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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Saturday, April 05, 2003

Kaveh Golestan was killed by a land mine in Iraq couple of days ago. He was working as a photo-journalist for BBC in north Iraq. It was another sad tragedy of this war. He was from the leftist-nationalist revolutionary generation who stayed committed to art and culture more than any other ideology and worked for Iran and progress in Iran. He avoided all sorts of controversies and work on the thin line of survival that only smart ones can survive in countries like Iran. Jim Muir, the BBC correspondent in Iran and Iraq has written a beautiful and of course tragic article about the last day with Kaveh. Peace upon him.

Land mines! What is this concept? It's basically killing people just for the sake of killing, without knowing who they are. They might be from your own camp, or from the enemy camp. They should be killed. I heard last year that Afghanistan, a very large part of the country is covered by land mines and it's take years and a large budget to clean up. I feel ashamed when I hear that Iran has not signed the land mine treaty which was offered couple of years ago.
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