Iran Demonstrations A Good Omen for World Change

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Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States.
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Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jun 16, 2009
Is that plant Psycology? There is a season turn turn turn turn...

Since: Dec 07

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#2 Jun 16, 2009
Things are getting better fast!
MajorMalfunction

UK

#3 Jun 16, 2009
hows is things getting better ? just because they are fighting amongst themselves does not mean they like america all of a sudden.

Since: Dec 07

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#4 Jun 16, 2009
MajorMalfunction wrote:
hows is things getting better ? just because they are fighting amongst themselves does not mean they like america all of a sudden.
It's not a popularity contest. The Iranian people are rejecting militaristic government. That is a good thing.
Contributions

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 16, 2009
MajorMalfunction wrote:
hows is things getting better ? just because they are fighting amongst themselves does not mean they like america all of a sudden.
Um actually that's exactly what it means.
Ever seen senate debates?

There are tons of rules in place to allow noisy political minorities to be as disruptive as they can if they can't get their way fair and square in elections.
Duh Vinci

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jun 16, 2009
Football is not what it used to be...
MajorMalfunction

Witney, UK

#7 Jun 16, 2009
falasha wrote:
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It's not a popularity contest. The Iranian people are rejecting militaristic government. That is a good thing.
LOL.... you really don't understand iranian politics do you ? and yes democracy is a popularity contest...at best you might get an iranian government who don't think the US is the 'great satan' just one of his minor minions.... at worst the army under the ayatollahs declare martial law and form a police state....any which way nothing changes.
MajorMalfunction

Witney, UK

#8 Jun 16, 2009
Contributions wrote:
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Um actually that's exactly what it means.
Ever seen senate debates?
There are tons of rules in place to allow noisy political minorities to be as disruptive as they can if they can't get their way fair and square in elections.
normally contributions you make sense... but what has senate debates got to do with iranians fighting amongst themselves over their election result... i fail to see the connection...?
MajorMalfunction

Witney, UK

#9 Jun 16, 2009
Duh Vinci wrote:
Football is not what it used to be...
this is getting wierd....?????

Since: Dec 07

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#10 Jun 16, 2009
MajorMalfunction wrote:
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LOL.... you really don't understand iranian politics do you ? and yes democracy is a popularity contest...at best you might get an iranian government who don't think the US is the 'great satan' just one of his minor minions.... at worst the army under the ayatollahs declare martial law and form a police state....any which way nothing changes.
Your glass is half empty. I disagree.
Miyamoto Musashi

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Jun 16, 2009
None of this would show promise if Bush hadn't invaded Iraq and put the sword of Democracy right in the middle of these Arabs dominating and abusing Persians.
MajorMalfunction

UK

#13 Jun 16, 2009
Justice wrote:
The people in Iran are going to do nothing except die for their actions. The government is and since the revolution in full control. That is not going to change unless the Mullahs in charge are killed.
That is not gonna happen the people support the mullahs....they might not like the government but they are still muslims...you don't kill the pope because hate your president...unless you are a loony...

Since: Dec 07

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#14 Jun 16, 2009
Miyamoto Musashi wrote:
None of this would show promise if Bush hadn't invaded Iraq and put the sword of Democracy right in the middle of these Arabs dominating and abusing Persians.
You are finally correct.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#15 Jun 16, 2009
falasha wrote:
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You are finally correct.
I was wondering when the Bushophiles would show up to defend the Iraq war. Incase you hadn't notice it was his fault the region bacame unstable in the first place.

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

Lansing, MI

#16 Jun 17, 2009
MajorMalfunction wrote:
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LOL.... you really don't understand iranian politics do you ? and yes democracy is a popularity contest...at best you might get an iranian government who don't think the US is the 'great satan' just one of his minor minions.... at worst the army under the ayatollahs declare martial law and form a police state....any which way nothing changes.
Aren't we just a Debbie downer? u gotta admit it's a step in the right direction

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

Lansing, MI

#17 Jun 17, 2009
Miyamoto Musashi wrote:
None of this would show promise if Bush hadn't invaded Iraq and put the sword of Democracy right in the middle of these Arabs dominating and abusing Persians.
I don't think it's all the Iraq war doing. Iranians are known to stand up once in awhile. However i do think the Iraq war helped.
MajorMalfunction

UK

#18 Jun 17, 2009
Lone Goat wrote:
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Aren't we just a Debbie downer? u gotta admit it's a step in the right direction
Iran contrary to western propaganda, has been a democracy since the revolution...The ayatollahs may have the final say in some policies,but they leave it to the politicians to decide policy, the majority of iranian people regardless of who they support politically are not 'friends' or 'potential friends of the US' like I said at best you will get a government that will just hate you, at worst they will want the US wiped off the face of the earth....

Since: Feb 09

United States

#19 Jun 17, 2009
falasha wrote:
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You are finally correct.
I also agree with you.

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