Tuesday, December 4, 2007
“Every time there is a catastrophe in Iran, the leadership trots out the stars and stripes and the Star of David to distract the people from the policies of their own government.” This quote reflects the current relationship between the U.S. and Iran. The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has blamed the U.S. for problems which they have caused themselves. There has always been a hatred of the U.S. by the Iranian people and in this book, the hatred is present. There is however, a governmental connection between Iran and America. Personally, I don’t know if this connection truly exists, but it would not be all that hard to believe. The Iranians in this book, even with fake names are still identifiable. Take for example, President Amatullah, he is the short, easily angered president of Iran. Those traits are also shared by real life president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. There are also other people who very closely mirror their real life counterparts. There are also other parallels between this book and real life. The Iranians have a pure hatred for the Israelis. They say in this book that they want to wipe Israel off the map. The Iranian president has also said this and has offended Israelis even further by saying that the holocaust was a hoax. This book is written quite accurately concerning current issues. This book, even though it may be fiction, is based on a very real premise. The fact that the Israelis would attack the nuclear program of a country who has sworn to wipe them off the map is incredibly plausible.