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2022-09-22 1:53:33 PM  
Well it seems their regime can do some good
 
2022-09-22 1:54:03 PM  
Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!
 
2022-09-22 1:55:40 PM  
I was in China in 2016. When I realized that they had blocked Google I simply turned on my VPN which I had never used on my phone. I got around the great firewall in all of ten seconds with no prior planning. So yeah, the only way to truly restrict internet access is to completely turn it off.
 
2022-09-22 1:55:43 PM  

the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!


That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.
 
2022-09-22 1:56:22 PM  
Sometimes the death of one person... (to start with, i know many have died and will continue to die...) can spur the entire nation to free themselves of their oppressors.

I hope that we stay out of it enough, but stand ready to support however best we can without seeming like we're installing another shah... Just be ready to assist when they ask for it.

This could be a huge game changer for the entire region.

Best of luck to everyone risking their lives for freedom.
 
2022-09-22 1:56:29 PM  

the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!


The turd has entered the punchbowl.
 
2022-09-22 1:56:50 PM  
Farticle.
 
2022-09-22 1:57:20 PM  

Thoreny: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.


This is what happens when you cut history and reading comprehension classes in schools
 
2022-09-22 1:57:31 PM  
Iranian workplace productivity reported to be up 58% this week
 
2022-09-22 1:58:49 PM  
We've got our very own "Morality Police" right here in the USA. They're called "Republicans."
 
2022-09-22 1:59:00 PM  

Thoreny: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.


For what it's worth, that wasn't meant as a defense of Iran.  The actions of the Iranian government, and their "morality police" are very much indefensible.  More of a joking barb that had we not interfered in their affairs in the 70s then perhaps Iran wouldn't be in the position it's in.
 
2022-09-22 1:59:13 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Thoreny: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.

This is what happens when you cut history and reading comprehension classes in schools


I was alive when it happened.

I don't remember it because of how young I was.
 
2022-09-22 1:59:44 PM  
I hope they Arab Spring the hell out of the place.
 
2022-09-22 2:00:23 PM  

the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!


Sure. But they didn't pay for the infrastructure which was generating those profits. Kind of like how the founder of a startup doesn't own 100% of the company, because his share has been diluted by the investments.
 
2022-09-22 2:00:24 PM  

the_rhino: Thoreny: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.

For what it's worth, that wasn't meant as a defense of Iran.  The actions of the Iranian government, and their "morality police" are very much indefensible.  More of a joking barb that had we not interfered in their affairs in the 70s then perhaps Iran wouldn't be in the position it's in.


But you are happy for them right, the Iranians who are willing to risk their lives to protest an oppressive government?
 
2022-09-22 2:00:44 PM  

SoupJohnB: We've got our very own "Morality Police" right here in the USA. They're called "Republicans."


There is really no difference between Iranian hoodlums on motorcycles looking for women with a hair showing and Texas hoodlums skulking around a gynecology clinic looking for a woman to troll for cash reward.
 
2022-09-22 2:00:53 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Sometimes the death of one person... (to start with, i know many have died and will continue to die...) can spur the entire nation to free themselves of their oppressors.

I hope that we stay out of it enough, but stand ready to support however best we can without seeming like we're installing another shah... Just be ready to assist when they ask for it.

This could be a huge game changer for the entire region.

Best of luck to everyone risking their lives for freedom.


Thinking long-term: Iran is freed, they decide to make peace with the US, US returns most or all of their frozen assets then Iran decides, "Hey, wanna make a deal for oil?"

It is, at that point, that Saudi Arabia realizes they're in trouble.
 
2022-09-22 2:01:20 PM  
It's insane. Their morality police murdered someone because she wasn't wearing her hijab to their liking. I say burn the farking place down.
 
2022-09-22 2:01:39 PM  
I'd be proud of that, Drew
 
2022-09-22 2:01:46 PM  

dbaggins: I hope they Arab Spring the hell out of the place.


Yeah, because the first Arab spring was such a success.
 
2022-09-22 2:02:12 PM  

Thoreny: That was 70 years ago.


"look, the US has overthrown democratically elected left wing governments all over the globe, but that was A LONG TIME AGO so geez get over it, it's not like that has lasting effects to this day"
 
2022-09-22 2:02:23 PM  

Thoreny: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.


