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Iran / Iraq

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nettdata, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Revengeofthenerds

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    That's actually really cool, thanks for sharing.

    I imagine if someone painted the Iranian flag on stairs in the US it wouldn't go so well. Might get bombed actually.
     
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    I don't know if you all remember, but it was Iran that kicked off Arab spring. Sadly, while the revolts eventually found success in some other places (like Tunisia) that wasn't the case for Iran.
     
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    So many WANT to overcome it. And they keep plain stealing it from them. They steal elections. They kill those who speak out against them. Love us, or else. Tehran is starting to see Hong Kong-style activity in the streets, who knows what sort of catalyst this latest calamity could be.
     
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    We all know she’s Persian, dude. She dressed up as Jasmine for Halloween and wasn’t banned for culture appropriation.
     
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    Nothing short of a blood bath?

    In HK, the protesters aren't exactly armed. In Iran, it's my understanding that having an AK-47 is akin to having a dog or a cat, something to keep you company.
     
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    I kind of imagine most citizens there aren’t the supporting cast of “True Lies”.
     
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    Jasmine is Arab you racist swine.
     
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    hehe, swine. Because they aren’t allowed to eat pigs. Good one muhammed.
     
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    The Parts Unknown episode where Bourdain goes to Iran is one of the best ones. Gives a really good perspective of how the Iranian people view America. Worth a watch.
     
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    What happened after the '79 revolution is the equivalent of all the Trump supporters not only winning the election for all time, but then having the ability to eject 50% (if not more) of the learned and wealthy people in the country while demanding we all go back to the roots of Christianity.

    It sucked then and continues to suck now. Most people with brain cells understand it sucks. Most of the country knows it sucks. But once a faction gains power, they tend to be loathe to give it up, and when they control literally everything? Well. It's very easy to say everyone should be rebelling in the streets. But when you have lived in a country where that is all you've ever known, and the world is getting sicker by the day, and you just want to carve out your own little space, it's hard to believe in another revolution, especially because a lot of the country still remembers the last one, remembers losing family members and people disappearing and deaths in the streets. To make matters worse, if it hadn't been for the US and the UK and a thirst for oil, the '79 revolution never would have happened.

    It's definitely easy from your place in the world to say they should rise up, but we know about all of our injustices at home and we just sit here waiting for it to get worse until 'revolution is inevitable.' Nobody wants to put their life on the line when it might not matter, here or there.

    There's never been less yelling though. Persians yell a LOT.
     
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    Well, you know what they say. Lower taxes, deregulation, and Islamic theorcracy. Really, what is the difference?