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To: F14 Pilot

Your answers where good enough for me. Again I have no doubt as time goes by and the older folks who thought they would benifit from the revolution die off, I can see where the percentage of population would move away from wanting a theocracy. I guess we all have heard numbers thrown around and often depending one where they are heard from if they represent a realistic picture. Thanks for the effort however, I know if a nice chart was available you would have shared it with us. One thing I am certain of at present, and that is that Iraq's Shiite Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani wants no part of a theocracy formed in Iraq. He is one the record as to want a secular democratically elected government, that upholds the Islamic laws, but does not take preceedance over mechanisms that should remain with the government. If this ends up happening despite the much to do over hammering away by the Iraqi Constitutional Council, and a secular government arises, you can bet the good folk in Iran are going to be hopping up and down for a similiar system. And dispite what Iran tries to do, I don't think they are going to get control of Iraq, becuase as long as Sistani's dominanent Shiite sect is in control from the religious majority point of view, the new government has a chance to truly become more secular within bounds of their recognized rules. So this cannot but add fuel/oxygen to the fire burning in Iran for more freedoms. The Iranian Mullahs must fear their time may be drawing to an end.


27 posted on 08/03/2005 7:50:20 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Marine_Uncle

You are right!

Ayatollah Montazeri and Ayatollah Taheri in Iran are doing the same as Sistani is doing in Iraq.


28 posted on 08/03/2005 8:30:15 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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