Whenever the West has problems with a particular country, they start playing on the harp of divisions within the country, using questions like this one. Differences clearly exist in Iran between the president and the supreme leader as well as within Iranian society, just as there are always problems between the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department in the U.S.
April 2007 Archives
April 3, 2007 1:52 PM
April 4, 2007 10:17 AM
The pardon of the sailors shows that neither Iran nor the United Kingdom live on an island. This decision came after news that an Iranian diplomat was released unexpectedly in Iraq!!!
April 10, 2007 4:53 PM
The one big television hit in this part of the world recently has been the entertainment show "Star Academy" (something like American Idol) which is broadcast on the Lebanese Broadcasting Network or LBC. In Arabic, people like to joke by pronouncing the station’s initials elbasi (meaning "get dressed") because of the scantily dressed women who usually appear on LBC’s entertainment shows to target Saudi men.
April 13, 2007 10:38 AM
I suggest a special 10% tax on all those billionaires who – even with their extended families and friends – can never possibly spend the monies they have amassed.
April 27, 2007 10:06 AM
In comparison to the cards that the United States holds and that this administration is not shy about using, I think the Russians are way behind in wielding power.