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    Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations

    Iran protests: Violence on third day of demonstrations - BBC News

    From the BBC - Some of the anti-government protests happening in Iranian cities have turned violent, footage appears to show.

    Two demonstrators in Dorud in western Iran have sustained gunshot wounds, a video posted on social media and verified by BBC Persian shows.

    Videos filmed elsewhere in the country show protesters setting fire to a police vehicles and there are reports of attacks on government buildings.

    It is the biggest display of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009.

    Demonstrators have ignored a warning by Iran's interior minister to avoid "illegal gatherings".

    There are unconfirmed reports that the two protesters who were shot in Dorud have died.

    In the town of Abhar in northern Iran, demonstrators have set fire to large banners bearing the picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

    Meanwhile in Arak in central Iran, protesters have reportedly set fire to the local headquarters of the pro-government Basij militia.

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    Although small, the anti-government protests on Saturday took on a much greater importance than the government-sponsored rallies.

    It's not every day that there are thousands of people voicing opposition to the government.

    As night fell, reports were still coming of protests in at least nine cities. There have been clashes with the police in some places.

    The common factor in all of them has been protesters' demand for an end to clerical rule in Iran.
    The U.S. has an opportunity to get something right with regard to it's policy towards Iran. Despite how some people on here view Iran, the problem is not the Iranian people, it's the Iranian government. The population has been desperate for a change for years. The U.S. should find ways to assist the citizens of Iran to bring an end to clerical rule on their own terms. Iranians have overthrown a repressive regime before, they can do it again. Most Iranians do not want or pursue conflict with the U.S. There was a time when there was genuine friendship between the U.S. and Iran, long before we helped the British overthrew the government because we didn't want them nationalizing their oil.

    I hope this President doesn't become impulsive and attempt some kind of military intervention. We start bombing Iran, regardless of the reason, Iranians will re-direct their hostility from the Supreme Counsel towards America. I hope the west finds a way to support the Iranian people in changing their nation for the better.
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    Re: Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations

    Imagine if the North Korea and Iran regimes fall almost simultaneously while ISIS is reduced to rubble.

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    Re: Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Imagine if the North Korea and Iran regimes fall almost simultaneously while ISIS is reduced to rubble.
    And imagine how much praise you could pour on Trump for accomplishments he had nothing to do with.

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    Re: Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Imagine if the North Korea and Iran regimes fall almost simultaneously while ISIS is reduced to rubble.
    I imagine you conservatives will praise Jesus Trump for farting. In other news, my Christmas Tree is still doing great. Praise Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    And imagine how much praise you could pour on Trump for accomplishments he had nothing to do with.
    Funnily enough, that would not be st all certain. As a matter of fact, a storyline of some probability could be related, that would not ignore the influence Trump's policies had had. You see, while the msm have wasted most of their energy on complaining about style and gruff blundrr much has been happening in the real world.
    But let's watch for the moment and see how things work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    I imagine you conservatives will praise Jesus Trump for farting. In other news, my Christmas Tree is still doing great. Praise Trump.
    Hard to say, what conservatives will say. But the very thought already has liberals eating their hearts out in public forum.

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    Anti Government protests over there can get you killed in a heartbeat. I can only hope that they are more successful in their quest to achieve democracy and secularism than they were in 1979.
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    Re: Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Imagine if the North Korea and Iran regimes fall almost simultaneously while ISIS is reduced to rubble.
    I wouldn't complain.
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    Re: Iran protests: Reports of violence on third day of demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Anti Government protests over there can get you killed in a heartbeat. I can only hope that they are more successful in their quest to achieve democracy and secularism than they were in 1979.
    The 1979 Revolution was fairly bloodless in the beginning, and unfortunately the religious zealots won out over the secularists. I have no doubt things will get very bad over there before they get better. No way the clerics go out without a bloodbatch happening. What I would hope would happen is that military commanders would ignore orders to kill the protesters and allow matters to play out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Hard to say, what conservatives will say. But the very thought already has liberals eating their hearts out in public forum.
    Not really. Conservatives have proven quite irrational and like to pretend that history began the moment Trump entered the White House, less than a year ago.

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