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Netanyahu Dressed Down
After Appeal To Iranians

New York Times, by Thomas Erdbrink

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Posted By:mark34, 10/6/2013 9:29:33 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel tried to take his campaign against the Iranian leadership to Iran’s young population last week, saying that if they were truly free, they would be able to wear jeans, listen to Western music and participate in free elections. The problem is that Iranians do wear jeans and manage to listen to whatever music they want to listen to, just like people almost anywhere, except maybe in North Korea. That is to say, Mr. Netanyahu’s effort at outreach backfired, as Twitter lit up Sunday with retorts. “Netanyahu, here are my #Jeans and #Western music,” wrote a user

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Was Netanyahu saying that you aren´t free unless you wear blue jeans and listen to Western music (Michael Jackson?)?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 10/6/2013 9:35:23 PM     (No. 9553443)

Typical puerile babbling of an ny times propagandist.

Their little minds cannot see the big picture, only the small emotional pieces.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: richwill, 10/6/2013 9:36:04 PM     (No. 9553445)

This is to be expected from the NYT. Do people realize the NYT is free on many university and college campuses?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/6/2013 10:04:39 PM     (No. 9553481)

Here is the crux of Mr. Netanyahu´s argument:

“You, the Persians, will never get rid of this tyranny if it is armed with nuclear weapons. For God’s sake, don’t let them have nuclear weapons.”

The fact is that whether or not Iranians are able to get away with wearing jeans, listening to rock music, or even taking part in regime-sponsored elections, still they are slaves to a monolithic, repressive religious oligarchy. And their attempts to become free of this regime have been unsuccessful because the regime continues to have the force of the army and revolutionary guard to suppress all opposition. How much more force will the regime have at its disposal should they gain control of nuclear weapons.

Mr. Netanyahu spoke the truth, and many Iranians believe he is right.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 10/6/2013 10:39:37 PM     (No. 9553503)

Erdbrink has been living and reporting from Tehran for 8 years. That tells you all you need to know. Real journalists don´t last that long in Iran. They become very familiar with Evin prison.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/7/2013 9:44:57 AM     (No. 9553951)

OK, you persian teens..........may we send all these tweets etc... to the Mutawa?

Or is all your tough talk from behind the walls of anonymity all ya´ got?

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