Then, he writes,
Will you look at that.
And no bearded thugs with automatic weapons driving around in pickup trucks.
It looks like this is an American city.
I've seen similar photos of Tehran from prior to 1979.
Also Beirut. Did you know that Beirut used to be called "The Paris of the Mideast"?
Yes, it did.
But then, something must've happened in that part of the world.
Something absolutely devastating and soul-crushing.
We may never know what it is, though.
It's a complete mystery.