Iranian Protests Continue – POTUS Trump, VP Pence and Israel PM Netanyahu Send Support…

The people of Iran continue to call for an end to the oppressive regime of the Mullahs and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.  Directly calling for the removal of Khamenei is a significant shift in the tone of the protests.  It is against Iranian law to confront or criticize Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

However, the protesting groups are not backing down.  As oppressive regime enforcers and state police confront the freedom groups; the rebels burn the police stations – it ends up being a smart tactic as the soldiers fear the backlash.

Almost nine years since the original “Green movement” reformist protests were crushed by the state, today the U.S. and Israel voice support for for the resurgence of the reformers.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted: “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “brave Iranians” taking to streets to protest a regime that “wastes tens of billions of dollars spreading hate”.  “I wish the Iranian people success in their noble quest for freedom,” he said in a video posted on his Facebook page.

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310 Responses to Iranian Protests Continue – POTUS Trump, VP Pence and Israel PM Netanyahu Send Support…

  1. sundance says:

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  2. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Trump’s leadership reminds me of another great Commander In Chief rising to the occasion to help free those under a brutal regime.

    Liked by 29 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      oh, yes, it sure does!

      Liked by 11 people

    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Airlift them all food and water. It is the humanitarian thing to do. If it were me I’d also throw in a couple thousand MAGA hats…..or MIGA …..Make Iran Great Again… yeah …MIGA

      Liked by 9 people

      • Sunshine says:

        Flyers – No Internet in the country – and weapons. MIGA !!

        Liked by 2 people

        • 🍺Gunny says:

          Drones….loaded with thousands of MIGA hats. Make Iran Great Again……do it Mr. President…

          And many prayers for the Iranian people.

          ‘If you truly believe you write the tale of your own life, then the end is up to you.”
          Norse Proverb

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        • MM says:

          I saw a tweet thread where the Saudis are beaming in WIFI for the protesters.

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          • Carrie2 says:

            MM, then I thank the Saudis who have slowly awakened to the fact that they are a far better government when allowing their citizens to have a life with freedom and a future. Now offering this WIFI will held the Iranians as almost all have cellphones so this could help other countries to see/hear what is happening. There will be martyrs but again freedom is won by martyrs and I bless them. Many have been forced to be muslims and live that life, which the Iranians/Persians I know have never been nor want to be muslims but a free people to choose what they will be and not be dictated to. May God speed their taking back their country. Most protesters I heard are mostly from the smaller cities. Is it also true that many officials and money left in a plane with no lights, etc. the other night as cowards to escape while robbing the people’s money. Sounds like Obama doesn’t it? Winning back your country is difficult but never, ever impossible as God will be there to help.

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          • piper567 says:

            and possibly iridium satellite phones…somehow video is getting out.
            My Assyrian friend has never lost contact with friends inside Iran, although friend is cautious w/movement…doesn’t wish to be betrayed.

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      • BakoCarl says:

        Quick, Gunny, contact the Mooch. Maybe she can get on TV with a sign that says #MIGA. Yeah, that’ll do it.

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        • BakoCarl says:

          Meant as good humor. Not as a sarcastic response to MIGA.

          Liked by 3 people

          • 🍺Gunny says:

            No issues Bakocarl. I’ve always admired and respected your posts. No problem.
            Having a difficult time getting hold of Mooch. Last I heard he/she got caught in the women’s dressing room and was undergoing questioning. Obummer could not be found. But rumor has it he was still trying to get the flys off his lips.

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    • jmclever says:

      I remember the day he gave that imperative. It made me cry then and still does now.

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  3. gladimheretoday says:

    We can offer a prayer that these brave and desperate people succeed. Their courage is,or should be, contagious. We could use a dose for what should come.

    Liked by 16 people

  4. trialbytruth says:

    Thanks for covering this Sundance. Apparently yaht big white box truck of Trump Soldier has been blocking all the networks views.

    It will be interesting to see what Shannon Bream has.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. progpoker says:

    The Iran protests are undoubtedly the biggest story out there. But hatred of Trump has kept the story off the airwaves and I’ve only seen it trending on twitter for 3 hours out of a possible 96 hours. We truly are living in amazing times. Democrats are pro-Mullah, who knew? Things are beginning to make more sense now…

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    • progpoker says:

      Come to think of it, just how disgusting was the news and twitter coverage of the #Ferguson fiasco?? I don’t hate often. But when I do, it’s Progressives!! 😡

      Liked by 15 people

      • covfefe999 says:

        They reported the Ferguson riots and other riots as if they were important phases in some kind of overhaul of US culture. It ended up being beneficial though, the media’s obsession and 24×7 coverage showed the world that it was nothing more than riots. The images of the stores being looted did the most damage. Hard to think of a rioter as some kind of civil rights activist if she’s running out of a beauty supply with piles of blue weaves.

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    • Texian says:

      Yes, of course U.S. Democrats are pro-Mullah, as well as their followers and voters in the U.S. The democratic party supports Fascism via Antifa, and Islamic extremism via SJW, hijab symbiology, and the extremist mullahs. Democrats are enemies to the Republic of the United States.

      The leftist globalists – that include the EU leaders, had planned to use Islamic extremism as their vehicle to world domination.. Now they will be stuck with the dregs of society from the middle east.. Many of the middle eastern countries are probably glad their dregs have found a new home in Europe.. let Europe feed them.. They are Europe’s problem now..

      Keep forging ahead Iranian People.. We are changing the World.. And now it is your Time.. The World is now in the palm of your hands.. Don’t stop until you are Victorious..!!

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      • progpoker says:

        Assuming the protests result in regime change and a modernizing of Iran’s place in the world, do you think it will follow that the EU will supplant Iran as Terror Central??

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      • The Devilbat says:

        Your account of the globalists – communists – progressives – democrats is dead on accurate. Muslims are being imported into Europe and North America to kill off western values and religion. This is a precursor to the formation of a one world UN government.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Obots are literally bots of the Fake News media. They know nothing, and can only think or act when told how to think or act.

      Liked by 7 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      The MSM was all over the “Arab Spring” story. And if you look back through the news stories from that period you’ll see much criticism of Obama, even from CNN. Are they afraid that the Iranians will be successful and it will reflect well on Trump?

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  6. “Be men, join us. I as a woman will stand in front and protect you. Come represent your country.”
    Now, that is women’s lib that I can applaud! These are people that deserve our support and praise.

    Liked by 35 people

    • 🍺Gunny says:

      What a difference between those fearless woman fighters and the liberal SJW’s here…
      Night and day….
      They would have the entire Mueller team running for the basements…

      Liked by 13 people

    • MM says:

      These women are true warriors, puts our pussyhat $$$MeToo women into perspective!

