Thank Gd, we have in our friends much of what we lack in our government and media. BtB friend, colleague and commentator Tom Glennon connected these dots on facebook:
I see where Iran is attending talks with European Union leaders and others in Kazakhstan. The talks are scheduled for February 26th. I also note that February 26th is the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center. I am sure it is just a coincidence.
That we Americans generally lack the sense of history so common throughout the "Muslim World" puts us not only at a disadvantage, but also conceivably in greater danger.
Red Star fans: A Red Star Belgrade fan cheers among other supporters holding banners with the year 1389, when the famous battle of Kosovo between Serbia and the Ottoman Empire took place, during the UEFA Cup first round second leg football match between Red Star and Slovan Liberec in Belgrade. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)
As I wrote at BtB Oct. 5, 2006,
We infidels have a lot of catching up to do in the Current-Events-As-Predicated-On-History Department and believe me, I don't like it any more than you do.