’

    • 35
      Little boy says:

      hear hear

      • 69
        Jacky Treehorn says:

        So you equate Iran with Isreal?
        The Socialist realy did cock up British edjakation.

        • 76
          Balance says:

          Iran is better than Israel, yes. It has oil and a lot more inhabitants.

          • Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

            This is a very serious matter that needs to be discussed by the Council of Europe somewhere in eastern Europe, urgently. You will be pleased to know that I have already made representations that we should meet as soon as possible, and have suggested St Petersburg as the venue. Boaz.

          • Katia's dad says:

            You come to Russia Handycock and I will personally meet you off the flight.

  3. 3
    Loungelizard says:

    No wonder Blair want’s to get back into front line British politics, chance of a war, rich pickings if you position yourself in an advantageous slot.

  4. 4
    Medhi Hasan says:

    You are all animals.

    Well yes, I’m educated enough to know we are all animals, but hey the Profett meant non-human animals. He was 2000 years ahead of Darwin you know.

    PS. Just off to bugger a few kids. Hear all about it in HuffPost on Sunday.

  5. 5
    Medhi says:

    Just let me settle in Fawkes!

    • 8
      Septic Tank says:

      I wouldn’t bother, I work for a US company and trust me you have 30 -60 days at most. If you make it past this point the first time you say something stupid you’re out.

      Now the question ishow often do you say stupid things? Answers on a postcard please.

      • 10
        Brass Eye says:

        Yep AOL don’t like to rock the establishment.

        Much too corporate to run decent blogs

  6. 6
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    keep your oil shares

  7. 7
    Brass Eye says:

    I would have though a Poiltical Director Intern should be Apolitical? Just like at the BBC

    • 19
      BBC HR says:

      We only advertise in the The Guardian and The Observer.
      We wouldn’t want some oik from the Daily Star applying for one of our jobs.
      Imagine! They wouldn’t be able to understand the special way news needs to be presented.

      We once had someone apply who hadn’t been to either Oxford OR Cambridge. Not even the LSE. She was ghastly. ..Just some scummy little provincial uni.

      Well, we didn’t know her parents so we couldn’t possibly grant an interview.

  8. 9

    Another pop at huff-puff Medhi?
    Has he upset someone at order-order?

  9. 13
    2012 says:
  10. 20
    Raving Loon says:

    Iran is bonkers, I get it. But I don’t think we should spend money, or put our boys’ lives on the line to bail out Israel. Let Isreal deal with the problem themselves if the Iranians keep gobbing off.

    • 30
      Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

      I don’t think Israel is expecting you to do that.

      • 51
        misterned says:

        And if anyone attacks Iran, they will have Russia… and their considerable NBC stockpiles … to contend with.

        • 90
          Anonymous says:

          There is not one chance that Russia will fire anything more than a strongly worded letter towards the US, or its closest ally, Israel.

    • 82
      a says:

      no more bonkers than the UK

    • 96
      Iranman says:

      But why else did we build a huge runway at Bastion only 90 miles from Iran?

  11. 21
    Must av a Kamal says:

    Infidels you will all die!

  12. 24
    Mr Gove AKA Pob says:

    Nice graphic Guido

    Your revelling in the Guidoisation of political discourse is hugely depressing; this kind of adolescent bullshit treating politics like it was a football match with you as the leader of a hooligan firm on one side and someone like that twat Mehdi on the other is hugely depressing

    You might call it anarchic but the comments section of this place all too often descends into a cesspit bizzarely ruled over vy some of the most random and ill advised cen.sorship I have ever encountered on the web. When I see some of the shit that is posted unchallenged and think of the stuff that is censored I struggle to think what your ‘policy’ must be,

    • 41
      You may go now says:

      Don’t forget to close the door on your way out.

    • 52
      misterned says:

      Guido has posted his policy often enough, but I shall remind you.

      If you do not like what you see here, take a full refund and fuck off!

      Guido’s blog = Guido’s rules. If you want to post online to a different set of rules, then get your own fucking blog!

    • 62
      Wanker Alarm says:

      I must admit that i’m one of those that usually contributes to it turning into a cesspit.

      So in light of your comments, i will be polite.

      PLEASE feel free to fuck off elsewhere as someone else has pointed out

    • 71
      Duty Pedant says:

      vy should be by.

      BTW – get your tits out for the lads

  13. 25
    Ha Ha says:
  14. 26
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    heard a beauty this morning, james o’brian on lbc who is by alll accounts the biggest twat on the radio = to richard the twat bacon. On the trail to his prog he wished to discuss the “give the old lags the vote in elections”. His take on it is that the seeds for refusing this is that it all stems back to germany in the 1930′s when they killed off political oponents or imprisoned them

    • 38

      Now, I do like his show. He may be more liberal than Cable, but he does frame the debate and allow a response.

      However, this morning, he had to be switched off when he went with that rather desperate line. If we don’t do as the ECHR says we could all become Nazis.

