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Re: Egypt Revolts!

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun Jan 30 21:46:20 2011, in response to Re: Egypt Revolts!, posted by ClearAspect on Sun Jan 30 21:14:22 2011.

Can't say I know all that much about Syria, so don't know what to think there. As for Iran, the PEOPLE consider themselves to be more European than Arab and the Shia have seriously overstepped their boundaries. And while some sort of internal civil war is highly unlikely, the influence of the Imams has really pissed off a good amount of the population. But more than anything else is the utter incompetence of the government. The sanctions over things that don't matter to the people is also a factor.

Strangely, most Iranians want their Shah back - not Pahlavi or his family, but the concept of a Royal government and the pomp of old Persian history. The Iranian people are proud and want to have their legacy back, and this is at cross-odds (?) with what they have now. And they still consider themselves more European than Arab. Interesting times ahead over there ... each day, more and more are willing to stand up to the Ayatollahs and say "no more."

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