The conflict between reformers and conservatives in Iran has been going on for years. But the Bush administration has offered no support for the reformist government of Khatami. The fact is, most young Iranians want a secular, democratic state, but that doesn't necessarily make them pro-American. I think the bellicose, war drum-beating by some US commentators sounds shrill to Iranian ears and only shores up support for the conservatives.
Or do you think the Iranians will be throwing flowers when US tanks roll into Tehran? Like in Iraq?
To: Bombay Bloke
...The fact is, most young Iranians want a secular, democratic state, but that doesn't necessarily make them pro-American...
Of course. But in reality they are Pro-American.
Read the posts on this thread and you will see even the world media is reporting the Pro-US sentiments of the Iranian people.
posted on 02/28/2004 12:20:18 AM PST
(Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
To: Bombay Bloke; freedom44; nuconvert; Eala; McGavin999
I'd like to say that first of all there is no difference between those so called reformers inside the Iranian government and those hardline clerics.
How are you sure that youths in Iran are not pro-America?
Have you seen those pictures of Iranians, Old and Young, Men and Women mourning for 9/11 victims a few nights right after that incident?
And I have to add there is not necessary to send troops and tanks into Iran to overthrow a brutal regime because Iranian are strong enough to topple the mad Mullahs' regime, and what they demand is just our moral support. They want America to support their freedom movement.
posted on 02/28/2004 12:24:49 AM PST
by F14 Pilot
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