1. J.C.Decaux

    J.C.Decaux Falasteen hurra!!! Banned


    According to the crown prince from that sheikhly fiefdom - Saudi arabia, Iran are spearheading 'global terrorism'

    any thoughts?

  2. yield

    yield zero

    I was just reading Robert Fisk's piece in the Independent. It's good that Hassan Rouhani won the election when you consider his opponent.

    Even so readily apparent there's so much murky stuff going on right now. Anything to stop China's dreams of Empire and the new Silk Road.

    Rouhani’s victory is good news for Iran, but bad news for Trump
  3. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    As this is the most recent Iran thread, I'll use this....

    Lots of protests today against corruption, many reports on Twitter, below are a few:


    Iranian police disperse anti-government protests

    from a fb post courtesy of Erin Cunningham and if you look at her recently liked tweets there's lots more reportage

  4. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Interesting. Even if it doesnt spread much further, I would assume slogans like 'You are using religion as a tool, you have ruined the people' and 'we get poor, clerics get rich' will set off a particular kind of alarm for that regime. Not to mention the ones involving foreign policy.
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  5. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    “Death to Rouhani” and “Death to the dictator”.
    Not Gaza, not Lebanon, my soul is the redemption of Iran
    Leave Syria and think about us
    You have used religion and humiliated the people
    The government is lying and its promises are not implemented
    Unity Unity, No Fear, No fear of the police
    We regret the revolution and overthrow the monarchy
  6. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  7. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

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  8. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Anyone have anything in a bit more depth about the background to all this or what's happening now?
  9. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  10. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  11. terapija

    terapija Well-Known Member

    Qom is supposed to be one of the most conservative cities in Iran...strange
  12. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered


    It seems to be proper kicking off all over, I am guessing that eventually the authorities will employ yet more violent means to end it.
  13. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    How much of it will be additionally fuelled by external parties gaming social media to foment unrest? A few other countries with a dog in this race.
  14. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    I'm asking an Iranian friend what she thinks of this all.

    She said previously that economically things have got a lot worse over the past few years. Fewer jobs, more poverty, economic issues and continuing impact of sanctions etc. As well as the inflexible regime policies and the money being spent in Syria and Lebanon rather than in Iran itself.

    I'd imagine the regime will blame Saudi meddling. Seems likely right?
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  15. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    yup but this survey conducted a few months ago shows how popular Iranian nationalism and identity is. Unless these attitudes vanish into thin air there must be some doubts as to how far the US or others can benefit from the protests.
  16. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Why would Saudi/the US/Israel not meddle? It's a piece of piss to set up a few dozen fake twitter accounts, costs virtually nothing to do, no risk of physical harm. Beats chucking bombs any day.
  17. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Of course, those numbers will depend on how freely people think they can answer, although most are not surprising. Don't think the west will give a fuck about democracy and human rights, just would prefer Iran to be weaker and more divided.
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  18. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Well-Known Member

    Probably, but that doesn't mean the protests are controlled by a hidden hand. Setting up a few dozen twitter accounts is not enough to start a revolution, it can only fan the flames of pre-existing discontent at most.
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  19. likesfish

    likesfish officaly hardest and most tooled up urbanite:)

    Iran is quasi democratic and the mullahs are less than popular with young people.
    Playing games in syria and lebannon is fine when your doing it with petty cash not so cool if people are suffering at home and iran is full of young people.
  20. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

  22. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    She does say in follow-up tweets that the reports are based on info from contacts inside Iran (should have provided a link sorry).
  23. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    Time for a rerun of 79.
  24. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Iran is a theocracy ruled by old clerics, any change is probably for the best. I fear though that this will end badly for those on the streets, hopefully I'm wrong.
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  25. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Well-Known Member

  26. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  27. copliker

    copliker ...

    That's Bahrain. And look at the state of the account.
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  28. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Ah is it? I saw that earlier on my phone but wasn't sure. will take it down ta. :)
  29. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    10 dead now, apparently. Wouldnt want to be the poor fuckers in custody. Some real brave peeps out there.

    It's interesting the spontaneous nature of the protests and the extent to which they have taken the establishment and the opposition parties/groups by surprise. Social media etc blocked but clearly big things happening all across the country.
  30. Humirax

    Humirax Guest

    Total hypocrisy from Trump on these protests ofcourse Trump: 'The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations' during Iran protests

    We know what he makes of human rights- and protesters- locking up people for 40 years for standing next to a smashed window on inauguration day for example. Trump's first military action as president killed an eight year old girl, he went all out against the bend the knee protests (to the point of trying to destroy people's careers), then theres the travel ban, attacks on women's re-productive rights, his support for Saudi Arabia's genocide in Yemen, his pick for head of the CIA says he wants to execute Edward Snowden, theres his hideous 'health care' bill that he so desperately wants to impose on the country, the list goes on. Hawks and neo-cons seem very eager to support this, including people like John 'bomb Iran' McCain.

    It seems certain people in the US have learnt nothing from the disasterous coup that they instigated in Iran in 1953, which brought the Shah to power and made Iran the puppet of the US. Now, I still support these protests and am not saying it's all foreign interference (I don't buy that at all), but the interest and hypocrisy from hawks in the US is worth baring in mind and I still hope the Iranian theocracy is toppled.
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