January 08, 2008

Ralph Peters dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam, of course.

Whereas what we have here? A bunch of fig-eaters wearing towels on their heads, trying to find reverse in a Soviet tank. This is not a worthy adversary. - Walter Sobchak

One of Abu Muqawama's favorite defense correspondents gleefully passed along Ralph Peters's latest op-ed for the New York Post on this past weekend's showdown in the Strait of Hormuz between Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels. Pay close attention to the way in which the increasingly unstable but highly amusing Peters describes the Iranians:

Sunday's incident wasn't a one-off event improvised by the local yokels after a long Saturday night at the hookah bar. ... And it wasn't just some madrassa dropout with salt spray on his glasses scribbling notes on the lead Iranian boat.

Is it just us, or is Ralph Peters channeling Walter from the Big Lebowski?

Come to think of it, has anyone ever seen the two of them in the same place? Are they one and the same, perhaps?

Just remember, Ralph: keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city - that ain't legal either.