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2009-06-27 08:47:10 PM  
It's definitely better to protest violently in Sweden than peacefully in Iran.

Surprisingly good Google translation of an article on the Swedish Broadcasting Company's website (new window)

These guys will only get a slap on the wrist.
 
2009-06-27 08:48:59 PM  
tenpoundsofcheese: brigid_fitch: Everyone, pls keep in mind that PK was most definitely a GROUP of people. One of their group was arrested early last week and the rest had to go to ground for fear that their friend would be tortured to name names.

.

PK and another are in custody but no one is talking about it.

I doubt that the Iranian government tortures the way everyone here whines about US torture, so everything is probably going to be okay.
A couple of questions politely asked, an apology and PK and the other will be sent on their way.


If this is not sarcasm, you're a poor deluded fool.
 
2009-06-27 08:49:35 PM  
olddinosaur: noah balloon: Subby's video was a risky move, if they were in America the cops would have shot them in the back no doubt.

/I know not all of them are like that, but it's happened to me
//That video will also probably be a goldmine for Western news anchors soon

In all probability the American Police would not have shot them in the back, unless they were FBI or BATF.

They are the only ones known to do that sort of sh*t on a regular basis, but they usually confine it to women and children; full grown adult males shoot back.

Small time cops just plant drugs in your car, and bust you on phony charges.

That way if they need you murdered, they can do it for 2 cartons of cigarettes.

Maybe 3 in some States.


Everytime I read your posts, I think "This guy needs to write a kids book".
 
2009-06-27 08:52:12 PM  
tenpoundsofcheese: brigid_fitch: Everyone, pls keep in mind that PK was most definitely a GROUP of people. One of their group was arrested early last week and the rest had to go to ground for fear that their friend would be tortured to name names.

.

PK and another are in custody but no one is talking about it.

I doubt that the Iranian government tortures the way everyone here whines about US torture, so everything is probably going to be okay.
A couple of questions politely asked, an apology and PK and the other will be sent on their way.


No, they definitely torture prisoners. It's one of the things we have in common with them.
 
2009-06-27 08:54:27 PM  
Frank du TV: tenpoundsofcheese: brigid_fitch: Everyone, pls keep in mind that PK was most definitely a GROUP of people. One of their group was arrested early last week and the rest had to go to ground for fear that their friend would be tortured to name names.

.

PK and another are in custody but no one is talking about it.

I doubt that the Iranian government tortures the way everyone here whines about US torture, so everything is probably going to be okay.
A couple of questions politely asked, an apology and PK and the other will be sent on their way.

If this is not sarcasm, you're a poor deluded fool.


Of course it is not sarcasm.
It is clear that people protest a LOT about the US actions, but very little about the Iranian actions so for the following categories it clearly must be better to be in Iran than in the US.

- women
- gay (you can only marry in several states in the US!)
- a criminal
- a person suspected of taking actions against the government

I don't hear any hollywood elites or liberal loudmouths going after the Iranian government for their treatment of people in those categories so clearly the Iranian government treat them a lot better than the US government does.
 
2009-06-27 08:54:41 PM  
Tech N9ne: noah balloon: Subby's video was a risky move, if they were in America the cops would have shot them in the back no doubt.

/I know not all of them are like that, but it's happened to me
//That video will also probably be a goldmine for Western news anchors soon

You are a farking asshole, fark you. You sound like a farking criminal that does need to be dealt with, asshole.


hey now. there are a lot of Farkers that don't like the fuzz, but that's no need to get all emo on'em. Most likely they're just stupid fat basement dwelling hippies. Not worth the verbal assault.
 
2009-06-27 08:56:17 PM  
Befuddled: To me it sounds like Ahmadinejad is trying to become dictator of Iran.

It's scary to see in Iran how easy it is for a minority of people to suppress the majority.

/can now spell Ahmadinejad without having to look it up


Trying to become? As opposed to what he's been doing?
The prior elections were disputed as well.

However, 2 factors for those:
1. Iran has a huge discontinuity in its age distribution, 60%-70% under age 30. The protesters are part of a bubble. And even 4 years can make an enormous difference, because bodies of 18 yr old protesters and 22 yr old protesters and 26 yr old protesters are a different game.
2. In the last election, his win was still plausible. There was no massive hype behind one challenger like with Mousavi. And they didn't announce completely ABSURD numbers in the results like this. Why they didn't give Ahmadinejad 52% is beyond me. Something tells me their loss of touch with reality is deeper than I imagined and they thought this would be accepted.
 
2009-06-27 08:56:52 PM  
tenpoundsofcheese: I don't hear any hollywood elites or liberal loudmouths going after the Iranian government for their treatment of people in those categories so clearly the Iranian government treat them a lot better than the US government does.

