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Old 29.04.2011, 10:37
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Re: Will Iran be next to revolt?

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Maybe Ahmadinejad is being made out to be a stool pigeon. In the last month many people have taken their electricity bill and given them back to the electricity board, saying that they can't pay them, due to the recent abolishment of subsidies. There are reports that some have posted them on Knowmeini's shrine, where they usually donate money, this is of course an insult.
About "Maybe Ahmadinejad is being made out to be a stool pigeon."

But Ahmadi is responsible for these recent abolishment of subsidies? If not Ahmadi then who?
Iran should be a highly productive country with a strong currency?

It is their dabbling in nuclear games & support of terrorist groups & dodgy dictators that is draining their economy & provoking sanctions. And who is driving Iran in that direction if not Ahmadi? I do not think you can blame Israel for Iran's poor management of their own economy?
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Old 29.04.2011, 15:34
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Re: Will Iran be next to revolt?

I did not mention Israel. Ahmadinejad not the boss.Khameneo is. So Ahamadinejad does what Khamenei says.Ahmadinejad is expendable
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About "Maybe Ahmadinejad is being made out to be a stool pigeon."

But Ahmadi is responsible for these recent abolishment of subsidies? If not Ahmadi then who?
Iran should be a highly productive country with a strong currency?

It is their dabbling in nuclear games & support of terrorist groups & dodgy dictators that is draining their economy & provoking sanctions. And who is driving Iran in that direction if not Ahmadi? I do not think you can blame Israel for Iran's poor management of their own economy?
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Old 29.04.2011, 16:01
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I did not mention Israel. Ahmadinejad not the boss.Khameneo is. So Ahamadinejad does what Khamenei says.Ahmadinejad is expendable
No you did not mention Israel; that was my pre-emptive strike

Ahmadi does what Khamenei says; for me that is a poor excuse.
Ahmadi is the president & should either behave like a president or clearly state he is just the messenger boy so people do not waste time talking to him.
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:00
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Re: Will Iran be next to revolt?

If I wrote a fiction book then people would say it is all too fantastic to be believed, maybe this should also not be believed........

From The Guardian
"Close allies of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers to further his policies amid an increasingly bitter power struggle between him and the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

But the feud has taken a metaphysical turn following the release of an Iranian documentary alleging the imminent return of the Hidden Imam Mahdi – the revered saviour of Shia Islam, whose reappearance is anticipated by believers in a manner comparable to that with which Christian fundamentalists anticipate the second coming of Jesus.

Ahmadinejad's obsession with the hidden imam is well known. He often refers to him in his speeches and in 2009 said that he had documentary evidence that the US was trying to prevent Mahdi's return.

Since Ahmadinejad's return this week, at least 25 people, who are believed to be close to Mashaei, have been arrested. Among them is Abbas Amirifar, head of the government's cultural committee and some journalists of Mashaei's recently launched newspaper, Haft-e-Sobh.

On Saturday, Mojtaba Zolnour, Khamenei's deputy representative in the powerful Revolutionary Guard, said: "Today Mashaei is the actual president. Mr Ahmadinejad has held on to a decaying rope by relying on Mashaei."
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Old 07.05.2011, 22:49
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Re: Will Iran be next to revolt?

From the Tehran Times
"90 lawmakers have signed a motion, proposed by MP Ali Motahhari, to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Majlis to answer their questions about recent illegal activities of the government. Reportedly, the president’s behavior toward the intelligence minister at the most recent cabinet meeting has prompted the move."

Interesting but insufficient to to force Ahmadi to answer their questions; needs almost double that number, I believe.
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Old 08.05.2011, 00:49
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Re: Will Iran be next to revolt?

Also from the Tehran Times, from Rafsanjani;
" Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has advised all political groups to maintain unity because the enemies are looking for an opportunity to deal a blow to the Islamic system.

Snubbing and ostracizing each other can create an opening for the enemies of Islam and Iran, who are always looking for an opportunity, to deal a blow,” Rafsanjani said on Wednesday."
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"Rafsanjani said that the popular uprisings (Arab Spring) are result of the nations’ increased awareness.

Modern means of communication and the fall of the censorship wall will leave no room for the dictatorial and arrogant governments in the future,” he predicted
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You know you might possibly conclude that he was admitting there are big fights in the Iran senior heirarchy & at the same time supporting the Iran Green movement.

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Re: Will Iran be next to revolt?

The question of the thread is WRONG. I do not quite see what "NEXT" stands for !?

The ongoing thing in Iran is that it is a proforma democracy but curtailed by a totalitarian legislsation
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Old 08.05.2011, 10:57
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The question of the thread is WRONG. I do not quite see what "NEXT" stands for !?

The ongoing thing in Iran is that it is a proforma democracy but curtailed by a totalitarian legislsation
Hi Mods

Can we close this?

The words "flog" & "dead horse" come to mind

I would close it if I had a clue how
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