I'll post it for you next time I see ya. Papadoms are Indian. I love them and would make them by hand but they are pretty hard to make.
I have a Welsh Cake griddle I use to cook the Papadoms. It also comes in handy for tortillas and other things. I haven't made Welsh Cakes in ages. Most Welsh people have one though. Big cast-iron thing that sits on my stovetop.
They're kind of like chip pans-everyone in the UK has a chip pan. Always catching fire.
Islam has historically been more tolerant of other religions than most people know. When the invaded Spain, they set up private synogogues and churches for Christians and Jews. They did the same in Asia. Modern history has been more complicated-colonialism and Islamic extremism have set up symbiotic relationships between ruling institutions and extremist groups. Hence you have Wahhabists in the Arabian peninsula propping up monarchies, and the army in Pakistan picking and choosing which Islamist groups it will support.
I met him at a meet and greet when he was running for Governor of Mass. It was in my neighborhood, so I just went in out of curiosity. I asked him a couple of very simple questions about things that you'd think he'd be able to answer. He was incredibly shallow, unable to respond, and pushed me off to one of the guys staffing him.
He struck me as a guy who was acting the part of someone who was running for office, not a real candidate. Kind of creepy, like a creepy uncle.
I'm not sure that's the Embassy straight ahead. It's like a 7-8 story building with a big wall around it. I think this might be looking outward from the embassy. If that's the case, the street you see runs into a fork which leads to Tahrir, which is a couple of blocks away.
Bandar built a small VIP wing at Sibley Hospital in DC - a private floor for the elite and for Saudi royal family members. I used to work there, and you could go upstairs and look out over the river and see the Saudi compound. Every so often the helicopters would land and you'd see all this security and they would whisk someone in.
One week Cheney's daughter was having a baby there, and the place was crawling with SS.