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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
There are only a few strategically important states in the world that can get away with resisting America indefinitely, and Iran is not one of them.

We are so blinded by our pride that we see ourselves as an exceptional nation. We convinced ourselves that we are not like Iraq. We are not like Libya. We are not like Syria. Therefore, we can go on resisting America without any fear of war and regime change, essentially dismissing their war-talk as fearmongering, lies and even driven by their own pride. But if we are not like those middle eastern countries, what are we like then? Russia? China? the EU? Some mythical untouchable nation? I don't think so. We're in deep poo.

If we are lucky, we will just end up under tough American sanctions and face increased hostility against all of our regional projects and proxy conflicts until we give them up. But are we going to be so lucky this time? I hope we are, but I don't see why we should be. If we are lucky, it could only be because America allowed us to be lucky.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"We're open to new steps, with not only our aliies and partners but with Iran as well, but only if Iran is willing to make major changes. As President Trump said two weeks ago, he is ready, willing and able to negotiate a new deal, but the deal is not the objective. Our goal is to protect the American people."

They are betting on Iran falling short of the new expectations and demands of America, and it's a major ask of Iran to comply. I say these demands are new, but they are not really new at all - they are things the mullahs have always known annoyed America, yet they did them anyway. Will they change now, at the eleventh hour, as the last diplomatic options are being exhausted before the US finally pulls the trigger?

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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Pompeo mentioned the word "liberty" during his speech at the Heritage Foundation, something for which the US only has one method of delivery.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
If there was one case where words like his could have helped, it might have been to help spur the people into action to fix the country from within before America moves in to do it for them. Alas, that has not happened.

Somehow, many Iranian people, through their inaction, tacitly consent to the present state of affairs, and probably expect it will be allowed to continue with no great harm coming to Iran. That, sadly, is a view without strong basis, if the recent history of the middle east is any guide.

The warning signs that America wants to take out Iran have been there for decades, and what have we really done to reduce the risk of that outcome? Very little. Instead, we've mainly increased the risk of that outcome by continuing to piss off America and allies. Does that sound like a winning strategy to you? For that we must accept some responsibility for what follows.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Yes it does. There are three paths following this so-called plan B:
1. Iran gets so scared that it submits to and complies with American demands.
2, Iran gets so scared but remains defiant until the inevtiable war/regime change scenario finally unfolds.
3. Iran partly or fully submits to and complies with American demands, but America builds a case for war and executes it anyway.

I'd say number 2 or 3 are the most likely to transpire. It gives me no pleasure to say that, but that's my conclusion. On this one, I hope I'm wrong.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
The mullahs must know that if they leave the NNPT it will immediately be used against them by their enemies and added to their case for war/regime change. But then again, when has that ever stopped them from making poor choices before?

I don't believe they are seriously considering such a move and am therefore calling fake news on it. And I really hope I'm not proven wrong on this one.

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Kendal Kendal Jennifer (@Kendal) on Pinned comment
Luk kordas is a real genius. I wonder if I can buy these photographs
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Kendal Kendal Jennifer (@Kendal) on Pinned comment
Oh! Looks amazing!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
In Iran this is called: Doostieh khaleh kherseh. دوستی خاله خرسه
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Matan Matan (@Matan) on Pinned comment
So the killer only attacked those who did not like...
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Healthy Healthy (@Healthy) on Pinned comment
Great article that points out the cruel truth about us, humans.

My favorite quote: "I have noticed over the years that it is our nature to get caught up in social and intellectual bubbles that provide a simplified view of our world,
swhich is complex beyond our ability to fully comprehend."
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Healthy Healthy (@Healthy) on Pinned comment
Impressive: Because plastic wasn’t invented until the late 19th century, and production really only took off around 1950, we have a mere 9.2 billion tons of the stuff to deal with. Of that, more than 6.9 billion tons have become waste. And of that waste, a staggering 6.3 billion tons never made it to a recycling bin—a figure that stunned the scientists who crunched the numbers in 2017.
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luckyasp luckyasp (@luckyasp) on Pinned comment
@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.

How is this even possible? There are so many problems at so many levels in this equation...
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TheDale TheDale (@TheDale) on Pinned comment
In the end, after tens of thousands of pre-orders, Ossic only built 250 pairs of headphones and only shipped a few dozen to Kickstarter backers. That's outrageous!
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engineer engineer (@engineer) on Pinned comment
One of the biggest challenge they have is to keep the vaccines in cold conditions, far below the level of normal freezers — which makes transporting it in such a remote region difficult enough.
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eccentrics Aman Hassan (@eccentrics) replied to Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
Indeed. :)

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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
Nice cover art.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to angel (@angel) on Pinned comment
indeed very indifferent...
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Unfortunately that is the reality. Money is the driving force behind US foreign policy and the corporate media is controlled by big money.
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