      Liked by 16 people

    • Now THAT’s a Woman LIBERATOR!

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    • treehouseron says:

      Janice, she’s a TRUE feminist, before they turned it into a dirty word.

      BTW, she reminds me of every strong woman I’ve ever known. This is how MOST conservative women are, when the **** hits the fan they do what they need to do for their families. My grandmother was like that, my mother, my stepmother, my aunts, the women in all my friends’ families, etc.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        That is the kind of feminist I could be. When nobody steps up I’ll gear up and do it myself.

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        • piper567 says:

          The Bible condones female leadership when a man will not step up.
          Deborah led the Israelites into war only bc there was no male who would do so..
          And during that kerfuffle, it was a woman who killed the fleeing enemy…Drove a tentpeg through his temple, wow.
          Sometimes it takes a while for the man to engage, but he has the advantage in strength and endurance…Pray for these people. May God be with them.
          We have seen references lately to an American iconic phrase: The tree of Liberty often needs watering by the blood of Patriots.
          Persians are proud of their Heritage.

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    • Derek Hagen says:

      This should become an international chime of freedom for all oppressed people everywhere. What a thing to say, especially in a male-dominated society. It may be one of the more hopeful things I have heard in a long time. Perhaps it is a curse to live in interesting times, but it sure is interesting.

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      • piper567 says:

        Derek…Amen…and I for one, believe Trump unleashed more than even he could anticipate when he gave his Speech in Poland (we cannot anticipate reactions to the truth).
        We live in the Perfect Age: multiple millions watched such beauty…multiple millions heard hope from a World leader.
        I have been on the Trump Train for a long time, but I must say, when I listened to that Poland Speech, I began thinking of Trump’s calling as one for the Ages, and began realizing I was living inside of grand historical times.
        Ah, the call of freedom, the call who of those who know God, the call for unity bc of acknowledged commonality. Back to basics.
        New alignments, new allies…Based on actual values and beliefs…not on the caca of political/financial gain, what the Bible calls The Vain Philosophies of Men, or personal aggrandizement.
        Sounds like Pollyanna…But I do believe the world will be a better place because of our great Lion. And I believe things are already different.
        May God protect him and his. Amen.

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    • Plain Jane says:

      And prayers.

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  7. sundance says:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      From the article linked above:

      EXCLUSIVE – A leaked report provided to Fox News shows how Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with political leaders and heads of the country’s security forces to discuss how to tamp down on the deadly nationwide protests.

      The meeting notes, which have been translated into English from Farsi, said the unrest has hurt every sector of the country’s economy and “threatens the regime’s security. The first step, therefore, is to find a way out of this situation.”

      The report added, “Religious leaders and the leadership must come to the scene as soon as possible and prevent the situation (from) deteriorating further.” It continued, “God help us, this is a very complex situation and is different from previous occasions.”

      According to NCRI sources and reports from within Iran, at least 40 cities across Iran witnessed protests Monday, including in the capital city of Tehran. These reports state that slogans heard included “Death to the dictator,” and “the leader lives like God while the people live like beggars.”

      The regime’s notes claimed protesters “started chanting the ultimate slogans from day one. In Tehran today, people were chanting slogans against Khamenei and the slogans used yesterday were all against Khamenei.”

      The notes added that the intelligence division of the feared Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is “monitoring the situation” and “working all in coordination to prevent protests.”

      It says that a “red alert” has not yet been declared, which would lead to direct military intervention in the protests. But it then predicted that sending IRGC or the Bassij forces would “backfire” and would further “antagonize the protesters.”

      Messages of support for the protesters from President Trump and other administration officials were also mentioned in the report. “The United States officially supported the people on the streets.” The notes continued by saying the U.S. and the West “have all united in support of the Hypocrites,” the regime’s pejorative description of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) which is one of the groups making up the NCRI.

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  8. James W Crawford says:

    How much you bet that the Trump administration has supplied the Iranian opposition wiyh technological support such as untraceable smartphones as Obama and Hillary did for the Arab Spring?

    Liked by 4 people

    • 🍺Gunny says:

      They could have planes with WiFi transponders circling the border…..

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    • prenanny says:

      I will bet you 5K that their neighbors are helping them out and the USA has no direct contact. The mideast must fix their own messes if they are to have lasting peace and a profitable future.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Beenthere says:

        The CIA might be unofficially helping out. 😉

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      • piper567 says:

        Assyrian friend still receiving transmissions from inside Iran says satellite phones are appearing, getting out the videos we are seeing.
        Many protestors shot, 10 at a time.
        SF vehicles running down protestors, but protestors burning some SF trucks.
        Some SF joining protestors.
        Fires started in Government buildings.

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    • Twinsonic says:

      The Gulf Cooperation Council Tactical Units infiltrated Iran and joined the protesters – using smuggled arms and taking out police stations that held detained protesters. Also burned the Khomani building down as a chaser. Also directed the protestors to depant the Basiji Guards who went after the protesters with electrified batons. Each group of protesters has a “handler” and or “handlers” to direct the crowds what to do. For more info go to Thomas Wictor on Thread Roller for more information.

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  9. If the “freedom fighters” in Iran pull this off and the Mullahs flee the country, you talk about a gargantuan global shift in power. The true Persian is more inclined toward western fought than most M.E nations. It was only certain western powers began meddling in Iran politics in he late sixty’s did the mullahs gain prestige and power and began the slide into a theocracy of the 1800’s.
    Just my rambling thoughts.

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    • Grrrrr… Inclined toward western thought not fought. I phone drives me crazy

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    • Cisco says:

      Glad I checked comments before I made one.
      I’m in full agreement with your analysis.
      If this revolution is successful it will change the entire complexion of the ME and its inherent problems.
      Gargantuan, epic and monumental time in history aren’t sufficient words to describe these events in Iran.
      Don’t care if the world is watching, God is.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Cisco, this all shows the Trump influence to make each country great by their citizens and leaders who want to make their country great again. Persia’s history is magnificent and the Persians are very intelligent and finally have decided better to be dead than continue to be a slave with no real future. With that thought in mind they are marching to victory and that is what the “rulers” are scared to death that unless they escape and with all the people’s money, they will be taken down and killed. Justice and truth usually win out and it is time to remove this hellish regime of what is NOT a religion but a miserable cult. God speed their freedom to a better future and country. Our prayers go with them now daily.

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      • piper567 says:

        yes, Cisco…and he is an Engineer par excellence.

