Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Guest Post by Oscar Wilde

posted by The Vidiot @ 5:34 PM Permalink

Inside Iran
A one-stop shop from the BBC

A host of information conveniently assembled on one page.

There is a thirty-minute audio clip ,among others, from John Simpson, an old hand on world affairs. He describes accompanying that old charmer the Ayatollah Khomeini from his exile in Paris to giving his take on present day Iran.

Missed opportunities

And just a few weeks after Iran and the US had worked so closely over Afghanistan, Iran was described by President George W Bush as part of an "axis of evil" in his 2002 State of the Union address.

"We were all shocked by the fact that the US had such a short memory and was so ungrateful about what had happened just a month ago," he said. (Javad Zarif, now Iran's ambassador to the United Nations,)

In the same article, US foreign policy Dubya style.

"We don't speak to evil".

My own non-political views on the Iranians, "The cruellest race of people on the face of the earth." So said a strong intelligent woman I am acquainted with, she once being married to an Iranian and had lived in Tehran for many years. Given all I have read and researched I have no problem with her statement.

Oscar Wilde. 14 January 07


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