Washington - Iran's Ayatollahs are offering to pour oil on troubled waters by sending a 100,000-strong pisskeeping farce to neighboring Iraq.
A lot of Russian-sourced hardware like ground-to-air missal launchers and photon torpedoes are also thought to be in President Hassan Rouhani's loop as Iranian troops prepare to pounce.
Commenting on the humanitarian mission facing his men the Iranian leader said today an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and watch those non-OPEC bastards squirm at the surge.
Meanwhile at the US State Department things are tense as Secretary John Kerry goes commando on a London walkabout, naked save for a camouflage burkha and Angelina Jolie's discarded thong.
This evening he ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush to make its way up the Shatt al-Arab - an Arabian backwater close to the Straits of Hormuz.
Nouri Al-Malaki's gerbil is being treated for piles.