Comments on: Lessons for interpreting Iran http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ChangeIranNow http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73591 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:20:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73591 Everyone knows you can’t pass gas in Iran without Khamenei’s approval and blessing and Rohani is no different. All he did was read from a careful script that mentions “moderate” a dozen times. It’s no different than a Democrat saying “stimulus” or a Republican yelling out “jobs” in every speech. Iran has been and remains an obstinate theocracy run by mullahs hellbent of spreading their special version of radicalized Islam around the world and there is no way they are going to back down until the West fully supports the people of Iran and empowers them to overthrow their government the same way the Arab Spring is dramatically changing the rest of the Middle East.

I think it would make an interesting first test of Rohani’s so-called “moderation” to have him order the removal of Iran fighters and weapons from the Syrian conflict and work for a peaceful transfer of power from a corrupt Assad regime to a democratically elected one…but I’m not holding my breath. Iran’s leaders, especially Khamenei, have a deep vested interest in maintaining power and influence in Syria that they are willing to contribute to the continued slaughter of innocent civilians. They don’t lose sleep over abusing their own people, I don’t think they care how many die in Syria.

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By: Ban http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73582 Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:11:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73582 Mr. Majd, after you partied along with major rock n’roll artists, movie stars, models, jet setters the world over, every single monied westerner and globalist, you became an whitewasher extraordinaire for the Iranian regime? What’s wrong did someone find out what con game you ran with the passports while your father was wrapping up his job as the Shah’s last ambassador to Japan? Or are you just another opportunist slag who’ll happily sell out an entire country in order to keep yourself welcome in high places? Either way, you’re a a two-bit obfuscater and an intellectual prostitute.

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By: maggirmay29953 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73545 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:21:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73545 “Human rights, freedom and democracy are in perfect condition in Iran…”
This statement negated everything else you wrote in you post!
Are you insane or in complete denial of the truth?

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By: allang http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73537 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:14:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73537 Amazing how Mr. Majd thinks we’re so naive. Iranian expats always assume only Western policy toward Tehran was at fault. According to these pseudo-intellectuals, Tehran is not responsible for any belligerence towards the US. Khamenei and the Clerics of Qum are holy relics of honesty and peaceful co-existence. Imagine, according to Khamenei western culture is evil and needs to be replaced with Islamic theocracy. Has anyone ever read a logical or unbiased analysis by an Iranian… where both the US and Iran are to be blamed for the cold-war mentality that exists today. No… it’s always western arrogance and how Iran is the victim of persecution. Honestly… how archaic and how boring.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73520 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:04:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73520 And as for Mr. Khamenei, he is one of the SMARTEST men in the world, far smarter than Obama or Netenyahu. The man has built up the military and intelligence machine of Iran, has proxies and governments all over the Middle East, and has been giving it up the you know where of Isreal, the US and the UK for the past few decades.

And in the end, he calmly and cooly went and voted for Irans next president.

Mr. Khamenei, you truely are a genius!

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73519 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:01:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73519 Hooman Majid, what a brilliant article!!!

This is by far the best article I have read about Iran in any Western news circle. I am suprised that Reuters would even allow it to be published. But then maybe the media is getting the green light from the establishment to change tone on Iran.

But he said it best, lets stop believing that the Iranian goverment has no support. The majority of the people suppport the government, even if they do not like certain policies or officials.

And lets stop listening to these stupid exiled Iranians who have not been back to there country in 35 years!!!!

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By: Procivic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73509 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:34:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73509 The author makes excellent points that are likely to go unheeded.

Unlike student of science Western media generally reach certain conclusions and then retro-fit arguments to suit their biases.

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By: Dhirajkunar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73505 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:43:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73505 My first sentence “The above is academic” should be revised to “The above article by Hooman Majid is academic”.

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By: Dhirajkunar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73504 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:38:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73504 The above is academic. Waste of time.

Most important thing all of us are missing is where are the fraudsters and bluff masters who were propagating an attack on Iran? Just last year February, all the “pro Israel” media were leading the public to believe the attack will happen any hour any second. “All options are on the table.” “No options are off the table.” The Iranians were expected to shiver by these proclamations. Two aircraft carriers were paraded in the Persian Gulf with the hope that the kindergarten Iranians would be scared to their bones, down their pants and surrender. Or probably run away. Oil was at steady $60. Straight it went to 120. What a world scale bluff it was ! On the contrary the Iranians threatened to bomb the nuclear powered aircraft carriers into a modern day Chernobyl / Fukushima in the center of Persian Gulf for the world to see. One crook even wrote in a leading media that Iran will be attacked during the months of April to June 2012 when the skies over Iran are the clearest.

But where are these fraudsters now to while away their time? These guys have realised no one will care about their doomsday stories anymore. Because they are outdated. Because all that fraudsters write is fraud and bluff.

Today, when the west had to accede to Putin’s warning not even to touch Syria, and open rebuff on the Snowden affair, it is these same fraudsters that are writing more conciliatory articles on Iran. These fraudsters do not realize that it is the west who want a dialogue desperately. Not Iran. So therefore it is in west’s interest to bend backwards and talk to Iran. Not the other way round. These fraudsters will again get a red nose when they discover Iran is uninterested to talk, which is the status as of today. Of course Iran will “talk” (it cant shun talks) but no end result. Unless the agenda of the talks include a time table for west’s exit the ME on a permanent basis.

Bluff masters have no responsibility. No accountability. So write anything. And expect people to believe their story. And talk about Israel to strike Iran if “talks” do not yield any result? Quite the contrary. Expect America to strike Israel’s (yes Israel) military infrastructure if Israel jumps the gun. There are enough and more of other problems. Like China. And increasing irrelevance of America in the international community.

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By: lastsolfa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/27/lessons-for-interpreting-iran/#comment-73503 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:15:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21871#comment-73503 Brilliant article. Right on as usual.

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