I'm too cool to Post
17th July 2003
Seems the students and people are getting angrier and still protesting, the Government is cracking down even more which is pissing off the people even more and fueling more protests and anti government sentiments.
Anyone think this could spark a revolution or are we looking at another Tienanmen Square scenario?
Nothings set in stone of course, but I think the Iranians are hardened and strong enough to pull off another revolution. They are not placated by some pretty words, it seems, and are fiercely independently minded people. The question is if they are going to be willing to engage in violence against those in power. It's becoming obvious that the current regime is not going to be stepping down even in front of massive protests. Violence might be the only recourse.
46 and 2, are just ahead of me
23rd September 2004
Oh, I thought everything had toned down and everything was peaceful now? Thanks TV media.
I definitely think there is a revolution on the way. We saw it start with this last election which everyone knows was a fix and with the large percentage of Iran's population really having their own views, the current regime is completely out of touch with reality and I think will be pushed aside in a few years unless they change.
Iran's only bargaining chip is its oil reserves and I think a lot of people there realize they need to be more than just an oil-rich country that pisses everyone else off.
shaken - not stirred
9th June 2009
These protestors want to overthrow Ahmadinejad bullshit government. No doubt the United States will support (publically or secretly) a revolution. One less possible threat for them to worry about.
5.56 smoke Haji every day
18th July 2008
I've heard a number of times that the Iranian population is pretty progressive. It seems like a complex country. Might be a cool place to visit. Or do they burn Americans there? Newsweek is an awful magazine though. I don't have much faith in its journalistic merit. It's a cut above a tabloid in my opinion.
7th December 2003
Ever since the elections there have been videos circling the net about how protesters are abused by the authorities in Iran. That breeds discontent, but to be honest, I don't think a revolution is as likely now as it was just after the election. The way those protests were dispersed showed that they were not joking around.
Funny how Iran provoked western nations by ignoring UN resolutions recently. I think there is some truth to the argument that Iran's government gains stability by provoking the west and then using resulting threats to unify their own people.
Bah can't wait for another 30 years to pass and watch the same thing all over again.
I'm too cool to Post
17th July 2003
The Iranian's complained about the brutal oppression and torture tactics used by the Shah and his Secret Police.
How has the regime that replaced it improved anything? They are as oppressive as ever, they arrest, beat, murder, and torture their own people, and tell the people to beware outside threats.
"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss".
27th May 2009
I am sure that the Iranians will overthrow Ahmawanker or whatever his name is. No doubt America will try to "intervene" and end up screwing over most of the populace by introducing a pro-American regime that is just as tyrannical. Hopefully though, they will not set the stage for a new authoritarian dictatorship, and instead establish a productive and cooperative society. I'm sure that after years of the american puppet government and fundamentalist dictatorship that they will find a third way around those two.
Miliciano;5163711I am sure that the Iranians will overthrow Ahmawanker or whatever his name is. No doubt America will try to "intervene" and end up screwing over most of the populace by introducing a pro-American regime that is just as tyrannical. Hopefully though, they will not set the stage for a new authoritarian dictatorship, and instead establish a productive and cooperative society. I'm sure that after years of the american puppet government and fundamentalist dictatorship that they will find a third way around those two.
If they overthrow their government and aren't saddled with another dictatorship (the most likely scenario) I guarantee they'll just create a democratic Republic, like pretty much every successful revolution has created.