With power and influence comes responsibilities....
Iran, seeking the crown or regional hegemony, blessed by the USA via Obama, is now a target.
Of Course, Iran is no stranger to kidnapping....
An Iranian diplomat was killed in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Saturday when he resisted gunmen who were trying to kidnap him near the ambassador's residence, the Iranian Foreign Ministry and Yemeni security sources have said.
Iranian Diplomats are now FAIR GAME as Currency.
And of course, China and it's global reach is also perceived as the new rich kid on the block.
Chinese workers are worth a few bucks.
One can only wonder if Iran and China are worried that the technic of kidnapping that both employed for decades are getting pissed that the chickens have come home to roost?
Let's remember the Iranian sponsored attack and ransacking of the British Embassy in 2011
Embassies are only sacred to the West.
Of course there was the Benghazi attack that murdered 4 American diplomats
Of course this all leads to the allowable and permissible usage of the "RED CROSS" or RED CRESCENT" Ambulance as actual military transports...
Or as Assad has done the TARGETING of Hospitals.
Maybe the GOOD thing that has come of the recent wars in the Arab world and the growing power of China is the abandonment of so called "Western Rules of War".
Maybe the targeting of schools, civilians, hospital and embassies is the new normal.
For which, this writer, thanks the Islamic peoples and the Chinese for ushering in the new normal.
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018