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To: DoctorZIn

Back in the late 1980's I was assigned to a staff section of the US Army Chemical School, at that time located at Fort McClellan, Alabama.

A young captain fresh out of the USMAG in Turkey was also assigned to my staff section.

One of his favorite stories of his previous assignment concerned a checkpoint on the Turkish-Iraninan border. When a busload of Iranian people came to the checkpoint, they would dismount the bus, walk through to the Turkish side. The women would be dressed in berkas--head-to-toe clothing which hid their faces.

On the Turkish side they would enter a building later to emerge wearing western-style clothes--blue jeans and tight-fitting shirts.

Later, going back into Iran, the process would be reversed--
from western-style clothing back into the berkas.

I remember thinking at the time that the theocratic regime of Iran would one day implode. Maybe that day is coming soon.


4 posted on 03/27/2005 1:31:23 PM PST by BLASTER 14
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To: BLASTER 14

Yep but Iranian women do not wear Burkas or the Afghani type of clothing...

They may wear scarves or manteau.

But what you said above is really true! They feel free right after they leave the Iranian air space or territory and began taking their scarves and manteaus off!

;-)


5 posted on 03/27/2005 1:48:06 PM PST by Khashayar
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