March 21, 2000
Bunch of crap
Excellent observations by Mr. Mirfendereski ["Not
so bright"]. Reading on, I recall an incident with the USS Vincennes
and an Iran Air carrier not more than a few years ago. You'll recall how
much press coverage that little SNAFU (situation normal all f**ked up)
got in the US.
Further, about five or six years ago there was a rather small incident
in China (Tiananmen Square protests)! You guys remember that, don't you?
It had all the human rights agencies screaming bloody murder. However,
China gets rewarded with the Most Favored Nation status which essentially
means (no tariffs) its goods will compete with local goods.
Iran on the other hand, can export pistachios, carpets, and caviar to
the US again. Of course, now I remember. Every time I call home, my mother
tells me how the Iranian population is totally peeved about not being able
to send carpets, nuts and frigging fish eggs to the US. Yeah, smoke another
one. I'll have what she's having!
I have been and will continue to be an avid supporter of life in the
US with its freedoms presented to us (la di, da di, every friggin' body)
here. This act was a bit childish on the present administration's part.
It's scary to say that, more than likely, a Republican administration's
first steps could have been much worse. Another part of me felt good for
the quasi-apologies made by Secretary
of State Albright.
Not too long ago, I bought a VHS tape from one of Discovery Channel's
programs (History of the CIA). Can you guess, right after the CIA changed
names from OSS, what was the first coup they staged? I don't have to say
it do I? It was Iran's affairs during the Mossadegh era.
What a bunch of crap this country which I live in and love dishes out!
Welcome to the world of politics. Chances are if you show me a politician,
doesn't matter what country he/she's from, I'll show you a dishonest person.
Show me a young politician and I'll show you a crook in the making! Their
motto's "It's not a problem, it's an opportunity!"