January 30, 2001
Democracy through trade
First of all, allow me to clarify my wake-up
call letter and not mix apples with bananas. Other readers have raised
questions such as:
-- Who will replace the thieves in Iran?
-- Has he (Amoo Sam) got a suggestion?
-- Is he willing/able to take action?
These questions/issues are answered in my original letter. Banafsheh
Zand (and the rest of you loyal Iranian.com readers), take the bananas
out of my letter (all references to the Young Shah, basement disco bunkers,
wannabes, etc..) and you will be left with just apples.
The point is that Washington (home to Amoo Sam), must ENGAGE the IRI,
drop economic sanctions, sign oil & gas, power, telecom and other
infrastructure-related contracts with the IRI, send American technicians,
equipment and general business expertise to Iran and through our technical
and economic power foster democracy in Iran.
Zand, what's ghormeh sabzi? Can we chat in you kitchen while you prepare
it for me?