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Iran Crown Prince Signals Collapse of Regime, Calls for Constructive Not Divisive Dialogue

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The exiled Prince said that for the first time in four decades, “people smell the opportunity.”

“The people have had it. Today’s generation of young Iranians cannot take it anymore. They want to have an opportunity for a better future,” he said. “They want to be on the path of modernity and freedom. The only thing that stands between them and the free world is this regime.”

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Amnesty International reported on Dec. 2 that at least 208 people were believed to have been killed during anti-government demonstrations in Iran, citing “credible reports” for its death toll, including sources inside and outside Iran, including victims’ relatives, journalists, and human rights activists.

“The real figure is likely to be higher,” the report stated.

Protests also erupted across Iran over the weekend after the downing of the Ukrainian airliner, which the military said it mistakenly shot down at a time when Tehran was fearing U.S. airstrikes. Riot police fired teargas on Saturday at thousands of protesters in the capital, where many chanted “Death to the dictator,” directing their anger at the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader.

Pahlavi called for constructive, not divisive dialogue in the wake of heavy unrest across the region.

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Wishful thinking? Or maybe not.

 

 

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17 hours ago, Flashermac said:

Amnesty International reported on Dec. 2 that at least 208 people were believed to have been killed during anti-government demonstrations in Iran, citing “credible reports” for its death toll, including sources inside and outside Iran, including victims’ relatives, journalists, and human rights activists.

“The real figure is likely to be higher,” the report stated.

My friends say 500+

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Why Iran plane disaster protests mark most serious test yet

The latest anti-government demonstrations sweeping Iran arguably pose the most serious challenge to the administration of any in its 40-year history.

In recent years, Iran has seen two major surges of opposition - in 2017 (late December) and 2019 (October and November). Both were fuelled by poor economic situations and sharp hikes in fuel prices that hurt the lower middle class and poorer families the most.

This time, demonstrations broke out after the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) admitted it had shot down a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 176 passengers and crew on-board after three days of strong denial.

Unlike the 2017 and 2019 protests, and those of 2009 which were triggered by disputed presidential elections, this week's demonstrations started off from universities and spread quickly across many cities around the country.

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The crowds that took to the streets this week, unlike in previous demonstrations, were formed mostly of middle and upper-middle classes whose anger was mainly driven by what they saw as humiliating incompetence that killed so many innocent civilians - mostly Iranian dual nationals - followed by a series of bizarre lies and made-up excuses that officials had produced about the cause of the crash.

In years and months gone by, the Islamic Republic has been able to quash unrest by blaming the country's poor economic performance on US sanctions, and by using excessive force that left many killed or injured. The establishment has also been successful in unifying its ranks and filling the gaps between them against the demonstrators, but this time cracks have started to appear on the inside.

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The root of it all is America and the UK interfering in the country back in the '50s. No one seems to want to talk about the chain of events. We helped create the present problem. But in our circular way of things we see ourselves as victims for a situation we helped start. 

Trump had no idea what the Iran deal was about. He has never read a briefing in his life and all he did was parrot Republicans in Congress calling the Iran deal a bad deal. All he knew was that Obama made it so it had to be removed. He didn't give a damn how it affected geopolitics .Iran could have been on the road to normalization were it not for Trump. 

Iran is surrounded by US bases but we expect them not to be triggered by this. Its all bullshit. 

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EXCLUSIVE: What Iran’s Military Training is Like, According to an Iranian

The vast military camp was on the outskirts of a small city. The soil was nearly frozen. There wasn’t a tree or any greenery in sight. Concrete buildings made up the complex where Farhad (a pseudonym for his real name) would receive his two months of mandatory military training. He wore light brown and dark green fatigues, a belt, and a pair of poorly manufactured combat boots.

First, Farhad marched for a while. After that, his picture was taken, along with the other conscripts. He then was shown to his barracks and bunk. While many training camps in Iran don’t permit leaving the base, he was allowed to go home every weekend.

“Soldiers need food. Their food was shitty — rice with little pieces of meat — and this helped to lessen expenses,” he said.

The food may have been bad but remaining connected to his family was one of the benefits. He and the others there were allowed to call home anytime after 5 PM using the phone booths set up on the grounds of the camp.

As for the training he received, Farhad called it a “joke,” especially the shooting portion.

The firearm he was issued — a Heckler & Koch G3 — has been around since 1959. If he would have been part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, or Sepâh), he would have been issued an AK-47 instead. According to Farhad, you go out on the range one time and shoot a dozen bullets.

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Farhad further described what he learned about weapons: “Not much. Effective range. Pure fire range. Caliber. Rate of fire. Weight. How many bullets they take. How to discharge. How to aim. How to safely check a weapon. How to clean your weapon. How to carry it. How many ways there are to carry it. Different types of weapons in the military. Things like that.”

In addition, he didn’t receive any combatives or medical training. “They aren’t trying to make soldiers. They want a work force,” Farhad said.

More so than actually training in combat or tactics, the Islamic Republic of Iran is interested in creating soldiers submissive to its religious ideology. Farhad said that religious indoctrination was a major part of his training experience, but he and many others didn’t take the sermons seriously. In fact, they would question and mock the mullah’s lecture whenever they had the chance.

“The mullahs really got frustrated with us,” Farhad said. “No one cared about them and made fun of them when they could and laughed and argued with them and put holes in their arguments all the time.”

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When training concluded, there was a ceremony where everyone dressed their best, but, unlike basic training graduation in America, family and friends were not permitted to attend. To his recollection, only one conscript failed to complete the training.

Farhad then spent two years in the Iranian military, which only solidified the negative impression he started with.

“It’s such a shitty, unreliable, broken system,” he said. “Whenever I see these websites talking about Iran’s military might, it makes laugh. They have no idea what they are talking about.”

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Comments from a French Embassy official...not some baseless BS accusations...facts and truth!

 

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Cav - using nonsense sources only makes your nonsense more non-nonsensical. 

 

Thomas J. Fitton (born May 30, 1968) is the president of Judicial Watch, an American conservative activist group. ... Fitton rejects the scientific consensus on climate change; under his tenure, Judicial Watch has filed lawsuits against climate scientists.

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5 hours ago, Pom Michael said:

Cav - using nonsense sources only makes your nonsense more non-nonsensical. 

 

Thomas J. Fitton (born May 30, 1968) is the president of Judicial Watch, an American conservative activist group. ... Fitton rejects the scientific consensus on climate change; under his tenure, Judicial Watch has filed lawsuits against climate scientists.

Its all opinions and suppositions without facts. State it as such. Its his opinion. Its not factual. Fox News does that a lot. I make opinionated statements based on what I see, but they aren't facts. if I have facts I state it as such with links or a source. These people are fringe podcast pundits that even mainstream conservative media don't listen to. They have zero access to people in positions of power. Fox, CNN, the New York Times have actual sources in the government and other areas. This guy, black Patriot and others are simply guys in a room somewhere spouting conspiracy theories. That's their right but trying to push it as something factual is misleading. 

Every single one of there posts during the Obama administration regarding a myriad of things about impeachment, indictments, etc, turned out to be 100 percent bullshit. They have zero credibility when statements about actions, especially legal, never pan out. 

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