- 16 Jan 2020 13:39
I know this might be hard to believe, but two empires can and often do exist simultaneously. Shocking, I know.
Both the US and Iran are imperialists. Anyone not seeing that is either stupid or intentionally blinding themselves.
Primarily because clerical Iran is copying the US foreign policy to the letter.
Also, since you seem good with maps, why don't you bless us with a map of Iranian militias and proxies across the region?
Regarding the Shah's regime, I might be too young, but my family isn't.
The number of people killed, tortured, imprisoned, etc by the clerics is alone far higher than that of the Shah. And the crackdown on opposition inside of Iran is likewise far more brutal under the clerics.
I know this might also be shocking to you guys, but both the Shah and the clerics can be tyrannical, the tyranny of one does not somehow excuse or diminish that of the other.
The Shah used the Savak, the clerics use the revolutionary guards.
The Shah killed opposition and cracked down on protests, the clerics do the exact same thing, simply with bigger guns.
The Shah robbed the country, the clerics also robbed the country; Khamenei alone has 10s of billions of dollars of stolen public funds.
This mentality that seems to have infested the western left where the actions of the US somehow excuse the actions of dictators, tyrants, mass killers, and genocidal maniacs abroad is retarded, get rid of it.
Vive la révolution