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WaPo article by Jason Rezaian calls the travel ban , Iran ban.

Last year, there were 17,000 students from the list of banned countries studying in American colleges and universities. More than 12,000 them were Iranian. 35,000 Iranians visited the United States on non-immigrant visas in 2015. Mind you, those numbers are a fraction of what they once were. During the 1960s, Iranians sent more students to the United States than any other country in the world.

The Supreme Court decision is yet another reminder to Iranians everywhere that they have no allies — neither in their home country’s government nor in that of the United States. The sad irony is that the travel ban plays into the hands of the clerical regime that still runs the country.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...hat-it-is-an-iran-ban/?utm_term=.67c7d44498c4
 
اگر صدبار دیگر نیز رژیم کشور ما تغییر کند چه با انقلاب چه با کودتا؛ چه با خشونت چه صلح‌آمیز؛ چه تدریجی چه آنی و دفعی ولی فرهنگ جامعه‌ ما همین باشد که اینک هست باز به دست خودمان رژیم جدید را به چیزی مشابه رژیمی که آن را ساقط کرده‌ایم تبدیل می‌کنیم تا دوباره چون بختک بر جانمان افتد.
‏ما هستیم که رژیم سیاسی‌مان را ایجاد می‌کنیم. اگر چیزی در درون آدمیان عوض نشد، نه در مقام عامل تغییر می‌کنیم نه در مقام ناظر-و جامعه چیزی جز عمل و نظارت نیست. از این رو، معتقدم که ما باید درون خود را تغییر دهیم. وقتیکه در مقام عمل و نظر عوض شدیم، جامعه نیز تغییر خواهد کرد.

‏انقلابیون می‌پندارند که اگر نظام سیاسی کشور را تغییر دهند، همه چیز عوض می‌شود. آنان فکر می‌کنند که تغییر نظام سیاسی، تغییرات عمده‌ای را در بقیه‌ی بخش‌ها ایجاد می‌کند. آنان به این معنا، سیاست‌زده هستند. اصلاح‌طلبی به معنای نفی سیاست‌زدگی است؛ زیرا هرجا اصالت با فرهنگ باشد،‏ سیاست‌زدگی دفع می‌شود. برای اصلاح‌طلب هیچ چیز مهم‌تر از نیروهای باوراننده(نیروهایی که با بخش باور درونی ما سر و کار دارند) نیست؛ نیروهایی که تغییر فرهنگی ایجاد می‌کنند و در اثر تغییر فرهنگی، سیاست و اقتصاد و سایر وجوه اجتماعی زندگی نیز تغییر می‌کند.


‏مصطفی ملکیان
کتاب «تقدیر ما تدبیر ما»،
مقاله مبانی نظری اصلاح‌طلبی
 

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things are about to get jiggy.

Arrests in Europe over plot to attack Iran opposition in Paris

Brussels (AFP) - Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people, including an Iranian diplomat posted in Vienna, over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France, authorities and sources said Monday.

The apparent foiled attack was meant to have targeted a meeting of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters just north of Paris that was also attended by leading US figures, including close allies of President Donald Trump.

The developments came on the day Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on a visit that Tehran said was of "crucial importance" for cooperation between the Islamic Republic and Europe after the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear agreement.

Rouhani is also due to visit Austria, which currently holds the six-month presidency of the European Union.

Federal authorities in Brussels first revealed the arrests, charging a husband and wife described by prosecutors as Belgian nationals "of Iranian origin".

Amir S., 38, and Nasimeh N., 33, "are suspected of having attempted to carry out a bomb attack" on Saturday in the Paris suburb of Villepinte, during the conference organised by the People's Mujahedin of Iran, a statement from the Belgian federal prosecutor said.
 

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to continue from the last post:

things are jiggy already.
this picture shows the young man arrested in belgium next
to a top mek terrorist in his merry mek days.
so was it a flase flag op?the timing makes that very plausible.

 

A8K

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ISTANBUL —
Turkey’s government Sunday issued an emergency decree dismissing thousands of public servants for alleged links to terror groups.

The decree, published in the Official Gazette, sacked 18,632 civil servants, including nearly 9,000 police officers, some 6,000 members of the military and hundreds of teachers and academics. Their passports will be canceled.

The decree is expected to be the last of a series of emergency laws as Turkey’s ruling system will fully transform into an executive presidency Monday, following last month’s elections. The Cabinet and administrative structure will be completely revamped, coming under the authority of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Sunday’s decree also reinstated 148 people previously sacked through emergency decrees, while annulling the ranks of some 1,500 retired military and police officers, depriving them of their pensions and passports.

https://www.voanews.com/a/erdogan-dismisses-18000/4473558.html
 

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The researchers, based at the nonpartisan Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Calif., came across the Iranian facility shortly after a young research fellow, Fabian Hinz, proposed studying a flurry of recent Iranian state media material on General Moghaddam. He wanted to see if it contained clues as to how far Iran’s missile program had progressed before the general’s death. They found compelling evidence that Iran is developing long-range solid-fueled missile technology. One big clue was the name written on a box in a foto.. lmfao. duh!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/world/middleeast/iran-missiles.html
 
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The Think tank, a rebranded small pro-Israel nonprofit called EMET (which is Hebrew for “truth”) into FDD, which, according to its mission, “promotes informed debate about policies and positions that most effectively end the scourge of international terrorism.” is behind Trumps push on Iran.

FDD’s chief executive is Mark Dubowitz, a former financier who was once, according to the Israeli news site Ynet, a director of international business development for DoubleClick, which later was acquired by Google. He is said to have turned to policy advocacy after 9/11.

Perhaps the most prolific member of the FDD gang is Reuel Marc Gerecht, who served as a CIA case officer from 1985 to 1994 and went on to become a contributing editor at The Weekly Standard as well as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute before joining FDD.

Gerecht, who once quipped that he’s “written about 25,000 words about bombing Iran,” has criticizedthe Iran deal as being “as holey [sic] as Swiss cheese”;

https://www.thenation.com/article/think-tank-pushing-regime-change-iran-white-house-listening/