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58 Responses to Protests In Iran Continue: Revolutionary Justice?

  1. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:03 am
    Link: Protests In Iran Continue: Revolutionary Justice? - Put this into perspective, I-A-B--this is happening in 2011. Crazy.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:10 am
    Guys. Why am I so freaking scared of all this?

    I mean, revolution is a good thing right?
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:12 am
    "this is happening in 2011. Crazy."

    Yeah, this what suppose to happen in 2012!
  4. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:14 am
    is it just me, or is there a lot of revolt going on in the world right now? this can either be a very good or very bad thing.
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:20 am
    what does 2011 have to do with it
  6. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:20 am

    For a long time I`ve been sayin` "Let`s leave them alone and let them kill each other."

    Good to see it finally happening.
    They`re too busy fighting themselves to attack us.

    Live and let live ... or ... Live and let die.
  7. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:24 am
    I wish I knew the context here. Without it, it`s just a bunch of people running and screaming.
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:26 am
    Is it just me or does this look like a zombie attack?
  9. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Cobra this revolts are focused in the Arab world (Libya, Egypt,Yemen, Iran, Iraq..) it started in Libya and then the success of Egypt triggered this as a domino effect
  10. Profile photo of Marco51
    Marco51 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:30 am
    People of most arabic contries are rising up against the dictators who have been rulling them for decades. Tunisia, Egypt, Lybia, Yemen, Bahrein, Algeria, Iran next Maroco !

    Free yourselves people !

    Oh and btw, if you dont care about all this story over there in Middle East, anyway it might chance the price of gazoline down your street...
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    Marco51 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:31 am
    @Angelmassb it started because a guy set himself on fire in Tunisia, not Lybia
  12. Profile photo of da3nd
    da3nd Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:42 am
    @zombunny Where have you been in the last month? Watch some News instead of Jershey Shore and youll get the context...
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:43 am
    The motorbike dudes are some of the worst agents of the Ayatollah regime. They randomly kill and beat protesters and then they speed away on their bikes. If the protesters get their hands on one, i assume that they are buried in an endless deepness of ye old poo... :-)
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:50 am
    What`re they doing with the officers(?) when they take them away like that?!
  15. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 8:59 am
    Protests are everywhere. It must be something in the air.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 8:59 am
    It`s great to see the Arab world taking matters into their own hands and kick out the dictators. We in the west should support their cause and cut all ties with these dictators. We should have never done business with them in the first place.
  17. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:02 am
    What I find interesting about all of this involves the the freedom these people are protesting for. I remember seeing a video (I thought it was here, but couldn`t find it in a quick search) that claimed that Islam believes democracy to be a sin. Well, if that`s the case, why are all these Islamic countries protesting against their current governments and demanding freedom?
  18. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Will somebody please, throw some chairs!!
  19. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:04 am
    The mob was yelling ...

    " B R A I N S ! "

  20. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:09 am
    They were doing their job.
  21. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:15 am
    @da3nd
    Er, I understand what is happening in Iran. What I meant was that I wanted the context for this particular incident. I prefer CNN over Jersey Shore, but thanks.
  22. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:44 am
    Since they changed my description, I`ll just post it here instead.

    They shouldn`t have startled the witch.
  23. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:47 am
    @Rick_S: "...why are all these Islamic countries protesting against their current governments and demanding freedom?"

    Assuming by "freedom" you mean democratic reforms, I`m not sure that`s what most of the protesters are asking for. Yes, they want a less oppressive regime, but that doesn`t mean they want democracy. Much of it could be Sunni vs. Shiite, or just "My Imam is smarter than your Imam." The middle east is scary complicated.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:47 am
    @Volsunga,

    Your description is way better. Maybe they just didn`t get it.
    +9000 Internets for you, sir.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:49 am
    What`re they doing with the officers(?) when they take them away like that?!
    Beating them half to death, if not the whole way. Pretty terrifying if you`re the cop.

