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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election


    This is make-it or break-it time. The protests seem to be losing density and momentum.
    The protests are losing density and momentum because the street fighting is gaining density and momentum. Expect things to escalate in the next few days, perhaps to armed conflict.
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    Rafsanjani's daughter arrested in Iran - Middle East - World - The Times of India

    Faeze, a women activist, has been arrested saturday

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The protests are losing density and momentum because the street fighting is gaining density and momentum. Expect things to escalate in the next few days, perhaps to armed conflict.
    do Iranian citizens have weapons?, or have the right to bear arms?
    If the military decides to side with the citizens, there is a chance of success. I don't expect to see the religious leaders giving up their power easily....
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    I agree, Tashah.

    If the protests are to evolve into a full-fledged revolution, the people will need to sustain their demonstrations/protests in the days and weeks ahead. Those protests will need to spread and grow larger over time. A major commercial boycott e.g., workers in key sectors such as Iran's oil production facilities would need to walk off the job in an economic boycott as happened toward the end of the Shah's rule, to begin to bring the kind of pressure that would topple the existing regime.

    At this time, I still don't believe a revolution is the most likely outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The protests are losing density and momentum because the street fighting is gaining density and momentum. Expect things to escalate in the next few days, perhaps to armed conflict.
    Riot police out in force in calm Tehran - CNN.com

    As thousands of riot police and militia lined Tehran's streets Sunday, calm prevailed in the city even as the public rift among Iranian leaders appeared to be widening.
    Is this calm in the middle of a storm, or the storm dying out?

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    do Iranian citizens have weapons?, or have the right to bear arms?
    There have been reports of demonstrators going "Basiji hunting" at night. Also, there have been a few reports of demonstrators shooting back at Basiji, however this is not on a wide scale. We have reports, though, that confirm what I have said in my previous post.

    If the military decides to side with the citizens, there is a chance of success.
    Much in the same way as the police and Revolutionary Guard, there have been reports of members of the military refusing to suppress the demonstrators.

    Is this calm in the middle of a storm, or the storm dying out?
    This is the calm before the storm. After yesterday's events people are regrouping and preparing for the next phase of struggle. Things are going to seriously pick up in the next couple of days.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    just got this twitter alert

    Courage on Tehran's Streets; A Photographer Is Missing

    A NOTE TO OUR READERS: We are saddened to report that the Iranian photojournalist, whose pictures appear in this gallery, is missing. He has not been in contact with us; this morning we received the following email from one of his relatives. We will update this space when we have more details. THE EMAIL: Hi im [photographer’s relative], when he go out side yester day for he never came back home and also his friend and a lot of our young brave people, government arrested them [. . .] don’t let them suffer in those bloody hands. With thanks. Pictured: A young woman amid the tear gas.
    Eyewitness: From Tehran's Streets - Photo Gallery, 24 Pictures - LIFE
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    do Iranian citizens have weapons?, or have the right to bear arms?
    no. we're not allowed to bear arms. although, it can be supplied from iraq or pakistan borders.

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    no. we're not allowed to bear arms. although, it can be supplied from iraq or pakistan borders.
    A lot of organizations have had arms illegally stored.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    I know that our armchair generals are quite upset that the US is not meddling in the affairs of other countries half way across the globe. But look on the bright side guys. Beer is still cheap and you have fresh batteries in your TV remote.

    I, for one, am glad to see the Iranians standing up to their lopsided dumbass of a government. They will learn, as our forefathers here in America did, freedom ain't free. And just like the Iranian's didn't spill their blood to establish and preserve our American freedom's for us, I feel inclined to do the same for them.

    However, I realize too that the very people I am "rooting" for, in spirit in their struggle against their theocratic dictatorship, are the same people who would like nothing more than to give each and American an acid bath. Let's not pretend we're all friends here. I'm still pissed about the hostage taking 30 years ago.

    So, that being said, from my point of view, I could care less if the whole nation of Iran implodes upon itself and let the last man standing turn off the lights.

    If any country goes into Iran and interferes, it should be Russia or China. They have more to lose with Iran's squalor than we do. Why is it always our job to bitch-slap these tyrants?

    Iran has to make their own bed and sleep in it.

    Screw Iran.





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