The Corner

Satan’s Air Fresheners

The White House says it is concerned by Iran’s nuclear and ballistic-missile programs, but the Revolutionary Guards’ newspaper is discussing a far different threat: disposable air fresheners that, the Guards’ weekly Sobh-e Sadegh warns, carry the symbol of Satan. (The story, in Persian, will be in today’s Iran News Round Up, which AEI will post later at

As an aside, when I was last in the Zionist entity three or four years ago, I observed that they also use air fresheners, although as I recall they smell more like lavender than fire and brimstone.

Obviously, when we read such things in the Revolutionary Guards’ official organ, we should convince ourselves we have nothing to fear regarding the rationality of the Revolutionary Guards in command and control of technology that can kill millions in the blink of an eye . . .

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.


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