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UK Embassy In Tehran Taken Over By Protestors, Building On Fire

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Things getting ugly fast.

  • IRANIAN PROTESTERS THROW PETROL BOMBS INSIDE
    BRITISH EMBASSY COMPOUND IN TEHRAN, ONE SMALL BUILDING SET ON FIRE
    -STATE BROADCASTER IRIB - RTRS
  • IRANIAN PROTESTER ENTERS U.K. EMBASSY COMPOUND IN TEHRAN -BBG
  • IRANIAN STUDENTS BROKE INTO BRITISH EMBASSY IN TEHRAN: AP
  • U.K. FOREIGN OFFICE AWARE OF REPORT EMBASSY IN IRAN BROKEN INTO -BBG

More from AP:

Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows.

 

The students clashed with anti-riot police and chanted "the Embassy of Britain should be taken over" and "death to England."

 

Tuesday's incident comes two days after Iranian parliament approved a bill that reduces diplomatic relations with Britain following London's support of recently upgraded U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

Time for the CVN 77 to head back to the Straits of Hormuz yet?

From earlier, via Fars:

Hundreds of Iranian university students started a rally in front of the British embassy in Tehran Tuesday afternoon to shout protest against London's hostile policies against Iran.

"Down with Britain", "Down with America", "Down with Israel" and "Students are Awake and Hate Britain" are among the slogans chanted by the protestors.

Protesters who carried photographs of Iran's assassinated nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari and IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani, set fire on Britain's flag.

The rally comes as Iran is commemorating the first martyrdom anniversary of its nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari who was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad agency supported by the British MI6.

Protesters are demanding a full cut of ties with Britain.

The Iranian parliament approved a downgrading of ties with Britain on Sunday. The Iranian legislators approved the bill with 179 yes votes, 4 oppositions and 11 abstentions. The 4 oppositions demanded a full cut of ties with London.

The Guardian Council - a powerful vetting body tasked with studying parliament approvals to make sure they are not against Islamic rules and the Constitution - announced its approval over the parliament ratification yesterday.

As the parliament approval calls for downgrading ambassadorial ties with Britain to the level of charge d'affaires, Tehran is now preparing to expel the British Ambassador to Iran Dominick Chilcott.

Chilcott took his post as the new Tehran ambassador in October and after several months of tension between the two capitals. The British embassy was meanwhile led by the charge d'affaires, Jane Marriott.

The parliament approval came a week after the US and Britain targeted Iranian financial sectors with new punitive measures, including sanctions on Iran's Central Bank and petrochemical industry.

The sanction against CBI and Iran's petrochemical industry was adopted in a unilateral move by the US, Canada and Britain outside the UN Security Council as other council members, specially Russia and China, had earlier warned against any fresh punitive measure, including sanctions, against Iran.

The British government has also embarked on delisting the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of terrorist groups.

 


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Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:53 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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yeah, and take the VFA 87 with ya :))!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:04 | Link to Comment Turd Ferguson
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Just another step on the road to war.

Maybe the Brits have a little better luck than the U.S. did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:57 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Why send our toys? The Brits should print some pounds up chop-chop and get the HMS Ark Royal back in ship shape.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Fuck it, nuke 'em...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:02 | Link to Comment LongBallsShortBrains
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Fuck 'em , nuke it. Then bulldoze it.

Then send them our administration.

Then do it again.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:31 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Even you don't want your administration, what makes you think anybody else does?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:33 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Ah the Ark Royal, now there's a real piece of history...

Not like the fucking Nimitz, I mean, what the fuck has the sheep shagging fucking Nimitz ever done?

Guard patrol...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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Well Turd, when you consider the two very different outcomes to the Iranian Embassy siege and desert one, you nerver know, there just might be an entirely different outcome...

Where did the name Turd come from, just curious...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:53 | Link to Comment AngryGerman
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...and so it starts

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:57 | Link to Comment ArkansasAngie
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Krugman gets his wish.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:28 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Paul Krugman's latest book, 'Unmitigated War, Destruction & Human Suffering - From Persians to Martians; My Wishlist For The Next Great Keynsesian Stimulus Plan,' is scheduled to be released on 9/11/12 (by Black Flag Publishing House).

