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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Not really only one elected World Leader has made any puplic comment and this a Chancl of Germany Mr. Obama sent his NSA out to make his statement while the Canadain PM sent his Minst. of Forg Affairs and France just relesed a very vauge open responce.
    No, Obama made a statement supporting the Iranian protesters and condemning Iran's leadership. You just choose to ignore it due to being partisan or you're watching the FAUX network where they probably left it out on purpose.

    US President Barack Obama makes a statement condemning Iran's crackdown on protesters

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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Obama did condemn the fascist regime when he gave that speech about the attempted terrorist attack, but I doubt the Iranian government even heard the speech. Someone needs to go over there and talk with them in person. I'm not sure if they would listen to John Kerry, but Obama or Clinton *may* have a chance. If all fails, we and the other nations who care about democracy could stop sending them money and/or any other resources.

    This is also another example of the United Nations failing to do anything that would advance democracy. They have global peace keeping troops stationed in a number of countries. Why not send them to aid the protesters or help remove this illegal government from it's throne?

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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    Obama did condemn the fascist regime when he gave that speech about the attempted terrorist attack, but I doubt the Iranian government even heard the speech. Someone needs to go over there and talk with them in person. I'm not sure if they would listen to John Kerry, but Obama or Clinton *may* have a chance. If all fails, we and the other nations who care about democracy could stop sending them money and/or any other resources.

    This is also another example of the United Nations failing to do anything that would advance democracy. They have global peace keeping troops stationed in a number of countries. Why not send them to aid the protesters or help remove this illegal government from it's throne?
    You're dreaming. Iran will listen to Obama or Clinton as much as Kim will listen to anyone, which is notta. We need to stay out of it and allow the Iranian populace to topple the leadership. For change to really take place it has to come from within. The people there are perfectly capable of doing it if they really want to, as after all they've done it before.

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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    You're dreaming. Iran will listen to Obama or Clinton as much as Kim will listen to anyone, which is notta.
    I'm not dreaming. I said MAY because I know it's very unlikely, but if enough world leaders talk with them and threaten to cut off resources.. It may have some effect. If it doesn't though, that's okay because we tried and it shows our deepest support for the Iranian people.

    We need to stay out of it and allow the Iranian populace to topple the leadership. For change to really take place it has to come from within. The people there are perfectly capable of doing it if they really want to, as after all they've done it before.
    Well I agree. I strongly believe real peace comes through revolution. The Romanian revolution of 1989 is a good example..but we could still do a few things as a country to weaken the fascists without stopping the protesters from fighting for their freedom. Like I said, if we and other democratic nations give Iran any founding or resources that help their government.. It's time to cut it off.

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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm not dreaming. I said MAY because I know it's very unlikely, but if enough world leaders talk with them and threaten to cut off resources.. It may have some effect. If it doesn't though, that's okay because we tried and it shows our deepest support for the Iranian people.
    And how would that be any different from what has already been tried?
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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    iran

    obama started his careening career there with his oft repeated campaign pledge to pursue personal diplomacy with "the leaders of iran"

    next, he declared the despots enjoyed a natural right to nuclear power

    he reached out from atop a pyramid in cairo, he's been reaching out for a year

    he gets bitch slapped in return at every intersection

    hu and putin have made it plain as a pane they will NOT be there for us vs the shiites

    in june, when protests first erupted over the ripped-off plebiscite, obama was way too little, way too late

    for a week he stuck by his, "i don't want to be seen as interfering"

    he gets blamed for astroturfing the streets of tehran, either way

    truth is, he's loathe to offend those with whom he's so eager to meet and transform

    and then there's qom, announced a day after obama chaired the un security council and won passage unanimously of his pretty pledge for a nuke free world

    not til christmas does the ditherer finally speak out for FREEDOM against an oppressive totalitarianism

    obama's approach is outright unamerican

    we've seen a dramatically increased belligerence from tehran since obama came to power

    reports this morning are iran is smuggling yellowcake from kazakhstan, all the cables are chattering today

    i don't think they quite appreciate that that's what ahmedinejad WANTS them talking about

    the scrawny dude in the bad suit who held our 50 for 444 days eagerly gives our president noogies

    obama is just now coming around to realizing he's gotta get tough with iran

    but there's nothing he can do

    he's forced everything upon israel whom he has also daily dissed, exact opposite of his iranian reachout

    the same week he's forced to take back his "everything worked fine" rationalization concerning mutallab, forced by events to toughen it up, he's compelled finally, after 6 months, to abandon his "non interference" approach to persia and call out forcefully, like an american, against "the iron fist of brutality"

    obama has wasted A YEAR with iran

    and not just ANY year, but one where real hope for change in that repressively fundamental state flashed weekly across every tv screen
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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    They could at least suggest that our hearts are with the people who want their liberty.

    You know, it has always fascinated me -- the Iranian regime is literally, and thoroughly, everything you guys on the left, in your wildest wet dreams, imagine Republicans/conservatives are or would be if they could. As regimes offensive to everything we in the west are supposed to hold dear, this one is among the historically worst.

    Yet the people who staged years of protests, by the tens or hundreds of thousands, against Bush don't seem to have much more than a shrug for the Iranian theocracy or its people who want to rid themselves of their repugnance.

    No, according to many or most of you folks, they should be engaged. Fox News should be shunned, sanctioned, and ignored, if not put out of business, but it's glad hands all around for those Millennial thugs.
    Well I can only speak for myself but personally Im in favor of the protests i just dont see what western governments can do, that they arent already doing, that wouldn't make things worse. Im open for suggestions though. Whereas on the other hand there are plenty of situations around the world were we could do much more.
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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    You're dreaming. Iran will listen to Obama or Clinton as much as Kim will listen to anyone, which is notta. We need to stay out of it and allow the Iranian populace to topple the leadership. For change to really take place it has to come from within. The people there are perfectly capable of doing it if they really want to, as after all they've done it before.
    Totally agree. We need to stay out and let the chips fall where they may.

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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Not really only one elected World Leader has made any puplic comment and this a Chancl of Germany Mr. Obama sent his NSA out to make his statement while the Canadain PM sent his Minst. of Forg Affairs and France just relesed a very vauge open responce.
    The volume of noise from the press and world leadership, including the US, EU, and UN - is hardly a peep.

    Compare it to what was being spewed in israel's direction during the Jan 2009 mopup.

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    Re: Iran opposition figures arrested after protests

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think a visit by John Kerry would send the wrong message.

    Hot Air Blog Archive Kerry to go to Iran
    It is funny how the arch-leftist idiots in the senate and house keep doing this; last year it was Pelosi going to Syria while the democracy advocates there were begging her not to.

    Nothing can get in the way of a leftist photo opportunity, partcularly one that allows a leftist to pretend they actually care about someone's human rights in the ME....

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