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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So you agree, very dissimilar indeed. Fair enough.


    Not necessarily. I suspect Algeria and Yemen will be next, neither of which are US client states. I think those regimes that have most abused their positions to least positive effect are the most vulnerable.
    Yemen is an American client state under its current leader. Why do you think the USS Cole was refueling in Yemen when it had a hole blown in its side and 17 of its sailors died? Algeria is run by an anti-Islamist oligarchy with close ties to the West.

    Iran stones adulterous women and hangs gays. I don't think Egypt is as bad as Iran. But there will be no Green Revolution in Iran until the Iranian people decide to force the Theocrats to use up all of their bullets.

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Instead of going straight to the worst possible scenario, can't you, for even one day, be happy that peaceful protesters toppled a dictatorship of 30+ years and are breathing the free air of liberty at this moment?

    Tomorrow may be chaos. But you know what? The situation they were in was already dysfunctional, broken, and bad.

    Bad things could happen, sure. But the possibility of good things happening are--in this moment--a million times more likely than they were on January 24. That's a good thing.
    America needs less happiness for foreigners and more dispassionate analysis from its leader and those he has hired to run American foreign policy.

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    What happened to the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon? It first appeared to succeed, but them was skillfully outmaneuvered by the forces of counter-revolution.

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    America needs less happiness for foreigners and more dispassionate analysis from its leader and those he has hired to run American foreign policy.
    Your post sounds really smart, on the surface, until one realizes that Obama is the CEO of this country. What CEO do you know that does analysis for his large, multi-trillion dollar company? The job of the CEO is to make policy decisions BASED ON analysis conducted by topic experts.

    I conclude: Your post is irrelevant and off-target.
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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Iran stones adulterous women and hangs gays. I don't think Egypt is as bad as Iran. But there will be no Green Revolution in Iran until the Iranian people decide to force the Theocrats to use up all of their bullets.
    So, again, little similarity between Iran and Egypt.
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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    So, again, little similarity between Iran and Egypt.
    But! They have brown skin! And a lot of them are Islamic! And they wear those checkered head scarves and man-dresses!

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    But! They have brown skin! And a lot of them are Islamic! And they wear those checkered head scarves and man-dresses!
    And they write in squiggles from right to left and their languages both sound like they're clearing their throat and they're both the bad guys in the Bible. Nnnnnnn!
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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    But! They have brown skin! And a lot of them are Islamic! And they wear those checkered head scarves and man-dresses!
    Iranians don't have brown skin. They are Indo-European.

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Your post sounds really smart, on the surface, until one realizes that Obama is the CEO of this country. What CEO do you know that does analysis for his large, multi-trillion dollar company? The job of the CEO is to make policy decisions BASED ON analysis conducted by topic experts.

    I conclude: Your post is irrelevant and off-target.
    Yeah, Obama's like a CEO alright: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyW9e5QdWxk

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    I just heard that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has informed the people of Iran that if they march they will get killed dead.

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