Iran erupts in Protests!!

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    Iran streets, campuses erupt in protest -- latimes.com

    Reporting from Beirut - Campuses across Iran erupted in protests Monday as defiant college students chanting anti-government slogans clashed with security forces armed with clubs in a forceful new round of confrontations over the nation's disputed June presidential election.

    The daylong protests on National Students Day were not as large in Tehran as those that broke out in the days after the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But they took place in a larger number of cities and towns and followed weeks of ominous warnings by security officials. They continued through the day despite efforts by security forces arrayed on streets and inside campuses.

    Outside of Tehran, the first large-scale civil unrest since early November broke out in ethnic Kurdish and Azeri regions, which have often clashed with the Tehran government. Those areas had thus far been relatively quiet in the election protest movement dominated by middle-class urbanites.

    The protests received wide international coverage despite a government ban on foreign media and large-scale filtering of websites and the shutting down of some telecommunications services.

    "Students were really brave," said one Iranian journalist who covered the events for the local reformist press. "They said all they needed to say today. The way ahead is long. But the goal is achievable."

    But the protest movement born out of the disputed election loss of former Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi appears to have grown more radical. Fewer of the slogans were aimed at Ahmadinejad and more at Iran's theocracy-based political system, a shift that could alienate potential opposition supporters but also further galvanize protesters and serve to destabilize the Islamic Republic.
     
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    Let's arm those protestors and allow them to take back their freedom and maybe, just maybe, we won't have to deal with an Iranian nuke aimed at Israel or the U.S by a bunch of murdering psychopaths who think they will go to heaven and be rewarded with 76 virgins should they blow up the world.
     
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    It's not the government so much, it's religion. They want religion out of government. The opposite of what Republicans here want.

    HEAR THAT REPUBLICANS? WATCH AND LEARN ABOUT IRAN. KEEP RELIGION OUT OF GOVENMENT!!!!
     
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    SCREW the Religion aspect of it. It's STATISM, no matter if you DO call it a Religion...

    But what is LOVE of Government but a RELIGION in of itself?

    NO...this is a Matter of LIBERTY of Oppressed peoples that have had it with the Statism/Totalitarianism of the Government by FIAT.
     
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    Just a bunch of "smart ass" students causing trouble.

    The legal and popular elected government will soon come down hard on this small group of malcontents.

    They need to be taught a lesson and those who have broken the law should be punished.
     
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    I am hoping this is sarcasm....

    arming the students or giving the rangers a silent few weeks over there would be best
     
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    Tea partiers in Iran!
     
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    No, my post wasn't sarcasm.

    Iran has a democratically elected government that is supported by the majority of the people.

    There is a small minority of students and other criminals who are throwing rocks at police and over turning cars while setting them on fire.

    Our counrty would act the same towards rioters.

    Americans support law and order.

    So we should respect Iran's right to make their streets safe and lock up these radical protesters. :doubt:
     
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    To many.

    Liberals in the USA a horrible thing.
    Liberals in Iran a good thing?
     
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    Thank you. You prove my point.

    A "democraticly" elected government with ALL of the candidates hand picked by the clergy. Yea, some democracy. Republicans want to do that here.
     

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