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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    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.
    Don't forget the fact that the U.S. president did not come out in favor of the demonstrators in Iran as he did in Egypt. Plus western reporters can't flood Iran and support the demonstrators.

    It seems you are correct, the only governments in the ME that are in trouble are the U.S. allies.

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    Iran's a different ball of wax. For one thing, they've already issued a statement to their people. "Seditionists will be corpses." And it's not bluff. Unlike Egypt's military, Iran's military WILL slaughter protesters to the last man/woman without a second thought. The only reason the Egyptian protest succeeded was because the Egyptian military is of the people and for the country itself. Mubarak himself was military; he could not succeed without their support. When he lost that, he lost everything.

    The only way for regime change in Iran to take place is if the Mullah's wish it, or if the military suddenly turns on them, which it has shown absolutely NO tendency to do.

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    Re: Cairo's Protests Reverberate in Tehran

    The only way for regime change in Iran to take place is if the Mullah's wish it, or if the military suddenly turns on them, which it has shown absolutely NO tendency to do.
    What was missing in the Iranian demonstrations that was present in the Egyption demonstrations was significant and extensive strike action. The reason that the Islamic revolution succeeded was due to the support of the Iranian oilworkers through strike action. The current regime, however, is aware of this, which is why they treat the oil workers very well for the most part.
    "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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