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    • thesavvyinvester says:

      It will do what GWB could not accomplish, and that was a “Bookend” of Liberty, on each end of the Middle East, One Israel, the other Iraq, Iraq is coming around but Persia is more profound, given it was the start of the “Revolution” in 79′ and sad journey it will end their. Everything in the middle of the bookends will move towards Liberty, with Iran’s terrorist money gone bye bye. Note Iran must be checkmated or have this 2nd Green Revolution in order for all the despots that keep the PA from coming to the table in earnest with the Israeli’s for Peace. This is will lead to the P.A./ Israel Peace deal, the world will be stunned that President Trump pulled it off. It is like Sundance says: “The Trump Doctrine: ‘the accurate assignment of responsibility’, by honestly calling out the historic nature of the relationship.” The PA will be assigned responsibility to deal with Hezbolla etc, as he praises the Palestinian people, and he wants the best for them, but it is in their leaders hands, to reject x, y, and z and come to the table. I can see that one coming…

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      • Carrie2 says:

        thesaveyinvestor, as the saying goes “from your lips to God’s ears” and Iran is once more free. We were blessed many years ago to acquire an Ishfahan oriental rug from Persia before all Persians rugs were denied to be brought here. Persians had always been thought of as well educated, great fighters, and beautiful women and would love to see this all returned so my Persian friends can visit family once again.

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  10. suejeanne1 says:

    Just last week I finished reading (on my Kindle) “On the Wings of Eagles” regarding the rescue of two EDS employees who were jailed in Iran – a very courageous young Iranian man who worked for EDS in Tehran was the guy who actually helped them get out of the jail by staging a “Bastille” type attack with fellow Iranians who were most intent on rescuing those jailed under the Shah (but as a result, these two Americans were also able to get out).

    I was wondering about whatever happened to Rashid and Googled, looking for information about him – he was able to come back here with the other EDS guys when they went back to Texas.

    I could not help thinking as I read the book (saw the TV movie back in the mid/late 1980’s – I hope that all is well for Rashid and that he made a good life in America.

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  11. kinthenorthwest says:

    From tweeter….Does sound like something CNN would do Hmmmm.

    CNN Caught Spreading Iranian Government Propaganda
    https://www.cernovich.com/cnn-caught-spreading-iranian-government-propaganda/

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  12. sunnydaze says:

    Looks like the MSM is really gonna try to lie their way thru this one (big surprise, I know). Here’s a BBC Persia reporter:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      BTW, Mr. Ardalan, there have been reports about this for a couple of days now from people on twitter.

      Maybe….do a tiny, teensy weensy, bit of reading/research?

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Reports yesterday of extreme violence against protestors, Mr. Ardalan.

      Try to keep up, dude.

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      • EV22 says:

        sunnydaze – stop, just stop. Poor Mr. Ardalan works for the BBC and you’re hurting his feelings, especially since, if you had done your research (!) you would know that he only reports on “some” Iranian politics and I’ll let you guess which ones. [From his Twitter profile: “BBC Persian/World reporting on international news, sustainability/ climate change issues and some Iranian politics.”]

        You can’t make this up can you? What does it mean to report on “some” Iranian politics? “Um, today, I will report on the little birds that are killed for the Persian New Year?” No I did not make that up, he actually reported on that. I think he was inspired by intersectionality, merging his love for climate change issues with “some” Iranian politics.

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  13. treehouseron says:

    Take this with a grain of salt… but it’s thought provoking. He’s essentially saying, that it’s possible, that the Iranian government is being overthrown by professionals supported by the USA. President Trump and VP Pence have been unequivocally supporting the protesters.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Well…that’s the way it goes…..providing people freedom does not always work by just talking about it..

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    • Wictor has outlined an emergent revolution in warfare … his series of threads above is a must read to begin to appreciate the dynamics unfolding in Iran.

      These new approaches will help informed Americans appreciate the genius in President Trump’s use of ALL forms of leverage, beginning with energy and economic, to overcome terrorism, rogue states and the aggressions of China and Russia.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        I agree about Thomas. The man was talking about regime change in Iran for the past few months. He truly has a grasp of the situation and has a deep understanding of the GCC. He is a must follow if you are on Twitter.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Been praying N. Korea would get “liberated” soon.

      Can you imagine what it’ll be like for those poor people to get out from behind the over 50 years Wall of Insanity they’ve been behind and join us in the Real World?

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      • fleporeblog says:

        sunnydaze I hate to say it but I don’t ever see something like this happening in North Korea 🇰🇵. The citizens have been so brainwashed that they would never rise up. The only way it would happen is through the military.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          I’m thinking that a group of people in the Inner Circle will shoot the bastard some day, or there’ll be coup or something.

          I agree that the people are too scared to ever “rise up”.

          To me, I don’t care WHO takes the Regime out, the Military, one pissed person, whatever, as long as it ends and those peeps can be free again.

          Bet it’ll take a long time for them to adjust to Freedom. Most of the ones who might even *remember the concept* of “Freedom” have already died.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        sunnydaze, the NK people has been enslaved by this ruling family and are known to actually worship this numskull as a god and will support him and fight for him. So they are starving while he gets fatter every day, but so many years of being enslaved makes them useless to be free because they won’t be able to handle it and have stated they would fight for him.

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        • With God, nothing is impossible.
          Anything is possible.

          What was it our Lion of a President said about we start with the impossible?

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Yeah, I agree with think. I think *most* (nearly All?) of the crying, moaning over Dear Leaders death and cheering on the live Dear Leaders is just “Compulsory Theater” for the North Koreans. (I’ve seen this kind of theater from the Chinese during funerals, etc.).

          They know they’ve been screwed. Why else would so many try to skip over the border into China over the past decades?

          They’re just scared/starved to death.

          Seriously doubt the majority would fight for their “Leaders” willingly.

          Just MHO.

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        • suejeanne1 says:

          I have wondered – whatever happened to the “Axis of Evil” that George W. Bush spoke about? He said that Iran, Syria and North Korea were the “Axis of Evil” and then it seemed like after just a little while, he dropped it – did Karl Rove tell him that it was not polling well?

          I thought GWB meant that Iran, Syria and North Korea were in cahoots with each other, they were the modern-day Axis (compared to WWII, Germany, Japan and Italy).

          The strange thing about the Democrats is that they were perfectly fine with the idea of assassinating Saddam Hussein back in November 1998 because they deemed he was such a threat to us – but he somehow was not a threat later on.

