Saturday, December 30, 2017

Unrest in Iran

Major protests are underway in Iran today.  If you want to keep up with it, here are some links but frankly, Twittter seems to be the best source for news on this story.


Al Jazeera (Yeah, I know) English Live

Twitter feeds: #iran

AP coverage

Internet blocked

Here are some Twitter videos:






Took off her hajib in protest:






Meanwhile, check out the CNN website:


Or this story that is now hard to find:


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow --- shoes sales and international politics, what's next...an egg nog recipe or MHP story, oh wait...

Anonymous said...

Trump is already succeeding where Obama failed in Iran... simple to see that the rights of citizens are oppressed by current Iranian Islamic regime that Obama sided with as well as bush allowing mass Christian extermination. Look at Libya the slave trade increased after Obama policy turned place into a worse case scenario. But, hey I forget blacks in the USA are oppressed and we are the bad guys. Neverending the large number of slavery going on today in Asia and Muslim countries.

Anonymous said...

Trump has sided with the citizens of Iran and rightly so... Obama was a weak man as the entire world knows and sided with the Iranian Islamic regime... the uprising will bring positive change and my wife's family is Iranian and left in the 1970s... she wouldn't be allowed to practice medicine in that country as women have no rights under Islamic regime. Onama was a total disaster and look at Syria and lybia... the guy took out Gaddafi for Christ sakes... he and Hillary were the absolute worst on foreign policy. Taking out ghaddafi has turned out like they were warned. He was the top gangsta of that region but everyone had to kiss his ring and we worked with him... thanks Obama. Let's send all flag protesters and anthem kneelers to Iran or Somalia for a month.

Ophelia said...

While I would not wish to emulate your snide tone, 8:38, I must agree with the spirit of your critique. Kingfish, dear, do stay local with your offerings, be they about good deals on footwear, the latest heinous murder, or (my personal favorite) stooopid-criminal videos. Stuff that happens in Iran, or Washington D.C., for that matter, is amply canvassed *ad nauseam* by the major news sources.

Anonymous said...

I should care but I’m more worried about busted pipes and pit bulls on chains that are unable to escape the cold. Iran is way down the list. It seems to be an all-male country where they walk the streets all day in houeshoes. Next.

Anonymous said...

Trump couldn’t find Iran on a map. Puh-lease.

Anonymous said...

6:59 and 7:17 with the best Facebook screeds of the day. Y’all gonna start posting memes in the new year?

Anonymous said...

9:12..typical libtard...no substance just hate...

Anonymous said...

10:31 am

9:12 am is totally correct as a matter of fact.

Trump is an abject idiot.....regardless of party affiliation.

Anonymous said...

11:02...just because you agree and have as much hate doesn't mean you are both right. Still no substance

Anonymous said...

It’s hard to fathom why anyone would be opposed to Trump given all the good things he has done in just his first year. I would suppose those who oppose him now are the ignorant folks. He is draining the swamp, big time.

Ophelia said...

Why do you consistently refuse to "blog owner approve" my comments, while allowing these sad-sack, midrange-IQ galoots to air their same-old views? If you think that their misspelled, ungrammatical hollers make you look smarter in comparison, you are certainly right about that. Keep this up, and the only followers you will have left are these same idiots. I notice that Burke has dropped off...perhaps he feels the same as I do.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:12
I've been in this country for 20 years now and practice medicine locally as well as in the Delta on a needed basis. I was born in Egypt Trump is hugely popular there and other middle eastern nations as well... just look 8 months ago he had the largest turnout of a celebration and parade than any leader in history of western culture. I must admit that I find it amusing that Americans would believe what your saying to be true. Perhaps you should look more towards international news sources rather than the 3 or 4 sources here. Americans in general have absolutely no knowledge of world views. Your certainly one of these it appears. After all you can't argue with results of this 1st year.

Kingfish said...

Just saw yours and approved it, dear.

Here is the deal. Many of you mocked me for using a Blackberry. Well, there is one area where Blackberry still kicks Apple and Android's ass: emails. You submit a comment. The comment is emailed to my phone. Now when I was using a BB10 phone (BB's own OS), then that email popped up on my phone almost instantly. I approved, rejected, ignored, or at times thought about it before I took action. Now I am on an Android phone even though it is technically Blackberry. Guess what? The emails don't come through always as quickly. Sometimes I get the comments in batches, hence why you will see several approved all at once. Now if I go into my website's dashboard, I can take action on them and sometimes I do indeed do that on my phone. Today was not one of those days. You submitted yours at 8:44 AM. Never appeared on my phone. You complained, I go into dashboard and there is it. It was approved. Happy?

Supreme-IQ Jamoke said...

From the looks of what was posted in that other thread today Kingfish isn't lacking followers, er, readers nor does he appear to be losing them.

Anonymous said...

2:15 pm

FYI trump supporters hate you.

Why?

You took our jobs.

