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(National Review Online)   Clashes continue in Iran, with the Ayatollah's imported, non-Iranian Jihadist thugs beating up protestors   (nationalreview.com) divider line 154
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2004-03-17 02:25:54 PM
it's kind of ironic that these neo muslim regimes are attempting to oppress anything un-islamic, yet the reasons for Islam being so popular during the medevil period was because of their tolerance of other religious practices. They often led with a light hand, and would allow locals to continue their customs. The only REAL advantage to islam or other religons of "the book" was that you weren't taxed so much.


now you are islamic or you are basically oppressed. yeesh

I guess that part of the Q'uran has whole sections on teh subject whited out with liquid paper
 
2004-03-17 02:32:09 PM
I cant believe they spelled 'Chaahaarshanbeh Souri' incorrectly
 
2004-03-17 02:34:27 PM
...because it occurs during the religious month of Mohharram,

i thought ramadan was the religious month. how many religious months does islam have?

/guy who really wants to know
 
2004-03-17 02:39:49 PM
"imported thugs", eh? farking snobs.
 
2004-03-17 02:47:26 PM
I believe that Islam follows a lunar month, albo, so they actually have ~13 months a year rather than 12.
</knows just enough to be a danger to himself and others>
 
2004-03-17 02:58:25 PM
Nice to see CNN and the other mainstream media outlets are so on top of this.

/needs more coverage of American Idol and Martha Stewart
 
2004-03-17 03:01:01 PM
Are National Review and PNAC going to say Iran is ripe for democracy so the U.S. should invade soon?

Iran needs some rape rooms. Rape rooms are a big marketing hook, right up there with cup-holders.

I hear they gassed their own people too.
 
2004-03-17 03:44:47 PM
Control
And they have oil...I mean: a long record of human rights abuses.
 
2004-03-17 06:45:43 PM
is iran an imminent threat?

(i never said imminent threat. i don't know what you're talking about. Look! A dog with a puffy tail!)
 
2004-03-17 06:46:47 PM
"The regime also warned against sparklers and fireworks, insisting that they are banned."


Of course. Only the military is allowed 'sparklers'.
 
2004-03-17 06:47:03 PM
This has to be the first time that a story has ONLY been carried by bloggers...and the National Review Online, of all people.
 
2004-03-17 06:48:00 PM
Do they still have the chador there?
 
2004-03-17 06:49:46 PM
That clinches it. We need to jump on the bandwagon and install a scripturalist state right here in the Good Ole U S!!!!!!

.
 
2004-03-17 06:50:28 PM
er...uh..Iran is coming right at us!

>powpow<

Damn that was close.
 
2004-03-17 06:51:18 PM
"Few in the West are listening and hearing the cries of the people of Iran, but that's okay, because we will be the power behind forging our own future; for Iranians, the mullahs and their Western enablers will be history."

Geez, the West sure can't catch a break can it? Is there anything in this world that's NOT the fault of the West?
 
2004-03-17 06:52:03 PM
It must be noted, though, that despite the clashes, Iranians enjoyed the celebrations. Music played; people laughed (which is actually banned by the mullahs); girls and boys were seen dancing together (which is also banned); girls lifted off their scarves.

Have some decency, people!
 
2004-03-17 06:52:46 PM
I think we all need to be asking ourselves WHY the media
is deliberately ignoring this story while we get a steady
stream of Martha Stewart, Jacko, and Bennifer at every
opportunity.

I wonder if perhaps they don't like Americans to be reminded
that it's possible to DO SOMETHING about a corrupt government?
 
2004-03-17 06:53:43 PM
The REAL irony, CC is that reform in Iran was looking pretty promising until asshat Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech. Then the conservatives had every "national interest" excuse to lay the smack down on the reformists.

Talk about counter-productive foreign policy...
 
2004-03-17 06:53:44 PM
evh hehe, good one
 
2004-03-17 06:55:30 PM
Geez, the West sure can't catch a break can it? Is there anything in this world that's NOT the fault of the West?

I'm pretty sure Japan invented Tentacle Porn, though they might be classified as Western now...
 
2004-03-17 06:55:33 PM
I'm just glad to see that NRO has gotten an new obsession and has moved off of its incessent defense of The Passion of the Christ. I never knew libertarians were so devoutly fundamentalist Christian...
 
2004-03-17 06:57:31 PM
Why doesn't Bevets go over there and convert them all over to Christianity.
 
