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Iranians fighting for "women, life, liberty" taking their country back & scaring Islamic Republic guards off

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u/gregs1020 9d ago

i hear they are firing on civilians now in another reddit post.

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u/Eienkei 9d ago

They do, many were killed in last few days... That usually happens when they corner protestors on empty streets.

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u/Nod_Engineer14 9d ago

Isn’t that how you make a revolution stronger?

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u/morthophelus 9d ago

That’s exactly how you make a revolution stronger.

I mean… unless you go full Napoleon ‘grapeshot’ Bonaparte.

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u/OldGoblin 9d ago

I mean yeah, if you know you have a chance at losing to the revolutionaries, you should utterly destroy them as fast as possible with anything available. It’s just logical. Napoleon understood what was at stake for him lol.

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u/rabbidbunnyz22 9d ago

God forbid the people of Paris get to choose how they live their lives.

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u/qoning 9d ago

It depends. You either break it or make it. If there's a critical mass of people willing to lose their life over the problems in your country, that's absolutely how you make a revolution stronger. If not, that's how you shut them up real fast.

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u/luckyassassin1 9d ago

Yeah, when the you start being more and more heavy handed and killing indiscriminately, it makes people mad and mobilizes more people because more people now see, that the government really truly doesn't even care to pretend anymore

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u/wagglebooty 9d ago

If it reaches a point that the military are being ordered to fire on their family and friends...they may start to turn

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u/The_Dying_Gaul323bc 9d ago

Duh, that writing was on the wall as soon as they shut down the internet.

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u/Longjumping-Area-694 9d ago edited 8d ago

They can't stop us

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u/gregs1020 9d ago

keep at them, you will win.

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u/kyllingefilet 9d ago

Lmao your post history, keyboard warrior

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u/GetawayArtiste 9d ago

Mate, fuck off. You're no where near Iran

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u/hunzukunz 9d ago

Unfortunately they could. We live in times, where a few heavily armed people can win over thousands of poorly armed people.

If the military gets serious civilians have no chance, no matter how many there are.

The only way would be, if an outsider helps arming the people.

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u/Johnny_Poppyseed 9d ago

Eh not really. If the majority of a population, especially a population of like almost 10million like Tehran has, decides to fight the government, the government is pretty fucked.

For multiple reasons really. The first being that it is quite likely that any military force protecting that government will switch sides, due to most of them being just regular people of that population and with family out there etc. But even if you ignore that, there are only so many bullets you can fire. The government isn't going to nuke it's own capital city. When you have the majority of 10 million people it would be very easy to just swarm a target too. Lots would die for sure, but numbers like that will always get through and win. Also if society grinds to a halt, the methods they have used to maintain their power start to rapidly fall apart as well. Etc etc etc.

It's why it's pretty common for shit leaders to up and flee once shit starts really hitting the fan. Because they know, eventually, they'll end up strung up or ripped to pieces by the people they previously ruled.

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u/prometheus1376 9d ago

Nope they won't nuke our capital but last time in 2019 they used DShK in Mahshahr. Also they have tanks.

And as always we are not fighting against one oppressing force there is yegan vizhe which is heavily armored and equiped then there is normal police force called naja then there is IRGC then there is Basij and finally there are at least two foreign groups called hashde al shaabi from Iraq and hizbullah from Lebanon and also there are reports of some from Afghanistan.

The worst thing is their not afraid in killing protesters and they use ambulances and buses to move in which I believe is considered a war crime!

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u/Trivenger1 9d ago

That's horrible af

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

Yes they do they fire with shotguns and other weapons some people have died in protest even minors were shot

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u/jjcu93 9d ago

I was going to say I was surprised they weren't firing at them. Here in Melbourne during the lockdown protests they were firing rubber bullets at people that were just walking down the street towards the police. Weren't being violent or anything just walking. A lot of people got fucked up by these bullets and gas.

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u/Laya2004 9d ago edited 9d ago

They are firing but a part of the police is starting to side with people now. They say they don’t want to hit or shoot people anymore.

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u/fungi_at_parties 9d ago

I saw videos of the Australian riot police and it was fucking terrifying.