44 years since the revolution of them getting rid of the shaw.
 
2022-09-22 2:02:41 PM  
I had very high hopes for the 2011-2012 protests and the Arab Spring in general. This time around I'll just say good luck.
 
2022-09-22 2:02:54 PM  
it would be ironic to have Iran finally throw off their theocratic dictatorships just as the USA sleep walks into one of our own.

We even have a theocratic ruling council as our Supreme Court.   Imagine our surprise when it turned out our theocratic council ended up being Catholic, of all things.
 
2022-09-22 2:03:15 PM  
"The police claim she died of a sudden heart attack"

A healthy 22 year old doesn't die of a sudden heart attack. It's literally a statistical impossibility without some underlying genetic or structural defect.

So uh, bullshiat on this./I mean technically you can get a NSTEMI from being beaten and going into Rhabdo and kidney failure, but uh...that'd also contradict what they say right?
 
2022-09-22 2:03:33 PM  
Murdering people for wearing the wrong hat is bad.
 
TWX
2022-09-22 2:04:09 PM  

Subtonic: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

The turd has entered the punchbowl.


That sounds like code for something clandestine communicated on the radio.  "The TURD has ENTERED the PUNCHbowl!  I REPEAT!  The TURD has ENTERED the PUNCHbowl!"
 
TWX
2022-09-22 2:05:06 PM  

dbaggins: it would be ironic to have Iran finally throw off their theocratic dictatorships just as the USA sleep walks into one of our own.

We even have a theocratic ruling council as our Supreme Court.   Imagine our surprise when it turned out our theocratic council ended up being Catholic, of all things.


If they deny the message and teachings of the Church of Rome, are they really Catholic?
 
2022-09-22 2:06:15 PM  

Rwa2play: NewportBarGuy: Sometimes the death of one person... (to start with, i know many have died and will continue to die...) can spur the entire nation to free themselves of their oppressors.

I hope that we stay out of it enough, but stand ready to support however best we can without seeming like we're installing another shah... Just be ready to assist when they ask for it.

This could be a huge game changer for the entire region.

Best of luck to everyone risking their lives for freedom.

Thinking long-term: Iran is freed, they decide to make peace with the US, US returns most or all of their frozen assets then Iran decides, "Hey, wanna make a deal for oil?"

It is, at that point, that Saudi Arabia realizes they're in trouble.


It would be a glorious problem to have... They have been repressed for far too long. I longggggggggggggg for the day we can have an open relationship with a free Iran.

It's almost unbelievable so I'll just hope these people can get what they are fighting for. We've been here before with the green revolution... Let's hope the second time is the charm.
 
2022-09-22 2:06:42 PM  

dbaggins: I hope they Arab Spring the hell out of the place.


Isn't that how they got there in the first place?
 
2022-09-22 2:06:43 PM  

the_rhino: Thoreny: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

That was 70 years ago. Eventually you're going to need to come up with a different talking point when defending Iran.

For what it's worth, that wasn't meant as a defense of Iran.  The actions of the Iranian government, and their "morality police" are very much indefensible.  More of a joking barb that had we not interfered in their affairs in the 70s then perhaps Iran wouldn't be in the position it's in.


the coup installing the shaw happened in 1953

operation ajax

the iranian people lived under the shaw for almost 30 years before they ousted him in 79 and took americans hostages
 
2022-09-22 2:08:03 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Thoreny: That was 70 years ago.

"look, the US has overthrown democratically elected left wing governments all over the globe, but that was A LONG TIME AGO so geez get over it, it's not like that has lasting effects to this day"


The punchbowl is now more shiat than punch.
 
2022-09-22 2:09:13 PM  

TWX: Subtonic: the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!

The turd has entered the punchbowl.

That sounds like code for something clandestine communicated on the radio.  "The TURD has ENTERED the PUNCHbowl!  I REPEAT!  The TURD has ENTERED the PUNCHbowl!"


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2022-09-22 2:12:17 PM  
Can't stop theocratic abuse without removing the theocracy.

Oh, and if you think the US is a theocracy because of republicans, go to an actual theocratic country where mocking or speaking ill of the nation's official religion or leaders can get you killed.
 
