http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-17/0509155684135013.htm An irrational thought just struck me. Is Iran in fact making a bid to become the Islamic Superpower? Have the Iranian headsheds realised that Saudi Arabia will go back to being a nation of goat-herders when the oil runs out, and a technologically superior Iran will fill the void, in concert and co-operation with Pakistan? How will seeking technological superiority mesh with the current theocracy in Iran , or does the new Iranian President already display Borgia-like tendencies? He makes the usual noises about Zionists and unnamed nations threatening the Middle East blah blah blah. But is he just doing that to play to the cheap seats?