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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Yeah, we all know what Russia cozying up to Iran means.

Seriously, are we still entertaining the fantasy that Russia cares about anything except Russia?

So some mullah syocphant with his tieless suit flies to Russia for a powow and Russia says it throw some cash at Iran's energy sector. Well, gues ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"This aside, nuclear threat, that is, Iran’s threat of resuming full-scale nuclear work, is yet another card in Tehran’s hands"

The full scale resumption of nuclear work is not a card the mullahs can play unless they really are suicidal, which they probably are. But suicidal or not, the days of the ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Not enough Americans will lift a finger to stop the war. If Iran is portrayed as the enemy well enough by a successful propaganda brainwashing campaign and possibly false flag attacks, there will be strong support for it. Opposition will be on the fringes.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Remember, FDD is not the only think tank pushing for harsh measures against Iran. It goes back to the first decade of this millennium and the decade before that - at least. Anyone remember PNAC? How about Brookings?
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Oh well. If true, it could start to turn Europe against the mullahs (publicly) and what's left of the JCPOA. Maybe, just maybe, a future Iranian attack in Europe may be allowed to happen, to set the IRI in stone as the enemy.

Also, for the mullahs, it's a very dangerous path to take. If it is ok fo ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
There are very few voices of reason in the public debate like yours.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
I'd better hide my arak.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali “Khamenei should step down as a final solution to the Islamic republic’s problems.”

Sorry, but no, that would not be enough. The system is not dependent on the nature of the current Supreme Leader despite his influence on it. The trouble is a combination of the ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Is the Basij really the ultimate guard against a new Iranian civil war or revolution? I highly doubt it, but we could find out soon. Look, these sub 80 IQ thugs are only good for killing unarmed civilian protesters, which requires zero skill or courage.

If more Iranian sheep continue to make the wr ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"today, the IR of Iran is not the Iran of 1953, and the brunt of American demands and actions will not be borne by Iran alone."

No, today, the IRI is proportionately as weak as the Iran of 1953. You think a few dated MiGs and some missiles make the modern Iranian military proportionately stronger t ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
After helping China rise to its current position of power for decades, the US has finally woken up to the fact that it probably wasn't a good idea. Let's remember, the main reason for the rise of China is that Western manufacturers wanted to screw their workers and exploit cheap Asian labour. It was ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Putin can't throw Iran under the bus, because he never had Iran's back to begin with.

“Russia has an interest to bleed Iran in Syria, to weaken Iran but not collapse Iran because it may lose the Assad regime, which is its major card,” said Sami Nader, head of the Levant Institute for Strategic Stud ... Read more
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'Visiting Europe to seek economic guarantees, Rouhani lashed out at Israel in the Swiss capital Bern on Tuesday, saying Iran “sees the Zionist regime as an illegitimate regime”.'

He goes to Switzerland and sprouts this nonsense. More embarrassment for Iran.

'Rouhani’s remarks were “a source of pri ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Or to put it a different way. India will trade with whomsoever it is convenient to trade, and avoid causing problems for itself.

It is not India's job to stick up for Iran. The media has to stop applying victim status to the great Islamic Republic. Victims do not reform because they do not believe ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Does anyone trust a man in a turban when he screams corruption at one of his fellow countrymen? Maybe if he's a Sikh, but certainly not if he's an Iranian politician.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Ash (@Ash_) on Pinned comment
While true, this position will be rejected by the majority of the population as offensive, blasphemous, etc., which to me spells doom for the country in one way or another. If the people rise up, their corruption will breed more corruption, and if the foreign powers intervene, their destruction will ... Read more
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Ironically, while I don't support an "Islamic democracy" I don't think I'll be the only one analyzing what is wrong in the mosque...
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
There are many people who apparently refuse to understand how the world really works.
No-one gets left alone, especially if they have oil, gas and ambitions that clash with the agendas of more powerful nations. The world has NEVER worked like that. Why would it change now? Everyone, including the mu ... Read more
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