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          • suejeanne1 says:

            correcting myself – meant to say November of 1997 (per “Time” magazine article – cover picture “Showdown” with a really scary Saddam Hussein glaring down at Bill Clinton)

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          • georgiafl says:

            GWB also thinks Nationalism is evil:
            “President Bush broke his self-imposed silence in January 2011, in a speech at Southern Methodist University. The only problem was, he wasn’t attacking Obama, but conservatives. Addressing the immigration debate, he said: “(I)f you study history, there are some ‘isms’ that occasionally pop up … One is isolationism and its evil twin protectionism and its evil triplet nativism.”
            Article – Laura Ingraham – http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/george-w-to-the-rescue/

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          • dayallaxeded says:

            Shrub never meant anything he said–he was just delivering canned lines–poorly. All his BS about “either you’re with us or you’re against us” and “Axis of Evil” was just agitprop to justify ginning up the GWOT, especially with a big dose of unconstitutional faux “security” and real surveillance against USA citizens (Patriot Act, etc.). Why?

            Power and money for the globalists and military-industrial complex. Not a lick of real America 1st strategy in it. If there had been, we’d have set up Kurdistan, fully pacified Iraq, and would have had big bases, sigint, and humint lines directly into Iran. I thought back then that had to be the reason for the Iraq invasion/diversion. The fact that it wasn’t just makes me smdh and further chills my cold cold anger against the evil and stupid Booshies.

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      • It will boggle their minds to just see food again.

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        • fisman45459 says:

          Put up a dozen MacDonald’s on the border and NK’s would throw down their gun’s and say screw this crap all I want to do is eat! Kim fatso can kiss my @$$! Semper Fi!

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    • Miles Rost says:

      I can see it. Allow me to indulge this idea a little more:

      North Korea got a lot of it’s nuke development and technology from Iran. Iran gets a lot of “goods” from North Korea in exchange. If Iran is removed from the equation, then North Korea has very little to go on besides the paltry amount that China and Russia are trying to give (and failing, if the ship seizings tell you all anything.)

      The way I’m seeing this is that Iran is being destabilized without invasion in a way that is seen as a test run for what’s about to happen in March or April of this year in Korea. If Iran gets on good footing again and a “republican” style of government can be instituted, it means North Korea is done for.

      BTW, just as a little personal add-on from me: April 25th is a big day. Watch for something big to happen from the US-SK led coalition that day.

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    • jmclever says:

      What if President Trump very astutely removed the Iranians’ cash flow (take the oil!) And now there will be no regime to support lil kim and no more money for him to play dictator with?

      If Mr. Wictor is correct, i would say it is a heads up to China, not NoKo

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    • GrantsLounge says:

      Some more from Wictor……….very good insights and analysis.
      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/948279848425766912.html

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  14. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    If the muslim protestors win the fight with the muslim leaders, what will be different?

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    • rf121 says:

      You need to see what Iran was like in the 70’s. It was more secular and if this succeeds it will head back in that direction. Persians have a lot different history then you more typical Arab state.

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      • piper567 says:

        if anyone is interested Stefan Molineux has an excellent little clip ab Iran…very emotional, and very educational re, Who are the Persians. and…what is going on.

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    • TexasDude says:

      Well, not all Muslims are jihadists. If they were we would be in a world of hurt in the US.

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    • Read the history of Persia pre 1970. They were modern, progressive western inclined nation not a theocracy as they have now.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Lots of different religions in Iran, too. Baha’i, Zoroaster, Christianity, Islam, etc.

        Last thing they need is an Islamic Theocracy crammed down their throats.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Baha’i had a lot of atrocities addressed against them when
          the Ayatollah took control. The father of my son’s girlfriend
          could fill you in about all of that. He literally CAN’T go back.

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        • Founding Fathers Fan says:

          According to the CIA World Factbook, around 90–95% of Iranians associate themselves with the Shia branch of Islam, the official state religion, and about 5–10% with the Sunni and Sufi branches of Islam. The remaining 0.6% associate themselves with non-Islamic religious minorities

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    • treehouseron says:

      Think of Egypt. Moderate muslims who don’t feel the need to blow up infidels or rape all the white women. We don’t need all countries to be our religion, we just need them to treat their people with respect and not attack us.

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    • joninmd22 says:

      Al sisi’, Nassar and Sadat’s Eqypt, Ataturk’s Turkey and a return to nationalism with Islam as the state religion as opposed to a theocracy bent on terrorism and exporting it’s zeal.

      Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the really great. An overthrow of the Mad Mullahs will change the ME for the better.

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  15. Well, looks like the Saudis and the Israelis have stepped up their internal subversion game.

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  16. treehouseron says:

    Might be a good place to repost this, I’m sure all the older folks remember but if there’s any younguns, the Ayatollah Khomeini died in 1989, and was largely hated by Americans because he supported terrorists who hijacked 1 of our embassies back then…. pre 2001 they were less dangerous and often held hostages instead of blowing people up.

    Anyways, with glee, Americans watched footage of his funeral, where the throngs of lowlifes who supported him knocked his dead body out of the coffin on live television.

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  17. fred5678 says:

    Candidate Trump inspired one of the Iranian protestors’ tactics when he said “Take their coats!” in Burlington, VT, rally, Dec. 2015.

    To humiliate the repressive IRG police forces, the protestors are TAKING THEIR PANTS!

    Can anyone make a meme of this???

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  18. NJF says:

    Ha, ha, ha.

    She’s getting burned in the replies.

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  19. davidsstones says:

    (Did) Obama launder a $1.5 Billion payment to Hezbollah through Iran? Did Iran get a part for being the front, the middleman? Did Obama lift sanctions as for the exchange for hostages which may have been the cover for his money laundering?
    Politico 9/18/2016 U.S. Wire Payments To Iran Undercut Obama, rips Obama’s explanation for the cash payment. (Obama said) ” He couldn’t send a check” Our US Treasury said that’s not true:
    “…. Obama said, “[T]he reason that we had to give them cash is precisely
    because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions and we do not have a
    banking relationship with Iran that we couldn’t send them a check and we
    could not wire the money.” But a Treasury Department spokesman
    acknowledged on Saturday that on at least two occasions, the U.S. did
    make payments to the Iranian government via wire transfer. ”

    It’s Hezbollah we don’t have a banking relationship with…$1.5 Billion in cash would be
    the only way Obama could finance Hezbollah.
    Supposedly the US owed Iran money for the artifacts and clean up of heavy water.
    The balance went to Iran apx. $10,248,000.

