Time for an ice-cold Cola Turka in Tehran?
Sanctions vs. Coke: one largely symbolic gesture deserves another. Oh well, there’s always Cola Turka (unless the mullahs decide that that might be giving too much aid and comfort to a rapidly Islamizing Sunni Turkey that could turn out to be a formidable obstacle in the way of achieving its goal of becoming leader of the Islamic world). “Iran sanctions kick in, and Ahmadinejad says he’ll ban Coca-Cola,” by Howard LaFranchi in The Christian Science Monitor (via Yahoo News), July 1 (thanks to Mackie):
Washington – If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has his way, Coca-Cola will soon disappear from the streets of Tehran.
Even as President Obama prepared to sign into law Thursday new US sanctions against Iran, the Iranian president has decided that a ban on signature American and Western products is fitting retaliation for the Iran sanctions that the United Nations Security Council approved last month.
Among the targets of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s wrath: IBM, Intel, and Coca-Cola….