Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - July 24 - Average Iranians are angry with the regime's support for Hezbollah
Posted on 07/28/2006 4:13:38 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Average Iranians are angry with the regime's support for Hezbollah.
- Time Magazine reported that while Hezbollah may be Tehran's client, the conflict hasn't been welcomed by many Iranians. Iranian's are saying, "We should mind our own business and concentrate on policies that are good for our economy, and our kids."
Iranian regime has miscalculated Arab response to Hezbollah.
- Amir Taheri, The Times argued that when Iran launched the present war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, Ahmadinejad hoped, the Arab world would rally behind his vision of the Middle East instead of the “American vision”. Instead the Arab world is moving in the other direction. A must read.
Russia breaking unity with Perm-5 plus 1?
- Los Angeles Times reported that Russian opposition to key wording of a U.S.-backed Security Council draft resolution was unexpected and is straining international unity on efforts to deal with Iran's nuclear defiance.
Israel launches another spy satellite.
- ABS CBN News reported that Israel successfully launched on a highly accurate imaging satellite which will enhance its ability to spy on Iran.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
- The Sunday Mirror reported that a girl of 19 faces being hanged in Iran for a crime she didn't commit. Delara Darabi was just 17 when her boyfriend, Amir Hossein, persuaded her to confess to a murder he committed.
- Mark Steyn, Chicago Sun-Times reminded us of one of the most straightforward of Islamist declarations, Hussein Massawi, the Hezbollah leader, 20 years ago, said: "We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you [Israel]."
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If the Iranian people really were unsupportive of their regeim then they'd do something about it.
These folks strap on bombs and take out Jews, they could strap on bombs and take out their own govt. if they wanted.
Unfortunately, I doubt the veracity of the story.
"Al-Manure" is more like it, also known as "The Shiite-House."
That's my take also.
If there were any strong current of dissent in Iran, we would see the same murderous practices used that we see in Iraq --- much of which bloodshed is sponsored by the Iranians.
I agree with the views here. They have a madman running their country and they seem to have accepted him very well.
In fact they elected him. If there is dissent in iran its damned small and not very vocal.
We keep hearing about how unhappy most Iranians are about their government. When are they going to DO SOMETHING about it?!
Tyrants typically work up great outside "threats" to try to coalesce their populace around their corrupt and paranoic leadership. It's how they try to generate unity in their nation when they can't get it any other way. Kim the Spoiled Brat does it, too.
There were tens of millions of peasants living in the Soviet Union breadbasket who didn't support Stalin and ended up dead.
The suicidal people in Iran aren't the ones who oppose the regime, and they aren't likely to wear explosives instead of blue jeans.
I suspect that regime change in Iran most likely may start with a well placed Israeli munition of some sort. It wouldn't have to be Iraeli. Common, peacful, Iranians aren't making news, and they don't own any instruments of assasination.
We are in continuous denial about the overwhelming support the arab leaders from the Muslim masses. How often do you hear about a Muslim saying that Israel has a right to exist? They will dance around the issue but THEY ALLthink America is THE GREAT SATIN. I am tired of having to hear all the PC garbage that comes out of our politician's and liberal's mouths any time they open them. Islam is NOT the religion of peace. It is a cult of death!
To the extent the average Iranian knows anything about what is going on around him, he has absolutely no way to do anything about it.
Iran is not a country, it is a place. It is ruled by a theocratic ruler who is as unfamiliar with the outside world as a camel. Like all Muslim countries Iran has been held back because their goofy religion rejects any kind of advance or progress. No hope.
Outstanding article by AT but I think he belittles the conflict when he implies this battle is between Washington and Tehran. Of course, I wouldn't up the ante on him if he hadnt articulated so well the fact that framing this war as simply between Israel and Hezbollah is to belittle the conflict. Let's take ATs symbolism to the next level, toward its logical conclusion. Washington represents global interests; whereas Iran represents one man's failed attempt at a theocratic utopia. We've seen conflicts like this before... when a tyrant forces a surreal vision of utopia on society, society is quickly replaced by a very real hell on earth. History states unequivocally that containment and appeasement are steps away from a solution in situations like these.
This and similar enemies must be fought. Sanctions and support for democratic dissidents are steps toward a solution. War is also a solution. In this fight war is certainly an undesirable last recourse. War is hell, but it is a solution only because it represents a temporary hell.
Eternal damnation on earth is to be forced to live according to anothers failed vision of utopia. Iran today, under the mullahs reign, is hell on earth.
From what I've always heard it is the most educated of mid-east countries.
I think that anyone in Iran who does believe in a future sees it as coming from within. It is hard to measure your own strength when all around you is nothing but lies. How can they even tell they are being lied to? I do think, however, that given time, they may suprise themselves when they learn that their fellow citizens aspire to have an Iran for the future. Change can come.