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Interesting take on Iran

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:59 pm
by Vonz90

Re: Interesting take on Iran

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:17 pm
by 308Mike
Quite interesting when you read what someone who knows about what's going on has to say rather than reporting on it thru a lens of news media management:
Before we wax too eloquent about the democratic aspirations of the great Iranian people, we should keep in the mind that the most probable scenario for Iran under any likely regime is a sickening spiral into poverty and depopulation. Iran has the fastest-aging population of any country in the world, indeed, the fast-aging population of any country in history. It has the highest rate of venereal disease infection and the highest rate of infertility of any country in the world. It has a youth unemployment rate of 35% (adjusted for warehousing young people in state-run diploma mills). And worst of all, it has run out of water.

Re: Interesting take on Iran

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:46 pm
by First Shirt
Maybe I'm just not a good intel geek, but I can't see any way that this works out for the Iranian people under their current government, or any of the likely replacement governments. At some point, you're too far into the dive to pull out.

The combination of ecological and demographic "issues" make this look like a Kobyashi Maru exercise.

Re: Interesting take on Iran

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm
by Greg
First Shirt wrote:Maybe I'm just not a good intel geek, but I can't see any way that this works out for the Iranian people under their current government, or any of the likely replacement governments. At some point, you're too far into the dive to pull out.

The combination of ecological and demographic "issues" make this look like a Kobyashi Maru exercise.
Well the only way to climb out of a hole starts, always, with 'stop digging'. And the mullahs in charge there are going at it with a steam shovel.

Iran/Persia as we know it is almost certainly doomed. But with the mullahs, zero chance, Without them, maybe some tiny chance. Like getting rid of Obama and dodging the Hitlery bullet, but orders of magnitude worse. (For them getting rid of the mullahs is like dodging the Hitlery bullet.)

There are lots of fascinating things going on over there. Nobody really talks about it, but apparently Christianity is exploding in popularity there, with some estimates that there are as many as 3 million Christians in Iran now. I wonder what their birth rate is.

Re: Interesting take on Iran

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 am
by Vonz90
https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/islam ... an-doomed/

More info including some background on the attempted drone attack in Israel.