Maybe I’m in the wrong business. I should be writing grants, getting funding to study the incandescently obvious.
Dr Reddy said: “Fake crying is one of the earliest forms of deception to emerge, and infants use it to get attention even though nothing is wrong. You can tell, as they will then pause while they wait to hear if their mother is responding, before crying again.
Gosh, thanks for the insight, Doctor. Because I guess I’ve never, you know, met a toddler before.
Operations against the Mahdi army are bearing fruit, including busting up some Iranian “secret cells“.
This follows a raid inside Sadr City on June 29 against the same network. One member of the Qazali Network was captured during the operation. “Intelligence reports indicate that the suspected terrorist targeted during the raid is associated with key leaders in the secret cell terrorist network and has ties to Iran,” Multinational Forces Iraq reported in a press release. “It is also believed that the suspected terrorist is responsible for numerous attacks on Iraqi civilians as well as Iraqi and Coalition Forces in Baghdad. The individual is also suspected of recruiting Iraqis to fill the ranks of Iranian terror groups operating in Iraq.”
Background here. (H/T: Instapundit)
Meanwhile, Michael Ledeen reads Blackfive and comes up with a gem.
For those who like to look at these events in a broader context, please notice that the traditional Shi’ite doctrine has some similarities with our insistence on separation of church and state, and that the war against the terror masters in Iran has some similarities with the Western wars against European religious absolutism. One of the great blessings of America is that most of the colonists, and most all of the founders, insisted that religion had to be a free choice. Indeed, Tocqueville rightly said that separation of church and state made American religion the most genuine and most successful of any religion in the West, and he called on his European confreres to take it to heart.
One Brown has appointed another to the Foreign Office. Mark Steyn points out why this is a very bad idea.
Anybody associated with Kofi Anan has to be considered corrupt until proven innocent. I’m afraid this signals yet another slide into violent dhimmitude for the UK.