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I don't expect the protests in Iran to blow up (as they did during the "Arab Spring" in some Middle Eastern Countries), but I suspect they are part of an ever-increasing demand for government reforms in Iran.

Iranians are angry because of inflation and unemployment, and the recent lifting of sanctions and economic improvements doesn't seem to have helped the lot of the average worker. Iranians have seen their living standards decline over recent decades, and they are not content to live in poverty. The government has poured a lot of money into Hezbollah and the Assad regime, and Iranians are not excited about bankrolling those groups.

One thing the media has not covered as much is the differences in religious commitment between the government and the people. Mosque attendance has been in a strong decline for years, and I have read estimates that less than 1/3 of Iranians attend at all. That does not lend itself to support of a theocratic State.

In the long run, the Mullahs are going to have to let go of power, or have it taken from them on the streets.
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Egypt has a strong Islamist undercurrent, which is held in check by a larger moderate population. The attempts at Islamist control have always been rebuffed (as Morsi discovered), but this does not bode well.

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/ne...id-moral-panic

They Parliament is moving to outlaw atheism. There are significant atheist populations in many Muslim countries, but it just isn't talked about much among Muslims.
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I can't imagine what gave the French this idea.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week of protests.

Macron on Wednesday joined several other world leaders to weigh in on protests that began as demonstrations against austerity measures under Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and later spilled into isolated, deadly clashes between civilians and security forces. The French leader called for dialogue with Tehran and criticized three of his international partners for pursuing what he considered bellicose policies toward a country the trio have increasingly sought to isolate and undermine in recent years.
http://www.newsweek.com/us-israel-sa...ce-says-770728

With the war in Syria winding down, our military-industrial complex needs to open a new front somewhere else. We can't have those corporate profits sagging!
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I saw the video. That's a misrepresentation of what happened.
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I saw the video. That's a misrepresentation of what happened.
As noted before, a claim of misrepresentation needs supports, such as a description of what did happen.
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A child pulled from the rubble after a bombardment:

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/950898329940054016
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The Alawi government has no mercy when bombing rebels in Sunni areas. After this war is over, they will have to govern these people, and it's not going to go well.
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Hamas leader injured by car Bombing in Sidon. I suspect another Palestinian faction did it. But there are several groups with motive and means.
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This story of Ahed Tamimi is headlining in news sites around the Middle East.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/0...132422405.html

The 16 year old Palestinian girl who slapped an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank will remain in jail without bail until an Israeli military court decides her fate.
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