ALL OUR FAULT!
Once again I go to the well of FAUX News ("MOOOOO-OM! He's PICKIN' ON ME!") and come back with a bucket o' weenies:
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran is capable of firing 11,000 rockets into enemy bases within the first minute after any possible attack, state-run television quoted a top Revolutionary Guards Corps commander as saying Saturday.
Gen. Mahmoud Chaharbaghi, the missile commander of the Guards, said Iran has identified all enemy positions and was prepared to respond in less than a minute to any possible attack.
But this is the key paragraph in the story, as far as I'm concerned:
Iran has periodically raised alarms over the possibility of war, particularly when the West brings up talk of sanctions over Tehran's rejection of a U.N. Security Council demand that it halt uranium enrichment.
Ah. So, in FAUX's perception, America and the West have just been sitting back and minding their own bid'ness, trying to bring the blessings of freedom and Wal-Mart to Iraq and the Middle East, and those snarky SOBs over in Tehran have gotten the weird idea from somewhere that there's some kind of "war" thing going on. Odd how they could come to that conclusion.
Maybe I should change the name of my blog, what with the direction I've been taking the last week or so, but somehow I think "Pere Ubu's Debraining Machine" is a lot more succinct than "FAUX News - A Whiny Bunch Of Conservative Bedwetters Who Love Sh*t Blowing Up And Want To Be Percieved As Morally Correct But Still Want To Be Able To Report On Teenybopper Pop Singers And Their Sexual Antics Oh My Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me".