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:03 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Is he published under 'Comedy'? Or 'Fiction'?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 21:33 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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More like sci-fi/fantasy!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment kloot
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Isreal's Intel Minister Despite Meridor's belief that it "isn't right to expand on this topic," the minister admitted that in dealing with the Iranian threat, "there are countries who impose economic sanctions and there are countries who act in other ways." 

when questioned about yesterdays explosion of nuclear site in iran

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 12:53 | Link to Comment European American
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Nuke Israel and finally bring some semblance of peace to the region.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:53 | Link to Comment Freeman-S-Stratos
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Nukes Bichezzzz

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:54 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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These Iranians are giving the globalists what they want - a provocation.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:56 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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Of course Britain is one of many nations under bankster occupation.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:09 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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the elites everywhere are in this together,,,including IRAN.....

 

must...start...war....soon

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:57 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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Wouldn't that be funny if Obama doubled down and started 4 wars (libya, paki, iran, syria) to Bush's 2?

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment AngryGerman
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libya - check

paki - check

so only 2 to go

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:59 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Hilarious.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:04 | Link to Comment RemiG2010
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Remember! Never go full retard!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Hmm, I've seen this movie before -- no worries, I'm not gonna give away the ending...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Carlyle Groupie
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Obummer/neocons vs Putin. Don't F' with the bear!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:24 | Link to Comment FatFingered
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You forgot Uganda and Yemen.  Maybe Obomba could be the new Neo-Con favorite.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:29 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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And Somalia. Obama has been bombing more countries than Clinton!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:34 | Link to Comment ltsgt1
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Obama was dragged into the Libya war by the Brit and the French. It's a shame that the US embassies were left alone in Syria and Iran. We no longer matter to the evil entities in the world since we no longer lead.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:38 | Link to Comment Terminus C
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LOL wut?

Countries don't lead anything and haven't since AT LEAST 1913 but really much earlier than that.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:07 | Link to Comment AchtungAffen
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No longer matter to the "evil" entities, because the US is an evil entity itself...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:01 | Link to Comment European American
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Only does what it's told by it's Zionist handlers.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:59 | Link to Comment AchtungAffen
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Yeah, I know. As Tato Borenstein used to say "The blame is always someone else's". Now it's the Zionists. I've already read some others who say it's the Marxists/Communists. The I hear it's the statists, or even the globalists. Then there are the NWO bunch.

It's never your blame, rest assured. It's always that of some fantasy creature that acts as bogeyman of turn.

 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 08:58 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Hope they were not expecting to find any gold.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:03 | Link to Comment Peter K
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Obama's kids #Occupy British Embassy, in Tehran.  Hillarious :)

You just can't make this stuff up.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:07 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Great timing as it's a fantastic time for fractional reserve bankster diversionary fun & games!

Obama gets a free bonus set of Henckel knives with his next Nobel Laureate Pieces Prize.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:09 | Link to Comment thunderchief
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I remember when Iran said they would stop holding dollars and buy Euros.  I think the Euro was about 1.67

Goddamm losers. 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:15 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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LOL

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:09 | Link to Comment civilsociety
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Time for Germany to step in with their renewed war machine

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:22 | Link to Comment Thadeous
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We both know that Germany has lost any amount of military might after the great neutering of 1945.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:13 | Link to Comment shahroodi
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they are not students...they are the arm of fascist dictator of iran...they occupied uniersities too...their names are Basiji...fuck them all.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:16 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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I assumed something like that as soon as I saw these 'students' were espousing the same POV as the parliament.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 21:37 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Hollywood hires extras to appear in their movies also!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:13 | Link to Comment MFL8240
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Looks like this war is just in time for the economic implosion in the US.  Perfect timing for another great divergence.  

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:12 | Link to Comment dcb
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bullish for my oil futures

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:16 | Link to Comment MFL8240
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Bullish for the undertakers and this madness needs to end.  I dont give a shit what these towel heads do in their country, we should be out of there as should the Britts.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:26 | Link to Comment Thadeous
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I totally agree man.

Build better counter missle system > Destroy anyone that tries to test it out.

Take money saved from all these stupid wars and bulid a real border. This country would be so much better off.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:41 | Link to Comment Ceteris paribus
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To keep the Canadians out 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:13 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Those are students? They look like Middle Aged men to me.

I bet the picture is fake too.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:13 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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No more disco in London!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:18 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Hi Will-B. Maybe you can find the Mickey/Ayatollah graphic from the 70/80s and do an update of some sort. Just a suggest, not a request. Love your stuff.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:14 | Link to Comment NervousRex
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Oh No! Ultrasonic Biryini has gone over the top with his latest hypersonic picks, at such a high frequency they are not even perceived as stock picks by any human or canine larger than a shitsu.

