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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
Yeah, I do not live in the US, but I do understand politicians are concerned about backlash from voters, and gas prices are a major concern for the citizenry. But the thing is, if the whole thing can be blamed on Iran, it won't matter. And I guarantee you if the mullahs try to block/disrupt the Stra ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
Give the US pause? It will not deter the US at all. In fact, I'd say the US wants Iran to try to block the Strait... or disrupt... whatever you want to call it. They want to bring things to a head, and they want Iran to give them an excuse to escalate hostilities.

Do you really think the end of Tr ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
Speaking of mines, remember what happened when the mullahs tried to go down that path during the Iran-Iraq War? It did not end well. US naval escorts, Operation Praying Mantis which destroyed the Iranian navy in a single day, and the downing of Iran Air 655. How can that be seen as a serious option ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"he Trump administration ditched a UN-sponsored multilateral treaty"

Yeah, you could call it that, but the JCPOA was really an American idea and the US made it happen. They made it and they killed it.


"Geopolitically, Russia-Iran relations remain extremely solid"

So what? Russia is never going t ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
They can't do that either, except for a very short time. Close the Strait vs disrupt shipping... It's no different.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
It doesn't matter how serious the mullahs are. What matters is that they can't actually do it.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Yeah, it could destroy Trump's presidency, but would it really matter? Once Iran is attacked, the damage is done. Ruining Trump's presidency wouldn't undo that damage.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
No, Iranians are not 56% Arab, which is another reason why all Arab script should be deleted from the flag, and the Arab wannabe rulers and their stupid pagan rituals should be abolished with extreme prejudice.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
I also see no indications either will happen, and for me that's a problem, because it means the risk of the US taking matters directly into its own hands is higher. Iran has to fix this problem or someone else will come up with their own "fix", and we all know what that means.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
I have no doubt the British were involved in the rise of the mullahs - again no absolute proof but highly plauisble. However, I'm not sure that means they still want them in power now. I believe the UK delisted the MEK as a terrorist organization over 2 years before the US, so surely something must ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
"Deliberate disinformation campaigns: Plausible but this would be hard to prove."

That describes just about everything we dabble in here. We don't have absolute proof for almost any of it.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
I really wish I could see a light at the end of this tunnel... some sort of happy ending... but I just can't - except for a military coup, and even that could get very messy. Even if the mullahs decided to capitulate to the US, I think it's too late for that to have a happy ending - the US would try ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
Yes, another ego trap for Iranians to fall into, and it also feeds the egos of the anti-imperialist Left in the West, who want to believe that the US is on the brink of total collapse etc. The end result is that most people believe it will not happen - they are kept off the scent, and it helps with ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech in California on Sunday night reveals some basic facts about the administration’s approach to Iran.

It does not know what it wants beyond the end of the Islamic Republic. It knows what it does not want. It has no idea what it does want."

Firstly, you ca ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rant against Iran on Sunday accused the leadership of that country of hoarding the country’s wealth, behaving like a mafia, and being hypocritical clergymen. While these allegations are not without basis in fact, Pompeo’s own record undermines the critique."

OK, so ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"Iran’s ability to defend itself against a U.S. invasion begins with its formidable geography. As Stratfor, a private intelligence firm, has explained, “Iran is a fortress. Surrounded on three sides by mountains and on the fourth by the ocean, with a wasteland at its center, Iran is extremely diffic ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
The level of delusion on this matter is extreme. People are just burying their heads in the sand. I've lost a lot of friends over this.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Iran has been invaded many times throughout history by far more primitive forces.

On the matter of airstrikes, the constant drivel from mainstream and alternative Western media suggests that airstrikes would be aimed solely at nuclear facilities, but I beg to differ. Since the problem the Western p ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
The thing is probably better off in a Western museum until the current mess in Iran has been sorted out.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
What a bizarre take on the situation. Is he seriously calling BS on Trump's war agenda with Iran?

Trump has already proven more than once that he's not totally full of hot air. He actually does some of the things he said he would. I'm not sure we should be effectively daring him to go through with ... Read more
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