Don't mention Yemen

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Cobham Saint posted this 25 August 2017

Fair points Pap. Not sure I can add more to that so won't try.

 

Dubai_Phil posted this 26 August 2017

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Fair points Pap. Not sure I can add more to that so won't try.

 

 Plus Iran is "axis of evil" so always gets bad press.

Actually I wasn't having a dig at them in the way Pap was implying. It is such a fascinating place 

In some ways their "position" is more of unofficial opposition the US style globalisation.

Their "other" role is defending the Shia faith against the "western backed" Sunni faith. Iran's "gripe" is simply that they don't believe the Saudis are true Muslims and so shouldn't control The Holy Sites.

Don't have a soft spot for them just balanced

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pap posted this 26 August 2017

Originally posted by Dubai_Phil

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Fair points Pap. Not sure I can add more to that so won't try.

 

 Plus Iran is "axis of evil" so always gets bad press.

Actually I wasn't having a dig at them in the way Pap was implying. It is such a fascinating place 

In some ways their "position" is more of unofficial opposition the US style globalisation.

Their "other" role is defending the Shia faith against the "western backed" Sunni faith. Iran's "gripe" is simply that they don't believe the Saudis are true Muslims and so shouldn't control The Holy Sites.

Don't have a soft spot for them just balanced

I would actually love to go.   Looks like one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, in certain parts of the country.

One of the huge problems with that now is that until Trump has gone, and possibly thereafter, going to Iran will probably prevent you from going to the US.

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Dubai_Phil posted this 26 August 2017

Totally agree Pap. The Ex wanted to go there - I worked for an American Company so had serious protocols to follow so couldn't go. She loved it, so many beautiful Cities.

Middle Son was in and out for work a few times - loved the place - he made some great friends there while skate-boarding.

 

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Goatboy posted this 4 days ago

Yes, I know it's James Corden, but finally Yemen is making the news:

Cobham Saint posted this yesterday

And the UK supports Saudi Arabia and seems to be doing nothing to ensure at least humanitarian aid is provided - shameful, but not unexpected.