Fear the Iranian Air Show

by David Weigel

Steve Sailer crunches the numbers and discovers that Iran's military, on air and on land, is... incredibly sad. Excerpt:

The theoretical bulk of the Iranian air force (520 planes) is made up of F4s, which first flew in 1958, and F5s, which first flew in 1959. So they've got 6 good MiG-29s and 35 pretty good Chinese planes. In contrast, Israel has "555 combat aircraft (90 probably stored)."

If you use this metric, and only this metric, it's not fair to dub Ahmednejad "the Hitler of our time." Maybe the Ion Antonescu of our time? I think that title's open.