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Originally posted by felonius
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Its rather odd (or not) that we didnt say "boo" when the folks in Iran demanded what essentially was the same thing in Egypt. You would think that "freedom is freedom" wouldnt you?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 1979
Originally posted by SLAYER69
The stereotyping of all Iranians as being resentful towards the US/West isn't a fair assessment nor accurate and doesn't really represent the entire spectrum of Iranian society or culture.
As Slayer pointed out earlier, the popular belief of members on ATS is that since the CIA is funding the movement in Iran, then there must be no real uprising. This is a perfect example of knowing a fraction of the truth and running with it. I'm not denying the fact that the US has spent millions to try to remove the regime. However, that does not mean that all those who are protesting are tricked into doing so. Even worse is the preposterous claim that some of the protest pics were fabricated.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by SLAYER69
So how do you explain the young people in the United States who don't trust and or resent the U.S. Government?
And would it be acceptable for the Chinese and Russian Intelligence Agencies to fund groups within the United States who would like to change the Government?
Would you welcome Chinese, Russian and Iranian leaders being critical of American authorities for attacking peaceful protestors on the University of Pittsburgh Campus during the G-20?
What about third world non-aligned nations who suspect we have Weapons of Mass Destruction in the United States, and they feel threatened by them?
Should they be seen as credible for wanting to see 'regime change' here?
Now while you are thinking of how not to directly answer these questions here is another great one for you...
do you really see yourself having a greater chance of changing what's wrong in Iran than you see yourself as having a chance to change what's wrong here in the United States?
You have spent a lot of time agitating on these boards for hardline support of anti-government forces in Iran, do you really imagine that's done more than simply divide the American populace and distracted it from focusing on it's own problems?
Originally posted by endlessknowledge
So anyway, can you tell me what you actually think the US should do when it comes to Iran and the protesters???
Originally posted by SLAYER69
S & F
As always DD.
I think we should mind our own business and stay the hell out of it just like we stayed out of it over in Egypt. Having said that, Now let's discuss the hypocrisy here at ATS...
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
White House reiterates demand that Iran allow protests
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A senior White House official on Saturday criticized Iran's refusal to let opponents of the regime hold a rally in support of Arab uprisings.
"By announcing that they will not allow opposition protests, the Iranian government has declared illegal for Iranians what it claimed was noble for Egyptians," National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said in a statement.
"We call on the government of Iran to allow the Iranian people the universal right to peacefully assemble, demonstrate and communicate that's being exercised in Cairo," he added.