Can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not lol.
But let me tell you, many Iranians fought in Syria, spent billions of dollars in Syria, to prevent them falling into Takfiri hands, where women in Syria are able to be free and dress both in Hijab and in modesty, able to watch football together with men and woman, but in our Islamic Republic it is not allowed are the beaten for Hijab which is optional in Syria, but even husband and wife are separated to watch football.
One can only laugh at the hypocrisy that everyone sees. Go look at street walking in Damascus, women who do not wear hijab still dress modestly, while you will also find chadori women, and you will find more freedom that we fought to protect and continue to fight.
Inoperative equivalence. Islamic Iran did not intervene in Syria to uphold secularism, which is a Syrian domestic matter. Iran assisted Damascus because the latter is a strategic ally linked to Iran through a mutual defence treaty, in order to safeguard the land bridge connecting members of the Resistance Axis, and because the terrorist aggression of Syria was conceived by NATO and the zionists as a prelude to destabilization operations against Iran herself.
Iranians who were martyred in Syria by the way, are holding favorable views of the Islamic dress code. So no hypocrisy to be detected here.
Naturally some believe they can continue to operate in this fashion despite the clear trend & hypocrisy, and their will continue to be riots and deaths among both rioters and security staff that will only intensify with time.
Where does the systematic misspelling of the adverb 'there' (spelled as the possessive pronoun 'their') stem from?
To see the trend, all you have to do is look at 1985 Iran vs 2023 Iran in public videos. Now by 2045 what would it look like? Either they will give up or the country is led straight to civil insurgency and possible war.
Personally, I think Syria is a good example of what Iran can and would likely work best at to obtain a balance between peoples.
No mentally balanced person will engage in acts of violence nor welcome armed conflict for something as secondary as dress code regulations. It's zio-American propaganda, psy-ops and cultural aggression which leads to such irrational behaviour on the part of a dwindling but noisy minority.
As for social-cultural evolutions, these aren't necessarily linear. As a matter of fact Iranian demography is declining, which has two implications among others: one, there will be less and less Iranians below the age of 30 to whom "hejab" represents an existential issue and who would be willing to partake in violent actions against state authorities; and two, the proportion of culturally uber-westernized secularists among the Iranian population will decline because this group tends to generate even less offspring than religious Iranians respectful of Islamic traditions.
It is strange, because everyone I know who is pro-Islamic Republic are frustrated with the lack of determined responses. The lack of deceisive response is a result of WEAKNESS, not of patience.
It is the understanding that we DO NOT have the upper hand in Syria. We are unable to escalate responses. If we did have the upper hand, they would not dare do anything.
Are these people "pro-Islamic Republic" in the same manner as yourself by any chance? Referring to the President as an "illiterate", speaking with disdain about so-called "akhoonds" and predicting the imminent "downfall" of the Revolution as exiled oppositionists are used to do?
Don't worry, Islamic Iran will do a decisive suicide drone attack to tickle an Israeli owned ship.
Then we will implement strategic patience until they repeat again.
But, the Islamic Republic is collapsing anyway as per your erudite analysis. Why would you care so much?
If these phantom responses are real, then it still does not create the necessary cost to deter continuation of strikes.
I would say the timing of these operations is odd, but it is actually the norm. Albiet, we are clearly being provoked.
Who is 'we', I wonder?
Their are alot of dangers occurring right now, and the Government has decided to add another layer to danger by creating enemies inside the country.
Eh no the government hasn't decided such a thing. Rather, Iran's existential enemies have spend hundreds of millions brainwashing some Iranians into radical opposition against existing legislation.
Since they can see the weakness, they will attack harder and harder until we are forced to leave.
A prediction which ought to be bookmarked. Heard this sort of forecast somewhere... and it was not in IR-friendly nor even in pro-Iranian media. According to those sources, it's been about a decade that Iran has been "forced" to "leave soon". Aren't they amusing?
Since the Islamic Republic is more concerned about self-preservation (even though it has also failed at that), it's responses are muted and unrespectable for the military power it has shown. The deaths of personal in Syria? No biggie, they died for Imam Hossein and are cheaply martyred.
This type of narrative lacks coherence. Insinuating on the one hand that the Islamic Republic's supposedly "muted" response is hastening its collapse; on the other hand claiming that the reason behind this modus operandi is the Islamic Republic's concern for self-preservation. Nice self-contradiction right there.
Slight detail to ponder: if the Iranian Leadership's decision making was overly risk-averse and self-preservation its exclusive motivation, then the Islamic Republic would not have chosen to frontally challenge zionist and USA imperialists in the first place.
