Is this another Iranian revolution beginning? Page 8

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  • Khanivor 19 Jun 2009 22:57:03 41,123 posts
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    I'm not at all sure that if the religious leaders almost universally put their weight behind the official results that people will just throw up their hands and give up.

    And people not being afraid anymore is pretty much the entire point where a police state fails. If your entire system is built around keeping people in line through fear and they lose that fear...
  • Gl3n Moderator 19 Jun 2009 23:07:04 5,857 posts
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    We can take 'em, we have Ray Mears. Who the fuck do they have?
  • Khanivor 20 Jun 2009 06:16:15 41,123 posts
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    Proof that I failed to keep up, KhanivorAM presents - my first sub to a youtube broadcaster.Either I'm stoned and will kill it off with passive sleep, or a paradigm nudge had occurred.

    Better watch my pace though; don't wanna find myself into Twitter by next Tuesday.
  • Khanivor 20 Jun 2009 06:27:41 41,123 posts
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    Not gruesome, but versimilitude for the observers through youube

    *BE WARNED::: ** THIS IS THE REALITY OF OUR GUNGHO ITT THAT DESIRES TO SEE A REVOLUTION HAPPEN. RNTKOFTFW**

    It's a universal truth; whether we abhor its display, anoint martyr to the cause or rationalise in another way, this is the coal face.

    /mods plz delete: if this is beyond the realm of what this forum should be able to choose to absorb or not.
  • Deleted user 20 June 2009 08:26:17
    Was Khani drunk? :D
  • Deleted user 20 June 2009 10:24:04
    Just read that some youngsters expect the regime to continue and will just emigrate instead, meaning an aging pointlessly turgid population will be left.

    Good news for red blooded males then, more Iranian females in Britain can only be viewed as a good thing! Maybe this is what the Ayatollah means by "evil"? :p
  • lucky_jim 20 Jun 2009 11:12:28 5,334 posts
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    I agree sjh, we definitely need to open our borders to all the hawt Iranian women. Nick Griffin can fuck right off.
  • FWB 20 Jun 2009 12:10:41 45,228 posts
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    So it's Saturday. Fingers crossed.

    There was a hot Iranian on my course last year.
  • Deleted user 20 June 2009 14:29:38
    We're being deadly serious about hot Iranian women.
  • Gl3n Moderator 20 Jun 2009 14:31:12 5,857 posts
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    BBC updated, scuffles, water cannons and batons so far. Still no sign of Mousavi.
  • Deleted user 20 June 2009 14:41:12
    No real news coming out other than that...

    The hijackers of the revolution are quite keen to stay, though, evidently.
  • Khanivor 20 Jun 2009 17:34:41 41,123 posts
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    Ouch, my head...
  • dnbuk 20 Jun 2009 19:08:00 4,958 posts
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    Great documentary from a couple of years ago. 'Iran is not the problem'

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5708329875314599685
  • cubbymoore 20 Jun 2009 19:18:49 36,503 posts
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    Looks like there's been a massive crackdown on any information getting out. Phone's being blocked in the centre of Tehran, and the only other things coming out are a few videos of explosions, teargassing and gunshots with people running around frightened. It's amazing how the momentum can die down when no-one's getting any info. The rallies could be massive but no-one would know about it.
  • Gl3n Moderator 20 Jun 2009 19:19:22 5,857 posts
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    is EG blocked in Iran? :)
  • cubbymoore 20 Jun 2009 19:20:59 36,503 posts
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    Surprised Rauper hasn't made an Iranian version yet.
  • Retroid Moderator 20 Jun 2009 19:35:53 45,278 posts
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    Nowt much happening there today, then:

    Suicide bomber at Ayatollah Khomeini's shrine & Mousavi said on Saturday he was "ready for martyrdom", called for a national strike if he is arrested
  • Retroid Moderator 20 Jun 2009 19:37:57 45,278 posts
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    He's also said outright that the electilons were fixed and should be re-ran in a letter to the Guardian Council.
  • WoodenSpoon 20 Jun 2009 19:41:08 12,296 posts
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    I'd love British politicians to be all ready for martyrdom about stuff
  • speedofthepuma 20 Jun 2009 19:42:23 13,310 posts
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    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    I'd love British politicians to kill themselves

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • Deleted user 21 June 2009 01:10:14
    There's a lot happening today, just it's hard for news to get out.

    Watch this. If you don't feel anything, you're dead inside.
  • SirScratchalot 21 Jun 2009 10:42:21 7,877 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    I'm not at all sure that if the religious leaders almost universally put their weight behind the official results that people will just throw up their hands and give up.

    And people not being afraid anymore is pretty much the entire point where a police state fails. If your entire system is built around keeping people in line through fear and they lose that fear...

    There's always the option of putting fear back with a massive show of force a la China. Crossing fingers this is not what will happen.
  • Gl3n Moderator 21 Jun 2009 14:44:44 5,857 posts
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    Just seen the youtube video of a young woman dying and bleeding on a street in Tehran after getting shot by the Basij militia.

    It's currently heavily discussed on Digg if you want to see it. Though i'm not sure if i'd recommend watching, It's incredibly disturbing.
  • Deleted user 21 June 2009 14:50:38
    Basiji are absolute fucks, seriously. The police/army stand back and let them commit violence, the state news then makes a noise about terrorists. Makes me sick.

    I wonder if there's a point where the regular armed forces might consider it too far? Probably not, all the commanders are likely Islamic Revolutionaries who were Basij/Revolutionary guard anyway.
  • Gl3n Moderator 21 Jun 2009 14:55:50 5,857 posts
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    The conditions around the video make it even worse, apparently she was standing with her father watching what was going on from over a kilometre away. The Basij gunman stood from a rooftop and shot her straight in the heart obviously without any provocation.
  • Dr-Strangelove 21 Jun 2009 15:54:33 2,132 posts
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    Have you seen the coverage on the BBC News frontpage, It's their main place banner now.
  • Gl3n Moderator 21 Jun 2009 16:02:25 5,857 posts
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    Sounds as if they're forcing the BBC out of Iran. Worrying, but a compliment that they're obviously exposing a lot of shizzle.
  • Khanivor 21 Jun 2009 16:37:09 41,123 posts
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    I think it's more to do with the UK being painted by the regime as the international bad guys; it's not like the BBC's main Iran story isn't often static for at least twelve hours.

    I think it's a real indication of how things would have changed on a global scale even if there had not been this farce of an election - the Great Satan is no longer in the game, it seems. I do now expect that to change as it seems the regime has chosen to take the blue pill.

    If things go badly to shit I wonder if the Iraqis are going to stick their oar in. Ironoman would thoroughly approve of this move, even if it would not be good for much else but the lulz.
  • Red-Moose 21 Jun 2009 16:54:42 5,346 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    He's also said outright that the electilons were fixed and should be re-ran in a letter to the Guardian Council.

    Guardian newspaper, right?
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