2004-03-17 06:58:35 PM
"the non-Iranian revolutionary guards, who are often Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Afghan Arabs, and Yemenis who are imported to beat up on the people of Iran"

How evil to outsource your thuggery like that. What about all the Iranians who got a degree in thuggery and are now forced to work at the falafel mart?
 
2004-03-17 07:02:33 PM
With a name like 'Chaahaarshanbeh Souri', we've got to get the Iranians together with the Bosnians.

Remember this from The Onion?

Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia.
The deployment, dubbed Operation Vowel Storm by the State Department, is set for early next week, with the Adriatic port cities of Sjlbvdnzv and Grzny slated to be the first recipients. Two C-130 transport planes, each carrying over 500 24-count boxes of "E's," will fly from Andrews Air Force base across the Atlantic and airdrop the letters over the cities.
 
2004-03-17 07:04:54 PM
I'm pretty sure Japan invented Tentacle Porn, though they might be classified as Western now...

Nope, I think HP Lovecraft has been said to be, at the very least, tentacle porn's god father.
 
2004-03-17 07:05:00 PM
=libertarian,
!= christian

/they are not inseparable
 
2004-03-17 07:05:18 PM
FunkyMacumba The REAL irony, CC is that reform in Iran was looking pretty promising until asshat Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech. Then the conservatives had every "national interest" excuse to lay the smack down on the reformists.

To paraphrase a previous quote...Geez, Bush sure can't catch a break can he? Is there anything in this world that's NOT Bush's fault?

It's a bit more complicated than you think. The reformers never really accomplished too much before the "Axis of Evil" remark. It's too bad, because Khatami could have really done some great things for Iran. But the hardline conservatives didn't let them make any real changes before, and they didn't let them make any real changes after.

In fact, American and Iranian relations actually improved a bit by overthrowing Saddam...the two sides talked and agreed far more than they had in the recent past. (It wasn't much, but definitely an improvement). But that didn't last long. Iran started lying about its nuclear developments, which Bush jumped on, and just a few months ago, the hardliners rigged the elections, and the population grew apathetic because the reformers were unable to make any real changes, and so the hardliners have all the power now.
 
2004-03-17 07:05:22 PM
Laughing is banned by the mullahs?
 
2004-03-17 07:05:35 PM
How interesting, another Middle East Country with Oil (and human rights abuses but then again what countries other than a few Liberal Paradises like Finland and Germany, dont have/) being targeted by the Right Wing.

Operation Iranian Liberty

apparently if you put liberty, freedom or justice as a suffex, it makes that Military operation right and we are suppose to rally around the flag.
 
2004-03-17 07:08:10 PM
As a Clinton supporter, I fault Clinton for not doing more to establish a relationship with Iran. When Clinton took office, so many of his top State Department people were old Carter Administration people, and they had a lot of unresolved issues towards the government of Iran.
 
2004-03-17 07:09:03 PM
Everyone in Iran who challenged a Mullah or imported thug, danced in the streets, took off the head scarf, listed to music, laughed and built a bonfire to celebrate the Persian roots are MY FARKING HEROS!

Finally they are standing up and refusing to be prisoners in their own country. just hope it doesn't turn out worse than Tianimen(sp) Square.

HEROS HEROS HEROS HEROS HEROS HEROS HEROS HEROS HEROS!!!!!!!
 
2004-03-17 07:12:44 PM
Geotpf
This has to be the first time that a story has ONLY been carried by bloggers...and the National Review Online, of all people

Yeah because shiat like this on yer evening news would make you think there was some hope for the people over there you know? Our media has got to be the biggest load of shiate in the known universe.

/viva la internet
 
2004-03-17 07:14:25 PM
Oh! Imported thugs are ALL the rage this Spring! Haven't you heard? I like to shop for mine at "Jamali's Pier Thug Imports." It's located in the West Tehran Shopping Mall and Promenade, between "Allah's Chicken and Falafels" and Ali's Hair Salon, Skin Care and Rocket Grenade Emporium.

And unlike the alien day-worker thugs you can pick up in front of Akmed's Home Despot, I mean Home Depot, Jamali's import thugs are fully insured.

/Music playing, people laughing, girls and boys dancing together, girls lifting off their scarves, dogs and cats living together... MASS HYSTERIA!
 
2004-03-17 07:14:54 PM
Bloodnok
Geez, the West sure can't catch a break can it? Is there anything in this world that's NOT the fault of the West?