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u/Sammy12xyz 9d ago

The have cut off internet. I can’t get in contact with my cousins in Tehran. This is usually accompanied with them going to rooftops and sniping the protestors. Protesting against the Iranian government is violently different than protesting against western governments.

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u/VvibechecC 9d ago

Most of my family lives on Iran but I can't contact them. I hope they're safe.

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u/Practical_Ad4604 9d ago

So it will be suppressed like in Hong Kong?

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u/AMDisOurLord 9d ago

Not even close. Hong Kong barely had any casualties. Last time Iran had widespread protests around 1500 people got killed, and the govt asked for money from the deceaseds' families before they returned the bodies

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u/Sammy12xyz 9d ago

Most likely but we dare to hope 🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/protossaccount 9d ago

Why don’t people turn to violence against the police?

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u/Sammy12xyz 9d ago

Kinda hard when it’s rocks vs rifles.

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u/Accidental-Genius 9d ago

Every revolution begins with a spark. I hope this time it works.

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

We Iranians hope too

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u/Sharkie_ox 9d ago

Stay strong stay safe!

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

Thank you:4017:

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u/No-Spoilers 9d ago

What would you say the chances are of part of the military/police changing sides, because that's a huge part of it

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

I don't really know I don't think they will because they are mostly brainwashed and some of them aren't actually Iranians the Gov uses other forces like Hezbollah or forces from Iraq like hashd al shaabi

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u/Accomplished_Bat2901 9d ago

Theyce started shooting towards protesters and if someone shelters them they break in They are alot more extreme than the first few days now internet has been off for the who day and instagram is fully restricted the only time internet has been working has been from 1am till 1pm-3 ish but other than that ita been disconnected Also i have seen a lot of religious people here call these prot sters childish and stupid and because of being in mandatory military service and having to serve them i cant really say much or they might as well just get ridda me lol

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u/Sutarmekeg 9d ago

If only they could get Starlink equipment like Ukraine has.

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u/futt-buckers 8d ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if somehow they get some kind of remote internet access soon. We’re moving into an era where people all around the world are coming together to really start fighting back governments that violate basic human morality and rights. And while it’s getting extremely violent and deadly in many areas, it’s also such a beautiful thing to see so many people refuse to be bullied back down into submission and actually fight back.

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u/Parabellim 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote Beating Heart

Iranian revolution 2? Looks like it might actually be well underway. I hope that the beautiful Iranian people are able to get some much needed personal Liberty and freedom.

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u/MsOx2 9d ago

Not too well versed on history nor geopolitics. Will the government reign these protestors back or is progress actually being made? Much respect and I wish everyone of them the best of luck

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u/za72 9d ago

The will for revolution is there but there's no leadership to unite the protesters into a political change. It's going to happen eventually, this is the organic result of decades of religious oppression for no reason other than control, the harder the regime squeezes the more frequent the protests become.

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u/Bhimtu 8d ago

Historically, the Iranian people have generally been progressive. It's the religious factions that just want to lord over other people. I will never understand this lack of tolerance from religious people. Why is it necessary for them to be around ONLY those who think, believe, pray, etc like them?

This is the crux of the situation for most people ->that those adhering to strong religious beliefs simply cannot abide living, working, playing, learning alongside those who don't believe the same things.

Iranians have historically been super-well educated, too. They know what's what, but you are right that it will take some time and probably outside aide.

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u/tookmyname 8d ago

Rural ruling over the rest. A common case. It’s what happens time and time again. March on Roma by the black shirts. Rise of hitler etc.

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u/CY-B3AR 9d ago

"The tighter you close your fist, Tarkin, the more systems slip through your fingers."

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u/NotTheGreatPumpkin 9d ago edited 9d ago Take My Energy

Not a historian or anything, but I can give you some things to think about. In general I'd say it's impossible to say.

History is literred with examples of failed revolutions. Of protests being put down. Even of "successful" revolutions that ended in worse conditions than existed before the revolution. Look at all the various Arab Spring uprisings. Some failed. Some led to government changes that were little different than the previous governments. Frankly I'm not aware of any that really led to something better.

