Skip to comments.Serious Unrest in Iran
Posted on 06/26/2007 7:34:56 PM PDT by FARS
With the announcements by the Islamic Regime of impending gasoline (petrol) rationing, the last few days have seen long lines of upset citizens at gas stations throughout Iran. As supplies dwindled, tempers flared till this evening/tonight upset crowds set fire to some 50 gas stations in Tehran and tens of thousands of protesters marched from the eastern part of Tehran called Tehran Pars to Imam Hossein street.
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i’m inclined to agree with you. this will just force the mullah’s agenda to go accelerate faster.
why is there no refinery capability? my theory is the govt of iran does not believe there is a future for it to invest in. in other words.. something near-term is going to happen that will moot any need for infrastructure investment of this sort.
If we attack Iran, it is to defend ourselves, not to free the so-called innocent Iranians.
We're likely to see that very soon in America too!!In a day full of hysterical posts this one is tops. Do you really, really think this, or are you just hoping for it?
Im sort of curious about why there is not enough refinery capacity in Iran.Price controls (aka socialism). Look for the same situation in Venezuela soon enough.
All those fuel trucks lines up - waiting:
Where’s an A-10 Warthog waiting to take out this target rich environment??
I’m with you. Some of this rhetoric is getting very reckless, and I don’t care how angry people are about the border and illegal aliens. We don’t need to fight with ourselves and spout paranoid claptrap.
I completely agree. However, again, it would be even better if the Iranian people took care of it themselves.
Bush ought to be sending out unmistakable signs.
That’s a good point. Thing is, there’s no shortage of countries who have either A. A very rapidly aging population, whose demographics do not lend themselves to stability, or, the opposite. Have always been struck on how remarkably similar people are throughout the world - it’s governments that cause the problems. For all that, I have never understood how the US came to be seen in our media as some sort of pariah. If that is the apparent sentiment, then it is no more valid than when the US was looked upon as the Great White Father.
I saw in both Korea and Germany having been stationed there in the 90s how the more senior population “remembered” and could attest to what we (or anyone else for that matter) really did. Not that yours truly had any hand in all this, but as a general observation. The younger generation who had not directly experienced what happened had been led off on all sorts of tangents.
President Bush told us that the war on terror would be fought in ways that would not always be obvious and public. That phase has began In Palestine and now Iran.
ABC Online, Australia
Petrol rationing sparks riot in Iran
Posted 2 hours 4 minutes ago
Angry Iranians set fire to a Tehran petrol station and chanted anti-government slogans in a north-west area of the capital in protest against fuel rationing introduced in OPEC’s number two oil producer.
A witness said flames rose from the gasoline station in Pounak, a poorer area of the capital, with cars burning inside.
Some youths hurled stones and chanted, “Guns, fireworks, tanks, (President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad should be killed”, the witness said.
Another witness said riot police had gathered near the gasoline station and sought to push the rioters back.
Before rationing was introduced, some media reported scuffles at petrol stations between drivers queuing to stock up.
State TV said on Tuesday rationing would start at midnight, prompting drivers to rush to fill up before the deadline.
The second witness cited reports of Iranians attacking another fuel station in Tehran, but gave no further details.
That report could not be independently confirmed.
I know you guys like pics:
Oh, and this getting out couldn’t have helped:
I hope the Iranian people throw off this regime. They deserve better. Imagine what a positive force this country could be if under democratic leadership.
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