The Free Associator

The Philadelphia Syndicate is a collection of writers, businesses, artists, musicians, and activists based in Philadelphia, with connections to associates around the world via the internet. This publication is produced by members of the Syndicate's private online discussion forum for the purpose of giving exposure to the organization's thinkers to the public.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Speaking of Diets...


I know my level of skepticism has taken on cosmic proportions lately, but I just can't help but think strange things about this story.

Maybe there just isn't enough information yet, but the reason for this "not being a hijacking" seems pretty skimpy. People who refuse to leave a plane are engaging in a bit more than protesting, no? Say trespassing, at the very least. But if it gives the bad guys a black eye, it is easier to justify a blind one.

Could this be some kind of publicity stunt? You'd better believe it. Considering the number of reported nationals of countries other than Iran, anything could be going on here.

Last time I checked the U.S. doesn't engage in too much official business with Iran anyway, so the timing of this is just a bit suspicious.

And the support for the Shah? Man, I feel a snowball effect here. The Middle East is either going to be a democratic paradise in no time at all, or all hell is going to break loose. Or perhaps, if we leave things up to the Bushies, we can have our cake and eat it too! Now, wouldn't that be good for business?


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