Of course there's also any number of revolutions and protests that have ended in better conditions. Not necessarily in a change of government, but in enough concessions to lead to something better. Ukraine is a pretty good recent example. While the war with Russia is obviously horrible, and directly connected to the revolution, all signs pointed towards the new Ukrainian government itself being a vast improvement.

It unfortunately depends on so many factors that it isn't easy to say what will happen in Iran. Best I can tell you is watch what the Iranian military does. In any revolution whatever side the military joins tends to win. Weak, divided military? Protestors have a good chance. Strong, united military? Not a good sign.

Of course it's also always possible the government just makes a few changes to placate people. That's hard to predict though. And considering we're talking about Iran I'm not holding my breath on that as an outcome.

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u/MsOx2 9d ago

I think you hit the point home pretty well. It just upsets me to see people finally taking their stand about what their majority wants and facing incomprehensible repercussions. At least their government doesn’t claim to be for the people (forgive me if that’s not the case). And for the Arab Spring… that doesn’t garner much hope after seeing what came of that…

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u/NotTheGreatPumpkin 9d ago

Yeah, it's heart breaking to see people have to fight for basic dignities. I truly, truly hope Iranians find some way to improve things.

On a side note, I looked up the Arab Spring again. It appears Tunisia is widely considered to have seen a big improvement. The economy is still terrible, but they at least have gained a certain amount of democracy they didn't have previously. So that's something at least.

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u/tachoman88 9d ago

Echoed. !!!! They really are lovely... that I can honestly say x

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u/lifo333 9d ago edited 9d ago Silver

Not really a democracy. However, the Shah loosened up and allowed some political freedom towards the end of his reign. Nevertheless, people had social freedom. You could wear whatever you wanted. Economy was growing at a fast rate and Iran was thought to become among the top 5 most prosperous countries in the world by 2000.

Source: I’m an Iranian

Edit: The comment above was talking about the overthrow of the Mosaddegh’s government by the US- and British backed 1953 Coup restoring the Shah’s power and was not about the Shah’s era post coup. Thanks for pointing it out.

Khomeini had also affairs with the US government before establishing his Islamic republic. That’s what I thought they meant by “America destroying Iran’s democracy” and wanted to point out that Iran was not a democracy under the Shah, although, there were social freedoms and economy growth.

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u/lifo333 9d ago

That’s all we need, the world’s support. This illegitimate government of Iran has severely restricted the internet so it would be hard to get the news out. The people inside Iran really need the world to be their voice. Watch this

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u/jdbcn 9d ago

Iran is a beautiful and culturally rich country and we all hope it becomes a free country

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u/tenuto40 9d ago

If all goes well, I’d be excited to finally visit and check out the wonderful trove of history!

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u/Ho_ho_beri_beri 9d ago

It was actually fairly easy to visit and very safe.

My colleague from work who was there numerous times always said it is one of the most beautiful countries he’s ever visited and people are very welcoming and eager to show their culture.

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u/Odys 9d ago

What's left of it. I know historic art is often destroyed by religious zealots. I don't know how the situation in Iran is concerning this?

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u/Naiko32 9d ago

making noise on social media is definetly working, i hope is not too risky, best of luck yall are making history right now...

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u/No-zaku-boi 9d ago

Just like Egypt….

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u/notoneforusernames 9d ago

For sure. It's not a perfect comparison but I would say for most Westerners it's better to compare Persians to Kurds rather than Persians to Arabs.

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u/TomcatF14Luver 9d ago

More like Ukraine back in 2014.

Local civilians better take up arms as the Russian 'Peacekeepers' might deploy into Iran next.

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u/Jackson-Thomas 9d ago

Russia couldn’t even protect their actual ally, Armenia when they were attacked. They don’t even have the strength to properly defend their front line in Ukraine, much less try to help the Iranian government with this.

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u/TomcatF14Luver 9d ago

Don't count the crazy KGB man out so easily.

When they're losing everything, they lash out at everyone.

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u/Odys 9d ago

I have forwarded the video. All people on earth just want to live in peace, it's always a regime that messes it all up. Good luck to you, just know you are not alone.

