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Old 01-04-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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^ It's grotesquely cynical but unfortunately probably also true.

people in the West are so tired of the endless wars, battles, human rights abuses, and riots of Africa and the Muslim world that they are just tuning out. People in the West are so very tired of it knowing that it will continue for decades and perhaps centuries to come............when people have such extreme religious beliefs and so little regard for human rights, there is no rationalizing.

 
Old 01-04-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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^ It's grotesquely cynical but unfortunately probably also true.

people in the West are so tired of the endless wars, battles, human rights abuses, and riots of Africa and the Muslim world that they are just tuning out. People in the West are so very tired of it knowing that it will continue for decades and perhaps centuries to come............when people have such extreme religious beliefs and so little regard for human rights, there is no rationalizing.
Or you know, people in the west could try not invading countries in the middle east and therefore destabilizing an entire region for decades. Not supporting political islamist cults for their short term interests would also be a step in the right direction.

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Old 01-04-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Or you know, people in the west could try not invading countries in the middle east and therefore destabilizing an entire region for decades lol.
Darling, in the wide sense people in the west do no such thing. In the US, at least, and in other countries with respect to overseas assignments, soldiery has been professional for the better part of four decades, and even now most of the hostilities in first "person" are carried out by hardware and software, and I even expect battlefield drones in the next decade or so.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Were the protesters as threatening as Michael Brown? Did they challenge the authority of a lawful peace officer?

If so they deserved to die. If not, where are the protests?
What does Michael Brown or blacks have to do with this?
 
Old 01-04-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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In January 2017 or thereabouts, the US very publicly made a deal with Saudi Arabia worth $100 billion in arms.

Once some of that is spent, the US will covertly sell some billions of dollars in arms to Iran to use against the Saudis or whatever name their next proxy group goes by (Al Qaeda, ISIS, whatever, as long as it sounds convincing).

Then they'll resume the cycle all over again and again and again and again for as long as Muslim women continue to crank out fodder at a fast enough pace.

Talk about renewables, it really is a good business that self perpetuates.


Is that too cynical, irish_bob?
We have not sold arms to Iran since Reagan was in office, just look at their weapons - none are US made. They are Russian, Chinese and European (French mostly).

So yes, too cynical.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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What does Michael Brown or blacks have to do with this?
Mistreatment of unarmed people. Is it only when the shooter is white and the victim black that it "matters"?
 
Old 01-04-2018, 11:40 PM
 
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Mistreatment of unarmed people. Is it only when the shooter is white and the victim black that it "matters"?
Do blacks anything to do with Iran?
 
Old 01-05-2018, 12:59 AM
 
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the u.s and saudi arabia are most likely involved at some level in this agitation , its just too much of a coincidence that trump has signalled his intent to torpedo the nuclear deal and saudi arabia have significantly ratcheted up the rhetoric re_ iran this past year
Are people not allowed to protest anymore without being labelled as foreign agents?

Many Iranians are not happy at the situation in their country and the last thing they need is someone telling them that their protests are bought and paid for. I've met countless Iranians who've left the country at the first opportunity they got.

Would you be willing to trade your life in Ireland for one in Iran where you can get arrested for holding a girl's hand in public, losing access to many websites, or get detained for playing certain types of music and that's just the tip of the iceberg.?

It's easy to talk about how great living in Iran, Cuba or Venezuela are from a different vantage point, but unless you're willing to put yourself in the same shoes as those people it comes off as hollow.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 05:10 AM
 
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Do blacks anything to do with Iran?
I don't like double standards.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Are people not allowed to protest anymore without being labelled as foreign agents?

Many Iranians are not happy at the situation in their country and the last thing they need is someone telling them that their protests are bought and paid for. I've met countless Iranians who've left the country at the first opportunity they got.

Would you be willing to trade your life in Ireland for one in Iran where you can get arrested for holding a girl's hand in public, losing access to many websites, or get detained for playing certain types of music and that's just the tip of the iceberg.?

It's easy to talk about how great living in Iran, Cuba or Venezuela are from a different vantage point, but unless you're willing to put yourself in the same shoes as those people it comes off as hollow.
People can listen to whatever music in their own homes and nearly all Iranians can access western sites.

Why arenít there protests in American friendly dictatorships like SA or Egypt? Answer: America canít afford their imperialistic land control be tampered so instead they stoke war in Syria in Iran so that our influence can spread.
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