    The prisoners were a cover. See Politico’s coverage. In it there’s this:
    “Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), who discovered the two wire transfer payments…”
    ” ““But when you give cash, we can’t track,” he continued. “Did that go to Hezbollah?
    Did that go to the Russians? Did that go to the coup in Yemen? There’s no way to
    be able to track that.”
    “….Republicans, including Lankford, have also suggested that the $1.7 billion
    delivery constituted a “ransom” payment because it was delivered on the same
    day that U.S. prisoners were released by Iran. The president dismissed such
    claims during his Aug. 4 press conference as “the manufacturing of outrage”
    and said unequivocally, “we don’t pay ransom for hostages.”…”
    Well then what did you pay for Obama? Iranians are hungry, their economy is failing; they’re so angry they’re unafraid to break the law preventing criticism of leaders. Iranian Tweets 12/31/17 say: the money was paid to Hezbollah. I’m confident Iranian leaders are calling in speeches from Turkey while pretending to be in Iran

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  20. treehouseron says:

    Am I being naive, in believing that if A. we overthrow Iran and B. overthrow North Korea, we will be left with a world with mainly moderate annoyances and no imminent threats?

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    • fleporeblog says:

      We are getting closer to that reality! Kim Jung Un must be losing his mind seeing what is happening to their friends in Iran 🇮🇷. I always thought settle North Korea 🇰🇵 and turn our full attention to Iran 🇮🇷. We may actually see the opposite play out.

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    • Rudy Bowen says:

      I hate to bring you down, but yeah, probably. I don’t have a crystal ball, but humans will always find something to brawl over, to the end of our days. It’s just the way we are.

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      • treehouseron says:

        True… but without Iran and N. Korea pointing Nukes at us, we can deal with the rest of the world being annoying.

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      • Texian says:

        Nothing is Impossible.. Do.You.Understand..

        Don’t get in my foxhole.. The moment you believe something cannot be accomplished.. you have already lost..

        “Whether you think you can.. or think you can’t.. You are right..” Henry Ford

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        • sunnydaze says:

          This is so true, Texian.

          Believing something cannot happen is the same as willing it not to. I really believe that. Makes me cringe when I see peeps who think/state that something will “never happen”.

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          • Rudy Bowen says:

            Oh, but I didn’t state what would ‘never happen’. I stated what will happen, just like it always has. That said, I will also state that it’s worth working for. Just don’t expect a miracle as far as human nature goes.
            Keeping your head out of the clouds might help make you a bit more effective. Probably not, but whatever. Just sayin’….it has nothing at all to do with optimism or willing anything.

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        • Rudy Bowen says:

          I didn’t say anything was impossible. I inferred that human nature will make it difficult…we like to fight. Do. You. Understand. Now.

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          • Texian says:

            Uh oh – second statement, same as the first.. My old ‘Nam supervisors would have two words left for that retort.. “you’re fired..”. (We just come from two vastly different worlds Rudy.). No.Jelly.Doughnuts..

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        • piper567 says:

          good reminder, Texian.
          Thanks.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      except for Western Europe and Canada!!
      😎

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    • Fake Nametag says:

      Then we will focus on the mess in Africa and perhaps we’d be more focused on the reality that just south of our border is a failed state run by narcoterrorists.

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      • piper567 says:

        build that wall…let the cannibals eat one another.
        For the Mexicans who would like a Country (and many do)…they will have fair trade with USA.
        Maybe they will rise up to meet Their Corruption.

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    • prenanny says:

      Nope you are not naive at all.
      The “metoo” tyrants will lose their funding streams.
      Will others rise up in future sure so what, problems to face at that time.
      It is like the dems claiming well these tax cuts are to expire in 10 years so how dare you like them now logic lol.
      I am of an age (56 ) that to me the fall of the mullahs in IRAN is as exciting and important as the wall coming down was to WW2 folk.
      Damn right I am cheering for them.

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    • joninmd22 says:

      I would rate China and Russia slightly higher on the annoyance meter but at least there won’t be nut jobs looking for Nukes to deal with

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  21. treehouseron says:

    The Shah of Iran, 1942. Notice the clothing.

    Iranian Women at college in 1971, not too different than American colleges at the time…

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    • fred5678 says:

      I was taking a class outside Wash, DC at a Digital Equip office in October 1978, with 3 Iranian students in the class — 2 guys, one woman — all dressed in Western casual.

      Events were unfolding rapidly ijh those days.

      Wednesday AM, they were all no-shows, never to return, and we all wondered about their whereabouts, welfare.

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      • Was that after Carter ordered Iranian Students out?

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Fred:
        Around the same time. In Dayton. Went to a party with a bunch
        of UD students. Was invited by a former girlfriend, who I had stayed
        on a friendly basis with.

        Her at the time boyfriend was from Iran. Very friendly, had came
        over on a sponsorship from Gulf Oil Corporation. Everybody drank
        heavily all night long. This was the usual, as UD used to make
        Playboy’s top 10 party college list every year at the time.

        Anyway, as the night wore on, the ex girlfriend passed out. Her
        boyfriend started telling me about things that I would have preferred
        not to hear about. Ever. It turned out that Mister Wonderful was part
        of a US student plan to overthrow the Shah. Furthermore, there was
        a big shipment of arms at an airport in New Jersey just waiting to go
        back to Iran for the overthrow. The guy was the last person I’d have
        ever picked to be a ( basically) yuppy revolutionary. Never saw the
        guy again, and the ex girlfriend and I unfriended each other shortly
        afterwards. Also didn’t ask specifically where in New Jersey the guns
        were sitting, as I didn’t want to know. In ANY way, shape, or form.

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        • dayallaxeded says:

          I remember the anti-Shah Pahlavi protests during the late 70’s very well–lots of it going on in the Baltimore-DC area, too. One of the Shah’s daughters, Princess something, came to give a speech at my college. It was a pretty big event. The lines could not have been clearer between establishment elements and elements pushing for revolution. It was pretty ugly, though not violent.

          I strongly doubt that the rabble-rousers had any idea what they were setting themselves up for. They hated the corruption of the old Shah and the ham-fisted intervention by our CIA, but those kids and young adults were almost certainly not trying to create a pisslamic revolution–they were useful idiots, like AntiFa and Bernie-bots have been here.

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          • piper567 says:

            dayall, that’s exactly what they were…and USA was involved in much dis-information ab the Shah.
            Persia was the same kind of roadblock to the plans of certain cabals as the USA is now.
            Tremendous power and wealth behind their plans for all of us.
            I thank God daily, along with many Treepers, for President Trump

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    • Raffaella says:

      This is exactly what my mother and her college friends looked like when I was a young teenager in Iran.

      Iran was very modern, progressive, exciting and full of hope and optimism. Iranians are Persians and very different from the rest of ME Arab nations. Religion was always in the backgrounds and not a dominant part of life. All different religious groups lived together peacefully.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Didn’t know you grew up in Iran, Raffaella. Please give us your insights whenever possible. I’m assuming this will last a while.