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u/Humble_Rough 9d ago

Forealz, All shitty leaders will do anything to hold onto power. That’s how they eventually become dictators. Hope the doors open up, I’d love to travel & see Iran before I die.

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u/SamuelDoctor 9d ago

I'm just an atheist mill-hunkie from Western Pennsylvania, but I hope you achieve meaningful change and that all your friends and family are safe and sound to enjoy the liberty your people are earning with their courage.

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u/KaneCreole 9d ago

Well put.

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

Thank you very much we Iranians appreciate it till now the social media was a great help for us to fight for freedom and it was so useful for us to show the people what we are fighting for wish us luck comrade

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u/CapitalShoppin 9d ago

I hope this time it works.

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u/edotman 9d ago

Hes referring to Mossadegh and the 1953 coup, not the shah

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u/omaca 9d ago

I presume he means Mosaddegh.

He was elected. And then the CIA and MI6 stepped in.

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u/redaleksej 9d ago

He was referring to the 1952 overthrow of the Iranian government

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u/Euphoric-Chip-2828 9d ago

Prior to the Shah I believe they're referring to... When Mossadegh was in power.

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u/WWDaddy 9d ago

Didn’t the shah ban hijabs? Like they actively took hijabs off of women. So you couldn’t wear whatever you wanted.

What’s happening now is good, I like to see when people get together and make their voices heard. What we haven’t seen yet is that Iran also has a huge population that agree with the government. Once the two clash and the government go all in we will see if the revolution is coming and above all if western countries will help in the same way that we’ve helped Ukraine.

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u/Strict_Owl4472 9d ago

I think he is talking about 1953, and how a democratic government was overthrown. Then the Shah came into power thanks to the Americans.

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u/soi21 9d ago

Actually thanks to the British, Winston Churchill specifically. The United States was originally a supporter of Mosaddeq, but was forced to side with Britain in order to avoid losing British support in Korea:

"Faced with choosing between British interests and Iran, the U.S. chose Britain, Gasiorowski said. "Britain was the closest ally of the United States, and the two countries were working as partners on a wide range of vitally important matters throughout the world at this time. Preserving this close relationship was more important to U.S. officials than saving Mosaddeq's tottering regime." A year earlier, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill used Britain's support for the U.S. in the Cold War to insist the United States not undermine his campaign to isolate Mosaddegh. "Britain was supporting the Americans in Korea, he reminded Truman, and had a right to expect 'Anglo-American unity' on Iran." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat

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u/WikiSummarizerBot 9d ago

1953 Iranian coup d'état

The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup d'état (Persian: کودتای ۲۸ مرداد), was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favor of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953. It was orchestrated by the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project or "Operation Ajax") and the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot"). The clergy also played a considerable role.

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u/SpamWalrus91 9d ago

this doesn't seem right at all. The US didn't just sit back and "not undermine his campaign to isolate Mosaddegh".

We had CIA agents on the ground actively funding and empowering radical jihadi clerics, running propaganda and a psyops campaign to rally Islamist support against secular constitutional democracy in favor of hard-line religious extremism.

Because clearly appealing to crazy religious extremists could never backfire...

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u/Some-Pangolin1489 9d ago

Thanks the British too 🫰💲🛢️🛢️🛢️🛢️

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u/stationhollow 9d ago

The democratic government where vote counting was suspended the moment a quorum was elected which voted to give the prime minister the power to create pretty much any law by himself?

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u/AvaljudA 9d ago

I think we can say US ruined our democracy when they ousted Mosadegh and brought Shah back again.

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u/76before84 9d ago

I remember hearing the shah actually being pretty moderate and Iran did well under him.

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u/MajmunLord 9d ago

Not only the US, Britain was involved as well.

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u/Gandalfandbilbo2018 9d ago

Mossadegh wanted to nationalize Iranian’s oil industry, which would take away revenue from the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (British Petroleum today). The British claimed that Mossadegh was communist and asked America to step in.

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u/Lazy-Garlic-5533 9d ago

US CIA was British Intelligence's borrowed knife because the British-educated Dulles brothers were out in charge of CIA and ran it like their personal fiefdom.

