Should all go according to plan, Iran will send its first astronaut into space by 2020 and put a man on the Moon by 2025. The country certainly appears to be serious; last week they launched a monkey into low orbit and successfully retrieved it (though some now suspect that it was an elaborate hoax — check out these…
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a serious resume: nuclear fearmonger, snazzy dresser, Israel-denier, and soon, maybe, his country's first astronaut. A quasi-insane dictator, in space, hovering over America, manically laughing.
Fraying ties between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have led to a literal political witch hunt. Folks are getting djinned up (sorry) over rumors that the president's allies are summoning the bad guy from Wishmaster.
Iran has long stymied political dissent by shuttering newspapers and intimidating journalists, so effectively applying the same methods of control to the Internet and Iranian blogs should be a piece of cake, right? Right?