The lid's coming off the Ayatollah's popcorn-popper. Is this going to redound pos or neg re our Shi'ite situation in Iraq? My guess: pos. What do you thread-experts think?
posted on 06/15/2003 1:59:29 PM PDT
(Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket???)
To: freedom44; mystery-ak
News of the protests.
posted on 06/15/2003 2:02:10 PM PDT
I was a 17 year old sailor during the Iranian hostage crisis. It started an intense dislike in me for all things Iranian.
Now that I am 44 and have been in Japan for many years, I have met with and been friends with a number of Iranians for a while and I know that whatever dislike WE have for Iran, it's tame compared to the seething hatred the majority of the younger generation has for the Mullahs ruling the country.
They prefer to call themselves Persian, have no truck with Arabs and would love to see the Mullahs hanging from lamp posts. The Mullahs know it too. I bet they are scared witless.
The problem is that there is nowhere for the Mullahs to go anymore. They're Shites. They won't be welcome in any of the Arab countries. Iraq is the only other Shite country and that's our turf now.
Sticky, sticky, sticky.... No idea what is going to happen now, but it's going to be interesting to watch.
posted on 06/15/2003 2:29:33 PM PDT
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