      Yes…we could..maybe even Zombie Nazis? Who fart gas? That should get the terror spectre looming into the debate.

      • 56
        misterned says:

        Has he never heard of the English Bill of Rights? This has given billions of people protection for hundreds of years.

        We do not need the ECHR and the human rights act, because we already have appropriate and strong human rights law in England and have had for centuries.

  15. 28
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    I wonder if any Iranian banks will lend us some money to finance the war ?

  16. 29
    Abdel from Tooting says:

    I thought that Baroness Ashton had sorted out the Iranian problem.

  17. 31
    Mentally ill animal says:

    Deport the two faced traitorous cuηt!

  18. 32
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Ashton is trying to sort out the problem by attempting to lift the arms embargo to iran

  19. 34
    Little boy says:

    Bullish

  20. 36
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    So they have killed Sadam Hussain and Muammar Ghadaffi. They have let Yassa Arafat get bombed to Kingdom come. They have stood by and watched their best friend in the region Hosni Mubarak be publicly humiliated.

    Nothing they do can surprise me.

    • 40
      Owain Glyndwr says:

      sorry do not get your point, what has the that little fat egyptian arafat got to do with it?

    • 92
      Anonymous says:

      Me! Me! Me! I know the answer to this one!

      They was all done in by Muslims.

  21. 37
    Medhi says:

    Just won’t leave me alone this week.

  22. 39
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    In the cold war we MAD, mutual assured destruction, we still have MAD, mullah assured destruction

  23. 44
    Just asking says:

    Is it true that Israel have around 200 atom bombs?

    • 47
      Pop goes the weasel says:

      That should be enough to make sure Dinnerjacket gets the message.

    • 48

      No.
      More like 20.

      But 20 is probably enough,isn’t it?

    • 66
      misterned says:

      And plenty of nuclear submarines, courtesy of the German tax payers too.

      However what most people would rather not consider is the thousands and thousands of Russian nuclear missiles which are included in Iran’s defence pact with Russia.

  24. 46
    George Galloway = Just another lefty says:

    What were New Labour thinking by letting in many hundreds of thousands of muzzies and starting two wars with muzzie nations?

  25. 50
    Not in our name says:

    Not again !!!! Iraq(unwinnable and a mess) Afghanistan(unwinnable and a mess)Libya(winnable but still a mess and worse than it was under Gadaffi)How can the government hope to get a war against Iran passed through Parliament..it can’t and neither should we be supporting USA either let them do the job on their own for once(they won’t of course in an election year it’s ALL bollocks)

    • 60
      Col Nut says:

      Bomb France and then invade. That’s winnable. They tend to run away when threatened.

      • 67
        Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

        Just like you English in Suez.

        Another Eton boy in charge.

        • 87
          Col Nut says:

          Suez was an Anglo/French venture and we were forced out by American diplomatic pressure. They saw the likelihood of an Allied trouncing of the Egyptians as possibly widely inflaming the Arab world and allowing the Russians strategic access to the Mddle East.

  26. 54
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    That is really crap animation.

  27. 55
    @schar53 says:

    http://www.firstpost.com/topic/place/south-china-sea-build-up-to-ww3-us-marines-in-australia-to-keep-an-eye-on-video-tqNGLL10EJE-83348-2.html

    there has been a lot of movement in Northern Australia is this in preparation of a war against Iran!! what are they not telling us??

  28. 61
    Anonymous says:

    - With the combination of Iranian military chief Major General Hassan Firouzabad saying on Sunday that “the Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full annihilation of Israel” …

    Source?

    (It’s from the American Jewish Committee via Yahoo! News. Gosh, that’s reliable!)
    Has the smack of the North Korean Ministry of Information, no? – Whoops, wrong thread.

  29. 72
    Egyptian Voter says:

    Dear Mufti

    I know that I can roger my dead wife within 6 hours of her death, but as the old hag has just croaked can she still vote today?

    • 84
      Electoral Returning Officer says:

      Only if you bring her along to Tower Hamlets where, by the way, we can stretch the 6 hours rule to whatever you want – including the next Mayoral election, if you like.

      • 86
        Egyptian Voter says:

        Sounds like a plan. However although its piss easy to get into the UK and claim ‘social’ within seconds of entry, if you think I’m queuing up for 3+Hrs at Heathrow you are off your bloody rocker mate. Forget it

  30. 93
    Read between the lines says:

    It’s all bluster and hot air. No one has an appetite for another invasion, war or whatever. The most we can muster is an arm wrestle and we are unlikely win. Iran wants to control M.E. Foreign Policy and it is putting the wind up Isreel and the yanks.

  31. 98
    Albert says:

    Coming a bit late into the game with this one.

    It has been on Russia Today and on Al Jezeera for ages.

    Having successfully destabilised the middle east, its all a matter of when the clinton witch decides totake their oil back from under iranian soil.


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