        Also assuming you still have relatives there. Hope they all stay safe and sound thru it all and come out the other side better off than they’ve been in a good long while.

        To many of us, this is of intense historical interest, to others very personal.

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        • Raffaella says:

          Yes I was born in Iran. I was 18 when I came to the US to attend university. My younger brother pressured my parents to send him to America so he joined me six months later. Then my parents missed us both so much they decided to join us temporarily until we both finished school and would all go back together. Then HOSTAGE CRISIS happened and we all decided to become US citizens.

          I still have quite a few close family there. My cousin texted me this morning. We texted back and forth without any problems. She lives in Tehran. According to her: quite a serious situation and getting worst day by day.

          I hope the protesters have foreign help (US would be the best). This is the absolute best time to overthrow the mullahs. President Trump should move swiftly. Protesters cannot possibly do it without help. People in Iran do not have guns/arms. They need experienced secret military assistant. If Mullahs / current regime is removed, Iran will move the opposite of Islamic republic. People of Iran absolutely hate these religious fanatics. Iranians love modern society and quite westernized (secret society in Iran is so progressive and modern it would blow your mind).

          Absolute turning point for the entire ME if protesters succeed.

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      • Some Old Guy says:

        Really appreciate your thoughts Raffaella! I can’t tell you how much my heart yearns to see the Iranian people free.

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        Sometime in 1971, I went to a local church (Community Church) to see a presentation about modern-day Iran and all the wonderful things that were going on in the country. Greatly improved medical care for the citizens. Expanded educational opportunities, many young men and women studying engineering, law, medicine. Young women in Western wear. It was one of those good old slide shows with the person who made the trip (I think it was the pastor) narrating. It was really interesting and I thought I would try to go there someday (I had also thought I would go to see the ancient city of Petra in Jordan).

        A few days later, I was having lunch with my Mom at a local hotel (in Pasadena, California). I was telling her about what I had learned at the presentation about Iran – a busboy who was clearing the next table apparently was keenly listening to our conversation (we were just speaking quietly and normally, I thought – but he was totally tuned into what I was saying). He walked over to our table and stood between Mom and I, addressing us very seriously in a low, stern, voice. “The Shah is a terrible man. He has many people tortured and killed. Do you know about SAVAK? it is NOT good in Iran. Someday the Shah will be thrown out. WE will thrown him out.” Then he nodded politely and went on to his other tables.

        Whew – I didn’t open my big mouth anymore about Iran until we got out and on our way in the car. I wondered at that time, though – here is a young man who has emigrated from iran to America to apparently become a citizen here – he hates the Shah with a deep and resolute anger – the Shah was officially an ally of America – how did this young man get to come to America. He had to go to the embassy in Tehran to get permission to come over and we assumed he did not disclose his hatred of the Shah. It was mind-blowing to us – like we had received an advance storm warning. It was the first we heard about SAVAK.

        What struck us was that he had apparently come to America to work, go to school – but he seemed to think of himself as an Iranian who would someday see the Shah OUT.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The only thing missing are the Hippy Flower Children. Altho one of ’em looks like she could be edging that way!

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    • M. Mueller says:

      And now they all look like walking garbage bags. Can you imagine living like that? I think all those old clerics should be beaten to death – with high heels.

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  22. Kent says:

    A TRUE spring moving toward a true democratically representative republic juxtaposed to a false spring moving toward and islamist sharia totalitarian dictatorship hell bent on world domination……..

    Refreshing……….

    The finest revolutions move TOWARD a goal…not away from a bad memory.

    Prayers for the Iranian peoples…….

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  23. fred5678 says:

    From one of my posts yesterday, 3 great feeds to keep up with the New Year Revolution ™:

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  24. joeknuckles says:

    The morons that keep bringing up the travel ban need to understand that it is the regime we don’t trust enough to know who would be coming here. As with any other country, our vetting is only as good as the info we get from the source country.

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    • treehouseron says:

      The way you shut down those idiots is to inform them that the protesters don’t want to travel to the USA, they want to fight for their great country. How disrespectful of the legendary Persian people to suggest that they would rather be here than in their own home.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Yes, Joe. Travel Ban list had to do with untrustworthy info coming from the GOVERNMENTS of the countries involved, not the citizens of the countries.

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  25. Thecleaner says:

    Given the 1500 years of conflict between the Sunni Muslims (GCC) and the Shiite Muslims (Iran),
    I find it highly unlikely that anybody inside Iran would be welcoming in the Saudis or the GCC.
    Saudi is the home of Sunni Islam….Iran is the home of Shiite Islam…just cant see the Iranians turning over the home of their faith to their sworn enemies in order to dump the Mullahs.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/sunni-and-shia-islams-1400-year-old-divide-explained-a6796131.html

    Lots of misinformation swirling around. I expect the crackdown to begin by Wednesday. What happens then is anybodys guess, but it isnt gonna happen without an extremely bloody fight.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      TheCleaner, difficult to say but the Saudi are sending WIFI to the Persians to help get transmissions out of the country. I think Trump’s visit and discussions and the fact that the younger well-educated and many in the USA has made a turnabout and are seeing that fighting each other hasn’t help any of those countries. I praise our President for making a stupendous trip to the ME and actually made a great connection with most of those countries to wake up and smell the coffee in these modern times and they are no longer living 1400 years ago and always fighting each other and non-muslims as well. What have they really won with all this fighting under many names: Islam, Alqueda, Taliban, etc. Just more deaths and more hate. Not that they will be saints but at least awakening to the fact that the world today is not the same world of desert hawks any more. I think we are seeng the worst – the Wahhabi – being recognized as a problem and not a solution and has caused the Saudis a lot of problems as the birth place for these separated groups and even are a threat to the Saudis.

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      • Thecleaner says:

        Hey, if they can settle this historic dispute that easy, im down with it. I just think the hate is too deep to happen this quick.
        The Saudis for sure would love to see the Mullahs fall, but their motives may not be so pure given the history.
        Thanks for the input.

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    • Sentient says:

      I certainly hope the Ayatollahs fall, but I think you’re right that Iranians won’t turn to Sunni Arabs for their deliverance, no matter what Thomas Wictor thinks. He thinks the Gulf Cooperation Council forces are some kind of demigods.

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  26. Raffaella says:

    Warning: disturbing image

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Mr. Ardalan, BBC Persia, needs to see this tweet.

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    • Thecleaner says:

      Does this mean that the revolutionary guard hasnt burned their uniforms and surrendered then?
      Ive seen multiple tweets from a certain bearded pontificator indicating that the security forces have all given up and joined the protesters.

