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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Protests flared on the streets of Tehran, where apparent student-led rallies decried the missile mistake and chanted rare denunciations against military chiefs: "Resign, resign, resign."




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For all Trump's assassination did not unite Iranians around their government, this tragic mistake underscores the government's inability to function competently in the eyes of many of its citizens, still suffering under years of oppressive US-led sanctions.

So now the country will suffer even more, and have to pay out tens of millions (or more) in compensation to the victim's families due to an unconscionable screw up that never should have happened. This is nothing but a whole crapload of bad for Iran no matter how you cut it.

#4 | POSTED BY TONYROMA AT 2020-01-10 11:56 PM

Some in the lemming chorus reflectively read the above and saw those words as defensive of the Iranian government and leadership as it regards their "unconscionable screw up that never should have happened". Yet again, blind partisan hatred makes it impossible for some to keep their own bile from obscuring that which is obvious to the non-infected.

No one should ever want one tragedy to minimize the effects of another one, but no one should ignore that what days ago was a seemingly united national front against the US has again turned into a fevered indictment by many Iranian citizens, Ukrainians, and Canadians against Iran's own government and defense agencies, yet again bringing harm to its citizens and other innocents instead of making their lives better.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-01-11 05:11 PM | Reply


Give it a rest Tony, you trying to make amends on an obviously Iran regime loving post.

The regime brought this on itself, with the help of the Obama administration.

The regime fights proxy wars all over the ME, and elsewhere, the citizens which Obama ignored are rising up again because they are sick and tired of being oppressed.

There is no way out from their oppression without support from the RoW.

I hope Trump signals his support .....

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-11 05:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring.

Boom ....

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-11 05:43 PM | Reply

The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.

Do you agree with Trump? Tony?

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-11 05:45 PM | Reply

Unlike Saudi Arabia, Iran remembers pre-revolution life. Perhaps the last two generations don't remember it first hand, but obviously they hear about it from their grandparents.

They don't like this ----. They want the freedoms their parents and grandparents had under the shah. Sure, he was a US puppet, but only US haters will find fault in that. Isn't it better to have freedom from a US backed regime than a horrible existence of intolerance of a theocracy?

Looks like Iran is making their choice known. Sorry, Tony, but it seems your loved ones in Iran are growing tired of the intolerance and incompetence of their government.

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-11 05:49 PM | Reply

--what days ago was a seemingly united national front against the US has again turned into a fevered indictment by many Iranian citizens,"

Tehran Tony is very disappointed. The focus has shifted from Trump to the Islamic dictatorship and that doesn't help Democrats.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-11 05:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

Compare and contrast to the reaction to the downing of Iran Air Flight 655.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-11 07:05 PM | Reply

In a week full of Iranian own goals, now this:

British Ambassador To Iran Arrested, Briefly Detained In Tehran

Iranian officials arrested and briefly detained Robert Macaire, the British ambassador to Iran, according to the United Kingdom's foreign secretary.

"The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law," British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement Saturday.

"The Iranian government is at a cross-roads moment," Raab continued. "It can continue its march towards pariah status with all the political and economic isolation that entails, or take steps to deescalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forwards."

The Iran regime continues to flail in arguably their worst PR week ever. I'd say the international pressure against the Iran regime has likely hit an all time high.

Now the question becomes how will this largely self-induced pressure result in changed policies and behavior toward the rest of the world?

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-01-11 07:11 PM | Reply

I just got screwed by the posting bug here.



#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-11 08:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5 - Brings to mind James Cavell's novel "Whirlwind", set in 1979 around the time of the rise of the Ayatollah.

#10 | Posted by hoser at 2020-01-11 08:37 PM | Reply

Good for the people of Iran.

May this be the beginning of the end for Islamic Theocracy.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-11 09:12 PM | Reply

Boom ....


Still dumb enough to believe the perpetual liar.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-12 07:23 AM | Reply

There is a common sense inevitability to the reaction of the Iranian people. I can't imagine a single nation on Earth (other than perhaps N. Korea) where the people would not react with outrage upon learning their government has inadvertently BLOWN UP a commercial airliner carrying over a hundred of their own citizens. It is bizarre and grotesque. If I were the dictator of Iran, I'd be damn sure that heads roll high up in the military.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-12 03:29 PM | Reply

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