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Death to america! or is it ?

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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 03:07 AM
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2 days ago Iranians celebrated the 38th anniversary of their revolution with million man marches all across the country.

it was a celebration of freedom, a celebration of having the right to vote and a celebration democracy. yes you heard me right!! Iranian democracy ! in which people have 80% voter turnouts (30% higher than self-proclaimed cradle of democracy) even in parliamentary elections.

www.bbc.com...
www.theguardian.com...

So whatever anybody calls our system, we wouldn't care cause we like it. call it theocracy, dictatorship,semi-democracy (as some MSM call it), or whatever. people like it here .

So here is the funny thing: Millions of people poured into the streets all over Iran, yet not a single MSM acknowledged that and instead there are 3 articles in NYT about how Iran got scared of US and it completely undermines the whole notion and logic behind 22bahman rallies.

First of all, nowhere in the world do we have any rally on this scale:





secondly, Iranians pour into streets not to burn US flags but to celebrate their country. so this is a celebration rather than a protest! most of these people don't give a damn about politics and what US does.







Thirdly, lets talk about the whole logic behind "Death to America" slogan. as Iranian leader once said :

"The slogan 'death to America' is backed by reason and wisdom; and it goes without saying that the slogan does not mean death to the American nation; this slogan means death to the U.S.'s policies, death to arrogance."

www.presstv.ir...

So this is not a slogan to condemn the US as a country, its a slogan to condemn US policies. one of the reasons behind this confusion which was used by MSM to achieve their goals is the literal translation of the word "مرگ بر" in English. we also say "مرگ بر هوای سرد" which literally means "death to cold weather". sounds stupid, doesn't it? all those people who claim they lived in Iran in the other thread can confirm this if they really did


the better translation is "down with". although that still doesn't cut it well.

they (MSM) post limited and rare incidences of US flag burning and feed you with nonsense. US flag is even burned by US citizens inside the US. does it mean they hate the people or the nation? also, these incidents have been very rare and condemned since the beginning of the rallies 38 years ago

So here are Iranian people "hating" you:







and here is an Iranian lady thanking trump sarcastically:




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All in all, please don't listen to all the propaganda. we don't hate you. we love you.

all we ask is for US government to leave us the heck alone...

thats it




posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 03:13 AM
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Fair enough.

Every nation has the right to determine it's own fate


Plenty of westerners disagree with American politics. We all hold hope that Trump will change things for the better and stop the imperialist drive the USA has been on for the last 15 odd years.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 03:44 AM
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Thank you for posting this... Many @ ATS know better than to believe anything the MSN puts out.... but... even I never blinked an eye or doubted the original MSN story.. Kinda sucks when what you are told and what you are shown seems to always have a hidden agenda behind the words and pictures.. Iran is being pushed as a terrorist country probably because they are so successful in the fight against ISIS in Syria and at Israel's pushing.... S&F



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:02 AM
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Here is a simple practical test. I am a veteran of many demonstrations in the US and the UK.
Everyone should go out to an open space.
Walk two hundred yards shouting the following slogan.
“We love American people who disagree with American policies”.
Then walk another 200yds shouting the following slogan.
“Death to America”
Ask yourself three questions:
1. Which is easier to yell?
2. Which is easier to rile up your fellow marchers?
3. Which is easier to yell and remain intelligible?
Homework
Which is easier to yell
1) Lock her up? Or
2) Lock her up if she is tried in a court of law and found guilty?
I think you get my drift.


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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:06 AM
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it was a celebration of freedom, a celebration of having the right to vote and a celebration democracy. yes you heard me right!! Iranian democracy


WRONG!

Iran is not a democracy it has a supreme leader their head of state is NOT elected.

And i suppose you're going to say that when they want the destruction of Israel they're only protesting that also.




Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei hand-picks everybody who runs for president. Moderates are rejected routinely. Only the less-moderate of the moderates—the ones who won’t give Khamenei excessive heartburn if they win—are allowed to run at all. Liberal and leftist candidates are rejected categorically


Wow this is the most absurd and virtue signalling post I have ever had the displeasure of reading.
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:11 AM
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a reply to: muSSang

The OP does have the advantage of being a local in Iran and likely has a much clearer picture of what is really going on than you or i might from the MSM.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:12 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: muSSang

The OP does have the advantage of being a local in Iran and likely has a much clearer picture of what is really going on than you or i might from the MSM.


I know North Koreans that think their country is the best and they love their democracy also.

Propaganda is a b**ch
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:15 AM
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originally posted by: muSSang
a reply to: haman10




it was a celebration of freedom, a celebration of having the right to vote and a celebration democracy. yes you heard me right!! Iranian democracy


WRONG!

