Thursday, March 27, 2003
Now the US Envoy to Mongolia has resigned in protest over the US's Iraq and Korea policies. "Ann Wright, the embassy's deputy chief of mission, also criticised the 'unnecessary curtailment of civil rights' in the United States since September 11," says the article.
Posted by Don Croner at 6:32 PM
For a good book on the Assassins, who Chingis Khan's grandson Hulegu pretty much wiped out in the 1250s see The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis by Farhad Daftary. For an on-line history see "The Assassins of Alamut". For what motivated the Isma'ilis see their Secret Doctrines. Although their castles were destroyed by the Mongols the Isma'ilis have survived to the present day, most notably in India but with enclaves all over the world. Their current leader is the Aga Khan, the 49th Imam and a noted philanthropist.
Posted by Don Croner at 11:11 AM