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  •  Worthy nugget (2+ / 0-)
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    AaronInSanDiego, angry marmot
    The "Islamic Republic" model used by Iran, and somewhat like that supported by the Muslim Brotherhood, is more of a post-colonial reaction to corrupt states.
    I've not heard this point made before but it sure sounds on point at first hearing. This is an interesting prism. This one sentence worth of wheat justifies the all the chaff encountered today.  
    •  Islamic Republic of Iran hijacked their revolution (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, wu ming

      It was common people wanting change to fix a corrupt government that started the Iranian revolution. Then once the Shah was gone the Ayatollah muscled in promising a better Iran if everybody just let the religious leaders run the place -- and upon doing so they consolidated power and jammed "the Islamic Republic" down the throats of the population.
      Egyptians today know very well what the real story of Iran is (not America's aggrieved fable that "those ungrateful bastards kicked us out"); they see the Muslim Brotherhood trying to pull the same trick and they aren't going to stand for it.

      Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

      by fourthcornerman on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:39:22 AM PDT

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      •  PMinister Goatbazahdei (0+ / 0-)

        I cannot remember the spelling, sorry. But I recall there was an early PM and a few months later there was a new PM and a dead former PM. That seemed like an odd turn of events to a kid ending his teen years. (OR was he not a PM but a spokesman... been so long.)

        At any rate, these memories seem to make some sense in the context of tis description. This Mr Goatbezahdei I sort of remember, was he part of the non-Islamic Republic team that the Ayatolah muscled aside?

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