I live in the region. I know what life in Syria is like. I know what life in Iran is like and, granted, can be. There's a lot of good, and a lot of bad - basically like anywhere in the world. But to generalize and say that life there sucks is idiotic. All those happy people I know leading full, productive lives in these places must be totally deluded, the poor things.
At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 200 people capsizes (AP)
from the article: Like a plane without a pilot