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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by i_got_a_mohawk, Jan 24, 2012.
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this is what happens when you put the religious in charge.
I can't think of a reason to ever set foot in Iran.
Maybe because there's an unbelievably rich and ancient culture there unlike any other on the planet, more history than most places you could hope to learn about, and that they're a society of people like any other held captive by an extreme and violent regime, who could probably use more compassion than condemnation.
I was actually speaking of putting myself at the mercy of the extreme & violent regime. Sorry for the ambiguity.
Sorry for the snippy response, as well. There's just so much bashing of the whole culture rather than just the problematic part, much like our own situation in the States, it's easy to get carried away.
I would never bash a culture. Ever.
This may well be quite true but the associated dangers involved prompt me to wonder why one go there any time after, say, the turn of the century.
Edit: Also NOT bashing anyone's culture/religion/etc- I don't bash fire but I don't stick my hand into it.
I bash fire! It builds calluses!
Yeah, that doesn't seem like a very good reason to go there and subject myself to an extreme and violent regime. Just sayin'.
My thoughts exactly.
I am waiting to see if Iran shoots torpedoes at the US/French/British fleet patrolling the area with their puny little submarines. That should be interesting.
Maybe they'll request assistance from the Somali Pirates?
God I hope not...
Iran is not Iraq and if there were to be trouble, it would be a s-storm in a big big way when you consider that Israel may (theoretically) end up being involved. That sort of thing can grow fast...
one of my co-workers used to visit regularly, she gave a brilliant slide show of historic buildings, relics, artwork, and more. It looks like a fascinating place. If you stick to a few basic rules as a western visitor, you're fine, apparently. (mind you that was a few years ago).
the regime, on the other hand...
Bear in mind that was 2008 when things were more stable there. I wouldn't recommend travelling there at this time.
Lets keep religion out of this..
I don't even know what to say about this other than it makes me angry. I'm of the mind that I don't care what the culture is, or what the reason is behind a country's treatment of their people, if it's not within the bounds of decent humanity there is no good excuse.