Fun with languages

Language, as in the study of a foreign language, is one of those things that fascinates me while also driving me absolutely bananas. I’ve studied several and struggle at pretty much all of them, but I enjoy learning about them and that’s why I sometimes note interesting stories about language here at this very English-language… Continue reading Fun with languages

When is the AP going to explain its bogus Parchin story?

Remember how a few weeks ago, the AP’s George Jahn reported that he’d seen a draft of the agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency governing site inspections at Iran’s Parchin military base? And how Jahn explained that the draft said Iran would be allowed to do its own site inspections without the… Continue reading When is the AP going to explain its bogus Parchin story?

Being the Supreme Leader of Iran ain’t a volunteer job, am I right?

Reuters published part 1 of a major investigative piece on Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s financial dealings today, and the scale at which he’s effectively robbing his people blind is rather staggering: Setad has become one of the most powerful organizations in Iran, though many Iranians, and the wider world, know very little about it.… Continue reading Being the Supreme Leader of Iran ain’t a volunteer job, am I right?