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xrcrguy
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posted 14 June 2003 07:40 PM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
the quiet revolution
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Two-thirds of Iranians are under the age of 30, with no recollection of life under the Shah or the bloodletting that followed, and only vague impressions of the eight-year war with Iraq in the 1980s that claimed nearly half a million lives. It is making the most of their own lives, now, that matters most.

another amazing story

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Police on Saturday arrested dozens of pro-clergy militants who smashed their way into university dormitories and beat up sleeping students in a wave of violence aimed at putting down protests against Iran's Islamic government.

[ 14 June 2003: Message edited by: xrcrguy ]


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DrConway
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posted 14 June 2003 08:12 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And to think this emerging moderation in Iran will all go to waste as Dubya's own gunboat adventurism forces Iran's government into a hard-line stance.
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Michelle
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posted 14 June 2003 10:01 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yep, exactly, Doc.
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged

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