January 26, 2001
One more wake-up call
FLASH -- Now the Russians are poised to sell the Mollas $7 billion in
FLASH-- The political / economic scene in Iran has become so ludicrous
that even the "Young Shah" has emerged from the basement disco-bunker
he has lived in for the past 20 years to declare a return to the monarchy
as the road to democracy and prosperity for Iran ["Citizen
HELLO WASHINGTON... IS ANYBODY OUT THERE??? Okay. Let's recap where
we are today.
* Big economic slowdown in the U.S. including energy crisis in
California which may domino into other states...
* Mollas about to spend $7 billion on weapons with grinning former
American arch-enemy -- Russia.
* No political solution to the Iranian public's expressed dream
of democracy and economic improvement after failure of the latest popularly-elected
* Situation so bad the monarch-wannabe comes out of hiding.
* Eeuropean, Asian and Russian businesses laughing while Americans
continue sanctions (against WHO?? themselves??) and they sign billion-dollar
contracts with Iran which keep their people working and economies growing.
Washington, let's do something right. Let's drop the sanctions, sign
contracts with Iran, export products, expertise and hey, GUESS WHAT, business
ethics and democratic ideals.
We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Let's overwhelm (overthrow)
the mollas with American technical, business and political expertise while
positively affecting the economy and, through this process, promoting the
evolution of democracy in Iran. Seven billion dollars would buy a lot
of American engineering / procurement / construction and a lot of democracy