Saturday, January 26, 2013

Taki on Women During Crisis

He writes:

I met up with [Paris Match photographer] Jean-Claude [Sauer] in Vietnam in 1971-72, where he was based with a beautiful French girl called Betty while trying to bed the wife of Air Vice Marshal Cao Ky, as the Vietnam vice president styled himself. I advised caution, telling him he was far more likely to get a bullet in the back than to strike it lucky with the beautiful Vietnamese. (Anyway, I had designs of my own.) In any case, no one got lucky until we reached Tel Aviv during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Girls act funny during times of crisis and give it away very generously. We had some very tricky days up at the Golan Heights but we were young and believed nothing could touch us. At night we’d drive back to Tel Aviv and party nonstop. By the time the war was over, we were both wrecks, and it wasn’t from combat fatigue.
A friend from Iran tells me something of the same is going on in that country now. He reports that, as religious type crackdown intensifies by the governmnet, the women, apparently in protest, are much more willing to be accomodative.


  1. Taki says he and his friend once dated a youthful Brigitte Bardot. As life goes, I'm sure that didn't suck.

    My late father met all kinds of people through business travel. He briefly became friendly with a Russian man (I assume this was the 1980s), who told him a little about life under the Soviets at that time.

    My father inquired about his very long leather jacket. He said that most people were poor, and packed into small living quarters with (typically) 3 generations of family. There was little privacy. That's where the jacket came in. He said many men owned them to have fun with women in the parks and other public places near home. The jacket was large enough to cover two people.

  2. With 70's roads and cars in Israel, it would have taken at least 3 hours to drive from the Golan heights to Tel Aviv. If Taki did the round-trip on a daily basis and still had the energy to conquer then he's a great man indeed. Or more likely he's inflating the story from one angle or another.