Looking east (as if I ever look elsewhere) we see the nation of Iran: a pressure cooker looking to explode. Controlled by the sadistic hand of a standard-issue despot and under the thumb of power hungry Mullahs, this county is a hotbed of terrorism and regional and international unrest. Our friend Ahmadinejad has more on his plate than he can handle, apparently. His global aspirations have apparently caused him to overlook the state of his own nation, to the point where Iran is experiencing debilitating inflation many experts peg at 22% for this year.
The possible problems this inflation may cause are many and varied. Internal unrest caused by massive unemployment and widespread poverty, the inability for average people to afford the necessities of life, could put intense pressure on the government to “do something”. Either Ahmadinejad will forego is empirical ambitions for the meantime, focusing on the internal strife in his nation before resuming his nefarious plans for world domination. Or, and I believe this is more likely given his aspirations and stated plans, he will strike out against America and the West, claim he’s acting in defense, protecting his nation from us and our evil infiltration and crippling of his nation.
Be on your guard, but don’t be paranoid.