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2017-12-31 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Uprising in Iran!! Video and images from social media the news is ignoring
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Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-31 02:51|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [675 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 Just remember that 90% of Iranians are rural.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-12-31 03:48||   2017-12-31 03:48|| Front Page Top

#2 I know a lot of secular, non-religious, Iranian people who came here to the U.S. when the Shah was deposed to get away from the Ayatollahs.

They are actually very wonderful people have done very well here.

One of my favorite places when I go to Dallas, Texas is this place owned by one of those Iranian families (LINK)
Posted by Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 2017-12-31 05:06||   2017-12-31 05:06|| Front Page Top

#3 #1 Just remember that 90% of Iranians are rural.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru 2017-12-31 03:48


Excellent point, sir. For myself, I hope and pray that this time the protesters dig in - that when the Basij are turned on them, they decide to take as many as they can with them - and that this time, the mullahs cower in fear:

The Koran, Chapter 4, Verse 78: "Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in lofty towers..."

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2017-12-31 07:57||   2017-12-31 07:57|| Front Page Top

#4 Just a few years ago under the Shaw the youth were very western. The music the clothes the happy days. Now older these people see the before and after and today's life does not have the appeal they had hoped for. Their government like ours has its version of a political swamp. Follow the money.

I have also found it interesting that the Iranians here when asked say they are from Persia.
Posted by Dale 2017-12-31 09:08||   2017-12-31 09:08|| Front Page Top

#5 My point is, Mike, until you get the peasants revolting - nothing goes.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-12-31 09:29||   2017-12-31 09:29|| Front Page Top

#6 the national guard used thug tactics to take over a lot of businesses in Iran but now that so many businesses are run by corrupt incompetents and, of course the government is a mess of competing mullahs, the economy is suffering and the national guard run businesses are suffering along with all the others

I'd laugh but for the fact that a lot of innocent people are suffering because of this

Posted by lord garth 2017-12-31 10:23||   2017-12-31 10:23|| Front Page Top

#7 The last time this happened when Obama was president, I remember the social media video and the looks on the faces of those people. They were faces of righteous wrath. They are most likely still angry, probably even more so. I remember how Obama said nothing to condemn the brutality and the oppression of the government. That time the uprising was crushed.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2017-12-31 10:43||   2017-12-31 10:43|| Front Page Top

#8 The Koran, Chapter 4, Verse 78: "Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in lofty towers..." Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski

Bin Ladin's version of Tora Tora Tora. OBL quoted this Fourth Sura verse in a sermon to the 19 hijackers pumping them up for martyrdom.
Posted by Tennessee 2017-12-31 11:20||   2017-12-31 11:20|| Front Page Top

#9 #1 Just remember that 90% of Iranians are rural.
Posted by g(r)omgoru

Roughly 3/4 live in the city, few are rural anymore...that is why we are seeing the dwellers there are no different than ours.
Posted by Tennessee 2017-12-31 11:22||   2017-12-31 11:22|| Front Page Top

#10 from wikipedia:
"According to 2015 population estimates, approximately 73.4 percent of Iran's population lives in urban areas, up from 27 percent in 1950."
The percentage is greater in 2017.
By the way, about a third of Iranians are minorities, and these are, I believe less urban, and less happy with the regime.
Posted by Bertie Jones3369 2017-12-31 11:55||   2017-12-31 11:55|| Front Page Top

#11 Well, they formerly lived in quake-prone rural towns with provocative names like Bam, and CollapseMyHome
Posted by Frank G 2017-12-31 12:11||   2017-12-31 12:11|| Front Page Top

#12 Successful totalitarian, single party systems of government are heavily dependent upon urban clustering. Chicago is but one example.

Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-31 12:14||   2017-12-31 12:14|| Front Page Top

#13 Me bad - should've looked it up.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-12-31 12:37||   2017-12-31 12:37|| Front Page Top

#14 There is nothing the world needs more (Other than no democrats) than a Free Persia.

It's my hobbyhorse and this time, I hope they can shake off the seven dwarfs.
Posted by newc 2017-12-31 14:50||   2017-12-31 14:50|| Front Page Top

#15 Ohh,

I'm watching live streams and video on Iran Ayaee tv
Posted by newc 2017-12-31 14:56||   2017-12-31 14:56|| Front Page Top

#16 ...UPDATE: Unconfirmed, but supposedly the basij have been turned loose in a couple of the smaller cities...and joined the protesters. Keep your fingers crossed on this one.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2017-12-31 15:35||   2017-12-31 15:35|| Front Page Top

#17 If the riots are put down the US should start looking into supporting Baluchistan and Kurdish sections of Iran.
Posted by rjschwarz 2017-12-31 18:31||   2017-12-31 18:31|| Front Page Top

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