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The new Iranian threat

For years we’ve watched Iran on this site, particularly with respect to its relationships with the dictators in Venezuela and Cuba.

Yesterday, though you’d never know it from the US media, Iran made another threat – this one to occur on Thursday of this week. From AFP:

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran is set to deliver a “punch” that will stun world powers during this week’s 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

“The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned,” Khamenei, who is also Iran’s commander-in-chief, told a gathering of air force personnel.

What will it be?  The language sounds like we should expect something visual and spectacular.  Will the Iranians launch a new missile?  Announce they’ve built a base in Venezuela or Cuba?  Set off suitcase nukes in the US?

And what is Obama prepared to do?

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