“Rotting Burger,” Other U.S. Cultural Sites Brace For Iran’s Wrath

( President Trump’s threats over the weekend to attack Iranian cultural sites did not go unnoticed in the Middle Eastern country. Tehran on Wednesday released its own list of U.S. cultural sites that it says it will destroy if the current escalation continues.

“If the Americans wish to try and destroy our very essence, theirs will not be far behind,” says Afshin Duhbandi, a spokesman for the Iranian Antiquities Department.

While U.S. administration officials are downplaying the threats, they are resonating on local levels.

“I’ve been visiting the Rotting Burger for thirty years, and now I’m guarding it with my very life,” says John Miller, a member of the World’s Largest Cheeseburger Protection Squad. The Squad was hastily formed late Wednesday to provide security for the Sevetville, Iowa World’s Largest Cheeseburger, or what locals affectionately call the “Rotting Burger.”
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