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ayatoilet17 ayatoilet1 replied to comment:

Yes, I agree. Iranians have been very ingenious. As much as I dislike the IRI regime, I take my hat of to them and others inside Iran that have played their cards beautifully. Even today, they have basically forced the US to take on their own proxy fighters (ISIS) that they financed, trained and supported ... Absolutely brilliant strategic planning, letting them invade Iraq (and threaten US allies) to a point where they forced US into the theater of war to fight their own creations: ISIS. Beautiful. And US spent a trillion dollars inside Iraq, and Iran controls the government in Baghdad. Again brilliant. I agree with you Niloufar-jan. Read more

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ayatoilet17 ayatoilet1 replied to comment:

Hooshang-Jan:
There is only one reason why Iran isn't cut up in pieces - like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan - and that is that as things stand today, Iran as (a) break out capability and (b) has a number of war heads (and delivery systems) that they bought on the black market from Ukraine before 2003. In essence, they are scared of Iran, and scared of cutting it up because they won't know what ISIS type rebels might do if they put their hands on the nasty stuff. As much as I don't like the IRI regime, they have (a) guaranteed Iran's territorial integrity and (b) created some deterrence capability so that in effect Iran has been an island of stability in a stormy region. The west would NOT, repeat would NOT hesitate to cut up Iran into pieces; and they have been priming the pump to do so (everything from arming the Kurds, to Baluchis, to Azeris etc.). I agree with you regarding the sacrifices of Iranians, but in this specific instance, the IRGC and Mullahs have played their cards right. They have NOT done so out of nationalistic or patriotic feelings, its simple survival for them. They must do this to sustain their regime. But Iran as a nation has benefited. And they have in effect forced the West to have to compromise. I am afraid that Zarif and company will give away the bag, and that will open the door to the invasion of Iran. As genuine and real as Kerry and Obama might be in wanting a decent (fair) deal, the unfortunate truth is the West can not be trusted because the President tomorrow will be someone different and everything that was discussed or negotiated is out the window. I see it everyday in the U.S. Purchasing managers change, business leaders change and years and years of service and decency are quickly forgotten. THERE ARE NO SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS with the West. As Winston Churchill so beautifully stated we have no permanent friends or enemies ONLY permanent interests. And it is in the permanent interests of the West to completely cut up Iran, and take all the oil and gas for themselves. Its simply too much money in the ground for them not to want to do that. Read more

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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala posted a comment:

The Zionists have come to Baku and are supporting the separatists.

Greatest challenge to those attempting to rewrite history are the historical facts, and the greatest gift, an uninformed public.

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jgarbuz jgarbuz posted a comment:

Well, considering that the Jewish state has only 1/10th the population of Iran, and considering that the Predator drone was developed by an Israeli engineer, Israel has done a pretty good job of defending itself against the 57 Muslim countries that have been trying to crush this tiny Jewish "fly" for over 70 years now. And yes, Iran is a great and ancient land that was once the center of the largest empire on earth. And was normally friendly towards the Jews too. It's unfortunate that they have to be testing their weapons of war on each other instead of cooperating in all fields of science and technology, not to mention helping each other against the common Arab threat that overran both countries. Remember, Israel is located between Iran and Italy. Read more

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Safedjamegan Safedjamegan replied to comment:

Yes sure, your links have nothing but unverified bs speculations generated by the Russian sources, that lead people like yourself to make stupid conclusions. I will repeat, there is no friggin way in this world that one could tell with accuracy how the plane was hit, from which direction, with which sort of armament without proper examination by the ballistics experts. I take it all your sources have are pictures, they didn't bother doing any sort of ballistic analysis involving professionals before spouting this bs? At least have the intelligence to realise that all this is being generated by the Russian side, which has an obvious interest in doing it. Though I don't know what interest they had in sending Putin's airplane through the area where their radars record Ukrainian fighters. This is all nonsense. Read more

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NiloufarParsi Niloufar Parsi posted a comment:

The sanctions have forced Iran's economy to become more resilient but it's illogical to then claim that it's all in aid of public relations. In fact this is yet another example of of American hubris and incompetence, in the face of Iranian ingenuity. Simple as that! Read more

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MRX2412 MRX2412 replied to comment:

Behrouz, my sources tell me it was Israeli air force that did it. After all these Jews (AKA zionists) have nothing better to do than cause problems and havoc all over the world!

