Here is an IM exchange with an Iranian friend who is in Iraq at the moment, but who is very concerned and NERVOUS. Begging me to get him out of the Middle East. This is a Shia married to a Sunni.
A lot of his friends got killed or put into prison during the protests.
I am concerned that the protests could be a smoke screen to divert attention from what those heathens are really up to.
10:33 me: hi
Friend: dear long time
how are u miss u
me: oh i'm ok how are you?
10:34 Friend: not bad
me: that's good
Friend: how in ny
10:35 AM me: it's good
how is iraq?
Friend: waw now good
but f**** your obama
me: what's obama doing? he's an asshat
Friend: yes he gives Lebanon again to Syria
10:37 f***** tup
me: oh man
10:38 AM Friend: he likes Iranian regime
me: hmmm is he confused?
10:40 me: argh
i do not like obama
10:41 AM Friend: he is very stupid
UPDATE: 11:17 am: Obama Flexes Muscles in Mideast, Resumes Ties with Damascus