Iran is not a democracy it has a supreme leader.

And i suppose you're going to say that when they want the destruction of Israel they're only protesting that also.

Wow this is the most absurd and virtue signalling post I have ever had the displeasure of reading.
The "supreme" leader or simply leader as we call him, is voted by the people.

There is a council of experts who are voted directly by people and they are responsible for electing the leader .

So there is that.

Also, people directly elect the president and the parliament members. parliament members write the constitution and they can change the law if they deem necessary. they can even dissolve the position of the leader in a referendum .

The existing constitution was also putted on referendum, not once but 2 times already.

voter turnout is about 80% so as you can see, people believe that their voices are heard unlike many western "democracies".

as i said you are free to call it whatever you like. Iranians are the ones who are supposed to be happy and they are happy with it. you're in no position to mock that.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:17 AM
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originally posted by: muSSang

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: muSSang

The OP does have the advantage of being a local in Iran and likely has a much clearer picture of what is really going on than you or i might from the MSM.


I know North Koreans that think their country is the best and they love their democracy also.

Propaganda is a b**ch





Well media often portrays Aussies as racist bigots who treat Aboriginals people like dirt...would you agree with the sentiment ?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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originally posted by: muSSang

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: muSSang

The OP does have the advantage of being a local in Iran and likely has a much clearer picture of what is really going on than you or i might from the MSM.


I know North Koreans that think their country is the best and they love their democracy also.

Propaganda is a b**ch
Its funny that you assume that you are immune to propaganda and i'm not.

Maybe 80% of Iranian people who are eligible to vote are under the influence of Iranian propaganda, i don't know.

if this is true, then kudos to Iranian government for reversing the effect of MSM.

and i also bet you've not met any north Korean in your life.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Yes.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:28 AM
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a reply to: haman10




The "supreme" leader or simply leader as we call him, is voted by the people. There is a council of experts who are voted directly by people and they are responsible for electing the leader .


WRONG AGAIN.

In its history, the Islamic Republic has had two Supreme Leaders: Ruhollah Khomeini, who held the position from 1979 until his death in 1989, and Ali Khamenei, who has held the position since Khomeini's death.



Term length = Life tenure



This is NOT a democracy.
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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: haman10




All in all, please don't listen to all the propaganda. we don't hate you. we love you. all we ask is for US government to leave us the heck alone... thats it

Great thread haman , all to often people get caught up in what there belief of a country is without understanding the reality on the ground , I hope your thread will act as an eye opener for some of those people.

All any of us want is peace and stability , sadly some of our representatives either don't understand that or have their own agendas to serve.

Peace.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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Here's another photo of your peace loving guy who doesn't give a damn about politics and what US does...






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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

So you are speaking for all Australians ?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:57 AM
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Here's another photo of your peace loving guy who doesn't give a damn about politics and what US does...

Trump has spoken openly about wanting to punch someone in the face why should he not receive the same treatment ?

But the outspoken billionaire ramped up his rhetoric on Monday when he calmly told a Las Vagas rally he would like to punch a "disruptive" man in the face as he was escorted out by security.
www.independent.co.uk...


If the "Death to America" slogan was accompanied by a picture of the Statue of Liberty then perhaps you could assume they mean the country but as it is they obviously mean the regime.



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 04:57 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: muSSang

The OP does have the advantage of being a local in Iran and likely has a much clearer picture of what is really going on than you or i might from the MSM.


That's like saying random USA dude on ATS has a clear understanding of what is going on the the US.

Granted, their neck of the woods may be clear, but if you look around a bit, you'll see a vast array of subjective opinion.

... And Iran, Iran so far away. And Iran, Iran all night and day.. I couldn't get away...




posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 05:01 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: muSSang

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: muSSang

The OP does have the advantage of being a local in Iran and likely has a much clearer picture of what is really going on than you or i might from the MSM.


I know North Koreans that think their country is the best and they love their democracy also.

Propaganda is a b**ch





Well media often portrays Aussies as racist bigots who treat Aboriginals people like dirt...would you agree with the sentiment ?


Show me that media. Please. I think you are mistaking your backside for an outlet.

Of the stinkiest kind of fake media.

Jesus mate, what's next on the list, German oven manufacturers in a post war era?



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 05:01 AM
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a reply to: haman10




Iranians are the ones who are supposed to be happy and they are happy with it. you're in no position to mock that.


I Apologise if I came across as mocking you, Im not that kind of person I tell it how it is a spade is a spade.

But you could be in North Korea saying the exact same things. They vote... also with record numbers.

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posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Yes.


Don't egg him on you !!!

We have to live down here in WA.

Oo




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