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note that tehran is rather rigidly segregated - to simplify: the further up north (which is also up in a geographic sense, as it is on the slope of a big mountain), the richer the neighborhood (and, thanks to the altitude, the nicer the climate).

So it does matter if things are happening in the North or the South of Tehran.

The embassies are in the North.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 01:34:27 PM EST
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Yes, but my point is that the news is largely coming from South and West Tehran, not North.  The only stuff from the North is coming from the University and a few neighborhoods just a bit up from Central Tehran, and those are very scattered.

And with cities all over the country, from the border with northern Iraq down to the Persian Gulf, seeing uprisings, it seems a little silly for the talking heads to try to treat this as a group on rich kids in North Tehran.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 01:45:15 PM EST
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