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Well, the chances of Buffyc being inside Iran are vanishingly small, It wouldn't surprise me  if a good proportion of earlymessages were the product of outside actors, a few messages put into the phone or IT systems at the right time could be quite effective at swinging any political event in the way that would be favourable to large scale actors.

AS IF Westworld --even the CCP-- had never and would never deploy inland militia, tear gas, water canons, batons, rubber and live ammo, FIRE BOMBS, dogs and provocateurs to pacify "protestors" against the state

I'm sure moxt of us can think of plwnty of examples of most of these either being used, threatend to be used, or prepared and hidden in case of need if not actually been used. I can't think of a particular action where the forces of Law and OrderTM have decided to use FIRE BOMBS against protestors

as for the only people who benefit from regieme change and so-called Martyrdom in Iran being people holding Oil securities, that depends who ends up in charge after regieme change, your oil securities could end up worth as much as toilet paper.

The two Obama quotes you put out are both from a point chronologically much later then the  Iranian TV broadcast which the original statement perportedly comes from.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 10:10:18 PM EST
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