Iran seals its doors tighter against the West
From the Herald tribune:
TEHRAN: Rents are soaring, inflation has been hovering around 17 percent and 10 million Iranians live below the poverty line. The police shut down 20 barbershops for men in Tehran last week because they offered inappropriate hairstyles and women have been banned from riding bicycles in many places, as a crackdown on social freedoms presses on.
These people are bathing in the black gold that is litterally flowing out of the earth. They could live in paradise on earth, but chooses to live in hell- waiting for the 72 virgins (or rasins) (what kind of reward do muslim women get? Of course some of them will be happy with their reward when and if they enter Paradise) Remeber that islam is a fatalistic reli... oops, sorry- Ideology.
For months now, average Iranians have endured economic hardship, political repression and international isolation as the nation's top officials remain defiant over Iran's nuclear program.
Well- Which islamic nation has not got hyperinflation, political repression and does not isolate themselves towards the rest of the world? There is a reason of why the US Dollar and theEuro is hard currency in the ME!
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic missteps and the animosity generated in the West by his aggressive posture on the nuclear issue have helped his government stymie what it sees as corrupting foreign influences by increasing the country's economic and political isolation, economists, diplomats, political analysts, businessmen and clerics said in interviews over the past two weeks.
Yes! Echonomic and political isolasation aswell as protectionism has worked wonders during the history! - Errr... Not! Look at any former or remaining communistic states. Or why not USA under Peanuts administration?
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