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Posted by parhad ( on October 04, 2001 at 09:12:14:

Posted by Peter BetBasoo on Wednesday, 3 October 2001, at 11:12 p.m., in response to An Assyrian Restaurant in the San Francisco Chronicle, posted by Fred Aprim on Wednesday, 3 October 2001, at 10:45 p.m.

I have dined at this restaurant twice, and I highly recommend it. Please support this Assyrian business.

>>>One of those times I dined there with you...and you wrung your hands, as I would like to wring your neck, and told me you had nothing to do with the new aina policy of "incomplete submission". I don't enjoy lying with my meals. Firas Jatou also dosen't have anything to do with this very un-Assyrian, but totally Christian, approach to conflict and controversy.

According to the two of you, no one is doing anything at your sort of runs itself. You're free of course to do that...just stop parading around as if you really are Assyrians. We never behaved in such a fashion and don't need to now. Just what are you little guys so afraid of? Can you only convince yourselves that you are "Assyrian" be sitting in closets?

I ate there again a couple of days ago, and this time there were no sweaty palms and weak protestations...we had a good clean talk about what needs to be done, not "whined" but DONE for this Heritage of ours, not YOURS....OURS!!

It is indeed a great place to eat. Albert, owner and host, is a sharp and witty fellow...very good at what he does. The guy knows how to treat different people as they desire. He and I will have to get together somewhere and flay each other with sarcasms...he's the perfect match. At the same time he is as gentle and self-effacing as another might demand.

His father and mother run the kitchen and turn out delicious food. My one quibble is the damn square plates he must have picked up at a fire sale somewhere. Square things have corners, round ones do not. Round things go side by side much better than square ones. But it's a minor point.

Let me guess...why should Hanna Hajjar go to a restaurant I support...why should Albert expect support from Assyrians, when I attack them??? Why should Hanna eat rice when I, an attacker of Assyrians...who eat rice myself? Why do I attack rice? What did rice ever do to me? So long as I attack rice, Hanna will not eat it. Let him eat cake!

The toilet is a veritable museum.

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