The coup was not in the national interest of the United States.

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u/thundiee 9d ago

It's so fucked, all cause he nationalised his nations oil... Funny how poor nations do that to use their rescourses to better themselves but are constantly shut down.

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u/LairdPopkin 9d ago

BP was ripping Iran off, not paying them the royalties owed. Iran said that either they get an independent audit or they would nationalize oil production. BP refused to allow an independent audit. So the US and UK together overthrew the Iranian government to protect BP fraud from being publicly documented.

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u/Silent_Ensemble 9d ago

The Shah was reinstated by the US was he not?

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

بنازم 🗿

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u/Vlafir 9d ago

Not the US but the British, US joined in later

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u/ZedBrock16 9d ago Gold Helpful Starry Ally

Hey dear redditers.. I'm an Iranian, please be our voice and share these videos as much as you can with these hashtags "#OpIran, #MahsaAmini, #مهسا_امینی" on Instagram, Twitter and all other socials... They're shutting down the internet soon. last time they did this, they killed more than 1500 people... Please help us get our voice heard by the world Just talking about it is not enough, we need action

From an Iranian citizen.. 2022/09/23

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u/zyphelion 9d ago

May you be successful in your pursuit of freedom from tyranny. Best wishes.

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u/sn0wbanana 9d ago

You can have shitty cardio and run a country, but you can't have shitty cardio and run a country shittily, because eventually you'll actually have to run.

Wish you all the luck in the world champ

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u/goodboybane 9d ago Helpful

They claim to be moral police yet they executed a woman for apparently having a few locks of her hair showing outside of her hijab. People realizing that they are just murderers with fancy titles.

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u/2D_VR 9d ago

What an excellent way to phrase it

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u/whatisliquidity 9d ago

Was that how it happened? Just a little hair showing? That would be pretty fucked.

I figured she just took it off but IDK

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u/elbenji 9d ago

Yep. Wasn't even that it was off. Just on improperly

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u/goodboybane 9d ago

Yes, it wasn't put on properly. Even the most religious Iranian will tell you that killing someone for not wearing a hijab properly is beyond overkill, that's why the protests are huge. The anti-Shah sentiment has subsided and Iranians see that they traded one dictator for another.

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u/WallabyFit3908 9d ago

i dono why you guys suport us but enyway thanks! i hope this dirty government w, l b destroyed we. r so tired in this situation:(

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u/Cinelinguic 9d ago

Any human being claiming a sense of morality supports those who fight for basic human dignity.

Assuming you're Iranian, please know that this Australian is following every piece of news coming out of Iran, and cheering on the brave women and men fighting for their freedom.

I believe in you! Don't give up!

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u/Jynx797 9d ago

German here, sending all the Love you can imagine for the brave Iranians, too! Appreciate your Power of Will! Dont back down! ♡

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

Thank you your so nice we Iranians appreciate your support wish us luck

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u/Cinelinguic 9d ago

The entire world is watching Iran right now and wishing you more than luck. I'm watching and anticipating a free Iran this year!

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

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u/Acceptable_Alpha 9d ago

Good luck!!🍀 You are very brave! Hang in there!

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

Thank youuuuu:4022:

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u/WallabyFit3908 9d ago

thank you im very surprised💚

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u/kateeee_pants 9d ago

Even though modern media likes to pretend countries are on different 'sides,' humans are brought together by shared ethics and morals, irrespective of religion or culture. This Australian wants you to know that you are being supported in every corner of the globe. Don't let the bastards get you down.

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u/Acceptable_Alpha 9d ago

Same here! Cheering from Holland for the brave Iranians who are risking themselves for much deserved freedom! Best of luck! 🍀

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u/M-A-ZING-BANDICOOT 9d ago

Thanks social media was a great help for us till now the world is hearing our voice and it's all thank to you people wish us luck in fighting for liberty and equality

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u/stickylarue 9d ago

Second this. This Australian is also watching, following and cheering the people of Iran on. You have the power of numbers. I’m in admiration of your people’s bravery. Don’t give up!

