Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person
"We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats," Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after meeting Syrian PM Naji al-Otari.Syria Is Blamed in the Slaying in Lebanon
The White House called the assassination of the former prime minister in downtown Beirut "an attempt to stifle these efforts to build an independent, sovereign Lebanon free of foreign domination." France called for an international investigation. Lebanese dissidents and Washington legislators pointed directly at Syria, as did many in Jerusalem.Iran Threatens to Shoot Down U.S. Drones
"Most of the shining objects that our people see in Iran's airspace are American spying equipment used to spy on Iran's nuclear and military facilities," the minister told reporters. "If any of the bright objects come close, they will definitely meet our fire and will be shot down. We possess the necessary equipment to confront them," Yunesi said.Lebanon, Syria's slave state, plans to have general elections in May and Iran will be having their version of phony "elections" in June. Both will be ideal opportunities to test President Bush's newly established freedom doctrine, if the good people of Lebanon and Iran choose to rise up against the evil dictators currently ruling their respective countries.