2022-09-22 2:15:04 PM  
I knew quite a few Iranians in the past in college and in work environments. Every one of them said a majority of Iranians would love to be rid of the ruling religious mental cases, and have Iran run by a secular government. Only about 15% of the people are what we would call religious hardcore. Given the chance, Iran could be another secular Turkey when it was run by Kamal Ataturk.
 
2022-09-22 2:16:37 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Thoreny: That was 70 years ago.

"look, the US has overthrown democratically elected left wing governments all over the globe, but that was A LONG TIME AGO so geez get over it, it's not like that has lasting effects to this day"


Tankies be tanking.

I'm sure the people in Iran are happy to be props for your westerners bad propaganda.
 
2022-09-22 2:16:41 PM  
Get ready for some IRGC units to attack some oil platforms/oil tankers/warships to drum up some good old fashion jingoism to distract the populace from the protests. Insurance rates are about to go up on persian gulf transiting vehicles.
 
2022-09-22 2:18:32 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Murdering people for wearing the wrong hat is bad.



Try walking the dog without your hijab on.

You'll be beaten in jail and they'll kill your puppy too.


To the guy upthread snarking that Texas is just as bad, come down here and walk your dog without a hijab.

You me surprised to learn that... that nothing happens to you... unless you're in the hood.

We've got plenty of mosques, musims and hijabs here in Texas too (especially in Houston).
 
2022-09-22 2:18:43 PM  
Someone let me know when I should turn my text green
 
2022-09-22 2:18:48 PM  
Iranian women are pretty hot when they're in their 20s, so I guess they have my support.
 
2022-09-22 2:19:20 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'd be proud of that, Drew


I am :)
 
2022-09-22 2:20:17 PM  
Was Fark available in Iran before this?
 
2022-09-22 2:21:03 PM  

Drew: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'd be proud of that, Drew

I am :)


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2022-09-22 2:21:51 PM  

the_rhino: Thanks Western governments for overthrowing the Iranian government just because they wanted to keep their oil profits!  Sure was worth it!


I blame them for not assassinating Khomeini.
 
2022-09-22 2:22:35 PM  

GreenSun: Can't stop theocratic abuse without removing the theocracy.

Oh, and if you think the US is a theocracy because of republicans, go to an actual theocratic country where mocking or speaking ill of the nation's official religion or leaders can get you killed.


they are chanting death to the dictator at a lot of these protests
 
2022-09-22 2:23:02 PM  

zeroman987: ElwoodCuse: Thoreny: That was 70 years ago.

"look, the US has overthrown democratically elected left wing governments all over the globe, but that was A LONG TIME AGO so geez get over it, it's not like that has lasting effects to this day"

Tankies be tanking.

I'm sure the people in Iran are happy to be props for your westerners bad propaganda.


you're really stupid. why does "the U.S. shouldn't overthrow democratically elected governments in other countries" mean "I support a religious dictatorship in Iran"?
 
2022-09-22 2:23:39 PM  
"You broke it, you fix it."?
 
2022-09-22 2:24:45 PM  

ElwoodCuse: zeroman987: ElwoodCuse: Thoreny: That was 70 years ago.

"look, the US has overthrown democratically elected left wing governments all over the globe, but that was A LONG TIME AGO so geez get over it, it's not like that has lasting effects to this day"

Tankies be tanking.

I'm sure the people in Iran are happy to be props for your westerners bad propaganda.

you're really stupid. why does "the U.S. shouldn't overthrow democratically elected governments in other countries" mean "I support a religious dictatorship in Iran"?


I think it is time for your nap. You're getting all fussy.
 
2022-09-22 2:25:04 PM  
kindms:

the iranian people lived under the shaw for almost 30 years before they ousted him in 79 and took americans hostages

Some people knew him as Rick
 
2022-09-22 2:27:27 PM  

NuclearPenguins: ElwoodCuse: zeroman987: ElwoodCuse: Thoreny: That was 70 years ago.

"look, the US has overthrown democratically elected left wing governments all over the globe, but that was A LONG TIME AGO so geez get over it, it's not like that has lasting effects to this day"

Tankies be tanking.

I'm sure the people in Iran are happy to be props for your westerners bad propaganda.

you're really stupid. why does "the U.S. shouldn't overthrow democratically elected governments in other countries" mean "I support a religious dictatorship in Iran"?

I think it is time for your nap. You're getting all fussy.


You didn't answer the question
 
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