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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    I'd rather have the Americans in Iran than Ahmedinajad, in all honesty. The USA might be nutters, but at least they're predictable nutters.
    You mean you'd rather live somewhere resembling Iraq, or if you're lucky an Egypt where puppets run your country and steal your resources?
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    You mean you'd rather live somewhere resembling Iraq, or if you're lucky an Egypt where puppets run your country and steal your resources?
    Hard to steal oil when your countries oil companies keep failing at oil auctions
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Respect! Iranians are awesome.
    You only just realised this?

    But thank you, thank you
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    You only just realised this?

    But thank you, thank you
    Haha yeah! Oh and belated congrats for becoming a mod
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Haha yeah! Oh and belated congrats for becoming a mod
    Thank you again :cool:
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    (Original post by Koobideh)
    The Iranian government is a lot more sophisticated, brutal and advanced compared to the former Libyan, Tunisian and Egyptian governments so they are able to foil protests and make a police state more efficiently.

    But things will change there soon. I have lots of family in Iran, go there quite a lot, and there are barely any supporters of the regime there, not even in the poor areas. The economy is getting worse by the day and people are getting even more tired of the regime.

    Shirin Ebadi who was the Nobel Prize winner and one of the most prominent Iranian human rights activists and lawyers only recently said that there will be another uprising in Iran soon, it's just a matter of something sparking it all off again.
    I have to say, you're username is tasty! I still have relatives there too, and it does suck. Even though my family is very comfortable there, it's plain to see there are a lot of people suffering. Of my family that stayed there, they all hate the mullahs but feel they can't do anything about it.

    The difference between Egypt, Tunisia and others and Iran is actually quite simple: Food prices. The lack of food at affordable rates is actually what kicked off this entire thing in the middle east and as soon at the prices reach a crisis point in Iran, the same thing is going to happen.
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    Because they're a tad better than the Shah, so I've heard. Not an expert on the topic though.
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    Because they're a tad better than the Shah, so I've heard. Not an expert on the topic though.
    Nonsense.

    (This coming from a socialist and ardent republican should tell you just how much worse than the Shah the Islamic Republic is).
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Nonsense.

    (This coming from a socialist and ardent republican should tell you just how much worse than the Shah the Islamic Republic is).
    Just what I've been told by an Iranian Ex-Pat at my school. :dontknow:

    Not saying either of them are particularly pretty.

    EDIT: His dad had taken part in the original 1979 revolution but left in the late 80s.
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    Just what I've been told by an Iranian Ex-Pat at my school. :dontknow:

    Not saying either of them are particularly pretty.
    The Shah was basically a Hosni Mubarak type leader. A political dictator but he didn't interfere with your personal life.

    The Islamic Republic...they are like the Taliban. Political dictators and authoritarians of the highest order.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    You mean you'd rather live somewhere resembling Iraq, or if you're lucky an Egypt where puppets run your country and steal your resources?
    Rather there than Iran. I can't stand religious politics.
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    (Original post by ilickbatteries)
    Rather there than Iran. I can't stand religious politics.
    There's no religious politics, it's just politics. All of it is dirty. That's why politicians are rightly viewed as slimeballs
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    There's no religious politics, it's just politics. All of it is dirty. That's why politicians are rightly viewed as slimeballs
    You know what I mean!

    Iran is pretty much an Islamic state...I'd hate that
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    i like iran anyway because it has strong religious leaders and thats why its still standing
 
 
 
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