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jahgirl8

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 2:32pm

Obama, much as I love him, SHOULD HAVE BEEN SMARTER ABOUT MANY THINGS!

 haresfur wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:
let's hope so...

Iran's Theocracy Will Collapse Because of People Like Kimia Alizadeh

The nation's only female Olympic medalist says she has permanently left the Islamic Republic due to the oppression of women.

The killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the United States military will understandably dominate headlines for weeks if not months to come.

But the actual demise of the authoritarian regime that's been in power since 1979 will come more from acts like the one taken by Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist. Late last week, the bronze medalist in Taekwondo in the 2016 Summer Games announced via Instagram that she has fled her home country due to the systematic oppression of women. Via CNN:

"Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences," the 21-year-old wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. "I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years."…

"They took me wherever they wanted. I wore whatever they said. Every sentence they ordered me to say, I repeated. Whenever they saw fit, they exploited me," she wrote, adding that credit for her success always went to those in charge.

"I wasn't important to them. None of us mattered to them, we were tools," Alizadeh added, explaining that while the regime celebrated her medals, it criticized the sport she had chosen: "The virtue of a woman is not to stretch her legs!"


 
I think one of the lessons of the Arab Spring is that western countries have very limited ability to influence the events and it is probably better to lay low in most cases. That seems particularly true about Iran. Obama should have been a lot smarter about Libya and Syria. Egypt, too.

 


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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 2:30pm



 R_P wrote:
 
Good. This pussy shit is freaking me out. Y'all are a trip.



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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 1:31pm

Next on Trump's kill list...
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Posted: Jan 21, 2020 - 12:33pm

How Britain helped Iran’s Islamic regime destroy the left-wing opposition
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 8:08pm

“Iran Must Begin Acting Like A Normal Nation,” Says Totally Normal Nation
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 3:35pm

 haresfur wrote:

lessons from the Arab Spring

 
Ah, thanks.
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 3:30pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:

Strictly speaking any "spring" in Iran can't be described as Arab. Iranians are not Arabs, ethnically speaking. Jus' sayin'.
 
lessons from the Arab Spring

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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 3:10pm

 haresfur wrote:
 
I think one of the lessons of the Arab Spring is that western countries have very limited ability to influence the events and it is probably better to lay low in most cases. That seems particularly true about Iran. Obama should have been a lot smarter about Libya and Syria. Egypt, too.

 
Strictly speaking any "spring" in Iran can't be described as Arab. Iranians are not Arabs, ethnically speaking. Jus' sayin'.
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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 3:04pm



 miamizsun wrote:
let's hope so...

Iran's Theocracy Will Collapse Because of People Like Kimia Alizadeh

The nation's only female Olympic medalist says she has permanently left the Islamic Republic due to the oppression of women.

The killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the United States military will understandably dominate headlines for weeks if not months to come.

But the actual demise of the authoritarian regime that's been in power since 1979 will come more from acts like the one taken by Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist. Late last week, the bronze medalist in Taekwondo in the 2016 Summer Games announced via Instagram that she has fled her home country due to the systematic oppression of women. Via CNN:

"Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences," the 21-year-old wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. "I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years."…

"They took me wherever they wanted. I wore whatever they said. Every sentence they ordered me to say, I repeated. Whenever they saw fit, they exploited me," she wrote, adding that credit for her success always went to those in charge.

"I wasn't important to them. None of us mattered to them, we were tools," Alizadeh added, explaining that while the regime celebrated her medals, it criticized the sport she had chosen: "The virtue of a woman is not to stretch her legs!"


 
I think one of the lessons of the Arab Spring is that western countries have very limited ability to influence the events and it is probably better to lay low in most cases. That seems particularly true about Iran. Obama should have been a lot smarter about Libya and Syria. Egypt, too.

miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 5:16am

let's hope so...

Iran's Theocracy Will Collapse Because of People Like Kimia Alizadeh

The nation's only female Olympic medalist says she has permanently left the Islamic Republic due to the oppression of women.

The killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the United States military will understandably dominate headlines for weeks if not months to come.

But the actual demise of the authoritarian regime that's been in power since 1979 will come more from acts like the one taken by Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist. Late last week, the bronze medalist in Taekwondo in the 2016 Summer Games announced via Instagram that she has fled her home country due to the systematic oppression of women. Via CNN:

"Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences," the 21-year-old wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. "I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years."…

"They took me wherever they wanted. I wore whatever they said. Every sentence they ordered me to say, I repeated. Whenever they saw fit, they exploited me," she wrote, adding that credit for her success always went to those in charge.

"I wasn't important to them. None of us mattered to them, we were tools," Alizadeh added, explaining that while the regime celebrated her medals, it criticized the sport she had chosen: "The virtue of a woman is not to stretch her legs!"


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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 9:11am

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Posted: Jan 8, 2020 - 5:26am

Ok regardless of your political persuasion or opinion of that General dude, it doesn't take a 2 year old to do the cost-benefit analysis and know this was a ridiculous move.{#Eek}  I got no love for those Mullah assholes, but I do have sympathy for the Persians who suffer under their oppression.  There is no way to put lipstick on this pig.{#Frustrated}
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Posted: Jan 7, 2020 - 9:12pm


180 dead in Tehran-to-Kiev crash (link to fireball video)
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Posted: Jan 6, 2020 - 8:59am



 miamizsun wrote:


did bolton really leave this admin?

because it doesn't feel like it...


 
And here he was, seemingly about to testify in the impeachment hearings. Now he's living his dream again, so will he stand down on that Ukraine business? Tune in tomorrow...

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Posted: Jan 6, 2020 - 5:54am

 miamizsun wrote:


did bolton really leave this admin?

because it doesn't feel like it...
 
Well at least the long dormant anti war movement now has proper political motivation.{#Think}
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Posted: Jan 6, 2020 - 4:55am

 miamizsun wrote:
seems like some sort of low grade conflict in the ME has been going on for eons

"when administrations get into trouble politically they will make the eagle scream"

˜ chalmers johnson
 

did bolton really leave this admin?

because it doesn't feel like it...


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Posted: Aug 5, 2019 - 3:03pm



 sirdroseph wrote:

Then did it?
 

Nope. It was still mistaken...
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Posted: Aug 5, 2019 - 5:35am

 oldviolin wrote:
um, wait ...
they kinda did but we didn't learn anything from the mistaken belief that it mattered...
 
Then did it?
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Posted: Aug 4, 2019 - 3:42pm

 kurtster wrote:
Tell that to Colin Kaepernick ...

But yeah, sad.  It could be a bridge building thing to let him compete.
 
Tell that to NASCAR...

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Posted: Aug 4, 2019 - 3:39pm

 R_P wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
Umm, no.  More revisionist history.  Everything changed during the Carter Administration prior to Reagan's.

Iran and the United States have had no formal diplomatic relations since 1980.

Red herring.
Senior (Reagan) administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, which was the subject of an arms embargo.
 
Yep.  I was looking at OV's post thinking what did I forget and then it hit me.  I came back to correct my error and here you are.
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