Who or What Is Feeding the Unrest in Iran?

There are two general theories about the protests that are taking place in Iran.

One, unfavorable to the Iranian government and establishment, is that the widespread discontent and rioting is over mismanagement of the economy that has particularly hurt poorer Iranians.

The other is that we are seeing a contemporary replay of 1953 Iran and the downfall of Mohammad Mossadegh, which was orchestrated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the British MI-6.

The Iranian public’s expectation that the nuclear deal would lead to improvements in their lives were wrecked by Donald Trump’s decertification of the agreement and expectations that the pact would be wrecked by America’s renewing sanctions on Iran later this month.

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Ignoring the Wisdom and Character of Their Father, the BBC Leadership Is Held by Fools for Sons

A father teaches their sons the traits of humility, honor, respect in the hopes his sons may learn wisdom, character, truth… When the sons fail that little in life, they are like dogs returning to their own vomit, consistently repeating their folly – and providing only grief for their mother.

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Conviction Is Keeping BBC from Publicly Sharing An Internal Investigation

After years of complaints and pressure over the BBC’s blatant bias against Israel in all aspects of programming, but more particularly News coverage, the BBC commissioned the Balen Report — then hide it from public view. Convictions will do that — you either run towards to to resolve them or, as in BBC’s case, you either run from them and/or bury anything that keeps convicting you. BBC did both of the latter.

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In Spite of President Higgins, the Hope of Ireland Is In Its Grassroots Campaign

Whist Ireland’s President Higgins waffled on at length about the least fortunate in global society and how Ireland was playing its part to assist those disenfranchised, like the political coward he is, he never alluded to Ireland’s behaviour which has been the cause of much human misery. The Republic of Ireland has for decades hidden its dark past about domestic child abuse within State and quasi-Irish State institutions. The Church, church schools, orphanages, hospitals, work-houses, and even the Irish Boy Scouts organisations have a history of incest and grotesque child sexual abuse by those in authority. To this day, government inertia and cover up has failed to give the numerous victims justice nor compensation and allowed the perpetrators to escape justice.

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Questions to Ask About Palestine — or About Any Country — Claiming History and Sovereignty

Originally posted 2015-02-08 00:17:04. With thanks to Yashiko Sagamori If you are sure that ”Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history”, then there are a few basic questions about Palestine (or any country for that matter) that can provide answers which would provide ample evidence of its existence,

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Donald Trump Suffocates Hope for a Palestinian State

Originally posted 2018-01-24 23:26:06. POSTED BY DANIEL R. DEPETRIS, STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION Daniel R. DePetris is a foreign policy analyst, a columnist at Reuters, and a frequent contributor to The American Conservative. His Administration Has Wrecked America’s Relationship With Ramallah And Buried the Mideast Peace Process In 9 Months Flat

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Uprising In Iran 2017-2018 – Update

Editor’s note: our apologies for all the video links instead of embedded videos. At the time were on WordPress.com and embedding anything but YouTube and Vimeo was not doable. We have launched our new site and are searching for sponsors and advertisers to assist in growing our site and gain

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Trump Threatens to Cut Off US Aid to Palestinian Authority

Originally posted 2018-01-03 03:50:38. POSTED BY ZEKE MILLER AND JILL COLVIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS / MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should

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Iranian People’s Call for Freedom While President Trump – Unlike Obama – Sides With the Protesters

he Iranian regime is facing the most serious threat from mass protests in the streets since the failed Green Revolution in 2009.

What started out as scattered unrest over unemployment, rising food prices, costly military adventures and corruption has morphed into widespread anger at the country’s theocracy itself and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

While Iran’s figurehead President Hassan Rouhani called for calm and claimed that people had the right to protest under Iran’s Constitution, riot police have lashed out at demonstrators, some of whom were reportedly heard chanting “death to the dictator,” “death to Khamenei,” “we don’t want an Islamic Republic,” and “clerics should get lost.”

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Why Indonesia Showing Solidarity for the Palestinian Cause, Though Understandable, Is a Huge Mistake

Editors note: we are providing this pro-Palestinian post from the Asian Times so everyone can gain knowledge of where they are coming from and thinking, right or wrong. An editorial by me is at the end of this post. Protests and rallies in Jakarta underline the anger over President Trump’s

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What Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Could Mean for the Middle East

Posted by Fred Lucas on The Daily Signal As a presidential candidate speaking to American supporters of Israel, Donald Trump vowed that, if elected, “We will move the American Embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” In June, Trump signed the same waiver his three predecessors signed to keep the U.S.

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The U.N. in One Word: Oligathugs

Posted on November 2, 2017 on budbromley by Bud Bromley Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. hit one out of the park yesterday. Well worth the 9 minutes to watch this video. Amidst calls from UN members for her removal, she tells the UN, “Our principles are not up for a vote.”

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