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I have friend who is in the oil business and he travels alot to Iran, he told me that he party alot when he is in Iran.

I thought he was joking at first, but he was not, Alot of people there hate the government and their silly rules, and breaks them evry day.

My guess is most of the government break the rules as well. It's the old men with long beards who have everyone hostage. 

 

But it's not for evrybody, a bottle of vodka (1 liter) on the black market in Teheran is $100.

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Well it saved the lifes of three innocent people.

Maybe. Maybe there was another answer. Classic Russia though eh, **** the sanctity of human life just smash **** out of it until it yields.

 

Every US president since the second world war says Hi.

 

Gorbachev shrugs shoulders and walks away disappointed.

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What has Soviet Russia got to do with this thread?

And incidentally how much is a bottle of Vodka in Sweden expressed in dollars?

 

4 diplomats kidnapped in Beirut ?

Beirut is in the middle east if you didn't know..

 

Well it depends on the quality or brand, but somewhere between $30-$40.

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11133967_680136255425062_426152595726276

What has Soviet Russia got to do with this thread?

And incidentally how much is a bottle of Vodka in Sweden expressed in dollars?

4 diplomats kidnapped in Beirut ?

Beirut is in the middle east if you didn't know..

Missing the point SOVIET… 1986…

(a) Soviet Union no longer exists and Russia is now nominally a democracy not a communist state.

( B) 30 years ago

Oh and there have been lots of Russian hostage crises in recent history

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I thought it was a good story so i decided to post it here..Yikes!

The first line of the 'story' is Ever wonder why terrorists aren't kidnapping Russians? - that'll be apart from the Russians who have been kidnapped and all of the Russians involved in hostage situations in the last however many years, yes?
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as stated not long a go on this thread i think iran can become a huge ally in this fight againt isis and sunni extremism but its wether the west wants to dance with iran. obviously iran are no angels but ive never felt the same about iran and previously iraq than i have about the sunni countries.

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Well it saved the lifes of three innocent people.

Maybe. Maybe there was another answer. Classic Russia though eh, **** the sanctity of human life just smash **** out of it until it yields.

Every US president since the second world war says Hi.

Gorbachev shrugs shoulders and walks away disappointed.

Fair point, I didn't say that the US were any different mind.

Yeah, Gorbachev was alright. Russia were cool for about a week there. Edit - hang on, Gorbachev was head of state in 86?

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The kidnapping in question happened in 1985. The only reference to this supposed solution is from the Jerusalem Post, which at the time was rightish leaning English and French language Israeli newspaper but was mostly read in the USA. That may indicate the kind of agenda at play in the article as it was revealed as a response to a spate of American hostages being taken at the time. The article in question was written by an avowed zionist named Benny Morris, who at the time was a journalist but now a historian. The story then seems to have come to a more widespread audience when it is mentioned in Geoffrey Archers book Eagle Trap, published in 2004.

So there's little substance to the story apart from one journalist with an agenda and a work of fiction. It might be true it could also be a load of bollocks ;)

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Those lovely head bangers in Saudi are plumbing new depths with their assault on Yemen. Considering that before they began bombing more than 50% of the Yemeni population needed food aid, the Saudis - with American technical assistance - have been bombing grain silos and food distribution centres.

That's in addition to intercepting and turning away tankers carrying fuel required to drive the generators that draw water from deep wells.

Having woken up to the fact they have the martial characteristics of an angel delight, Saudi's new plan appears to be starving the Yemen into submission. Classy. I'm glad the US, UK and France (all upstanding P5 members and leaders of the democratic world) are supporting these hypocritical, nepotistic, petro-fascists. Makes you proud to be British.

Did I mention I f****** despise Saudi Arabia? Bomb the bejesus out of them for a short cut to Middle East peace.

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