“My conscience would not allow me to carry out my profession in this manner any more.”
Congratulation Mr. Motaghi you are coming out of the frying pan into the fire. :-)
There could be a few more items added to the list of names coined after "ancient" Persia, an ancient civilization which was actually the most modern of its times (probably the world's first Mafia/"organized crime" types of business on a world level, the world of its times. Think about it, in ancient Persia it's all about business; you could keep your religion and whatever you like, as long as you pay your tribute, hence the "Tributary Mode of Production").
There's also a sort of forgetfulness and amnesia about the Persian Navy that accompanied Persian Gulf and about two thousands years ago could project its presence from the gulf; the Persian Gulf that is, all the way down south to Yemen.
No wonder how Houthis could makes some so nervous. As if they need any excuse. Read more
Saudi Arabia doing what it does best, Breeding secterian hatred and turning around and blaming it on the other guy.
This war on Yemen has given me an insightful window into the mind of the Saudis power players and they have said too much. Read more
If Iran ever gets free of sanctions and foreign companies can go in and do business, I hope Iran gets a Daiso. I love Daiso and I have a feeling Iranians would love it too.
Weekly standard is the right wing newspaper and god knows who runs it. I wouldn't sleep over this article one bit.
Most body of water in that area are named after a country. We have
The gulf of Oman
The gulf of aden
The Persian gulf
Many of seas and gulfs in the world are named after places
South china sea
East china sea
The sea of Japan
The gulf of Mexico
The gulf of guinea
The Indian ocean
And the list goes on.
The GCC wanting to remove Persian from the name of the Persian gulf is ridiculous. That is the name it was given. There may people who want to call the gulf of Mexico the gulf of Texas but no one takes them seriously. And people who wish to do the same with the Persian gulf should not be either.
That said, i think some Iranians need to stop using the word Persian as an identifier of who they are. It breeds divisiveness. Very often the people who love to scream Persian this and Persian that either don't know or have forgotten that a lot of Iranians don't see themselves as Persians, and those other ethnic groups have them surrounded, literally. So i feel those who are on a constant Persian high are dangerous to Iran the nation, and they need to quit it. And yes people who go around calling themselves Persians do sometimes give me a vibe of xenophobia and snobbishness.
There are a lot of bad sentiments toward Iranians of Arab descents and that needs to stop. They are not going anywhere unless you push them. A few people trying to start trouble in that region does not speak for the whole region. So stop treating them as other. They are as Iranian as everybody else. Read more
If not mistaken it's not "Persianstan" but "Iranstan," as shah used to say about what Soviets would like to do with Iran, turn Iran into "Iranstan!"
Fast forward forty years and we observe that USSR's position has been replaced by Saudis in their relentless promotion of all the things they really ought not to be promoting; ISIS, "liberation from Iran,"... Read more
'U.S. is in the service of Iran', he says.
What a bunch of hooey! I say.
Saudis might be feeling they're cornered from all sides by Shi'as; Bahrain to the north, their own Shi'a minority in the east (where majority of oil reserves are) and now the Huthis in south.
In many cases outside military intervention has only brought about unity in the attacked communities and countries, Yemen might just prove that point. Read more
The region has been hit in recent years by the deepest drought in over a millennium.
Unable to scratch out a living even in the most productive agricultural areas of the country, over a million Syrians left their rural homes and livelihoods and moved into Aleppo, Damascus, and other cities.
Their perilous situation both contributed to and was further exacerbated by the outbreak of the civil war.
With no jobs and adverse living conditions, the new residents in the big cities, particularly the young, became highly susceptible to the Islamic State’s promises of a new social order and economic opportunities. Read more
Irreversible Decline? You be the judge.
They are both lousy in their own way. You can't say the asian method is superior because Scandinavia has the opposite system and their scores are just as high as the koreans and the chinese.
the korean, japanese and findland, Sweden share an important factor in high score of their children. Highly involved parents. You can't teach that.
and why would we want to teach the Korea does? Koreans kids don't sleep and they are barely hanging to their sanity. Why in the world would you import this?
The voice of what is happening in Pakistan is very important. The other players are just there as prop, what Saudi Arabia thinks is what they think, therefore I don't need to look and see how they talking about Yemen. But Pakistan is another story.
Pakistan is basically a child with a giant nuclear toy. It has no money. It has no electricity. It has no internal cohesion. And now Saudi Arabia is asking them to travel to a far distant land and fight in some Arab league and they are not even Arabs.
The normal answer to that request should be "byatch you must be crazy" but the saudis write checks and they have to at least give it thought.
The last thing Pakistan needs is to move from Iran's sh!t list to Iran's "oh you've gone and f@cked up big time" list. Pakistan has an India problem. They have a taliban problem with an al-qaeda problem. They don't need an Iran problem. But yet they have a money problem that is dictating what additional problems they may have to take on.
It is a circle of sh!t choices. all these moving parts are important, and more are being added every day. Read more