I feel sorry for the Iranian People

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  1. TimTurner profile image73
    TimTurnerposted 8 years ago

    Iran has just declared that they are going to build 10 more nuclear facilities.

    The Iranian people do not want this.  I know several Iranian's here at my college that are here for college and then have to go back to Iran.  They are so sick of their government but there is nothing they can do without being in fear of execution or torture in prison.

    We saw the Iranian people trying to peacefully protest and their government cracked down and killed countless people.  We don't even know how many because the government shut down the media.

    What can Iranian people do?

  2. mikelong profile image68
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    There is one issue that is being missed here.

    Iran uses nuclear fuel in order to supply power to its growing cities and expanding urbanization projects.

    There are many different levels of enrichment, and Iran has been seeking to enrich its own resource in order to supply itself.

    Currently, if I recall correctly, the West is calling for Iran to send its own resources first to Russia, and then to France in order to finally receive the final product that it needs, and that the West has no problem with them possessing.....they just want to keep money and dependency flowing towards their waiting arms....

    This is neocolonialism covered by Anglo-American propaganda....

    There is another place where a similar story has played out, Nigeria.

    Possessing more oil resources than all of the United States and Mexico combined,if you live there and you need gas to fill your car, you will be hard-pressed to find it, and the price will be high.

    While Nigeria and Iran own resources, the West desires at all cost to hold on to the technologies needed to refine them for consumption...

    The Iranian people know what is going on...and they understand what economic enslavement means...have they forgotten what happened to Mossadegh when he challenged Anglo-American economic hegemony in his democratic nation?  No.  But most Westerners have no idea what I just mentioned....that is the sad thing here.

    Are they happy with the current regime? 

    Many don't know what to believe, or who to trust any more.

    On one hand there is the West, who has monopolized their resources while throwing out scraps in comparison to the profits made.....who have no qualms over taking down a democratic government, or in other words telling the people  of Iran that their "voice" isn't worth anything at all...


    Then there are the Islamic clerics, who represent, to many Iranians, a foreign culture and national image.  Islam is not indigenous to Iran, and while most are Muslim, they still see the pushing of Arabic language and culture as a threat to their own proud heritage....there is nothing that will make a Persian-Iranian more upset than to be called an Arab, or dubbed Arabic.

    The image of the religious police weilding their beat-down poles reflect the level of enforcement that the religious elites believe they need to continue in order to keep people "in line."

    While the West offers increased social liberalism the cost is your resource lifeblood.....while the current regime cries out Iranian nationalism the cost is your life....

    With that said, neither side, the West or the Mullahs are viewed with trust, and therefore the Iranian "Republic" lives up to the true meaning of the idea....in a republic only a few control the society, while most are excluded/ignored.

  3. profile image56
    songsterposted 8 years ago

    its a horrible regime, i know about the executions. pity the 79 revolution couldnt have come up with something better. pressure from the west and isreal doesnt help to ease the pressure inside the country.

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Persia, the heart of knowledge and wisdom being run by crazed religious zealots. I feel sorry for the Iranian people too.

  5. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years ago

    Canada's national ("socialist" hahahaha) public television company the CBC (equivalent of the BBC) has done some great work uncovering the opinions of real Iranians "on the street."

    There is a thriving (underground) gay community, there is (clandestine) dating, flirting, and no doubt the things that go with that, and so on. Indeed, before 1979, when the Iranians were under the (dreadful, tyrannical police state of the) Shah, Iranians were relatively modern, secular, etc (women included) -- of course, I speak here of middle-class urbanites; as in any country, Iran surely has many differences across communities.

    So, to be sure, if people have to go sneaking around just to, well, engage in various sexual behaviours, and all the rest of it, this is not good.

    Iran would be better off with a different type of government -- no question about it.

    And women in Iran really should be allowed to wear what they want! In most other Muslim countries women are much, much freer. Iran is wasting its potential restricting its women...

 
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