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armed demonstrators on Sunday had tried to seize police and military bases

Looks like the Syria formula is being applied.

The protests are in fact tiny, notice that the western press never provides a count, nor provides any pictures of streetwide rallies, it's always just a few people with their faces covered.

Trump's war with Iran has begun.

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“Big protests in Iran,” President Trump tweeted Sunday. Erdogan of Turkey said yesterday that Trump is a hypocrite! He supports protests in Iran but he never mentioned Palestinian protests against Israeli military occupation of Palestine. Erdogan has a point.

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The actual protests are so small NHK had to resort to using a pictures of pro-government rallies for their "protests in Iran" articles.

Look carefully at the pictures the people in the rallies are holding, they are pictures of the Ayatollah.

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Looks like the Syria formula is being applied.

Iran is nothing like Syria. The Iran spring of several years ago died on the vine after it was ignored by Obama and Clinton, the only revolution in that area they didn't support. Unlike Syria, there is no strong desire for fundamentalism among young Iranians (though the youth population is quite small, because the regime has destroyed hope and the desire to bring children into the world).

They are sick of a corrupt government, and want to replace it with democracy and human rights. They won't fall into the trap of the last Iranian revolution, where fundamentalists took power and became as abusive as the Shah was. Iran is one of the few areas in the region that has hope if they can shake off their oppressors.

Yes, many young Iranians think the Ayatollah was fine, mainly because they were taught that he was great and had little personal experience under his rule. They believe the current government is corrupt and oppressive, so pictures of the Ayatollah don't mean they are pro-government.

I am glad that the younger generation in Japan is finally getting support from the US. good on Trump.

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Best thing USA can do is shut up and keep hands off. Any attempt to support insurgents will be used as an excuse to crack down on them.

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“Big protests in Iran,” President Trump tweeted Sunday. Erdogan of Turkey said yesterday that Trump is a hypocrite! He supports protests in Iran but he never mentioned Palestinian protests against Israeli military occupation of Palestine. Erdogan has a point.

What’s the difference between Trump supporting the protesters in Iran and Hillary supporting the protesters during the Arab Spring which were a lot bigger?

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Trump's war with Iran has begun

I say the deep state, Israel and Saudi Arabia's war with Iran has begun. Trump is just the Master of Ceremonies.

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What’s the difference between Trump supporting the protesters in Iran and Hillary supporting the protesters during the Arab Spring which were a lot bigger?

That's a good point. The US should have stayed out of the Middle East then, and should stay out of it now. No difference.

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Seems some are begging for harsh treatment from the authorities.

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More people in our country will get wise on how their money is being stolen by our government and given to the super wealthy.

Street demonstrations, like we see in Iran, are not out of the question.

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Lest it's forgotten, the Iranian Revolution that swept Khomenei into power was largely borne out of student protests - it'd be ironic if the Revolution would be against it now

In the early days of these recent protests, the Iran hard-liners actually supported the protesters because it was going against their enemy President Rouhani, a moderate. But now the protests have grown out of their control

Most of the protests are not in the cities but in the rural areas, where the people aren't reaping the economic benefits

Unlike the nationwide pro-democracy protests of 2009, these protests don't have a central theme or central authority that's leading it. Most of their issues deal with the local economy; some against the religious establishments - it's a mix of myriad issues

The common issue seems to stem from the Iranian government focusing too much of their oil money on foreign lands (Syria, Yemen, Lebanon Hezbollah, Palestine, etc.) instead of using the money to improve the local economy at home

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