"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Oh and I don't vote down the party line nor have I ever.....despite your tangent on using both US parties to run around with that Anti American rhetoric and trash the US. Showing all just how much you luv this Country.
one way or the other ( I don't even thing Iran wants them at this point -they are doing quite well in Yemen/Damascus/Lebanon/Iraq..
and I've rad about their intelligence infiltrations too ( but I don't felllike sourcing that -so you can ignore it if you want).
The point is they are bent on regional dominance and hegemony - and not just the "Shiite Crescent" either
The Iranian people are decent, and pro-western. They were before the revolution, and if you go to Tehran you'll see lipstick shops ,and make up, and Iranian women with nose jobs for fashion. ( Tehran has more nose jobs then even Beverly Hills)
But you'll also find the "fashion police" and they will take women off to jail for "over-exposure" (sic).
It's not a middle of the road regime. It's repressive/secretive/and despodic/and if you recall the 2009 election
the basij had no compunction murdering there own people in the street.
Iranian Girl Shot: Neda Becomes Symbol Of Rebellion In Iran
So spare us with "America & Israel" are out of touch, and look at the Gulf states too who are increasingly worried about Iranian tentaclesShe lies in the Tehran street with her headscarf half-off, blood pooling around her jeans and white sneakers.
"Don't be afraid, Neda dear, don't be afraid," a white-haired man says desperately in Persian. Another man presses on her chest, trying to keep her alive.
Scarlet blood gushes from her nose and mouth and courses across her pale face. Men and women scream in horror as they realize she is dead or dying.
in the region.
The Iranian people have a vibrant culture and history, and much of it is frowned upon by the regime.
It's a dour, and mirthless bunch of clerics led by Khamenei -and his tweets of "Israel must be wiped off the map"
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Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
You'll find more in the countryside.. kina like our cities tend to be more cosmopolitan
But not the regime..the regime is bent on..
Radical Shia Eschatology, Iran’s View of the End Times
in this regards they aren't any better then ISIL - which is Sunni fundamentalism apocalypticBoth Christianity and Islam have prophecies about the End Times (the apocalypse). In one Muslim prophecy, Islam conquers Europe. In another Muslim prophecy, Islam conquers the whole world: all Christians and Jews either convert or die. In the radical Shia version of Islamic eschatology, the end times is seen as a time of war, in which Islam succeeds in conquering Christians and Jews. This war is viewed as the path to an eventually domination of the whole world by Islam.
Now you might object to this information about Muslim eschatology, saying that no nation is influenced or led by this type of apocalyptic theology. Not so. There have been repeated reports in the news media that the President of Iran, and some of the Ayatollahs who installed him in that position, are believers in a particular and very radical version of Muslim eschatology.
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are convinced that the End of Days has come. They believe the Shia messiah known as the ‘Twelfth Imam’ or the ‘Mahdi’ will appear soon to establish a global Islamic kingdom known as the caliphate
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy