August 31st, 2004

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Amazing.

I was out in the hot tub, looking at the sky when I saw what appears to have been a meteorite, burning white like phosphorus, streaking across the sky in a northeasterly direction, brighter and larger than the largest star. I wonder whether it impacted the ground. I wouldn't be surprised. It didn't seem like your ordinary, run-of-the-mill Leonids... as if there was such a thing.
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One of the great things about the Internet is that if you are curous about what someone thinks about the possibility of the US attacking their country, you can always ask them.

In this case, the reply is from livinginiran, who wrote a really good background on Iran's recent history, all the trials and turmoil her people have been through, and why the U.S. wouldn't be helping her country if they went to war with it.

The Iranians aren't some camel-driving caricature -- they're real people living in a country that can be more like us than not, and surprisingly modern and progressive at times. I am not denying that Iran's government turns a blind eye towards terrorism, but we would all stand to gain considerably if we developed closer cultural ties to Iran, in the same way that we benefited through developing cultural ties with the Soviet Union.

Know thine enemy, and all that.
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A dozen Nepalese hostages were executed in Iraq.

I saw a section of the terrorist's video, but I had to stop... it was worse than all the others, and it left no doubt as to how these poor people died.

Can you imagine what it must've been like? Screaming through a hole in your neck, choking on blood thousands of miles from home because you were promised work in Jordan, only to be sent by a recruiting company to Iraq, to clean latrines and cook for American soldiers. Forced to leave your family in order to support them because you couldn't find work in your own country. Worried about them, because they are still back at home, terrorized by the Maoist revolutionaries.

Sure we're fighting the right war here?!