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Puppet makes kind gesture to American Emperor

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Mathloom, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    I would've started this article with: ".. after getting rich off American and 'International' sanctions which economically castrated regular, innocent Iranians, the Supreme Leader has returned the favor by making an equally unprecedented gesture towards the American Emperor which simultaneously spits in the face of American and Iranian citizens who have been asking for these changes for decades."

    But it's not my article. Plus, it's rare to get a positive (albeit temporary) outcome out of corruption.

    Given we can all see for ourselves how the US is strengthening the grip of extremist Iranian clerics on Iran, I wanted to highlight just how ecstatic the Iranian regime is about the benefits they gained from the sanctions, essentially increasing their already-unbelievable shareholding in Iran, while drastically weakening Iranian citizens in every imaginable way - including increased rates of prostitution, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, crime, etc.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...ban-morality-police-from-targeting-women.html

    Also, before anyone harps on about how the US harsh stance has "improved" things for Iranians - please note that Iranians most likely do not even want this nominal, temporary change in exchange for strengthening the regime. It's not a positive change for anyone except your military establishment and the Iranian regime. Perhaps if it was a permanent change in something significant like speech or judicial independence - then fine. But at the moment, all this means is that women in Iran can show a half a centimeter more hair than they've been showing the last 15 years, and continue to wear tight overcoats/manteaux without the 0.01% chance that the religious police bothers them about it. It's a good thing, but a fairly worthless thing in the grand scheme of what Iranians are dealing with. They have bigger fish to fry, and these recent discussions are making change more difficult for Iranians.
     
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    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    Summary of the article: The new Iranian president is less insane than the previous one and is toning down the harassment of women by the "morality police". That's not much, but a step in the right direction.

    How one arrives at posting all this garbled nonsense in the post above by Mathloom from that article is hard to understand. Is alcohol involved? Some other substances?
     
  3. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    Summary: staying on as supreme leader is worth changing the name of the governmental organization which harasses Iranian women about their clothing.

    +1 for Iranian women. +1million for Iranian regime's ability to stay in power.
     
  4. CrazyDave

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    News flash. Those in power don't give it up easily.
     
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  6. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    No ****. Does that make support for illegitimate power any more tolerable?
     

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