Lol, because commenting on the conduct of your own, democratic country where you have influence and profile is so much less productve than shouting about somewhere everyone already knows is a farked up theocracy...
 
2009-06-27 08:57:21 PM  
I understand not wanting to see harm come to the riot police, but I wouldn't let them leave with all of their riot gear.
 
2009-06-27 08:58:02 PM  
Edsel: tenpoundsofcheese: brigid_fitch: Everyone, pls keep in mind that PK was most definitely a GROUP of people. One of their group was arrested early last week and the rest had to go to ground for fear that their friend would be tortured to name names.

.

PK and another are in custody but no one is talking about it.

I doubt that the Iranian government tortures the way everyone here whines about US torture, so everything is probably going to be okay.
A couple of questions politely asked, an apology and PK and the other will be sent on their way.

No, they definitely torture prisoners. It's one of the things we have in common with them.


NO WAY! If that were true, then people would be protesting the Iranian government and it would be all over the press here. I am sure that when the Iranian government captures a person suspected of acting against the government that they are given a bible, time to pray, meals that are appropriate, access to legal teams and to a sympathetic media, and generally treated really, really well.
 
2009-06-27 08:59:32 PM  
Befuddled: I understand not wanting to see harm come to the riot police, but I wouldn't let them leave with all of their riot gear.

I think the idea was to prevent any kind of violence. Attempting to take a popo's riot gear would, at the very least, get you a good crack in the nugget from a baton.
 
2009-06-27 09:00:12 PM  
Some seem to be more Iranian than others.
/down on the farm
 
2009-06-27 09:01:05 PM  
Gothnet: tenpoundsofcheese: I don't hear any hollywood elites or liberal loudmouths going after the Iranian government for their treatment of people in those categories so clearly the Iranian government treat them a lot better than the US government does.

Lol, because commenting on the conduct of your own, democratic country where you have influence and profile is are safe is so much less productve safer than shouting about somewhere everyone already knows is a farked up theocracywhere you can get the Salman Rushdie treatment...


They are just cowards.
 
2009-06-27 09:03:20 PM  
And this is why Ahhaveasmallpenis will soon be overthrown. Gentle displays of compassion and Democracy will surely pave the way to a new Iran.
 
2009-06-27 09:08:48 PM  
Oznog: 2. In the last election, his win was still plausible. There was no massive hype behind one challenger like with Mousavi. And they didn't announce completely ABSURD numbers in the results like this.

Also it's important to keep in mind that during his first election, there was huge apathy about voting, so there was a large boycott.

This time around, they got record numbers of people voting, presumably to vote out A-jad.
 
2009-06-27 09:13:40 PM  
Sounds like a culture that would be nice to live in.
 
2009-06-27 09:14:05 PM  
tenpoundsofcheese: Gothnet: tenpoundsofcheese: I don't hear any hollywood elites or liberal loudmouths going after the Iranian government for their treatment of people in those categories so clearly the Iranian government treat them a lot better than the US government does.

Lol, because commenting on the conduct of your own, democratic country where you have influence and profile is are safe is so much less productve safer than shouting about somewhere everyone already knows is a farked up theocracywhere you can get the Salman Rushdie treatment...

They are just cowards.


I'm going to go out on a limb and say that they aren't speaking out about Iran because they aren't Iranians. Sort of how one may tell one's family members when one doesn't like what they're doing, but will not go down the street and meddle in the neighbors' business, even when they disapprove much more strongly.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard - and we ought to.

You'll understand these things better when you're grown.
 
2009-06-27 09:15:10 PM  
Yes, you are all Iranian. But if the Iranians you are protecting are Iranians who are beating the piss out of other Iranians, I say screw em.
 
2009-06-27 09:17:34 PM  
The news about PK really has me down. I almost chucked my phone in the trash when the first twitter posts about it started coming through. Then I felt like crying, or hurling.

Or both.

God be with all Iranians. Well, except Khamenei and Amhadickinajar.
 
2009-06-27 09:18:18 PM  
Does anybody know about @PK2? I just noticed the name popping up on RTs
 
2009-06-27 09:20:09 PM  
A new PK has surfaced, but it is not yet confirmed whether this is genuine or an impostor. OG is testing to see if it is the real PK or not by asking for an old message.
 
2009-06-27 09:20:14 PM  
NastyMut6r: Does anybody know about @PK2? I just noticed the name popping up on RTs

Everything I've seen just says PK2 does not in any way have anything to do with PK.
 
