Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Up is down and down is up or vise versa


Oil today, water tomorrow.
Angry youths torched petrol stations and long queues formed at fuel pumps after oil-rich Iran announced the start of fuel rationing, triggering nationwide protests on Wednesday.

"Several stations were damaged by agitators," state radio reported, as angry drivers joining long lines for fuel clashed with police after the surprise announcement that the rationing would take effect from midnight Tuesday.

Shouting "(President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad must be killed," stone-throwing demonstrators set ablaze a car and petrol pumps at a service station in the Pounak residential area of northwestern Tehran late on Tuesday.

Rationing oil in a country which is the 4th leading producer of oil? How bizarre.

My head is about to explode.

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