Iran tests new weapon, can close Straight of Hormuz – US tests weapon, can reopen Straight – and make it wider

More posturing from the Iranian dictator-at-large. Six world powers simply asked Iran to stop enriching uranium. They won’t stop, and this is the set up to test the new president of the United States.

We might have some more rhetoric babbled from the United Nations over the next few months – with strong words that again demand that Iran stop messing with nukes – but nothing will happen until at least next spring when the new administration is in place. After all, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows that he’s safe; nobody has the guts to actually go forward with knocking his block off. Read more