    They shouldn`t have startled the witch.
    I would have left that as the subtitle. Making light of serious issues with gaming references FTW.
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    pompousass7 Male 40-49
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:51 am
    personally..i think this will make every country worse..take a moment this weekend to watch this last week`s episode of frontline (2nd part) on the islamic brotherhood very disturbing..basically just switching radical leadership to those more intent on killing the jews...not that i care so much as they are more racist than anyone but none the less..the only way to solve the issue now is nuke testing ;)
    should have let hitler wipe out the whole middle east in the first place and we would have none of these problems today
  27. Profile photo of IceDragon77
    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 9:57 am
    Come on people, they were doing their jobs. Stinking savages.
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    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 9:57 am
    I love how riots are all of a sudden protests.
  29. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:02 am
    "Put this into perspective, I-A-B--this is happening in 2011. Crazy."


    What the hell kind of perspective does that put things into? Do you know what perspective means? how does the year change anything?
  30. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:11 am
    Thats what they get for holding back progress.
  31. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:19 am
    @SlothofDoom,

    I think they meant that this isn`t expected to happen in modern times. Apparently they`re under the assumption that humans are more civilized these days?
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:21 am
    Thats either real, or a viral trailer for a new zombie movie.
  33. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:41 am
    What a weird caption!
    Anyhow, those thugs, er police, were beating some folks and the majority thought they should stop. I love how some of the pigs run for it! lolz! Disgusting, "they`re just doing their job" and the crowd did it`s job!
  34. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:43 am
    @hatface: It totally does look like a zombie movie.
  35. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 11:13 am
    It reminds people of zombies because zombies are a metaphor for what most people think of their fellow man anyway.
  36. Profile photo of KPres
    KPres Male 30-39
    309 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 11:17 am
    This is like watching the nature channel. You feel bad for the gazelle when it gets attacked by the lio0, but then you feel bad for the lion when he gets attacked by the crocodile.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 11:49 am
    I wonder if the Middle East will sort itself out- Tunisia seems to be ok, hopefully Egypt and Libya will work out. If Iran follows it will be good- they do actually want democracy.
  38. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Just to clarify, Iran is not Arabic or Middle Eastern, they are Persian and speak Farsi. They are also mainly Shia, whereas the remaining Muslim world (except for half of Iraq) is Sunna. This isn`t sectarian or radical Islam, it is a fight against nepotism, corruption, and absolute rule.

    As America was birthed fighting these very causes we should all embrace and support our fellow humans fighting the same struggle.

    As for Rick, the video you watched was probably just more of the same misinformation that fuels rednecks and Al-Qaeda alike.

    Islam is just as compatible with Democracy as any of the big three. Catholics do not want to pass laws that are against God, such as gay marriage. Neither would Muslims. In the Qu`ran verses 3:159, 42:38, 16:90, 5:8 all could be interpreted as advocating democracy.

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    simmerslodra Male 18-29
    96 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    "Come on people, they were doing their jobs."
    So were the guys running the trains to Auschwitz.
    "Beating them half to death, if not the whole way. Pretty terrifying if you`re the cop."
    Absolutely terrifying. That`s why you need to be positive you know what you`re fighting for. Are you keeping the peace or waging war on the public?
    I have a lot of respect for the police and military. I think the very best of human nature motivates the majority of people who choose that line of work in a free society. But if you don`t draw a line at what laws you`re willing to enforce, what orders you`re willing to follow, and at what cost, you may end up doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. At that point, it`s the public`s responsibility to stop you, preferably non-violently, but sometimes that isn`t enough, like if your state is run by a dictator who is dedicated to the use of violence to keep themselves in power.
  40. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    2011 is once crazy year
  41. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    2010 - year of hope
    2011 - year of revolution
  42. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Absolutely terrifying. That`s why you need to be positive you know what you`re fighting for. Are you keeping the peace or waging war on the public?
    I have a lot of respect for the police and military. I think the very best of human nature motivates the majority of people who choose that line of work in a free society. But if you don`t draw a line at what laws you`re willing to enforce, what orders you`re willing to follow, and at what cost, you may end up doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. At that point, it`s the public`s responsibility to stop you, preferably non-violently, but sometimes that isn`t enough, like if your state is run by a dictator who is dedicated to the use of violence to keep themselves in power.


