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  1. Real World

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    Gotta love that "democratic" Iran. This makes you really appreciate the country we live in, regardless of how Bananna'fied it's become.

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    Iranian students hide in fear for lives after protesting Ahmadinejad


    · President's supporters vow revenge on protesters
    · Activists forecast harsher crackdown on dissent

    Robert Tait in Tehran
    Monday December 18, 2006
    The Guardian


    Iranian student activists who staged an angry protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week have gone into hiding in fear for their lives after his supporters threatened them with revenge.


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    The disclosures came yesterday as early returns from Friday's council elections indicated that Mr Ahmadinejad's hardline supporters had failed in their attempt to take control of several key local authorities. Turnout was estimated at about 60% after reformers urged liberal-minded electors to vote in large numbers to protest against the government's policies.

    Last Monday's university demonstration triggered violent clashes between student activists and crowds of Basij militia, who were there to support the president. A shoe was thrown at Mr Ahmadinejad while a student had his nose broken by an aide to a cabinet minister.

    Protesters later surrounded the president's car, prompting a security guard to fire a stun grenade to warn them off. Four cars in the presidential convoy collided in their haste to leave. Mr Ahmadinejad's staff later insisted he had remained calm and ordered that the students should go unpunished. But some of those present say he accused them of being paid United States agents who would be confronted.



    http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,1974334,00.html
     
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    Conservatives Hide In Fear After Protesting Auntie Pelosi
     
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    Maybe this is good, and the CIA is going back to their old tricks of planting seeds of some type of revolution in this country.. we will never know, but I often thought doing this is more effective than sending in a quarter million of our sons and daughters.
     
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    Progress is being made over there. If we just keep our distance, it'll go even faster.
     
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    Well, lets hope so bud. The problem in places like these is that disidents tend to disappear, or opposition leaders tend to have terminal mechanical problems when starting their cars.
     
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    Iran seems to parallel the U.S. We elect a nut who runs on fear and lies. They elect a nut who runs on fear and lies. We show that we wised up and reject the nut by voting in a new Congress. They show that they wised up and reject the nut by voting in reformers in local elections. So, progress is being made, but real progress won't come as long as Bush is in the White House because Ahmadinejad can exploit Bush's war mongering.

    The most interesting thing is, and I'm relieved about that, Ahmadinejad does not appear to have tampered with the election process. In the long run that's good news for Iran. They're still a democracy, though not a very nice one.
     
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    Palestine:
    Here's another one the Socialist Liberals Love, they beat the sh!t out of a women because she wouldn't move to the back of the bus.
    http://haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=801449&contrassID=19

    Get our troops home, none of those savage bastards are worth trying to help, America is trying to make a decent place out of the scummy Iraq and they want none of it, the kind and caring democrats don't want us helping them either.
    STOP THE WAR, SAVAGES LIKE BEING SAVAGES, THEY DON'T WANT OUR HELP.

    Democrats hate Iraqis, they don't want us helping them, the Democrats want the women to ride in the back of the bus.
    BRING BACK SADDAM
    God Is Great
     

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