Tuesday post-holiday briefs

Sure, when hell freezes over: Iran has summoned Mark Zuckerberg to court over Facebook’s violations of privacy. Yeah, I can totally see a Jewish billionaire showing up in an Iranian kangaroo court. That’s as likely to happen as, oh, Facebook actually caring about user privacy.

Yes, the Iranians are playing Obama: So much for those negotiations accomplishing anything other than Iran’s goals, which we’ve been noting for years.

“Those [Iranians] who want to promote negotiations and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason,” he said Sunday during a public address to members of parliament, Fars News Agency reported.

Think that’s the worst thing he said? Think again.

In response to a question by a parliamentarian on how long this battle will continue, Khamenei said,“Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought. … This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.”

All they’ve ever been doing is playing for time while they get nuclear weapons. Which they will then use to bad effect. And our current president doesn’t seem to grasp that.

Sure, they’re friends again: A Turkish court is asking Interpol to issue warrants for the arrest of four Israeli commanders because of the Marvelous Mumbletonia, the ship that tried to break the “siege” of Gaza. But hey, it’s all good. Turkey wants to be pals with Israel again. Because that’s what friends do–try to get international warrants issued for the top military leaders of their pal’s country.

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