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      • piper567 says:

        I have seen only one video of SF joining protestors…and the celebration.
        That does not mean its universal.
        last I heard from inside Iran, from Assyrian friend who has maintained contact there, SF has shot, 10 at a time, protestors, and has run them down withtrucks.
        But, protestors have also burned the trucks.
        So, it continues.

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  27. fred5678 says:

    If the New Year Revolution ™ keeps up, maybe the South Korean woman escorting the Iranian team won’t have to wear long pants under her skirt, as the Russian escort had to at Sochi:

    Every other nation, including all other muslim nations, were escorted by Russian women in high slit skirts:

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  28. Watcher says:

    Friday is pray day, after mourning prays we will know how the situation will turnout.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      A couple of thoughts, then I’m done. I agree with a few of the posts above. If the protesters succeed, the entire mid-east is “hugely” changed….basically peace for the first time in decades…longer than that. Also a huge global change…

      However, realistically and tactically speaking, if the Mullahs bring in the tanks it will be a bloody mess. Then they will need outside intervention, alot of it, or it will be over.
      Does anyone / any country have the wear withall to do that? Dunno..a coalition of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordon would do it. Along with cruise missiles from the US. Just Israel and the US could also make a difference.

      Just sayin..

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      • Raffaella says:

        “However, realistically and tactically speaking, if the Mullahs bring in the tanks it will be a bloody mess. Then they will need outside intervention, alot of it, or it will be over.”

        Not unless the army joins the people/ protesters. They have a history of hesitating to kill massive numbers of their own countrymen. They did that to Shah and supported the people. And that is why Mullahs imported foreign Arab fighters to kill Iranians during 2009 uprising. But agreed, protesters need foreign support.

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        • 🍺Gunny says:

          Raffaella,
          Thank you very much for your inputs and I sincerely with all my heart hope you are correct. Many in America cannot understand what it means to not have freedom. Or to have family members living in such conditions.
          I know we all here pray for the Iranian people and their fight for freedom.
          Thank you.

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      • Watcher says:

        I don’t think any country would be foolish enough to attack Iran. Covert help maybe.
        The Iraq Iran war lasted 8 years with a stalemate and both with heavy losses.
        http://www.history.com/topics/iran-iraq-war

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  29. DemsRTheRealRacists says:

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  30. DemsRTheRealRacists says:

    Patrick Cockburn on the Green Revolution:

    I was in Iran in early 2011 when there were reports from opposition sources in exile saying that protests were sweeping the country. There was some substance in this. There had been a demonstration of 30,000 protesters in north Tehran on 14 February – recalling the mass protests against the allegedly fixed presidential election of 2009 – that had caught the authorities by surprise. There was hopeful commentary from Western pundits suggesting that the Arab Spring uprisings might be spreading to Iran.

    But, by the time I got to Tehran a few days later, nothing much appeared to be going on, though there were plenty of bored looking riot police standing around in the rain doing nothing. It looked as if the protests had dwindled away, but when I checked the internet I found this was not so. Opposition spokesmen were claiming that protests were taking place every week not just in north Tehran but in other Iranian cities. This account appeared to be confirmed by videos running online showing protesters resisting baton-wielding riot police and militiamen.

    I met some friendly Iranian correspondents working for the foreign media and asked why I was failing to find any demonstrations. The reporters were well informed, but could not work because their press credentials had been suspended by the Iranian authorities. They laughed when I described my vain pursuit of the anti-government protests, explaining that I was failing to find them because they had ceased earlier in the month.

    One journalist usually sympathetic to the opposition said that “the problem is that the picture of what is happening in Iran these days comes largely from exiled Iranians and is often a product of wishful thinking or propaganda.” I asked about the videos online and he said that these were mostly concocted by the opposition using film of real demonstrations that had taken place in the past. He pointed to one video, supposedly filmed in the middle of winter, in which trees covered in leaves were clearly visible in the far background.

    I asked the journalists if this was not the fault of the Iranian government which, by suspending the credentials of local reporters who were credible eyewitnesses, had created a vacuum of information which was swiftly filled by opposition propagandists. The stringers agreed that to some extent this was so, but added gloomily that, even if they were free to report, their Western editors “would not believe us because the exiles and their news outlets have convinced them that there are big protests here. If we deny this, our bosses will simply believe that we have been intimidated or bought up by the government.”

    It is a salutary story because later the same year in Libya and Syria opposition activists were able to gain control of the media narrative and exclude all other interpretations of what was happening. In Libya, Gaddafi was demonised as the sole cause of all his country’s ills while his opponents were lauded as valiant freedom fighters whose victory would bring liberal democracy to the Libyan people. Instead, as was fairly predictable, the overthrow of Gaddafi rapidly reduced Libya to a violent and criminalised anarchy with little likelihood of recovery.

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    • Raffaella says:

      This is interesting but sounds like CNN pro Mullah spin. Nothing to see here, just move along. Justifies no media coverage.

      In these situations, the best source of information are family members who actually live in Iran. My family members live in Tehran. I communicated with my cousin this morning via text (no problem texting) and she confirmed that the protests are serious and getting worst every day.

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    • Texian says:

      You are behind the curve democrat. Both of your posts are from when deep state democrat puppet Zero and Hitlery were running the show to destabilize the whole middle east using Islamic extremism.. and when there was no Sir Trump, and no GCC, and no MBS..

      Allsup’s framing of this as an “establishment” move in the traditional sense of the term is simply incorrect.. Due to his young age he just doesn’t have the depth to accurately frame this current movement.

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  31. scott467 says:

    “Female protester to older Iranians: “You raised your fists and ruined our lives [referring to the 1979 Islamic revolution]. Now we raise our fists [to fix your mistake]. Be men, join us. I as a woman will stand in front and protect you. Come represent your country.”

    _______________

    If the men are hesitating, then this woman is exactly right to shame them into action.

    Now is the time.

    There won’t be a better one.

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    • Maquis says:

      Apparently she is addressing the generation that encouraged the Mullahs’ conquest in ’79. The bit about protecting the men, as a young woman, was a nice little jab at the fencesitters. I pray for her and her people.

      GBPDJT
      🇺🇸

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  32. Maquis says:

    Listening to Bibi speak has an effect on me that almost approaches President Trump’s orations. I love them both.

    Godspeed Persians!

    GBPDJT
    🇺🇸

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  33. dogsmaw says:

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  34. thesavvyinvester says:

    Man I am gobsmacked. I thought PDJT was taking us back to 1988 by undoing all the Fubars of the POTUS’s in those years, but if he helps even stealthfully the Iranian people, he even fixes Carter’s Iran mess. Wow, rap your head around that one!

