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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A radical cleric called Saturday for the creation of a "Greater Iran" that would rule over the entire Middle East and Central Asia, in an event that he said would herald the coming of Islam's expected messiah.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Well an offshoot political party wanting a bigger Iran, probably won't gain any steam in any sort of election cycle.
I mean the article does state 'radical' cleric.
I think once the Ayatollah along with the current administration of Iran is removed and an actual democractic government put in place, peace will come to the middle east.
I honestly believe that Iran will be the ones to make the biggest difference in ending conflict.
They invented chess after all..
As far as war goes, the propaganda campaign against Iran continues to be fierce.
[edit on 5/16/2010 by tothetenthpower]
The earliest evidence of Chess is found in the neighboring Sassanid Persia around 600 where the game came to be known under the name chatrang. Chatrang is evoked inside three epic romances written in Pahlavi (Medium Persian). Chatrang was taken up by the Muslim world after the Islamic conquest of Persia (633–644) where it was then named shatranj, with the pieces largely retaining their Persian names