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(NPR)   Is Iran finally getting on board with that whole 21st century thingy?   (npr.org) divider line 12
    More: Interesting, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Hassan Rowhani, rapprochement, hardliners, Khamenei  
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2014-04-13 10:18:05 AM  
6 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: What do you mean "finally"? Unless you mean their government. The population is pretty western-friendly.


They were also doing quite well until America set them up for where they are today.
2014-04-13 10:22:21 AM  
5 votes:
The "man on the street" of Iran, especially in the urban parts of the country, has always been fairly modern and pro-Western. Iran is also a very  young country. Their baby boom makes the US baby boom look like nothing, and these young kids are just coming of age in a country that's repressive and lacks opportunity. That's not a formula that promotes conservative values. Couple that with their access to the Internet, the decades of quiet subversion that they've practiced- the nation is unstable as it is.

There are basically only two paths open to Iran- reform (which is the route things are taking right now), or a violent, bloody crackdown. There are some powerful people who would prefer the latter, and they have what essentially amounts to a private army that could make that happen. They realize, though, that lighting that match will create an uncontrolled situation, and they don't have enough power to make sure they come out on top.
2014-04-13 10:08:19 AM  
4 votes:
Nope
2014-04-13 10:16:43 AM  
3 votes:
What do you mean "finally"? Unless you mean their government. The population is pretty western-friendly.
2014-04-13 10:56:55 AM  
2 votes:

ohsoferrety: [img.xcitefun.net image 500x346]

Meanwhile, at the beach...


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2014-04-13 10:20:17 AM  
2 votes:
Did Subby mean to ask if Iran is finally recovering from having its modern, elected government overthrown by the US and replaced with a dictator? Unfortunately we're likely far away from that point.
2014-04-13 10:59:20 AM  
1 votes:

fjnorton: You mean they were doing well till we made them stormed our embassy and support terrorism?


Do you normally start reading books by opening to the middle?
2014-04-13 10:46:31 AM  
1 votes:

jaybeezey: generallyso: Did Subby mean to ask if Iran is finally recovering from having its modern, elected government overthrown by the US and replaced with a dictator? Unfortunately we're likely far away from that point.

So how long is it ok to hold a grudge?

Should people in the US still hold a grudge against Britain? Japan? Germany? The Vietnamese?


Cuba...
2014-04-13 10:43:06 AM  
1 votes:
It's been like this forever. The wealthy have enough power to ignore the morality police. The regular citizen does not.
2014-04-13 10:27:07 AM  
1 votes:
Mmmm. Hot Persian girls.
2014-04-13 10:26:34 AM  
1 votes:

Arkanaut: cameroncrazy1984: What do you mean "finally"? Unless you mean their government. The population is pretty western-friendly.

That probably also depends on where you are. Tehran, maybe. Out in goat country, probably not so much.

//kinda like us
//except for the goat part


Sounds a little like the red and blue divide in America.
2014-04-13 10:12:17 AM  
1 votes:
Unlikely tag must have been at its stoning under charges of adultery.
 
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