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Syrians oppose U.S. but love KFC
swissinfo ^ | Monday 23.01.2006 | Rasha Elass

Posted on 01/22/2006 8:39:04 PM PST by njpa

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The U.S. flag serves as a doormat to an office and nearby merchants announce "we boycott American goods", but some Syrians can't seem to keep away from American fast food at the new KFC fried chicken restaurant. snip KFC opened its first outlet in Damascus this month, becoming Syria's first fully licensed American food franchise. snip "Fast-food franchises are a new thing in Syria and (the opening of KFC) is a good thing," said Firas Safi snip Besides, as the country worries about bird flu, surely KFC "examines its chicken before cooking it ... I trust KFC chicken more than any rotisserie", said Farzat.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kfc

1 posted on 01/22/2006 8:39:07 PM PST by njpa
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To: njpa

Well, PETA will be after Syrians soon enough.


2 posted on 01/22/2006 8:41:20 PM PST by mwyounce
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To: njpa
I'm speechless
LOL
3 posted on 01/22/2006 8:41:52 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: njpa

Did I read that right, $100 for a bucket of chicken?


4 posted on 01/22/2006 8:42:10 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: njpa

If they like KFC, they can't all be all that bad!


5 posted on 01/22/2006 8:43:18 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.)
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To: MarkeyD
No, you didn't read it right. Here, read it again:

[$100] is the price of five "bargain combo" KFC buckets each filled with 15 chicken pieces, a large order of French fries and coleslaw, five buns and a litre of Pepsi.

6 posted on 01/22/2006 8:43:34 PM PST by xrp
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To: njpa

Excellent, our newest secret weapon, 'bad cholesterol', will soon allow us to conquer Syria as well as Iraq and Iran.


7 posted on 01/22/2006 8:44:13 PM PST by xrp
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To: xrp; njpa

Let's hit them all with a healthy dose of trans fats!


8 posted on 01/22/2006 8:48:50 PM PST by andie74 (Hook 'em Horns!!!!)
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To: njpa
Kill those F'n Baathist Commies!
9 posted on 01/22/2006 8:53:10 PM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: xrp

Well it definitely worked when we tried it against black people.


10 posted on 01/22/2006 8:53:44 PM PST by Northeastern_Realist
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To: endthematrix
Kill those F'n Baathist Commies!
Heh heh heh. Go for it!
11 posted on 01/22/2006 8:55:30 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: njpa

Now Pamela Anderson is going to Syria to stage mass anti-KFC demonstrations.

Hopefully, she won't come back.

Actually, she PROBABLY won't come back.


12 posted on 01/22/2006 8:58:38 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: xrp
[$100] is the price of five "bargain combo" KFC buckets each filled with 15 chicken pieces, a large order of French fries and coleslaw, five buns and a litre of Pepsi.

$20 for a bucket of chicken and sides is still pretty expensive.
13 posted on 01/22/2006 8:59:28 PM PST by JohnBDay
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To: njpa
"The average college-educated government employee earns about $100 per month, which is the price of five "bargain combo" KFC buckets each filled with 15 chicken pieces, a large order of French fries and coleslaw, five buns and a litre of Pepsi."
14 posted on 01/22/2006 9:00:19 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: JohnBDay

Yea, but do you have any idea how much it costs to fly chickens to Syria from Kentucky ? :)


15 posted on 01/22/2006 9:02:04 PM PST by farlander
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To: njpa

Good news for the Syrians....their friends the Iranians will have a huge supply of crispy fried chickens soon.


16 posted on 01/22/2006 9:02:09 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: njpa
You choose?

 

17 posted on 01/22/2006 9:05:08 PM PST by Ma3lst0rm (How much diligence is required to drown oneself in a teaspoon of water?)
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To: MarkeyD
Did I read that right, $100 for a bucket of chicken?

NO. Thats' how much they earn each month...for $20/bucket...about 5 buckets a month @ that rate.

18 posted on 01/22/2006 9:06:00 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: JohnBDay
$20 for a bucket of chicken and sides is still pretty expensive.

Wouldn't most of that meal need to be imported since all they really have in Syria is sand and camel crap?

When I was in the Turks and Caicos, a hamburger with sides was $30 or more. In Kansas City? $7

19 posted on 01/22/2006 9:19:04 PM PST by xrp
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To: JohnBDay

perhaps... but some restaurants in NYC charge that much for a chocolate covered cricket.


20 posted on 01/22/2006 9:23:26 PM PST by iPod Shuffle
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To: njpa

How 'bout Kentucky Fried Pork(KFP).


21 posted on 01/22/2006 9:25:38 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (The stink you smell are the liberals fuming after Ann speaks!!!)
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To: iPod Shuffle
I'd certainly pay that much and more for a chocolate covered cricket.

They're delightfully crispy.
22 posted on 01/22/2006 10:35:07 PM PST by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: farlander
Yea, but do you have any idea how much it costs to fly chickens to Syria from Kentucky ? :)

You mean they train the chickens to fly all the way to Syria? Wow! Those are smart birds. I didn't even know chickens could fly, much less that they could be trained to fly thousands of miles. I guess it would be expensive to feed them for that long trip.

23 posted on 01/22/2006 11:33:22 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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Mmmmm... Kuwaiti Fried Chicken!

I understand that to be considered Halal, the chickens all have to be killed in the Islamic fashion. A car bomb.


Tasty!


24 posted on 01/23/2006 12:16:41 AM PST by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. <<<Sarasmom is a F'n lunatic - Beware>>>)
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To: njpa

Wonder if they'd like pork rinds?


25 posted on 01/23/2006 5:57:46 AM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English, Press One. (Tookie, you won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. Oh, too late.))
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To: njpa
What is the deal with KFC?

I went to Shanghai, China on business in 2001. There were quite a few American restaurants, but the KFCs were on just about every block and all of them were always packed.

There was one in Tehran before the Shah was deposed and I hear it was very popular. I think it got "blowed up" during the revolution.

Perhaps KFC has some ambassadorial powers we haven't tapped yet. ;-)

26 posted on 01/23/2006 6:01:01 AM PST by Allegra (Every Day is One of Those Days)
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