Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s (no doubt the official guardians of any future new clear weaponry stock) Farsi site GERDAB sweetly floats a trial bally hoo bangin’ Neun und Neunzig Luft Balloon
“…The day after Iran’s first nuclear test is a normal day. The day after Islamic Republic of Iran’s first nuclear test will be an ordinary day for us Iranians but in the eyes of some of us there will be a new sparkle.
“…It’s a good day. It’s seven in the morning. The sun is not fully up yet but everywhere is bright. In the northern hemisphere many countries are beginning the day…
“…The day before, probably in central deserts of Iran, where once Americans and some other Western countries wanted to bury their nuclear waste, an underground nuclear explosion has taken place. The strength of the explosion was not so great as to cause severe damage to the region nor so weak that Iranian scientists face any problems in running their tests.
“…Today is a normal day like any other. Like 90% of the year, there is news about Iran, and these are the headlines which can be seen on foreign news sites:
Reuters: “Iran detonated its nuclear bomb” CNN: “Iran detonated nuclear bomb”
Al-Jazeera: “The second Islamic nuclear bomb was tested” Al-Arabia: “The Shia nuclear bomb”
Yahoo! News: “Nuclear explosion in Iran” Jerusalem Post: “Mullahs obtained nuclear weapon”
Washington Post: “Nuclear explosion in Iran, Shock and despair in Tel Aviv”
“…Meanwhile, the domestic media will offer many congratulations to the Hidden Imam and the Supreme Leader:
Keyhan: “Iran’s first nuclear bomb was tested”
Jomhoori-e-eslami: “Iran successfully carried out a nuclear test”
Iran Daily: “By order of the president, Iran’s 100% homemade nuclear bomb was tested”
Ettela’at: “Iran’s much anticipated nuclear bomb exploded”
“…The news commotion will not knock life in Iran off balance. Civil servants will punch in at work on time as always, while some will be late as always. …The day after the Islamic Republic of Iran’s first nuclear test will be an ordinary day for us Iranians but in the eyes of some of us there will be a new sparkle. A sparkle of national pride and strength.
A junior studying journalism, military history and political science, Courtney was named one of 2010's "20 Hottest Women in New Media." She also created the infamous diplomatic, military and intelligence analysis site Great Satan's Girlfriend. Her expertise includes interventions, COIN, strategic uses of American power, global democracy promotion, authoritarian marginalization, gender apartheid, international relations theory and terrorism.