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MRX2412 MRX2412 posted a comment:

Toilet your point is well taken on many issues but What you really need is a REAL sanction. If U.S prevented Islamo Fascist from exporting oil which they can easily do by nothing letting ships anchor and pass straight of hormuz with Iranian oil, the regime will collapse in three or four months.
However the better questions is how come among 190+ countries on the face of the earth there are only handful of nations that are under sanctions and omatestan is one of them? Read more

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NiloufarParsi Niloufar Parsi replied to comment:

I'm trying to pay attention but you're making it difficult with your irrational speculations without bothering to read the article and links provided.

It is the Brits who are 'holding on to the black box' and refusing to share its contents. Like they have something 'to hide'.

And if you had bothered to read the articles referred to, you would have noted that the type of machinegun and aircrafts involved have been identified by the author. A type of Ukrainian aircraft in fact:

"Russia recently published radar recordings, that confirm at least one Ukrainian SU 25 in close proximity to MH 017. This corresponds with the statement of the now missing Spanish controller ‘Carlos’ that has seen two Ukrainian fighter aircraft in the immediate vicinity of MH 017. If we now consider the armament of a typical SU 25 we learn this: It is equipped with a double-barreled 30-mm gun, type GSh-302 / AO-17A, equipped with: a 250 round magazine of anti-tank incendiary shells and splinter-explosive shells (dum-dum), arranged in alternating order. The cockpit of the MH 017 has evidently been fired at from both sides: the entry and exit holes are found on the same fragment of it’s cockpit segment!" Read more

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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

Primo Levi was also a survival of Auschwitz and he wrote a short book about his experience in there: "Survival In Auschwitz."
It's an amazing little book, incredibly fascinating and highly recommended.
Below is a summary of it:

"Survival In Auschwitz"
http://www.enotes.com/topics/survival-in-auschwitz

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Another true story of survival in concentration camps was made into a movie "Triumph of the Spirit" which is based on life of a young Jewish Greek boxer Salamo Arouch.
This is one of those movies that you will never forget.

Triumph of the Spirit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AijXVCtJ9aM&list=PLxBUwMmcbZ_EXn1D7zKUmCBtrBxHVtG5M
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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

جدول مقایسه ای حداقل دستمزد در 16 کشور به دلار

حداقل مزد به ریال---حداقل مزد به دلار --- کشور

6089000---------------- 194.5 --------------ایران
9390000----------------- 300 ----------------عراق
8388400 -----------------268 ----------------اردن
3630800------------------ 116 ---------------قزاقستان
6760800----------------- 216----------------- کویت
9202200 -----------------294 -----------------مالزی
3599500------------------ 115---------------- نیجریه
2566600----------------- 82--------------------پاکستان
22692500---------------- 725 ------------------پرتقال
4757600----------------- 152 -------------------روسیه
25040000--------------- 800--------------------عربستان
5477500----------------- 175 -------------------ترکمنستان
30767900---------------- 983 --------------------انگلیس
16995900---------------- 543 --------------------ترکیه
-8325800----------------- 176**266 -----------سوریه
14085000 ----------------450 ---------------------لبنان
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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

انتقاد زیباکلام‌ از نتایج مسئله‌ هسته‌ای.

صادق زیباکلام استاد دانشگاه تهران، جاوید قربان اوغلو سفیر پیشین ایران در آفریقا و ناصر نوبری سفیر سابق ایران در شوروی، درباره موضوع مذاکرات هسته‌ای با یکدیگر مناظره کردند.

