One of the advantages of living near the Canadian border is getting CBC news as part of our cable package. I've been watching the Detroit Red Wings pursue the Stanley Cup on CBC as I prefer their coverage over that of NBC or Versus (plus, they have Don Cherry). I also watch CBC news from time to time to get a different perspective on the world. Canada, as you may know, maintains diplomatic relations with countries that the US has deemed repressive.: Cuba and Iran are at the top of that list.
On Sunday night I caught the end of the CBC broadcast and saw a fascinating story about Iran. Did you know that 70% of the population is under 30 years old? We in the US are transfixed by the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979 -- that is the lens through which we view Iran. Yet, 70% of Iran's population wasn't alive during that crisis and their perspective on the US and the rest of the world is not the same as the mullahs.
Click on the following link to see an enlightening glimpse into that mysterious country. With national elections looming (June 12th), it is possible that we in the west might see a regime change. With Iran's headlong pursuit of nuclear weapons that is a tantalizing hope.
CBC News: Sunday
Some CBC reporters are in Iran all this week leading up to the election. Click on the following link to read about the lead up to the election.
Iran Election Blog: A vitality that wasn't expected