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He's reply to a post which described potential problems due to a food crisis all across the Middle East and North Africa, not just Iran.
Which went back through your last post and onto Miner69er's linky. Like the toilet roll yarn of 2020, there is no current evidence of a food crisis looming. Yes there will be shortages of certain staples in the countries that have populations that are picky (just like the UK), but globally it is a non-starter.

Nothing to do with migrants crossing the channel for a better life (what do they expect once they get here anyway, fields of corn to every horizon) ?
 
According to Abu Ali Express in English.

A second assassination of an Iranian officer, he had been firing at protesters during the recent "hunger protests".
No connection with the previous shooting of an officer in Tehran.
 
Which went back through your last post and onto Miner69er's linky. Like the toilet roll yarn of 2020, there is no current evidence of a food crisis looming. Yes there will be shortages of certain staples in the countries that have populations that are picky (just like the UK), but globally it is a non-starter.

Nothing to do with migrants crossing the channel for a better life (what do they expect once they get here anyway, fields of corn to every horizon) ?
We're hoping there will be no wider food crisis, but the discussion started with a post on protests kicking off in Iran over food prices.

I'm not making any definite predictions, but there are plenty of reports on a food crisis.
Global food crisis fuelled by war in Ukraine could provoke unrest
A new global crisis is emerging from Russia's war in Ukraine, with the potential to cause millions of people to go hungry, push food prices higher, and spark unrest far from the conflict zone.
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Together, Russia and Ukraine account for more than a quarter of global wheat supplies, exporting to countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen and Somalia, among many others.

This story mentions food protests in Iran in particular and the Arab Spring protests in general.
Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis
Analysts compare what is happening today in the Middle East with the Arab spring revolts. Egypt, whose government was overthrown in 2011, is the world’s largest wheat importer. About 70 million people rely on state-subsidised bread. Russia and Ukraine accounted for 80% of Egypt’s grain imports last year.

Today’s high prices and supply shortfalls, especially if they worsen, could do for Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s regime what similar grievances did for his deposed presidential predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

Another country to watch closely is Iran. Violent protests erupted last week in Khuzestan after the government raised the price of bread, cooking oil and dairy products. Iranians’ situation is made worse by tough US sanctions and a tyrannical, corrupt clerical regime. If living standards continue to fall, there could be an explosion similar to the thwarted nationwide uprising of 2017-18.

The coming food catastrophe
By invading ukraine, Vladimir Putin will destroy the lives of people far from the battlefield—and on a scale even he may regret. The war is battering a global food system weakened by covid-19, climate change and an energy shock. Ukraine’s exports of grain and oilseeds have mostly stopped and Russia’s are threatened. Together, the two countries supply 12% of traded calories. Wheat prices, up 53% since the start of the year, jumped a further 6% on May 16th, after India said it would suspend exports because of an alarming heatwave.

The widely accepted idea of a cost-of-living crisis does not begin to capture the gravity of what may lie ahead. António Guterres, the un secretary general, warned on May 18th that the coming months threaten “the spectre of a global food shortage” that could last for years. The high cost of staple foods has already raised the number of people who cannot be sure of getting enough to eat by 440m, to 1.6bn. Nearly 250m are on the brink of famine. If, as is likely, the war drags on and supplies from Russia and Ukraine are limited, hundreds of millions more people could fall into poverty. Political unrest will spread, children will be stunted and people will starve.

Global Report on Food Crises: acute food insecurity hits new highs
Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen said: “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine jeopardizes global food security. The international community must act to avert the largest food crisis in history and the social, economic, and political upheaval that could follow.
 
We're hoping there will be no wider food crisis, but the discussion started with a post on protests kicking off in Iran over food prices.

I'm not making any definite predictions, but there are plenty of reports on a food crisis.
Global food crisis fuelled by war in Ukraine could provoke unrest


This story mentions food protests in Iran in particular and the Arab Spring protests in general.
Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis


The coming food catastrophe


Global Report on Food Crises: acute food insecurity hits new highs
Heatwaves and plagues of locusts next perhaps. In fact locusts crossed in to Russia in 2015.
 

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Seems things are getting a little 'tasty' in the Islamic republic, all may not seem to be as happy as they would have us believe!

Protesters chant 'death to Khamenei' over Iranian building collapse​

May 31 (Reuters) - Protesters in several cities in Iran chanted anti-government slogans overnight, including "death to Khamenei", over a deadly building collapse in the southwest of the country, videos posted on social media showed.

Officials said the death toll had risen to 34 on Tuesday, with another 37 injured in the May 23 collapse of the 10-storey residential and commercial building in Abadan in the oil-producing region of Khuzestan. Rescue workers continued to search for victims under the rubble, they said.
 
Seems things are getting a little 'tasty' in the Islamic republic, all may not seem to be as happy as they would have us believe!

Protesters chant 'death to Khamenei' over Iranian building collapse​

May 31 (Reuters) - Protesters in several cities in Iran chanted anti-government slogans overnight, including "death to Khamenei", over a deadly building collapse in the southwest of the country, videos posted on social media showed.

Officials said the death toll had risen to 34 on Tuesday, with another 37 injured in the May 23 collapse of the 10-storey residential and commercial building in Abadan in the oil-producing region of Khuzestan. Rescue workers continued to search for victims under the rubble, they said.

Is that not the Arab area of Iran?

Historically not trusted and treated rather badly by Tehran.

 
Why are you posting a picture of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul?
You weren't supposed to see that. The Blue Mosque was smuggled out of Istanbul by Mossad and secretly re-erected in Jerusalem where it is being converted back into the Hagia Sophia. I'm sure you'll find a thread started by Maalox on this somewhere if you look hard enough.
 
Why are you posting a picture of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul?

Because the Iranians are desperate to slay the droves of Israeli tourists who visit there, to restore morale after recent alleged Israeli assassinations of weapons technicians in Iran.

The Turks & Israelis know they have to prevent this, as such an incident could result in an immediate all-out war, including Lebanon and Syria.



At the rate they are storing uranium, ultimately the Iranians will try and take out Tel Aviv. But it will cost them Tehran, Isfahan, Koramshahr, Bandr Khomeini, Mashhad, Qom, Tabriz, Ahvaz and Urmia.
 
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For these scenes of horrific debauchery on the streets of Shiraz yesterday, the governor has ordered the arrest of the organisers.
Iranian high school students celebrating the end of the school year - don't they look like lovely, normal kids?
May the evil and corrupt regime of the Mullahs be ended and may Mlaarox stop trashing this site with misinformation driven by his pathetic lust to see so-called "biblical prophecy" come true!

 
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For these scenes of horrific debauchery on the streets of Shiraz yesterday, the governor has ordered the arrest of the organisers.
Iranian high school students celebrating the end of the school year - don't they look like lovely, normal kids?
May the evil and corrupt regime of the Mullahs be ended and may Mlaarox stop trashing this site with misinformation driven by his pathetic lust to see so-called "biblical prophecy" come true!



TBF - some of the loons drawn to prophecy are quite funny.

But, I'm old enough to remember pre-millenial tension and the whole red heifer nonsense where evangelic US Christians were getting very excited about the end times.

Pro tip guys, never set a date....
 

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