2009-06-27 09:21:29 PM  
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2009-06-27 09:22:42 PM  
Gordon Bennett: A new PK has surfaced, but it is not yet confirmed whether this is genuine or an impostor. OG is testing to see if it is the real PK or not by asking for an old message.

archanoid: NastyMut6r: Does anybody know about @PK2? I just noticed the name popping up on RTs

Everything I've seen just says PK2 does not in any way have anything to do with PK.


There is also a @PK spelled with an ie.
 
2009-06-27 09:26:01 PM  
KangTheMad: And this is why Ahhaveasmallpenis will soon be overthrown. Gentle displays of compassion and Democracy will surely pave the way to a new Iran.

Yeah, good luck with that. This revolution failed the moment it became a battle of people with guns vs people without guns. Peaceful waves of protest are not going to do squat against a hard lined government intent on staying in power. It doesn't matter how many peace signs they throw up, the supreme leader is never going to come out and sing Kumbaya in the streets.

Just think, how would the American revolutionary war have ended up if the colonists hadn't had all their hunting rifles and instead had had to fight the British soldiers with rocks and pitchforks?
 
2009-06-27 09:26:24 PM  
Red rover, red rover, send *insert generic Iranian name here* right over.

/At least that's what it looks like to me
//Go Iran!
 
2009-06-27 09:28:00 PM  
StrangeQ: This revolution failed the moment it became a battle of people with guns vs people without guns.

That how the revolution against the Shah started too. I wonder how that turned out.
 
2009-06-27 09:29:47 PM  
NastyMut6r: Does anybody know about @PK2? I just noticed the name popping up on RTs

PK2 isn't PK, couple confirmation attempts were apparently made and I've heard nothing since then from the people doing the confirming.

Frankly, at this point, I'm not sure I'd believe it if the actual PK account started twittering again. If it was me behind that account and one of my fellows got compromised, I would write out the most complete password I could, change the twitter pass, then burn the paper and leave that account in the dust. Touching it will only give someone looking for the people behind it another chance to track you.
 
2009-06-27 09:31:16 PM  
Persepolis: StrangeQ: This revolution failed the moment it became a battle of people with guns vs people without guns.

That how the revolution against the Shah started too. I wonder how that turned out.


I heard there was a book about that, should go look for it.

/library's closed, damnit
//probably will forget tomorrow too
 
2009-06-27 09:33:42 PM  
NastyMut6r: If PK, the person or group, has had military training, this is a very good possibility.

Most young men are drafted, although exemptions can be purchased, or had through special exceptions (university, only son, etc.).
 
2009-06-27 09:34:38 PM  
Frank du TV: NastyMut6r: Does anybody know about @PK2? I just noticed the name popping up on RTs

PK2 isn't PK, couple confirmation attempts were apparently made and I've heard nothing since then from the people doing the confirming.

Frankly, at this point, I'm not sure I'd believe it if the actual PK account started twittering again. If it was me behind that account and one of my fellows got compromised, I would write out the most complete password I could, change the twitter pass, then burn the paper and leave that account in the dust. Touching it will only give someone looking for the people behind it another chance to track you.


That's what I was saying earlier, if I was in PKs shoes I would've jumped to a different medium of commo a week ago, but keep the old accounts posting somehow.
 
2009-06-27 09:35:03 PM  
dervish16108: Most young men are drafted, although exemptions can be purchased,

When my cousin went, he said it's a lot of grunt work (digging ditches and building stuff way out in the boonies) and just a gigantic waste of time.

It's like free labor for the government more than anything.
 
2009-06-27 09:35:13 PM  
Befuddled: I understand not wanting to see harm come to the riot police, but I wouldn't let them leave with all of their riot gear.

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2009-06-27 09:35:54 PM  
Former Spanish PM Aznar is, like, so unhappy with Obama: link (new window).

I'd really like to know what he actually wants Obama to say or do. Now, I personally like the diplomatic "Ahmadinejad, you're an idiot" take, because if American started to make moves towards some kind of military action, the army and the IRG would be forced to do something. If they saw the protest movement as US-funded thing, they wouldn't be too gentle with the protesters either, I think.

Not to mention the protesters who, while most likely do not completely buy the "Great Satan" rhetorics, might also dislike an attack against their country. Aren't they trying to save it (from their idiotic leaders)?
 
2009-06-27 09:36:04 PM  
As for the PK situation, isn't it possible that the establishment is making these rumors so that if/when PK returns to tweeting, people may believe his username/password was compromised and that they are no longer a trustworthy news source?
 
2009-06-27 09:37:02 PM  
dervish16108: NastyMut6r: If PK, the person or group, has had military training, this is a very good possibility.

Most young men are drafted, although exemptions can be purchased, or had through special exceptions (university, only son, etc.).


