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francopoli  ·  279 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I helped sell the false choice of war once. It's happening again.

    even if they are both full of brown people who speak funny languages.

And if we want to be technically accurate, the Persians are Caucasians, aka whitey. Farsi is a part of the Indo-European branch of the common tongue. Farsi is almost a mash of Turkish and Hindi in the way that English is a bastardization of German. Want to piss off a guy speaking Hebrew? Ask him if he is speaking Farsi. To me they sound very similar and I learned to not compare the two in certain company.

kleinbl00  ·  279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As every Persian will gleefully tell you.

They're not wrong. And I'm hardly one to bandy about the ethnicity of others. But it's worth noting that Arabic culture and society has had its way with the Persians since the Sumerians.