Saïd Amin
@said

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Apr 9, 2015

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
I think I understand what you're saying, but you might be interpreting the author's message literally. I don't read it as Kukis advocating war (for the sake of nation building), but rather acknowledging that conditions, in the aftermath of devastating wars, were historically more conducive for natio ... Read more
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POTUS watches the ruthless consolidation of power by despots like Putin, Erdogan and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with envy -- he would love nothing more than to do the same.

As for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power grab and Hariri's sudden resignation, both seem to have been a well-coor ... Read more
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Whoa! This leak is a doozy that will reverberate across SV and beyond.

China, Iran, Russia and others gird themselves from the sort of Russian meddling we've seen by tightly controlling ISPs (ie popular domestic sites like Baidu, Sina, Yandex, Mail.ru are domestically owned) and preventing American ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
"P.S. Juan Cole is really slipping on Iran, as in missing vital dynamics of Iranian nation, the civil society, rather than the state."

Chalk it up to the Trump effect causing people to lose their minds, regress to his level and defend positions that are (sometimes) just as zany as his. JC is beginn ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
An informative read; thks for sharing. Somewhat related, when will the US dollar be replaced as the world's reserve currency? It's inevitable. Whether it's the yuan or bitcoin (?), it's going to have massive implications for the US economy.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Mullahs & GOP: Indeed, domestic and foreign policy interact in sometimes very disturbing ways. Cliché but true: 'extremism begets extremism.'

"Not to mention Trump's ties to a business doing money laundering for Sepah." -- do you have any sources on this? I did some quick searching but came up ... Read more
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Fuel that further erodes public trust in our institutions. Sadly this harms all of us, collectively. Case in point: Donald Trump.

“A sense of injustice and betrayal arise, along with a sense that something has gone profoundly wrong with the society and the economy. This dynamic has yet to fully pl ... Read more
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My nephew initially loved my costume...until I slapped on that wig. A bit perplexed he asked me why I was wearing his mommie's wig (she dressed up as a witch last year) and that superhero's don't have hair like that. I told him that I wasn't SuperMan, but rather a SuperGranny. Oh boy. Poor guy was m ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Yes, indeed, defining the term a bit complex and often, a slippery slope. There are various aspects of nationalism including the civic, cultural and ethnic---each nuanced in their own right.

A good quote: "The Difference Between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country ... Read more
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I couldn't agree more.
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Bookmarking for later.
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I love Sade. Hard to a pick a favorite...








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Throughout the years there have been many wonderful interviews on The Iranian , but this one might take the cake. From intersectional issues, politics, history, etc. it's rich with insights, humor/sarcasm, authenticity and thoughtful perspectives.
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It's great to see Shaun King writing for The Intercept! It's a big catch and good fit for the two.
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The number of features and services on their app is absolutely dizzying. Nonetheless, they seem poised to continue making money hand over fist (at least for the next few years). Definitely a good stock to own.
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The stressors and shifts have been at work for decades, finally reaching a moment in time where disruption of the old domestic and geo-political order is visible to all. Tumult is further exacerbated as we approach and pass the system's breaking point, creating vast vacuums as individuals, parties a ... Read more
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A significant percentage of Americans and politicians would happily beat the drums of war, especially against Iran (iranian.com/2017/08/10/nuke-iran/). The US, for all intents and purposes, is split into two nations -- and let's just say that one of the two doesn't need much convincing to ra ... Read more
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And the result of selling such weapons is quite predictable:
K, real talk: you can't OK sale of 44 launchers/360 interceptors/7 TPY-2s and claim no change to "basic military balance in the region." t.co/aQis1y0H69— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) October 6, 2017
Exactly. The obviou ... Read more
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No hyphen needed (Iranian-American), Hamid Parvizian is an AMERICAN hero. Hamid also happens to be my old roommate -- a great dude who deserves the spotlight.
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The Saudi funded DC think tanks (ie the Middle East Institute, etc.) and PR machine are really gonna milk this one. But hey, it's progress...

Saudi government allowing women to drive is best explained by this Chris Rock bit. t.co/vALhHSOWh9 @tobycjones1— Reza Marashi (@rezamarashi) Se ... Read more
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