The splendour under the Ayatollah's chador

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    Oh nos! Not the HAARP! Dale Smith, is that you?
     
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    Politics aside because that is the primary issue when we discuss Iran: most people live in apartments or houses, have paved roads, there is a car industry, a fashion industry, places to work out, a film industry, literature, art, architecture, restaurants, coffee shops, museums, universities, etc.

    The people are different from the government. That is important to remember. They don't have any control over Ali Khamenei. They don't have control over the foreign policy. They don't have the "freedom" that the US citizens have to criticize the government.
     
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    This barely received any media coverage in the U.S and other western media outlets. I personally believe this unprecedented localized event directed at Tehran was a message to the Iranian leadership as to the capabilities of the U.S. military. ... :cool:

    2014 Tehran dust storm

    "A massive dust storm took place in Tehran on June 2, 2014 at 4:50pm (local time). 5 men were killed, more than 30 people were injured, and a few cars were destroyed. Falling trees and objects in balconies disconnected 65 of 1200 electric 20 KW lines.

    During the spring of 2014, heavy rain and hailstorms struck the Iranian capital of Tehran, surprising residents and causing traffic jams across the city. The fierce June 2 hurricane, packed with thunder and lightning, battered the northern parts of Tehran and lasted for more than an hour. According to Institute of Geophysics, wind speed was 80 km/h the Meteorological Organization of Iran reported 120 km/h. Air pressure was 4 mbar.

    2014 Tehran dust storm - Wikipedia
     
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    I doubt that you can change the weather in one exact country not affecting the whole region. It is not only about the clouds anyway. A couple of years ago one of their officials accused Siemens of inserting microbombs in their equipment. The story about their new generation fighter jet. All these stories cause only damage to the image of Iran.
     
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    They regularly have dust storms in Iran....
     
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    Although we American citizens do have the freedom to criticize our government. But we, like the Iranian's in their country, have basically no say over the foreign policies of the U.S. government. ... :cool:
     
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    Can you name a renowned architecture or musician or scientist from Iran who is known all over the world for their achievments?
    I think quite opposite. The government is somewhat the mirror of the society.
     
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    The difference was this storm happened on a clear blue sky day and came out of nowhere. Plus, the violent storm was localized directly on the Iranian capital. And strangely, it only lasted about an hour. No one living in Iran had ever seen anything like this before, even the western journalists stationed in Iran reported the event because it was soo unusual.

    Anyone who thinks the U.S. military isn't working on weaponizing the weather as a strategy of war is being naive. ... :cool:
     
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    The Iranian muslim poet Rumi has for decades been the best selling work of poetry in the U.S. and most western countries. His books can be found at all major book retailers.

    Iran is renowned world wide for producing great works of poetry and great literature. ... :cool:
     
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    I have not interacted enough with you to develop rapport to even guess whom you have heard of.

    I vehemently disagree with the government being a mirror of society. That viewpoint creates a justification for the murder of civilians.
     
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