Iran starts messing around with the Strait of Hormouz (as opposed to its weekly rants about the "Zionist regime" -i.e. Israel). The USA responds vocally (as opposed to actually) as global cop. And Tamir Pardo says something along the lines of "well, threat, yeah, existential, not so", extricating Israel from the gobal attention. Brilliant development: In a matter of a few days, it is back Iran versus USA, on the pitch of the Strait of Hormouz. This is really excellent news, guys. It forces Obama to react, and escalates the attention given to Iran, when the world seems unable to put economic interests aside to tackle security interests vis-à-vis Iran's terrorist, fanatic and genocidal regime, feeling increasingly isolated.
Flogged Saudi blogger Raif Badawi named PEN Pinter Prize co-recipient for 2015 (Reuters)
from the article: Iran official: U.S. cannot stop us from cutting off world oil supply