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u/oghdi 9d ago

As an israeli, i love the iranian and persian people with their rich culture and history and beautiful country. What i dont like at all is the current ruling regime who is causing problems and suffering for the whole middle east and the iranian people. I am very happy to see the iranian people fighting back for their sake and for the rest of us too.

I give you my full support.

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u/luckysonic2 9d ago

Another Israeli fully supporting Iran and especially Iranian womans rights!! Even though its not comparrable...we too have head coverings in religious sects, majority of the country, and I know there are some women who dont have a choice here too. Eff that!! Freedom of choice for Iran 🇮🇷

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u/LeoThePom 9d ago

We are all fed up of seeing the ruling class rule only for themselves. The masses of people around the world want to live in peace.

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u/lliiilllollliiill 9d ago edited 7d ago

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u/WallabyFit3908 9d ago

im so so happy to see that you support us so much

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u/misplaced_my_pants 9d ago

We support any people's fight for freedom and human rights.

Stay safe and stay strong!

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u/WallabyFit3908 9d ago

thanks bud:)

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u/Neddius 9d ago

You're a good bunch who are unfortunately ruled by a complete set of cunts. May your fight be strong and successful.

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u/SlinginCheeseburgers 9d ago

Almost all of the Iranian people I've met in the US have been wonderful people. Extremely intelligent and compassionate. Historically, Iranians are credited with pioneering much of the science and technology that moved humanity forward, at least at one crucial point in human history. Myself, and I believe many others in the US and around the world, want Iranian people to be free from tyranny. Although we view your government as an enemy, we don't view the people of Iran as such. I can't speak for everyone (and I know for example many people dont understand that Persians and Arabs are different) but I know many people feel this way.

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u/FuckThisPostTruthEra 9d ago

Well said! I think most people are like this, at least Gen X and younger? We can differentiate between the people and the government. And maybe it’s because we’ve seen the how our own government isn’t always representative of who we are on a global stage in our lifetimes much more than the Boomers and Silent gens.

Example: I love Chinese history, I love Chinese culture (many times I can find the roots of where my culture got started - I’m Korean). I have zero problems with Chinese people, but I absolutely hate their government with a fiery passion that consumes my soul.

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u/Tischkonzert 9d ago

We love and support all peoples who fight for freedom and equality! Good luck and stay strong, we all stand with those fighting for equal treatment!!

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u/kalnu 9d ago

We support the fighting to a better future. The religious laws sent the middle east back into the medieval ages. The way women are treated currently has no place in a modern world. Giving them their rights (back) is the first step towards a brighter tomorrow and everyone is supportive of that.

Religious freedom is important, but letting women be people is more so.

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u/woodpony 9d ago

This is very true in the US as well. The Conservative Christian attack on women, where the death of women is acceptable, needs intervention as well.

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u/kalnu 8d ago

Yes, voting republican right now and for the foreseeable future is dangerous for this reason. I say this as someone who really wants to be neutral.

It's pretty much all religions too. Jehova has the same problem.

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u/Neo-Chromia 9d ago

I'm a bit out of the loop, but aren't you fighting for basic human decency? Of course we support you!

If anyone can educate me on what is actually happening and why I'd be grateful. All I know so far is a woman was murdered for removing her hijab(?) And now women are wanting equalities and are removing hijabs(?) on-masse.

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u/griffeny 9d ago

The United States and Iran have an extremely complicated history. Both of our governments would have us believe the average person would press the button to send missiles and nuke the other side into oblivion.

It can be confusing if your only hearing propaganda from a dictator that the US wants Iran to be nuked into glass constantly. The country is also very restricted on access to information that doesn’t come their government. So seeing westerners revel at the success of a growing rebellion for their freedom may confuse a person who has lived in a state like this their entire lives.

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u/PirateNervous 9d ago

Whenever ive met an Iranian person here in Germany theyve been the nicest and most welcoming person in the room. We all know your people are great, ist just the government thats not.

There is very little that would benefit the world community more than a free and democratic Iran. So its not just the wish for Iranian lives to be better, the whole world would benefit greatly.

