Thursday, February 17, 2005

Iran to aid Syria against threats

The Middle East is looking more and more like a chessboard. Moving West to East from Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, it seems like everyone is surrounding everyone else in a Mexican standoff.

I really wish I understood more about this. I started on "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi last night to try and get some flavour of Iran. I didn't get more than a dozen pages into it, but I was reminded, because her flat overlooks a veterans' hospital which it overrun by visitors on the weekend - how much the people of Iran have already suffered in the terrible was with Iraq. It is important not to forget that.
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