February 22, 2016

Peace in our Thyme

All is tranquil and quiet inside our spice cabinet.

Elsewhere however:

Iran is preparing to launch another satellite. This is, of course, impossible, since such activities were forbidden by the recent nuclear agreement. Oddly enough,  the Simorgh launcher seems to be very close design-wise to the North Korean Unha launcher that launched a similarly forbidden payload into orbit earlier this year. That could indicate close cooperation with the DPRK on weapons development, which would mean that Iran might be continuing its nuclear program abroad. That's silly of course since such an unlikely development would render the whole Iran agreement nothing more than...


In what is surely unrelated news, North Korea seems to be readying another nuke test.

All evidence points to a Chinese crackup, or an explosion of violence against its neighbors and the United States, or both

Meanwhile, Here is a map of all the cultural heritage sites that have been razed or attacked by ISIS and its affiliates. 

This Foreign Policy Article is behind a paywall, but its headline gives a short, but comprehensive overview of the world situation.

That piece does cover everything but I prefer to leave on an upbeat note and one bright side to all this is that the disappearance of dangerous nuclear material in Iraq is actually pretty low on the threat list. 

UPDATE: As Steven pointed out in the comments section, that missing nuclear material was found...in a gas station in Iraq. 

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1 They found that radioactive material in Iraq. Whew!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Feb 22 16:03:58 2016 (+rSRq)

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