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    joey7415963 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    HAHAHA! Love that clip Lolboy!
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    February 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    That made me want to listen to Rage Against The Machine for some reason.
  45. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    Americans get so pissed off about our politics. But LOOK AT THIS. Look at what is spreading amazingly across the middle east. We`re not talking democracy. It is but revolution.

    An impressive force, one to which I am foreign.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Lolboy

    +1
  47. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 25, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    I trust in my institutions.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    @goaliejerry
    We don`t get pissed off riots. We just party!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOk4CLZb_dM
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    rynEnigma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    February 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    Revolution is a beautiful and sometimes necessary part of government. However one thing that is not necessary is the beating/killing of civilians or of officers of the law. I only hope these revolutions and uprising`s happen with a bit more humanity in the future.
  50. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Okay, they might succeed in overthrowing their current dictator, but the idea that these orks will ever organize themselves into anything resembling a civilized society is absurd. It`s never happened, and nothing about them has changed to indicate that it ever will.

    One of the rare cases when Muslims have overthrown a dictator was Iran in 1979, and they ended up being even worse off under the Ayatollah. They have no concept of true republican government. How can you have a civilized society based on the rule of law when your underlying code of law, Sharia, is wholly barbaric?

    The BEST these people can hope for is a military dictatorship. More than likely, though, they`ll get the common form of third-world democracy - one man, one vote, one time - and that will be completely rigged. Then it`s three more generations of despotism.

    The best thing we can do is make sure they understand that if they start any $#!+ with us, we`ll bomb them back to the stone age.
  51. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    "we`ll bomb them back to the stone age"

    Back a whole decade.
  52. Profile photo of Darkhumour
    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2011 at 12:55 am
    @oldollie back when europe was just realizing that smaking two stones together mad fire the persians(iranians) had already built huge domes gardens and unviersities dedicated to learnign and understanding. Persia was one of the greatest civilizatiosn to bless this planet, modeled around a fair equal and free place for all peoples to live. the only reason it ever fell was because the ottomans conquered persia converting the country to muslim it`s been down hill since then. I find it astounding that 50+ person is so ignorant to history but i guess thats the best you can expect from a midwest american
  53. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2011 at 10:42 am
    agree w/ Darkhumour. The Persian Empire was one of the Greats. OldOllie is wrong, which is ok. The problem is that he`s mean and wrong. Like Glen Beck. That`s Dangerous.
  54. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Persia was one of the greatest civilizatiosn to bless this planet, modeled around a fair equal and free place for all peoples to live. the only reason it ever fell was because the ottomans conquered persia converting the country to muslim it`s been down hill since then.
    So, how does this contradict anything I said?

    Lol @ razlem. Actually, all we`d have to do is deprive them of all non-Muslim technology, and they`d be there now.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    @Darkhumour
    I guess with your handle name. Your being sarcastic about Persia being fair and equal, and a blessing to all the slaves under the Persian kings. Building all those monuments to mankind under the whip. Ask the Immortals how fair and equal it was against the Spartans.
  56. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    OldOllie is wrong, which is ok. The problem is that he`s mean and wrong. Like Glen Beck. That`s Dangerous.
    hi2pi is wrong, which is ok. The problem is that he`s stupid and wrong. Like every fapping liberal I`ve ever known. That`s typical.
  57. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:16 am
    oldillie go and fistf*ck yourself.
  58. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2011 at 7:18 am
    or maybe they wanted bikes really bad

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