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Khamenei might get canned over downing plane & Lying

Wouldn`t that be something if they got rid of Khamenei over this?   #trumpgenius

 

Trump tweets support for Iranian protesters as they demand Khamenei quit

After denials, Tehran admits “disastrous mistake,” saying air defenses were fired in error after Iranian missile strikes on US targets in Iraq

 

https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran-News/Iranian-protesters-demand-Khamenei-quits-over-plane-down...

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Advisor

Re: Khamenei might get canned over downing plane & Lying

Democratic reform in Iran would be most welcome around the world, except for in most probably  Riyhad, Moscow and TelAviv. 
 A bit funky there, BA, to see a call for secular democracy in Iran from a noted organ of Likud and the Israeli right wing. 

Honored Advisor

Re: Khamenei might get canned over downing plane & Lying

Well more than half of Iran`s population is under 35. once they`ve tried on a pair of Levis and watched Dynasty and Dallas and drank a Coke with a Big Mac we`ll have `em hooked.   Smiley Happy

Senior Advisor

Re: Khamenei might get canned over downing plane & Lying

Won't happen. They have a way of dealing with protesters. Any new leadership will hate us more then what's there anyway.

Advisor

Re: Khamenei might get canned over downing plane & Lying

Yeah. I suppose you’re right.

No matter what or who they voted for and placed in office, no meter if they formed a new set of alliances and a secular government the general populous would still by nature be part of the filthy, pagan brown hoard.

Don’t fret tho’.  The Big Kids in their hood would never let it get that far.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Khamenei might get canned over downing plane & Lying

They (Iranians) need to eliminate the all-powerful position of their Ayatollah.  But that won't happen since he controls massive wealth and is supported by the "Revolutionary Guard".

Advisor

Thanks, Barry

Obama shut down Iranian pro-democracy programs.....guess he was trying to save some money to go towards the $150 billion to the regime he liked and felt kindred towards.

Obama Cuts Pro-Democracy Funds for Iran


Wednesday, 14 October 2009 07:34 PM

 

 

 

The Obama administration has cut funding for pro-democracy and human rights programs in Iran, reversing years of efforts during the Bush administration to help develop a civil society, congressional sources told Newsmax this week.
The move is apparently intended to please Iran’s rulers after they criticized President Obama and the State Department for allegedly seeking to fund a “velvet revolution” during the June presidential elections in Iran.
“It sounds like the Iranians complained in Geneva and we acceded to their demands,” a former senior government official familiar with the pro-democracy programs told Newsmax.

“It’s shameful,” he added. “This sends a clear message to Tehran that we are empowering the Iranian regime to be obstinate and fight us."
Word that the administration was planning to cut the pro-democracy programs leaked out in June, when the draft budget for the State Department sent to Congress zeroed out the funds.
The aid cut-back became public last week, when the executive director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, which is affiliated with Yale University campus in New Haven, Conn., disclosed that her center’s request for a grant of $2.7 million had been denied.
“If there is one time that I expected to get funding, this was it,’’ Renee Redman told the Boston Globe last week. “I was surprised, because the world was watching human rights violations right there on television.”
Redman’s center has received $3 million under the State Department program, and has issued reports on human rights abuses. However, they were not active inside Iran and had no programs to support the pro-democracy movement itself, as such activities were considered “too provocative” by the State Department even under President George W. Bush.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who co-sponsored legislation earlier this year that greatly expands pro-democracy funding, questioned the wisdom of the Obama administration’s policy shift.
“It is disturbing that the State Department would cut off funding at precisely the moment when these brave investigations are needed most,” he said last week.
Lieberman’s bill, called the Victims of Iranian Censorship (VOICE) act, passed the Senate in July and has been incorporated into the annual defense appropriations bill, which is scheduled for a final vote this week.
The legislation expands funding for Farsi-language broadcasts by the Voice of America and Radio Farda and authorizes the State Department to spend up to $20 million to develop new technologies to help Iranians get around Internet censorship, and another $5 million for human rights documentation.
Congress continues to fund the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which last year handed out $450,000 to three Iranian-American organizations for media and Internet-related projects. But compared to the $75 million fund set up by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — now frozen by the Obama administration — the NED money is just a drop in the bucket.

Honored Advisor

Re: Thanks, Barry

The Solemani funeral and extorted "death to America" demonstrations were happily broadcast to the world, CNN also added comparisons to Trump`s inauguration crowd.   The footage of the Iranian protests of "death to Khamani, death to liars" demonstrations have to be smuggled out of the country...the world is watching.  

The question is, if general Solemani was still alive, would those protests we see now be allowed?   It`s like the theory of if hitler had been assassinated would there have been a emboldened coup against the nazi regime that would`ve shortened the war?  Videos of the protests are allowed by someone "in charge" to be seen by the world. 

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Senior Contributor

Re: Thanks, Barry

As long as you are 'what if' ing things 

IF Solemani had not been murdered there would be a lot more people still alive and  enjoying their lives in Canada

Honored Advisor

Re: Thanks, Barry

What?   I suppose you can think that they were site-seeing in Iran.    And that they were coming back to Canada.   

This was of course a terrible and tragic mistake.   And......a reminder why the these people can never be trusted with a nuclear weapon.