Why would Government officials and Akhoonds risk attacking Israel or heavily attacking US forces in Syria in response when it risks all the wealth they have acclimated in Europe and Iran. Better to just absorb the deaths of soldiers than to risk their money and lives. Blood is cheap.
Could you point me to a political leadership which put themselves in the line of fire as much as the revolutionary core of the Islamic Republic?
What country's head of state has literally lost a limb in a terrorist bombing? Which government had not only a President but also close to a hundred of its top officials murdered in the past half of a century? Louder please, we can't hear you.
Better yet, apart from not too smart figures such as Saddam whom you'd apparently like Iran to emulate, what political leadership will steer their country on a path leading to the destruction of the state?
Also, what "wealth" is the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution supposed to have accumulated? Ditto IRGC commanders.
'killing all of our best scientists and generals with impunity is all they can do' can this guy hear himself
Considering that international zionism happens to be the most powerful entity on the planet, it would either take a certain amount of naivety or perhaps unavowed ulterior motives to promote the idea that a nation could possibly muster enough bravery to fight zionism without incurring losses in the process. Same applies to rhetoric attempts at blowing out of proportion the strategic impact of said losses, and at depicting them as harbingers of defeat.
Israel could assassinate Salami, Hajizadeh, Shamkhani and Khamenei himself and one user here would tell us these are the desperate actions of a regime that can't do anything else and shows the genius and success of Iran's strategic foreign policy. Oh and of course Iran still wouldn't dare to respond to that.
The undeniable genius and success of Iran's policy is evidenced by the fact that the Islamic Republic is the only existing government bold enough to confront both the zionist entity and the US empire, whilst remaining resistant to the point not only of surviving the inevitable onslaught which such a noble choice is bound bring about, but of experiencing steady development in the process as well as managing to expand strategic depth for close to four and a half decades in a row.
An occurrence which is visibly troubling you.
Before the IRI ruling elite could think of a phantom response to the last IRGC martyr from only a few days ago, Israel now kills a second IRGC soldier in Syria in three days.
Let's put general HGV in charge. They will show the "IRI ruling elite" how it's properly done.
Undoubtedly. But what annoys me is not the fact that Israel has qualitative superiority and dominance over Syria
1) There is no legitimate government by the name of Israel.
2) The zionist regime is not exercising any "dominance" in Syria. If it were the case, President Assad would have met a fate similar to Qaddafi's, Syria would be ruled by rabidly anti-Iranian elements, the geographic continuity of the Resistance Axis would have been disrupted and Iran would not be operating dozens of military posts across Syria in addition to deploying Resistance groups on the very boundary of occupied Golan.
but that even our highest ranking officials invent lies to explain this, such as phantom operations that they can't tell us about. If they were real they would be in the news and, additionally, might create deterrence. Neither of those is the case, so logically, they are lying to us.
Media reported extensively on the explosions and fatalities in question.
That Iranian officials rather than zionist-controlled media manipulated the truth in this regard i.e. that the zionist propaganda machine should be considered more credible than Iranian officials is your subjective interpretation, not an established fact.
It comes down to concept of martyrdom. They have gone to far.
The west treats the loss of every inbred hick with an IQ of room temperature as if they lost an Apostle of Jesus. Meanwhile, Iran treats every soldier lost as if they are Star Wars storm troopers.
Iran and the Islamic Resistance cherish and commemorate their martyrs in a manner unseen anywhere in the west.
In fact, I remember that being a criticism of Solemani’s war planning…..his command took too many casualties due to his concept of martyrdom. His battlefield tactics were costly in human life and hail back to the Iran-Iraq war.
There is a fine line between being careless and noble cause of Martyrdom. Iran is losing sight of that. This is not 1980’s, troops wether on border patrol or in external conflicts need to be protected. IRANIAN LIVES MATTER.
Instead among the axis powers, Iran-Russia-China all have followed western rules that their soldiers lives are only 1/10 the value of a western soldier.
Shameful to say the least.
Another 'candidate' for the supreme command of Iranian armed forces, confident to the extent of assuming they could overshadow shahid Soleimani.
If you want to fix the morality of the country, start by fixing the economy. powerty leads people to immoral behavior.
Not necessarily. A wide range of immoral behaviours tend to be more widespread in the wealthiest of countries.
Make it easier for people to get married and have stable families and you will have a stable society.
Statistically, marriage is more firmly institutionalized and fertility higher in poverty-stricken societies.