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American flags burned as 10,000 Iranians protest on US Embassy siege anniversary
NBC News ^ | 11/4/13 | Ali Arouzi and Alexander Smith

Posted on 11/05/2013 10:48:14 AM PST by Dave346

TEHRAN -- At least 10,000 Iranians protested outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran Monday, burning American flags and effigies of Barack Obama on the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the building.

Annual demonstrations take place at the site, marking the date on which activists stormed the embassy 34 years ago and took 52 staff hostage for 444 days -- an act that severed diplomatic ties with the U.S. for more than three decades.

But this year’s demonstration was larger than usual, fueled by anger among Iranians at President Hassan Rouhani's recent moves to reopen dialogue with the West.

The crowd comprised mainly students and old revolutionaries from 1979, with equal numbers of men and women. It was at least ten times bigger than in previous years.

The air was thick with smoke as countless U.S. and Israeli flags went up in flames, accompanied by chants of "death to America" and the waving of anti-U.S. banners.

Reporters were issued with press credentials marked with the phrase "down with U.S.A."

Several protesters told NBC News they were taking part because they did not trust the U.S. and did not want Iran to do a deal with its arch-enemy.

On Saturday, an editorial by conservative newspaper Kayhan warned against trusting the U.S. in current nuclear negotiations, Reuters said. The editorial said there were signs that "the Americans are aiming to trick the Islamic Republic" in the next round of talks this week.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anniversary; bomb; flagburning; iran; israel; nuclear; russia; syria; terror; usembassy; war; waronterror

1 posted on 11/05/2013 10:48:14 AM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346

And the nuclear talks should go well with this new tone from Iran.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 10:50:01 AM PST by AU72
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To: Dave346

See, the administration is correct. Iran does like us. /s


3 posted on 11/05/2013 10:54:07 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: Dave346

Effigies of Odungo? That’s racist Iran!


4 posted on 11/05/2013 10:54:11 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Dave346

This would be the perfect venue to test a neutron bomb . . . just sayin’ . . .


5 posted on 11/05/2013 10:58:14 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dave346

“American flags burned”

Yawn......................thats so 1980s.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 10:59:25 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Dave346

NBC engaging in diversion. Let’s all shout USA! USA! while America goes down the tube because of this government and their shills in the media.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 11:01:09 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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8 posted on 11/05/2013 11:04:17 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dave346
It sure does feel good being respected on the world stage again.

Thanks Barack.

9 posted on 11/05/2013 11:10:39 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Dave346

The thugs in charge of Iran hate us... we all know that...


10 posted on 11/05/2013 11:11:34 AM PST by GOPJ (If you like your Social Security number and bank account, you can keep it. Freeper AU72)
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To: Dave346
Wow.

10,000.

What an impressive turnout.

Meanwhile, the 77 million other Iranians stayed home and shared cat videos on Facebook.

11 posted on 11/05/2013 11:21:38 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Vigilanteman

drop a bar of soap on them.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 11:26:53 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Dave346

13 posted on 11/05/2013 11:34:30 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL! That would be more cruel than a neutron bomb.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 11:56:35 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dave346

Mac daddy will send them $15,000,000,000 and they will use it to make more weapons.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 12:18:41 PM PST by chiefqc
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The idiot has pissed on every corner of the Globe.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 12:31:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Dave346

‘Gonzo Station’ bump !


17 posted on 11/05/2013 12:51:20 PM PST by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Dave346
That doesn't matter. Most Iranians are progressive feminists, who really love us.

Iran Placing Medium-Range Missiles in Venezuela; Can Reach the U.S. (12/09/10)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2640111/posts

Besides, Iran doesn't have anything to launch nukes with and would have to rely on sneaking dirty bombs in leaky, old rustbuckets.

‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela (17 May 2011)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2721122/posts

And you know, we'd turn Iran to glass. That would fix whatever they already did to us by surprise.

Russia engages in 'gangland' diplomacy as it sends warship to the Caribbean (Exercise with Venezuelan military, 2008)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2088262/posts
(from 2006)

Besides, we don't want to hurt foreign trade or divert big government spending away from the bureaucrats, public school teachers and regulatory offices.

Russia to build 2 Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela by 2010
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20070806/70445720.html

Iran readies launch of new satellite
(Iran's second satellite launch, 11/09/2009
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2382720/posts

And the mullahs would abide by MAD (mutually assured destruction doctrine) and wouldn't want the Muslim world incited against us by large Iranian casualty numbers.

Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA
09/08/01
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/519198/posts

Let's make some stupid jokes. Maybe the problem will just go away.

Iran military engineers on hand for N. Korea missile launch
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1664760/posts
(7/12/06)

Or we could follow the Brit propaganda to keep the Iranians focused against Israel and make friends with Iran. That way, Iran will only attack Israel. [Big chunk of irony and sarcasm there for the more slippery neo-Nazis of today.]

10 Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea:Sankei reports(check on NK’s Chinese equipments)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1658850/posts
(07/01/06)

S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1834307/posts
(4,000 kilometer range—will reach the Vatican—May 16th, 2007)

US confirms Iran launch of first home-built satellite
afp ^ | 2-03-09 | staff
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2177582/posts

Iran Satellite Launch Heightens Missile Development Concerns

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=52939

Iran hails successful launch of satellite rocket
Posted on Wed 03 Feb 2010 02:51:50 AM MST
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2443266/posts

Iran fires satellite carrier into space
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2443258/posts

Iran Launches Third Satellite
(2012)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2841888/posts

Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2806848/posts


18 posted on 11/05/2013 3:23:04 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Dave346
American flags burned as 10,000 Iranians protest on US Embassy siege anniversary
19 posted on 11/05/2013 3:54:31 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: wideawake

...in TIGHTS!


20 posted on 11/05/2013 3:55:33 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Dave346
Oooops!


American flags burned as 10,000 Iranians protest on US Embassy siege anniversary

These days; it's hard to differenciate between a protest and a celebration.

21 posted on 11/05/2013 3:57:06 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Cited in another article posted in another FR topic:

[snip] Dort, wo man Bucher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen. (Where books are burned, they will, in the end burn people, too) — Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), German Poet [/snip]

Thanks Dave346.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 5:38:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Dave346

I guess it’s time to celebrate the green movement. This year
when I burn the tire I’ll throw in a koran soaked in
bacon grease. Add a little flavor to the soot.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 3:53:30 AM PST by Slambat
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To: Dave346

Wonder how history would’ve been different had Cobra gunships greeted that crowd of whiners.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 4:08:40 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Dave346

“The crowd comprised mainly students and old revolutionaries from 1979, with equal numbers of men and women.”

What do you bet this wasn’t just an observation by the reporters? I’d be willing to bet Ali Arouzi was fed this line by the protest organizers.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 10:18:53 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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