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u/Squee1396 9d ago

It says in your profile your an iranian guy, how many other men are supporting this? That's a big deal if lots of men also protest with the women, showing support.

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u/Evergreen_76 9d ago

Religious conservatives are a threat to freedom everywhere.

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u/cylonrobot 9d ago

If I were in your situation, I'd want change, too. I guess it's sympathy and empathy. I hope this all turns out your way.

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u/Dark_Hanzo 9d ago

Probably for the same reason they support Ukraine, Hong Kong and Taiwan...

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u/OGDraugo 9d ago

The people always out number the oppressor 100:1, free yourselves from your oppression!

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u/already-taken-wtf 9d ago

10,000 : 1 or even 100,000 : 1 ?!

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u/OGDraugo 9d ago

More than 1:1 by a very significant margin yes, the people are the power.

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u/Foxillus 9d ago

Exactly why institutions put up a façade to blind us. They make us think we have control or a choice through voting systems in many cases. They will push the limits as far as we allow them to. If not for the voting systems revolutions, would have happened so many time already. Enough is enough.

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u/valgbo 9d ago

Not always, but I get your point.

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u/Ok-Performance-100 9d ago

Outnumbering does not guarantee victory, but let us hope.

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u/Limesmack91 9d ago

You can see the crowd hesitate in the beginning but then the second the guards start retreating they get bolder and storm after them. Fascinating to see how crowd dynamics work

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u/Ronocon 9d ago

Strength in numbers.

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u/real_hog 9d ago

It is beautiful and inspiring when people take the power back

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u/javis2021 9d ago

FREEDOM!!!!

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u/TangerineBerry 9d ago

When I snapped a photo, i never expected to detect a spirit from the afterlife. I just couldn't believe it.

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u/catalystoptions 9d ago

demographics is undefeated. young population with modern worldview is going to trump glacial, archaic, outdated religious fanaticism every time.

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u/mrot777 9d ago

Inspiring.

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u/DicmanSackrider 9d ago

Pigs in ALL COUNTRIES need to understand that they answer to us, not the other way around.

Godspeed, Iran.

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u/infakiller 9d ago Helpful Take My Energy Table Slap

you ran at godspeed??

/s

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u/Rupertii 9d ago

Unexpected yoda

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u/ideamotor 9d ago

, it was

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u/Pretend_Bowler1344 9d ago

I was very confused until I realised Americans pronounce iran as I-ran and not ee-ran

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u/leitbur 9d ago

I was confused, too. Only part of the U.S. pronounces it "eye-ran."

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u/ministarfallen 9d ago

Seriously?? What part?

I’m having one of those poopknife moments where you realize you’ve been totally oblivious to the fact other people do things differently.

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u/leitbur 9d ago

I can't pinpoint it exactly, but I associate it with George W. Bush, so probably a South thing. Not sure what other parts or social strata. I grew up in the western U.S. and pronounce it "ee-rahn."

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u/cobalt_blue_22 8d ago

 And I ran, I ran so far away

I just ran, I ran all night and day

I couldn't get away

(I hope the people of Iran succeed in taking back their country from the religious extremists!)

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u/ArlingtonHeights 9d ago

American here. I say ee-ran, but am in the minority with that.

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u/rafuzo2 9d ago

Iran. Iran’s so far away

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u/almost_not_terrible 9d ago

Oh, they're going faster than at godspeed, thankfully.

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u/AA0754 9d ago

Authoritarianism is bad wherever it shows its ugly face.

The Iranian gov has killed 100,000s in Syria for power, yet they claim moral superiority.

They use religion like a cosplay to enforce and control

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u/Gone247365 9d ago

All I hear is: "Beat their ass! Beat their ass! Beat their ass!"

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u/dratini67 9d ago

“Bisharaf” basically like “motherfucker” haha

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u/Ecstatic-Pen6328 9d ago

Iran spring 🔥🔥🔥

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u/djbrux 9d ago

They’ve been quashed before. Who knows how this will play out. This happened during the Arab spring too

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u/Ok-Apricot-676 9d ago

If anyone who took part in this, I just want you all to know.. a major strata of population around the globe is proud of you all and feels inspired from you.

