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originally posted by: corkUSMC
I have a very close friend and contact who is Iranian and is well connected with the resistance movement in that nation.
My contact has said that nothing is as it appears to be at least from the perspective of what we're being told and shown.
For the record, my contact lived in Iran for over 40 years and worked as a journalist in that country as well as having served as an editor for several of their internal news organizations. He left Iran almost 4 years ago and now resides in Canada. He has kept in close contact with his ties in Iran since leaving and has his hand on the pulse of the people in that nation.
Here's the highlights from the conversation/interview with my contact:
Apparently, the demonstrations we're being shown on television is a farce; he said the Iranian government typically pays or otherwise compels those we see demonstrating to be out en masse protesting. In reality, by and large, the Iranian people hated Soleimani and celebrated his death
As much as people are attacking Trump for this move, the Iranian people are thankful for what Trump "had the guts to do" in face of the expected opposition and backlash
Everything we're being told about Soleimani is apparently true and just the tip of the iceberg. He was apparently worse than what Western media has indicated in many respects
From the perspective of my contact, Soleimani "deserved" to die and "should of suffered more".
It's easy for the Iranian government to assemble even as many as a million people in the streets but that most of Iran's population of 81 million not only hated Soleimani but hate the Iranian regime altogether.
For these protests, from a logistical standpoint, they do it by recruiting 100,000 people from ten cities and then assemble all of them in the capitol. These protesters are paid and during the demonstrations they receive everything from meals to clothing; they are apparently well taken of and serve to show whatever the Iranian government wants to depict.
For reference, these demonstrations aren't nearly as big or widespread as others have been, for example, when the people of Iran are behind them instead of the government; last time this happened was ten years ago when Ahmadinejad was elected through, what many Iranian people viewed as, cheating. It was a silent protest, albeit, but there were three million in the streets for it.
The Iranian people want war not because they have a problem with the U.S., but rather because they want regime-change and hate their government.
The internal Iranian resistance movement is large and involves "millions and millions" of the nation's population.
The push back from Iraq is also not representative of the reality on the ground. It's true that the current ruling coalition in that country supports the Iranian regime, but that coalition only represents a third of the country's population. By and large, the Iraqi people support what the U.S. did and are in lock step with the majority of Iranians.
I have more the interview to publish too and will be doing that ahead.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Nyiah
You call opinions "siphoning valor"? That is quite intolerant.
lets flip it around: all the keyboard warriors who think we should continue to pacify people who attack us should be deported to those countries that they seem to feel so strongly about.
Its just as stupid to say that, now isn't it?
The thing is, you didn't present an argument to support a position.
originally posted by: trollz
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: trollz
DAMN! I Love This president's way of thinking, and how he openly and candidly communicates with all the people of America and the world!
Yeah, it's nice when he have a president with some balls instead of one who pays Iran $1.8 billion to give us back the hostages they took.
originally posted by: hiddenNZ
a reply to: bally001
God,did you really have to.post that pic of taxinda adhern.....she make alot.of us nz'ers vomit.
It is a scandal in contemporary international law, don’t forget, that while “wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages” is a war crime of long standing, the bombing of cities from airplanes goes not only unpunished but virtually unaccused. Air bombardment is state terrorism, the terrorism of the rich.
It has burned up and blasted apart more innocents in the past six decades than have all the antistate terrorists who ever lived. Something has benumbed our consciousness against this reality.
In the United States we would not consider for the presidency a man who had once thrown a bomb into a crowded restaurant, but we are happy to elect a man who once dropped bombs from airplanes that destroyed not only restaurants but the buildings that contained them and the neighborhoods that surrounded them. I went to Iraq after the Gulf war and saw for myself what the bombs did; “wanton destruction” is just the term for it. – C. Douglas Lummis, political scientist
originally posted by: carewemust
The news media keeps saying the "crisis" between the US and Iran is escalating.
1.) What crisis?
2.) What escalation?
We killed an Iranian terrorist last week. Hardly a crisis.