That gives me hope that PK knows at-least some bit about military operations in urban terrain.
 
2009-06-27 09:37:34 PM  
Persepolis: dervish16108: Most young men are drafted, although exemptions can be purchased,

When my cousin went, he said it's a lot of grunt work (digging ditches and building stuff way out in the boonies) and just a gigantic waste of time.

It's like free labor for the government more than anything.


Do they get basic training like they do in the USA? Or is it non-existent/very dilute in comparison?
 
2009-06-27 09:38:26 PM  
Persepolis: StrangeQ: This revolution failed the moment it became a battle of people with guns vs people without guns.

That how the revolution against the Shah started too. I wonder how that turned out.


Pretty swimmingly, from the looks of it.
 
2009-06-27 09:38:40 PM  
Persepolis: dervish16108: Most young men are drafted, although exemptions can be purchased,

When my cousin went, he said it's a lot of grunt work (digging ditches and building stuff way out in the boonies) and just a gigantic waste of time.

It's like free labor for the government more than anything.


Was this person in the US military or Iranian?
 
2009-06-27 09:39:32 PM  
Green Brief #11 (new window)
 
2009-06-27 09:40:44 PM  
dervish16108: Persepolis: dervish16108: Most young men are drafted, although exemptions can be purchased,

When my cousin went, he said it's a lot of grunt work (digging ditches and building stuff way out in the boonies) and just a gigantic waste of time.

It's like free labor for the government more than anything.

Do they get basic training like they do in the USA? Or is it non-existent/very dilute in comparison?


From what I understand it's very basic. How to line up, how to follow orders, that kind of thing.

The way he made it seem, was like it was kinda like prison. He said there was a lot of tougher people taking advantage of weaker people. (Like getting some weenie to clean all your gear/carry all your stuff)

It didn't sound pleasant at all.
 
2009-06-27 09:40:45 PM  
MIguy: Sorry, Farkers don't care about Iran anymore.

Well then, perhaps my reply will matter more than most: there's lots of other threads for you to share your despair with. We are sad enough.

 
2009-06-27 09:45:55 PM  
GO PROTESTERS. No one in the world can continue to back a tyranny composed of a Theocracy. It will not hold up against the democracy of ideas. Ideas will swarm and overcome it. Its not a matter of fate, its just facts
 
2009-06-27 09:46:54 PM  
When your president doesn't have the power to make any real decisions why does it even matter who does the job? Biggest waste of time/life revolution ever. I mean, did you people actually thing Twitter was going to take down Islam? Idiots. Go trash Michael Jackson or something.
 
2009-06-27 09:48:50 PM  
Pilot Kosmosa: When your president doesn't have the power to make any real decisions why does it even matter who does the job? Biggest waste of time/life revolution ever. I mean, did you people actually thing Twitter was going to take down Islam? Idiots. Go trash Michael Jackson or something.

1/10. It's been done tedious times before. Come back next week, thanks for playing.
 
2009-06-27 09:49:37 PM  
It looks like the police outnumber the protesters. And have helmets and weapons.

Hmm.
 
2009-06-27 09:51:29 PM  
jx100: brigid_fitch: GreenSeaDrop: Raymond

Is that SA on Twitter?

It's Eric S. Raymond, the long-time Open Source advocate. He's the current media face because he's dealt with the media before never seen a camera he couldn't throw himself in front of, already has had Iranian death threats, and can handle it all while keeping others more hidden from the media.


FTFY

I hope Iranian citizens can get their story out to the rest of the world, but the second I saw the last name I thought "You know, I bet that's ESR." Anyone want to start a pool on when he'll talk to the media in that stupid Jedi getup of his?
 
2009-06-27 09:51:36 PM  
Persepolis: This time around, they got record numbers of people voting, presumably to vote out A-jad.

You know I heard a theory about this whole thing. The Supreme Leader knew all along who was going to win, and he let Mousavi build momentum to draw record numbers of people, publicize the big turnout and viola Ahmadinijad now has a mandate by the people.

Interesting theory and makes sense; also explains why some of the moves look so foolish to us.
 
2009-06-27 09:52:56 PM  
Pilot Kosmosa: When your president doesn't have the power to make any real decisions why does it even matter who does the job? Biggest waste of time/life revolution ever. I mean, did you people actually thing Twitter was going to take down Islam? Idiots. Go trash Michael Jackson or something.

1/10. You made watching cheese curdle seem fascinating.
 
2009-06-27 09:53:01 PM  
Persepolis: StrangeQ: This revolution failed the moment it became a battle of people with guns vs people without guns.

That how the revolution against the Shah started too. I wonder how that turned out.


*snicker*
 
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