"One great exposé of why the world is melting down is explained beautifully in this comment by an expat Middle Easterner on a comment at Gates of Vienna here."
Thus spoke Eeyore from VladTepes. And whenever Eeyore recommends a reading, I know that I am in for a treat.
I don't know anything about the author of this stunningly limpid piece of writing, but I know that I would just love to personally hand it to all our cowardly, ill-educated, wilfully blind so-called "Western Leaders" and push their faces into it, physically and otherwise!
If, as I suspect, there is a fundamental difference between being "Persian" and being a member of the "Islamic Republic of Iran" (vague memories ring a bell here*) I strongly suspect that ritamalik is "Persian" and so, in the old "Persian tradition" I give you his/her comment without correcting any little linguistic or punctuation mistakes, be they deliberate or not.
Thank you Gates of Vienna
Thank you Eeyore and Vlad
(*) According to this article (h/t Vlad) "Iran" seems to be an attempt at onomatopoeically "sucking up" to Hitler's "Ayrian" nightmare.
P.S.: I couldn't find any Arab orchestra to play the "Persian March" ...fancy that ! ;) ... LOL as they say.