To: F14 Pilot
I agree all brutal regimes should be overthrown. I also know something about Iranians, including those that fled the country for their lives from those who overthrew the shaw. And I'm aware of the terror experienced by the Bahai which has been going on for some time. I am not convinced that the Iranian people will overthrow their cruel Islamic rulers any more than the Iraqis overthrew their cruel dictator. As was stated in the article "many (Iranians) are hoping the US will overthrow their government." And therein lies their problem. The mideast is overrun with people waiting for someone else to do the dirty work for them. And then carry great resentment (humiliation) that their liberation came via a foreign source, *especially* if that liberation came at the hands of the USA.
Here's some interesting reading for you from Radio Free Europe posted 11/04/03:
Iran: Thousands Rally On Anniversary Of Hostage Taking At U.S. Embassy
Tehran, 4 November 2003 (RFE/RL) -- Thousands of Iranians rallied today outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran to mark the date when students stormed the compound 24 years ago.
Demonstrators, including many schoolchildren, waved banners and chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."
Iranian students occupied the U.S. Embassy on 4 November 1979, in the wake of Iran's Islamic revolution, after the United States offered to take in the deposed Shah. The students held the embassy staff hostage there for 444 days.
One speaker at today's rally was Sohail Karimi, one of two Iranian journalists freed yesterday after being held by U.S. troops in Iraq. Karimi repeated accusations, denied by the U.S. military, that the journalists were tortured after their arrest.
To: hotpotato; nuconvert; Pan_Yans Wife
That is why I told you to keep up with the thread, It will tell you that these rallies are forced by the regime not the people.
And why you didn't pay attention to rallies of thousands of people on 9th of July this year?
You'd better listen and read more.
posted on 12/22/2003 10:12:48 PM PST
by F14 Pilot
(A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does.)
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