The Iranian Demonstrations

I genuinely wish that the United States including our government and media would maintain a low profile with respect to the demonstrations presently going on in Iran. The last thing we want to do is convince the mullahs that the demonstrations are foreign-sponsored.

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  • steve Link

    I think that they will use any commentary to prove it is US backed. If there is no commentary that would be proof of a conspiracy and again prove we are guilty. We get blamed no matter what. I think that we just make the usual bland comments and let Iran hash it out.


  • bob sykes Link

    The WSJ claims these are Kurds who are demonstrating, and that it is being driven by Kurdish separatists who are exploiting the apparent murder of a female Kurdish reporter by Iranian police. I don’t think the US has anything to do with it. Not everything that happens in the world is done by us.

    There are between 25 and 35 million Kurds in a contiguous region straddling Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They are the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, and have no independent country.

    This is a reminder that the world is full of independent actors, each with their own agenda. The agendas often have nothing to do with the US or its allies or its interests.

  • bob sykes Link

    Speaking of independent actors, both North Stream I and II apparently have been sabotaged and will be inoperable for some time. This means Germany will have to do without Russian gas until at least late next year, or maybe a few years depending on the extent of the damage.

    The main suspects are the US and Poland (with US permission).Biden threatened to do this a while back, and Poland is in a reparations dispute with Germany. Poland has also blocked gas shipments from Russia to Germany that pass through Polish territory.

    In either case, the significance is that a NATO country has attacked Russian infrastructure. Since only Germany will suffer, Russia may choose to do nothing in retaliation. Just let the pot simmer some more. Otherwise there are the Norwegian pipelines to Europe and the Trans-Atlantic cables.

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