On December 28, 2017, thousands of Iranian citizens took to streets, particularly in Israel – who Iran swears to wipe off the face of the map – calling out against a stagnant economy and high cost of living.
The protests quickly grew to include anti-government claims, calling for freedom and human rights. The Iranian government itself claims that “only” 15,000 protesters were counted at its height. These protests, in the last few days, are cited as the most powerful protest against the Iranian government since 2009.
Ironically, the Iranian citizens are the ones who single handedly organized and participated in the protests against the government, but the government says it’s not really the Iranian citizens who are responsible, but Iran’s “enemies” to blame for supporting the protests. This, of course, is to continue to shift the focus on the campaign against the world and downplay the unrest of its own citizens.
Iran – who is a world leader in terrorism and is “under UN watch” for nuclear weapons development – notes how the protests have turned violent (21 dead). Citizen participants in the protest face the death penalty.
The Islamic State needs as much support as possible against the infidels of the world, yet the non-infidels claim that the greater issue is that their own are suffering and have had enough to the breaking point of risking their lives against a dictatorship to bring a better future. Such protests could encourage a civil revolution, which could undermine the Iranian stance of hatred and war to everyone else. Iran needs young men to fight in hatred, particularly against Israel and United States, not to fight against the head of hatred.
Ironically, Iran – who is a world leader in terrorism and is “under UN watch” for nuclear weapons development – notes how the protests have turned violent (21 dead). Citizens who participants in the protest face the death penalty. The US State Department strongly protests the arrest of the peaceful protesters who call for a better life in Iran.
The demographic of the anti-government appears to be young to middle-aged Iranian men. The demographic of Iranian pro-government supporters appear to be older Iranian men. The younger have a taste for a better life and future, while the older men may fear the backlash of the dictatorship on current life. The demographic pattern is typical in mass anti-government protest. Yet, the Iranian protest is unique in consistently being on the cusp of war and drenched in terrorism.
All of a sudden, the outspoken and verbally abusive government of Iran turns into a stance of “victim” because of the protest of its own people. “All those who are against the Islamic Republic – those who have money, thos