Multiple trains of thoughts on the floods.
major part refers to pre-flood. some bad decisions with respect to building a rail road and not having enough bridge to let water move through the valley.
not dredging the river. Perhaps not building a proper culture to warn people and have them take...
the best method is to find somebody in the country who is legit.
there is a guy in Tabriz that we work with. he sends receipts for everything.
it is easy to be jaded in iranian society. but there is also a lot of selfless people who do good work.
as far i can remember the last time rood khoshk flooded was back in 1380s.
so far 17 people have been pronounced dead.
does a city in iran's with a bunch of shortcited people want to really dig extra canals to let the water pass through the city.
I think the answer is only if more suffering...
the infrastructure in any region is optimized for the median climate.
in Wyoming the asphalt used is not as durable under heat as the one in Arizona which remains intact at 125 Fahrenheit.
in denver they have tons of salt trucks and snow plows for taking of streets and proper de-icing machines...
If We want to stay strictly academic Soroush is right.
Khomeini had far more "education" than Shah or really than any other Shah we have had (that i can point recall).
Of course Soroush is not an idiot he knows that people interpret this as a political statement not strict academic discussion...