The new way Tehran Ayatollahs found of fighting the Big Satan, Little Satan and all the Medium Satans is slowly but surely taking shape. Instead of (or in addition to) the pompous announcements of adding a new piece of military equipment to their arsenal, Tehran spin masters have started to use small and not very painful bites in the indicated area. Like this: Iran names street after Rachel Corrie (with touching assistance from the Guardian*, of course).
Or like this: President Ahmadinejad Deplores Suppression of Protesters in Britain
Or this: Tehran Times: "Iran warns against travel to Britain"
I have only one thing to say:
- This is much better than exchanging missiles, and if this is to be the way to fight, I am all for it.
- These jokes are still not very funny, compared to that joke where Mahmoud Ahmadinejad enters a bar and... you know the one I mean. Still much room for improvement, but don't despair.
- Most important, thanks to Tehran worthies I've learned something:
Doesn't it just take the biscuit? And I was sure the word is as old as pyramids...
P.S. And a free advice to the Guardian: there is a better picture of Rachel Corrie you can use:
Hat tip: Francis Sedgemore