در این مناظره که با عنوان «حق مسلم» به مناسبت روز ملی فناوری هسته‌ای در دانشکده مهندسی دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد برگزار شد، زیباکلام با طرح این مساله که باید مقدم بر هر چیزی مشخص کنیم که هدف برنامه هسته‌ای دولت‌ها چه بوده است، اظهار کرد: سوال اساسی که مطرح می‌شود و باید در یک جمع دانشگاهی به آن پاسخ داد، این است که رویکرد سه دولت خاتمی، احمدی‌نژاد و روحانی درباره برنامه هسته‌ای کشور چه بوده است؟ این هزینه که بیش از یک دهه است بر کشور تحمیل شده، چه چیزی را برای ما به ارمغان آورده است و ما در مقابل این برنامه هسته‌ای چه هزینه‌هایی را پرداخت کرده‌ایم؟

این استاد علوم سیاسی دانشگاه تهران با تاکید بر این‌که اگر قرار بود برنامه هسته‌ای انقلابی علمی و خجسته در کشور ایجاد کند، کره شمالی در حال حاضر باید یکی از پیشرفته‌ترین کشورهای دنیا می‌بود، اظهار کرد: در حال حاضر اگر کمک‌های سایر کشورها نبود قحطی کشور کره شمالی را از پای درمی‌آورد.

وی با بیان این‌که "احمدی‌نژاد در سال ۸۴ بر دو نکته خیلی مانور داد"، گفت: دلایل مخالفت غربی‌ها با برنامه هسته‌ای ایران از نظر رئیس جمهور سابق این بود که غرب توان دیدن پیشرفت برنامه هسته‌ای ایران را ندارد. زیباکلام با اشاره به این‌که احمدی‌نژاد معتقد بود برنامه هسته‌ای باعث انقلابی در اقتصاد کشور می‌شود، تصریح کرد: احمدی‌نژاد معتقد بود اگر ایران در برنامه هسته‌ای موفق شود و در مقابل غرب تسلیم نشود، انرژی هسته‌ای ۲۵۰ رشته و صنعت را وارد کشور می‌کند و اقتصاد ما نیز زیر و رو خواهد شد.

این محقق و پژوهشگر علوم سیاسی دومین پاسخ را در مقابل دفاع از برنامه هسته‌ای توسعه مرزهای علم و دانش خواند و افزود: به نظر من در زمینه هسته‌ای هیچ مرز دانشی شکافته نمی‌شود و از نظر علمی و از نظر اقتصادی نیز انرژی هسته‌ای شق‌القمر نخواهد کرد. زیباکلام خاطرنشان کرد: اگر من می‌گویم برنامه هسته‌ای برای ما مابه‌ازایی نداشته است به این دلیل است که راه و روشی که اعمال شد از ابتدا غلط بود زیرا به هسته‌ای ایدئولوژیک نگاه شد و مشکل از آن جا آغاز شد که هسته‌ای به جای اینکه در جهت منافع ملی باشد برای به چالش کشیدن غرب به کار برده شد.

زیباکلام نیز با اشاره مجدد به مساله غرب ستیزی و آمریکاستیزی در برخی دیدگاه‌ها، گفت: متاسفانه یکی از اتفاقات بدی که افتاد و موجب شد هزینه های مساله هسته ای به شدت بالا برود، این بود که این مساله برای عده ای بصورت یک نبرد و خاکریز برای آمریکاستیزی و مبارزه با غرب تبدیل شد و برخی مسئولان ما از این مساله برای غرب ستیزی و آمریکاستیزی و اشاعه نوعی رادیکالیسم انقلابی استفاده کردند که همین امر موجب بالاتر رفتن هزینه ها برای کشور شد.
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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

Ayati jan I distinctly remember many photos of workers with sign saying "We need food" while AN was giving a speech about Nuclear energy!

When you unequivocally speak on behalf of ALL Iranians inside and outside of the country, it is more than likely that you're over generalizing and don't know it.
And it's not only unemployed and hungry Iranian workers that have no use for this whole nuclear energy project. Many establishment intellectuals like Zibakalam have also questioned the validity of spending hundreds of billions of dollars on a nuclear project that has brought nothing but sanctions and economic stagnation for the country.

If your idea of economic progress is getting banned from SWIFT, not being able to get paid in cash for your exports, and basically bringing the entire economy of the country to s screeching halt, yes sanctions have been good!

But in real life and in the today's world where all economies are connected, interrelated and none could prosper and survive without participating in the world market, sanctions are more like a bullet in the head, one should avoid it as much as possible!
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MohammadAla Mohammad Ala posted a comment:

Yes Ali jan; workers deserve a better treatment not only in Iran but also in the entire world.

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