For weeks, online Iranian communities had debated whether or not the site was real, if it was a government-funded trap, and most of all, how it had inexplicably not yet been blocked.The discussions, most of which took place on the site (its name is Persian for “lewd gentleman”) have since been removed but provided a rare glimpse into the under-trafficked intersection of Iranian sexuality and humour.“It has to be a con,” accused one forum respondent upon examining the listed prices, “a plastic ass is 65,000 touman while a full doll is only 69,000 [roughly €46 and €49, respectively].”Another, using honourific language to mock Islamic Republic officials, wrote: “Gentlemen, how can you be at ease? ” It turns out the phenomenon is not confined only to Tehran, which is often derided as decadent and morally corrupt by domestic hardliners; a prosecutor in Iran’s holiest city, Mashhad, announced his own seizure of sex toys this month.Then, days ago, a website selling a variety of sex toys including vibrators, lifelike dolls and various anatomically accurate orifices, was shut down for apparently breaking import laws.
Though the study of Russia provides an interesting case in military history, it is no anomaly.
War is a chaotic system, infinitely complex in its variables and conditions, but analysis of recent and historical conflicts suggest that some factors play larger roles than others in the decisiveness of war.
Until the 18 century, the Feudal Tsarism of Russia had little to no interaction with the Western World.
For two and a half centuries this isolated, agrarian state continually lagged one step behind the West in terms of technological capability.
The advancement of weapons changes how wars are fought, but leadership, training, moral, and most importantly, political strategy dictate how wars are won.
First, a empirical perspective of wars must be considered.Durant ces deux jours et une nuit, les cinq hommes (et leurs familles) ont tenté d’établir des règles de vie commune alors que tout les oppose.En effet, Tamadon est iranien et a grandi en France, il est athée et n’est pas marié.Another site, billed as an online “marital relations equipment shop”, apparently does have government permission to sell such products.At the time of writing, Teb24 was still open for business.Before the 1700’s, wars were fought in the classical sense: seemingly infinite battalions marched in parallel columns in the fog of cannon shots, musket balls, and gunpowder smoke.