Among the rumors-news in the aftermaths of the 9/11, one was quite sensational for us: Ben Laden was hiding somewhere in Iran.
Subsequently other rumors-news concerning measures taken to chastise the Eyeranians for their alleged involvement in these tragic events made the headlines for a short while.
The local popular solution, to end the possible crises, was much, much more fun: “If the Americans give us Leonardo Dicaprio, we’ll give them Ben Laden“.**
I was just imagining how this popular common sense could bring an end to the present situation: These majestic aircraft carriers could be transformed into something both parties could enjoy.
One could be transformed into the biggest floating amphitheatre ever. Just give The Cirque du Soleil all the military equipment on board: They can do something worthwhile with it.
Polo games, bull fights and horse races can be held on the other carrier, while a third one can hold a Disney Land or a Vegas in the middle of a floating Persian garden, with streams, fountains and roses…
People could have so much fun. Who knows, they might even decide to give their oil for free.
Warning: The cynical crowd might be willing to buy tickets to visit war scenes at Mogadishu on a jet fighter and pay up to a few million dollars to have the privilege to drop tiny nukes or a more friendly neutron bomb on pre-selected areas.
A hint: as long as it involves eating, drinking, selling and buying it would be a huge success.
** Ask another Iranian.