What of the sway of Persian, or for that matter, any other language in today's world? It is language capable of 'selling' to an increasingly aware world-population that will be triumphant in the 21st century.
Ell's boyishly good looks betray him in a setting meant to be ripe with sweat and sex and passion. At just 21 years of age, he seems overwhelmed by the Mrs. Robinson fantasy of 30-year old Nikki, who looks like a real maneater.
At this point, the ideal option for Obama would be to abandon Matthew Bryza's flawed candidacy for ambassador to Azerbaijan and name another less controversial nominee who could be confirmed by the Senate.
There is no doubt that the U.S.'s and allies' moves in the region are meant to signal to the Iranians that they mean business. Either the Iranians abandon their nuclear armament plans, or the West will destroy their facilities.
In light of Turkey's devious designs to roll back the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, it is imperative that the United States government reaffirm its acknowledgment by adopting the genocide resolution.