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  35. Charlotte says:

    How Trump Saw the Iran Protests Coming
    And why the media didn’t have a clue.

    ” Iran’s Supreme Leader had always meant to make Rouhani into the fall guy for the cuts. And then President Hillary Clinton would have been told that Iran might shift away from a fake moderate government if it didn’t see more money coming in to boost its economy. The echo chamber would have warned us that we had to inject more money into Iran or the nuclear deal would collapse.

    The plan would have worked brilliantly. If only it hadn’t been for President Trump.”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268900/how-trump-saw-iran-protests-coming-daniel-greenfield

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    • tgmccoy says:

      Iran and the Norks operated under the principle of paying the Danegeld, but never getting rid of the Dane..
      Even encouraging them..

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Good article and great reminder that the Obozo who never ran as much as a lemonade stand did not recognize any negotiation tools other than American dollars and American lives. He squandered both.

      President Trump on the other hand has shown that he recognizes leverage wherever it can be found, AND that he knows well how to use it for good.

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      • piper567 says:

        also America First, Trump understands $$$, and its use…Follow the $$$.
        He has worked backwards from seeing where the $$$ goes, and unraveled events and relationships based on this knowledge.
        Man, would I like to see Trump’s whiteboard, wherein each $$$pile leads back to, BINGO…I believe that’s why he went to KSA first…I believe some of his instincts led him first to Congress, and, as a businessman, to USACoC.
        Trump is a freakin’ genius.

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  36. Cliff Indiana says:

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned Turkey as a possible destination for all those unsigned outgoing flights…

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Erdogan is Sunni. Doubtful he’d do much to help Shiites, though he’d take their money. More likely, Hezbollah strongholds. Hezbollah has always been the Ayatollahs’ “cat’s paw.”

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  37. PDQ says:

    Send support with words…NOT military intervention.

    Please do not let this be another globalist “Spring” contrived uprising. NONE of our business. We have enough domestic terrorism to deal with.

    I, for one, will not support another invasion of another country under the guise of “democracy”.

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    • It is wasted worry – not going to happen. That is completely out of line with the Trump Doctrine.

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    • napoleon32 says:

      This is the Iranian people’s job to do. Trump is simply making it very clear to the mullahs, Russia, China, and the other usual suspects that they won’t be able to pull another fast one like they did in 2009. And I’m also sure that behind-the-scenes work is going on with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE to help the people by doing all they can to thwart the regime’s efforts to block their attempts to communicate and to also confuse the regime’s forces. Trump has not shown any indication whatsoever that military action is being considered, and I’m certain it would not be welcomed by the Iranians. It would cause many more problems that it would solve.

      Also, remember that the mullahs’ best fighters were fed into the meat grinder in Syria. Two of the IRGC’s best commanders, Hossein Hamadani and Hassan Shateri, were killed in Syria. The odds are high that many more of their competent officers were also killed. The IRGC is far weaker than it was 8 years ago, and the man who put down the last revolt, Hamadani, is dead. The protestors are pantsing Basij personnel. If the army refuses to put the revolt down again, they could be finished. Remember, the army largely refused to kill other Iranians last time around and the regime had to bring in Hezbollah and Hamas under cover of darkness to murder enough civilians to put the fire out. I doubt they’ll be able to pull that off this time. The mullahs are in deep, deep trouble, and they know it. I don’t know if the people will be able to pull this off, but for God’s sake let’s back them up.

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  38. smiley says:

    an exodus in progress ?

    Mystery Aircraft Leave Iran With “No Callsign, Origin Or Destination” As Protests Rage (PHOTOS)

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/exodus-progress-mystery-aircrafts-leave-iran-no-callsign-origin-destination-protests-rage/

    the elites jumping ship ?

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  39. georgiafl says:

    Right on!!!

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  40. Gary says:

    Know a Navy CPO that went to A school back in the late 70’s with Iranian military exchange students in the class. After the revolution most did not go home. Imagine signing up to serve your nation and having it disappear overnight.

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  41. jakee308 says:

    All it takes is a little pebble to start an avalance.

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  42. jmclever says:

    Seems to me that all the world’s hotspots are only problems bc they have been artificially propped up with globalist cash. President Trump removes the cash flow and the people take care of the rest. He has conspicuously mentioned human rights in his tweets supporting Iranian protesters. I bet Iran’s leaders and oligarchs have already felt the blast of a double barreled Mnuchin (US Treasury sanctions and Magnitsky Act violations)

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    • tgmccoy says:

      Ah yes the+ Mnuchin “over/under comes in 12.ga mag, /10.ga and Us.50 cal /20 mm over under..

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      • piper567 says:

        tgmccoy…nice picture…
        it IS the $$$…always the $$$ with trump…he understands what keeps thing boiling, and he shuts it down.
        Its a beautiful thing to watch.
        He does it with one hand, while he Tweets with the other.
        He DOES have a magic wand, he does!

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  43. fred5678 says:

    Required background to follow protests:

    The Revolutionary Guards have roughly 125,000 military personnel including ground, aerospace and naval forces. Its naval forces are now the primary forces tasked with operational control of the Persian Gulf.[6] It also controls the paramilitary Basij militia which has about 90,000 active personnel.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Revolutionary_Guard_Corps

    Protestors now talking hostages (!!) when IRGC militia (Basij) try to intimidate them with motorbike charges:

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  44. Lurker says:

    I don’t know why I can’t find it now, but the other day we saw a video of someone with authority, can’t remember who though, pearl-clutching and complaining that Trump’s tweets could endanger people. What does he (pearl-clutcher) expect? Coups and revolutions are rarely bloodless. Look at our own history and imagine where we’d be if everyone adopted that fearful attitude. We never would have been our own country, never would have put north and south back together, never would have helped to win WWI and WWII, and more. And we sure as heck can’t ask our own military members to put their lives on the line if we can’t expect people in other countries to do the same for their own best interests, and in this particular case there’s strong indication that what the Iranian citizens are fighting for will also be good for us! I have to figure out who that guy was in the video. Anyone remember it? It was from Saturday I think.

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  45. fred5678 says:

    Still spreading to more cities, including Masjed Soleyman , where first Persian oil discovery was made. Check out #MasjedSoleyman

    Burning down mullahs’ Hawza Ilmiyya seminary office.

    http://www.hawzaengland.com/about.asp

    Raman_Ghavam feed is most current and national collector of info.

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  46. Sean Supsky says:

    So, this is a fairly decent article I found from Fox detailing the absence of the so-called women’s voices here in America for the Iranian women risking life and limb for their freedom.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/02/women-are-leading-in-iran-where-is-their-voice-support-from-left.html

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