Not much, after they conquered most of the World and then played it like chess pieces against the Communists.
 
2004-03-17 07:15:02 PM
Those mullahs have mighty short memories. They could end up taking the last train to Farksville, just like the shah.
 
2004-03-17 07:16:28 PM
This is the most important thing happening in the world right now, and nobody's reporting it!!







 
2004-03-17 07:17:00 PM
Is there anything in this world that's NOT the fault of the West?

I think that, given 50+ years of meddling in Iran by the USA, Iranians are somewhat justified in finding American sources for their current problems.
 
2004-03-17 07:17:39 PM
missmez: Those mullahs have mighty short memories. They could end up taking the last train to Farksville, just like the shah.


Unlike with the Shah, though, there is no organized opposition to the power structure that is centralized around one person. It was easier for the mullahs to overthrown the Shah because of the singular leaders that was Khomeini. Unless I'm missing something, there doesn't appear to be a similar individual now on the side of freedom. I'm not sure Rafsanjani counts, or is even relevant anymore...
 
2004-03-17 07:19:14 PM

2004-03-17 06:53:43 PM FunkyMacumba

The REAL irony, CC is that reform in Iran was looking pretty promising until asshat Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech.


You couldn't be more wrong! This would never happen with the butcher Saddam next door. Thank you America!
 
2004-03-17 07:19:36 PM
Imported thugs is an odd military or internal security choice.

If an accurate story, it is interesting that Islamic rulers would permit foreign nationals to attack citizens.
 
2004-03-17 07:20:00 PM
Don't worry. In about 15 years the US will get around to paying attention to the oppressed people.

The United States - Fighting Terrorism Where It Is Convenient Since 2001
 
2004-03-17 07:21:04 PM
Bill_Wick's_Friend: I think that, given 50+ years of meddling in Iran by the USA, Iranians are somewhat justified in finding American sources for their current problems.


OK...I'm with you from the overthrow of Mossadeq to the overthrow of the Shah. But the US involvement in Iran from 1979 until the present, with the exception of selling them some arms in the mid 1980s, has been pretty negligible.

And a lot of the people protesting weren't even born in 1979. So I don't know that there is a legitimate position that the US is meddling in Iran. We've got no relationship with Iran...the only meddling is the statements we can make on the outside. We can't directly influence their policies...
 
2004-03-17 07:21:28 PM
Better links here:

http://www.activistchat.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1424

http://www.tehran24.com/#
 
2004-03-17 07:22:07 PM
People of Iran, I salute you.
 
2004-03-17 07:22:13 PM
"Is there anything in this world that's NOT the fault of the West?"

Well, since we outlasted the USSR, we automatically inherited the blame for all of the sh*t THEY caused during the Cold War along with our own stuff. What's more, in squaring off against the Russians, we made temporary allies with some pretty shady people, not unlike "teaming up" with the Soviet's Stalin to finish off the Nazis at the end of WWII. Sometimes it's a necessary evil. Doesn't mean the West is responsible for the millions of people Stalin went on to murder, but it's hard to explain that logic to a Liberal on a rampage.
 
2004-03-17 07:22:17 PM
"Aw dammit. More brown people who are going to end up in a free society, with our help or not. Makes me sick...I wonder how I can blame Bush?" said the irritated lefty.

Kudos to the courage of the Persian people.

Cowboy Bush threatens a bunch of countries and topples two. Within two years Libya yells 'uncle' and invites the UN in to dismantle its weapons programs and Iran moves towards democracy. I'm sure there's no connection between the two.
 
2004-03-17 07:22:20 PM
This is the CIA's doing. Just like the Kurdish riots going on in Syria right now. Let the CIA stir up the shiat for a while, and pretty soon, both Syria and Iran will overthrow their asshat leaders.
 
2004-03-17 07:23:43 PM
Wow, some really stupid ppl here. I always wondered where Democrats got votes...

Iran is by far the most pro-American country in the Middle-East.

 
2004-03-17 07:24:36 PM
"Few in the West are listening and hearing the cries of the people of Iran"

Feh! damned if we do and damned if we don't. You know if the US sent forces there, no one in Iran would want to take responsiblity for the country accept for another facist, all the while we'd have another bunch of farkers suicide bombing our troops.

aren't we all supposed to run out of food in 15 years anyway?
 
2004-03-17 07:25:20 PM
Imported thugs is an odd military or internal security choice.

Let's hope it proves just as ineffective as Britain's Hessian mercenaries.
 
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