Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Post #359 - Don't Wait for the Governments

This link concerns an unlikely third-channel outreach to Iran.  Unlikely, except that it is this sort of link that has helped keep people-to-people diplomacy alive over the past fifty-plus years -- from wrestlers or cyclists to break-dancers, from environmental scientists to snowboarders and poets and authors of children's books, individual Americans and Iranians have responded to a natural impulse to know one another, to satisfy human curiosity, to see the world (as Robert Kennedy was fond of quoting) as "it might be" and to say  "why not?", rather than just seeing it "as it is" and saying "why?":

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