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Originally posted by seataka
Iran is a big country. The strongholds of pro western sentiments are only in the city centers.
. Older Iranians know their history. It was the CIA that overthrew the elected government and installed the Shah.. who bled the country dry buying weapons from the US,and sold us cheap oil, but our economy was , of course very good, so we benefited, you benefited or your parents did. The Shah's secret police terrorized all dissidents, brutally.
This outcome of this revolution will be determined by the Revolutionary Guards, who are loyal to the Ayatollah, and to the forces that overthrew the Shah
If the current regime can make a convincing argument that the cia was behind the demonstrations in Tehran, then many innocent populists will be executed.
But that is just the cost of doing business the American way, making the world safe for Coca-Cola..
[edit on 14-6-2009 by seataka]
Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by Ace High
Don't get me wrong, I agree that something something smells, and it's not me. I was just throwing the possibility out there that maybe, though it's a slim chance, the reported result is what the majority of Iranians wanted, since Ahmadinejad gets a majority of his support from outside of Tehran. It also seems that all the protesting is going on the north, or not elsewhere, as all the clips I've seen seem to be coming from Iran.
Here's a random thought I just had. What are the chances that, perhaps, the MSM is blowing this out of proportion in order to make people more sympathetic to military action?
I think your right i think this whole protest uprising whatever you want to call it has far more to do with womens rights then anything else.
Originally posted by Apollumi
Oh, and the youth of any nation are easily baited and driven to support ideals which have nothing to do with reality. They are also very capable of running amok and breaking stuff. Much like youngsters of the animal kingdom. You first have to be wise enough not to have knee jerk reactions and this type of behavior cannot be found in those "oh so wise 20 somethings" running about and setting things on fire.
Nor should young people brandish guns to make their point.
You want to affect leadership, then have a nation simply stop doing anything. Don't go to work, don't purchase any goods. Wanna watch a government disappear? Then have the people simply do nothing whatsoever.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by Ace High
Good find man.
At 1minute one the first vid,i think i can see large plumes of dark smoke towards the left end of the street.Maybe thats the bank from last night or maybe fresher fires?This could be escalating.