Iran

Dehumanisation and conditioning works wonders.
It's going to be pretty hard chucking a bayonet in someone or dropping a JDAM on wedding party 'terrorists'
from 30K over Afghan (from the comfort of your A/C'd room in NV) without it.

I woke up to all the lies and deception back in 2005 after 2yrs in Iraq.
I actually used to think like many on here... Dehumanisation of target audience works well.

Raghead.. Towelhead...Camel jockey....Less than human sand monkey....etc.

It goes to show why impressionable young adults are always the target-market.
It's not just fitness and injury-free.
They're naive and have no idea but they will do as they're told for 5yrs.
Once they grow up they start realising what's actually going on with all these deployments popping up based on lies and no-evidence...and then penny finally drops.

Then you sign off, then you get replaced by you mkii and the same game continues.

The penny still hasn't dropped for far too many of you judging by a lot of the posts.
2 years working for Wagner group?
 

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*Russian Troll*
2 years working for Wagner group?
Yeah 'cos the Russians got loads of security contracts after the US/UK/Aus invasion.... Tit.

Looking around, at the still aghast international community, who are still amazed by the stupidity of the stunt the US have just pulled...The US may well find themselves well out of favour with every proper country out there.
Stupid divs.

 
Looking around, at the still aghast international community, who are still amazed by the stupidity of the stunt the US have just pulled...The US may well find themselves well out of favour with every proper country out there.
Stupid divs.
What a complete load of utter crap. The US action in terminating Soleimani may well have just begun a clean up of a poisonous and toxic situation that has long needed some decisive action.

Better late than never.

It appears that Trumps action in confronting Iran’s adventures in proxy terrorism and taking out the Qud’s leader may just have given a bit of spine to the European countries who have been meekly ignoring Iran’s continuing flouting of previous nuclear agreements.
The Iran nuclear deal is on the brink of collapse as Britain, France, and Germany trigger a dispute mechanism to directly confront Iran

Obama’s release of billions of dollars to Iran emboldened them, and pumped funds into their defiance and funding of proxy terrorism in the ME.

As part of the deal Obama released about 140 billion dollars to Iran. How much of that went to improving conditions for its citizen. Judging by their recent protest, not much it seems. Speeding up their nuclear weapons program, and money for their terrorist proxies abroad a more likely scenario.

The present regime have since the 1979 revolution done little to improve conditions inside the country, and much to try and extend its influence, unfortunately in a malign way, through asymmetric terrorist activities, and proxies. That they can cause trouble is demonstrated all around the region. Their blatent attempts to conceal the full extent of their involvement in the shooting down of the Ukrainian aircraft departing Tehran, simply further demonstration of the ayatollahs lying cheating and double dealing ways.

Perhaps now a dangerous regime might just be curbed, and together with an increasingly pissed off population at their antics, try to perhaps rejoin a world that would just like to settle down and get on with each other a bit better.
 
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Upping the stakes. As some European countries propose to refer Iran to the UNSC for failing to comply with the NPT, Iranian Parliamentary members are asking for time to debate whether Iran should withdraw from the Treaty. It needs two readings to be approved by 'the Guardian Council' (to ensure it complies with their religious laws) and then approval by 'the Supreme Leader' Khamenei. Rouhani appears to have no say in matters affecting nukes:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said last week that Iran could withdraw from the NPT if European countries refer the country to the U.N. Security Council over the 2015 deal, a move that would overturn diplomacy in Tehran’s turbulent relations with Western powers.

Lawmakers in the past have sometimes withdrawn their signatures seeking debates on motions about nuclear and other issues.

To become a law, the proposal would have to be passed by lawmakers in two readings and then ratified by the Guardian Council, a body that is in charge of ensuring bills do not contradict religious laws or Iran’s constitution.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, has the final say on all state matters like Tehran’s nuclear policy.
 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/iran
Business booms at Iran factory making US, Israeli and British flags for burning

Was there ever a better symbol of the insanity that characterises Iran's Islamist regime.

Incidentally, friends who have a factory producing clothing are currently doing very well, because sanctions have led to a cessation of cheap Chinese clothing flooding Iran. In addition the regime started subsidising the raw materials, presumably in order to ensure the country has sufficient clothing.


 
Iran | World news | The Guardian
Business booms at Iran factory making US, Israeli and British flags for burning

Was there ever a better symbol of the insanity that characterises Iran's Islamist regime.

Incidentally, friends who have a factory producing clothing are currently doing very well, because sanctions have led to a cessation of cheap Chinese clothing flooding Iran. In addition the regime started subsidising the raw materials, presumably in order to ensure the country has sufficient clothing.


Not that I understand business, but can I suggest that they diversify in order to assure their future.

If they added MAGA hats and Mexcian flags to their catalogue, they can supply all sides and be confident in their future business?
 
Not that I understand business, but can I suggest that they diversify in order to assure their future.

If they added MAGA hats and Mexcian flags to their catalogue, they can supply all sides and be confident in their future business?
They can also add MIGA (Make Iran Great Again) hats and paraphernalia to their product range.
 
The FATF (Financial Action Taskforce), after three years of warnings have blacklisted Iran:
“Given Iran’s failure to enact the Palermo and Terrorist Financing Conventions in line with the FATF Standards, the FATF fully lifts the suspension of counter-measures and calls on its members and urges all jurisdictions to apply effective counter-measures,” the group’s 39 members said in a statement after a week-long plenary session.
Meanwhile, Iran is having elections. A low turnout is expected, despite the polling stations being kept open a little longer and hardliners are expected to win. Approving of Khamenei’s decisions rather than the (comparatively) more moderate President Rouhani. Many are apparently boycotting the elections as they want real change:
Iranians who joined protests in November called on their leaders to focus on improving the battered economy and tackling state corruption, also urging Khamenei to step down.

“I don’t care about this election. Moderates or hardliners, they are all alike. We are getting poorer with each passing day,” university student Pouriya, 24, said by telephone from the city of Isfahan. “I am leaving Iran soon. There are no jobs, no future for us.”

Iranians contacted by Reuters in several cities by telephone reported that turnout was low.
 
Well, no surprises there. Iranian democracy, no matter how unpalatable for the West the results used to be, now seems as good as dead.

'Candidates affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guards looked on course to win a parliamentary majority on Saturday, reportedly leading in the race in Tehran and towns and villages elsewhere.

'An Interior Ministry official said a list of candidates affiliated with the Guards led in the capital.
Lists linked to hardliners captured 83 seats in towns and villages across the country following Friday's vote, according to a Reuters tally. A clean sweep for hardliners would confirm the political demise of the country's pragmatist politicians, weakened by Washington's decision to quit a 2015 nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions in a move that stifled rapprochement with the West.

'However, Iranian authorities have yet to announce the turnout in the race for the 290-seat legislature -- a litmus test of the popularity of hardliners closely associated with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran's rulers, under intense US pressure over the country's nuclear programme, need a high turnout to boost their legitimacy, damaged after nationwide protests in November.'


 
Social distancing Iranian style.



Otherwise it has handled the worldwide pandemic in true Iranian style. Calmly, logicaly, and always in the interests of their people???
 

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