If you went to a trump rally they would call you a “sand n|€|’a” and make fun of your background.

You may be a doctor....but you are not immune.

Wake up dumbass

Trump! Cause....yeah!

Anonymous said...

3:15 .. seems you misunderstand the terms illegal alien and immigrant. One comes here "illegally" which means they break the law and are criminals. The other went through an arduous process to become part of the American Dream. Trump supporters are very much in favor of immigrants

Anonymous said...

At 3:15
Yes I am a physician in Mississippi and I voted for trump. Egypt largely supports trump and so do the legal immigrants. You confuse illegal and legal. Trust me the US has a simple legal system compared to most look at Canada it's 100 times harder than ours and rightly so. As I said... Americans lack world awareness and most of them are the left.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a Punk.
He is going to get us in a war before his tour is up. The stock market is up due to the govt. giving it a big tax break at the expense of your kids & grand kids. It really shows how the nations
politics are putting party over country.

Ophelia said...

Thanks, and best blessings for 2018, Kingfish...

Anonymous said...

Again no substance. The economy was up WAY before the tax cuts...try again haters. Oh and if you think you can do better at talking to N.Korea about stopping their nuclear program flights leave every day.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:36
You mean Trump is going to get us into a war like Obama did in Afghanistan... Obama is the only president to be at war every year of his presidential term. Not only did he not end a single war but he increased the ground troops like never before and also started a new war in Afghanistan... trump spoke out openly about how it was a mistake going to war in middle east while hillary and Obama were voting in favor of invasion. Tell me your ideal candidate please as obviously it's not Obama hillary or trump.

Anonymous said...

Never forget... Obama and Hillary both supported the nasty evil Khamenei regime in Iran squash the green uprising in late 2009... women were beaten and bloodied in the streets and shot or hung in public just for protesting the leaders... Obama and Hillary sided with the cruel dictator. What's your take on that? Want to talk about foreign policy huh... I guess you missed that lesson of human rights in liberal university or you were protesting with BLM

Anonymous said...

Iran’s clerico-facist regime’s run the country since 1979. Any of y’all remember that Iranian hostage stuff? They made movies and documentaries about it and everything.

90% percent of the replies: “IT’S ALL OBUMMA’S FAULT!!1!1!!”

I love this blog so much.

Anonymous said...

Thoroughly informative and enjoyable thread in many ways.

Anonymous said...

10:25
Your simply referring to Ayatollah takeover. Yes Islamic government has run the country since then. However, the uprising from 2009 is different for many reasons. This is obvious as you look at recent history and changes within the country. Obama empowered Iranian oppressive regime more than any leader in history. Trump simply stands with the people. I was born and raised in Egypt so I can tell you a bit about the Islamic world. You've likely never lived in that region and are not aware of the grave oppression of everyday people. They are treated like the blacks in Cuba or mexico almost. Yes trump is popular in several middle eastern nations... just not with the dictators and the extremist. Look at the massive turnout he received there 8 months ago. Stop listening to American media and look into more global news.

Anonymous said...

"Obama empowered Iranian oppressive regime more than any leader in history."

Ronald Reagan trafficked arms to that very same oppressive regime, ignoring American law to do so. George W. Bush expended hundreds of billions of American dollars and a few thousand American lives to transform Iraq, Iran's historic rival, into a satellite of Iran. Oh, and Iran also continued its drive toward nuclear weapons while Dubya was on his WMD hunt. Making the claim you're trying to make about Obama is blaming a fireman for the inferno he tried to contain.

"Yes trump is popular in several middle eastern nations... just not with the dictators and the extremist. Look at the massive turnout he received there 8 months ago."

You're claiming that Trump's warm reception by the Wahhabi monarchs of Saudi Arabia is somehow evidence that he's not popular with "dictators" and "extremists"? That's shockingly uninformed.

Anonymous said...

Obama did invest about a billion in Iran's nuclear capabilities...so checkmate! All you Trump haters out there be sure to change your W-4 form line 6 to give the government back the tax break you'll be getting in a couple months...

Anonymous said...

Obama sent the Mullahs a billionEuros in small bills. Easier for them to funnel it to their terrorists fights that way.

Anonymous said...

6:35
I agree... if you look at the way he supported the Arab spring in Egypt it was pure sickening. All over the middle East he was a disaster. Much like he got rid of ghaddafi in lybia.

Anonymous said...

George W. Bush expended hundreds of billions of American dollars and a few thousand American lives to transform Iraq, Iran's historic rival, into a satellite of Iran.

By-product of a bad plan but not the plan itself nor intended outcome.

Anonymous said...

No one on here said anything in regards to GW Bush... hell. Trump spoke out against that as well... it's not a Republican vs Democrat issue here. Point is Obama and bush created this mess... Obama expanded the map and went into Afghanistan. Stop mentioning Bush. In fact I couldn't stand bush and I support trump. I voted for him and I intend on it again. I always voted Democrat until last election.

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