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Old 09-22-2009, 10:13 PM
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Default Iran again (it's been a while)

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/200...-sees-no-evil/

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The United States supported Web sites such as Facebook and YouTube with the aim of influencing the rioters and undermining the government’s position both nationally and internationally. Sites such as Facebook and YouTube were devised by the United States in order to wage a psychological war against Iran.
(if this could be moved to Non I'd appreciate it - oops!)
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Al Gore invented the Internet...

You'd think they'd blame the government for creating Internet Explorer 6, as psychological warfare against all mankind, including Iran.
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The CIA also hooked Iran up to the internet by increasing the number of tubes.



* In seriousness, Do you think that Iran is blaming the United States because they do not understand the concept of Free speech?
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Wow. I really hope they can resolve this without a bloody revolution, but I'm thinking not.
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Ahmadickinjaw thinks we're waging psychological warfare on other countries? Has he ever seen real housewives or dating in the dark or Big Brother or any of the other crap that passes for entertainment in the US? That's real warfare, my friends.
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In seriousness, Do you think that Iran is blaming the United States because they do not understand the concept of Free speech?
They understand it, they just do not approve of it. Much like the USA is blaming The Netherlands for having a more sensible drug policy: the USA knows their own laws are insane, but wants the rest of the world to go along with them so that it won't be as apparent instead of cleaning up its own act.
In the same way, the rulers of Iran would prefer it if we all converted to their version of Judaism, and then abandoned free speech so that no one was allowed to complain.
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Ahmadickinjaw thinks we're waging psychological warfare on other countries? Has he ever seen real housewives or dating in the dark or Big Brother or any of the other crap that passes for entertainment in the US? That's real warfare, my friends.
all hail the dumb box. ironically the best thing iran could do to keep their population subdued is to give them access to all tv-channels except discovery...
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You'd also have to include History channel too. Don't want those pesky facts getting in the way of religious dogma and paranoia.
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So apparently I've been reading the old boards too much in the last week. I keep opening this thread, expecting Asmo to have made some anti-American comment that united everyone against him.
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No, that's Gonzo's job now.


But then, he's mellowed. He's not nearly so bitchy any more.
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You picked the wrong president. I suspect would've been plenty bitchy if you had had Palin by now.
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I suspect would've been plenty bitchy if you had had Palin by now.
We ALL would have.
Notice he did not say WHO would've been bitchy. Either he has Crispheimer's, or he's trying to be clever and anticipate your response.
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