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u/rattymcratface 9d ago

They deserve at least as much support as Ukraine

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u/Silo-Joe 9d ago

I’m imagining some of the protesters are throwing white pool noodles.

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u/VincyVian 9d ago

Iranian here; if you are wondering how someone can stand against his own country fellow and attack them, I should tell you that most of the guards, revolutionary army and the anti-protest ones are not actually Iranian. They don't even speak Persian. Yesterday I tried to ask one of them a question, and he was unable to answer it. My guess is that he was a Hashdi Shabi terrorist.

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u/SuperEnthusiastic 9d ago

If I was one of those soldiers I'd try and slip away and change my clothes.

Didn't sign up for this shit

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u/iChon865 9d ago

Take what I say with a grain of salt because I know nothing, but I have seen lots of comments on other posts claiming that most of the soldiers going against the protesters aren't from Iran.

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u/delam_tang-e 9d ago

مرگ بر دولت اسلامی! مرگ بر دیکتاتور!

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u/Cinelinguic 9d ago

شما می توانید آن را انجام دهید!

(Please forgive the potentially terrible Google translate)

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u/Yars4n 9d ago

"you can do it"?

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u/NorthKing9 9d ago

Hopefully this inspires the Russian people.

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u/Common_Purchase 9d ago

This is IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Literal chills. Awesome stuff guys. Give them horns.

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u/SnooSeagulls9348 9d ago

The Iranian president was in the US till now attending the UN summit. I heard he just returned home. I am expecting the clashes to become a lot more bloodier.

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u/Load_Business 9d ago

It's good to see it's not just women fighting

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u/Soulless_conner 9d ago

Well we're fighting back against 40 years of Tyranny. This isn't just about hijab and even if it was, these are our sisters, mothers and friends. We'd sacrifice our lives for them. We'll be united even though the government has been trying to segregate us for decades

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u/MarsupialSmooth1622 9d ago

Because it is not only about women's rights

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u/HobomanCat 9d ago

Even if it was, men should still be fighting.

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u/AssignmentNeat7949 9d ago

Fuck around and find out

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u/kasque 9d ago

I fear a spontaneous uprising without a clear purpose and coordination may just sizzle out. The outrage and frustration is palatable and this sort of civil disobedience is rare in a tyrannical theocracy. This time they should put religion on the sideline and govern by the will of the people.

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u/turkisblunder 9d ago

I hope someday all countries turn into Secular rather than religious

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u/Virus_98 9d ago

Hopefully we root out the religious nut jobs trying to take over our government in US soon aswell or we're heading in the same direction.

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u/Nimda_lel 9d ago

You love to see it!

It is not actually that all muslim man want their women to be slaves, but their arrogant and controlling rulers (yes, they ARE rulers, they are not leaders or anything).

Stand strong Iranian warriors!

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u/Aryaras99 9d ago

Jin, jiyan, azadî

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u/Low_Educator_6510 9d ago

Iranian women taking down the republic.

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u/Daymareo 9d ago

I really wish them the best, Hope they organize and come up with a way to make a change and grab real freedom, because unfortunatly going out in the streets like this isnt working much lately, may the people outsmart the government.

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u/frehocc 9d ago

This brings hope. That evil will not reign.

FREEDOM

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u/SomeDesertPunk 9d ago

God be with them, fight the power 🤟🏽✊🏽

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u/pm-tits4fair-review 9d ago

Will western countries help them out ot leave them hanging like they did Hong Kong?

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u/CamelSpotting 9d ago

By doing what? Iran is a fairly powerful country.

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u/Select-Chef-1513 9d ago

As an Iranian, NO GOVERNMENT WOULD EVER DARE TO TEST ITS PEOPLE IF THE PEOPLE WERE ARMED WITH FIREARMS

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u/Embarrassed_Cup7488 9d ago

I'm so fcking proud of them. Go on I'm rooting for you, you marvelous humans!

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u/Black_n_Neon 9d ago

Unfortunately the government would rather kill everyone than give up power. I think it’ll come down to which, if any, elites and military personnel decide to go against the current regime

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