Tuesday, May 13, 2008


A Persian poet Sa'di wrote in Golestan: "Strike the head of a serpent with the hand of a foe because one of two advantages will result. If the enemy succeeds thou hast killed the snake and if the latter, thou hast been delivered from a foe." These must be among the lines that Iran's power elite have all learned by heart, making them smarter than both Ba'athists and imperialists.

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