I can't make heads or tails of it (it's always a lot of opinion, at very high pitches) (the audio section on my TeeVee just launched its capacitors at the cat) but he seemed to be very optimistic, bullish even.

A spectacular performance by the ever-higher glass-shattering Biryini.

 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:18 | Link to Comment max2205
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Is Jimmah Carter the PM of the UK yet?!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:44 | Link to Comment ping
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No, he's over-qualified. We try to settle on leaders more in tune with our lowered expectations.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:19 | Link to Comment tim73
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Parking aircraft carriers to a bathtub is pretty much the dumbest thing to do.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:24 | Link to Comment jesusonline
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"Down with Britain", "Down with America", "Down with Israel" are among the slogans chanted by the protestors.

Don't be surprised when you hear all of that and more as a result of the ongoing "Arab Spring" throughout MENA region. It's not about Iran - it's about supporting/helping to create a new "Axis of evil" - Islamist regimes are going to be the next Boogieman for the whole world, make no mistake about it. 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:27 | Link to Comment HD
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Why can't these people protest against something useful...like removing those pop up ads that run on the lower third of television shows. I don't care whats on next Tuesday - just let me enjoy the show I'm watching now without interuption. See first world problems are important too.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:06 | Link to Comment HD
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Nice link - thanks

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:29 | Link to Comment FatFingered
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Provocateurs, no doubt.  I do not think any Iranian wants a war with the Western Psychopaths, in fact, I would put money on it.

Sun, 12/04/2011 - 22:51 | Link to Comment Guy Fawkes Mulder
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No.

They just know the NWO agenda is rooted in secret societies, the Vatican, and the British Crown. The cabalists in all key positions of power in finance, media, and military follow the ancient Illuminati religion (or anti-religion, as it knows that there is no God, and simply makes a religion out of evolving into Gods). No one can oppose them because they have consolidated control of our economy and law. They control and allow access to all the luxuries in our lives, such as health care and electricity. They are comfortable calling themselves "technocrats" at this point because people know that they are enslaved by their desire for access to technological luxuries. So the technocratic elite, rooted in what is referred in the tin-foil world as "Illuminati", are taking over the world, openly. Depopulation will be the first order of business after establishing military and legal dominance of everyone on the globe.

So the Iranians know the war is coming for them no matter what they do -- acting meek or acting offensive, the NWO will come for Iran, and soon.

In their words:

Students are Awake and Hate Britain

edit:

On second thought, since we are living in kind of a do-or-die critical moment for the NWO to either succeed or fail spectacularly, a provocateured British Embassy heist by the NWO cabal does make a lot of sense from a war-propaganda standpoint.

In any case, the NWO is invading Iran, and soon.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:32 | Link to Comment e-recep
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Northern Africa plus the Middle East plus Turkey minus Israel are converting to a mildly Islamic, quasi democratic yet very capitalistic model, where capital flows are almost entirely free and are allowed to ruin local economies as they like.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:38 | Link to Comment maximin thrax
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Well, that's what the lottery ticket promised, but don't dismiss the fine print: odds of winning are approximately five million to one.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Crassus
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Petrol bombs are their way of showing that they still have a soft spot in their hearts for BP.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:26 | Link to Comment The 100 Trillio...
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A cover to get intelligence details from the embassy. I fear for agents out there.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:29 | Link to Comment Carlyle Groupie
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Breaking from wishfulthinking.com:
IRA joins Iran to dispense well deserved justice to the stinking brits!

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:33 | Link to Comment Korbin Dallas
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Those "students" - just sowing wild oats for their holiday break.  When they return to their nuclear technology, engineering, and computer science schools in Britain and the US they'll change their tune.  "Ho ho ho, no Animal House for you!"

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:36 | Link to Comment bnbdnb
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They stormed a second...hmmm.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:44 | Link to Comment Bansters-in-my-...
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What can I say but,Excellent.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:42 | Link to Comment ping
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Scamps.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:42 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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If they had shown the decency and waited until AFTER tea time to protest, then that might be just one indication that they were/are agent provocateurs. 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:43 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Well, how sweet it is ? OWS goes to Tehran ! Maybe those explosions hurt some feelings ? Everyone was expecting an air raid ! Too bad ! Fooled again ! Hey, you stupid little "Rug Tuggers".....you're not dealing with your Gran' Daddy's Warsaw Ghetto ! Dis baby got teef....to bite your beef ! Loosen your head wraps and let a little oxygen irrigate your cranial tissue mass ! Monedas 2011 Self anointed, self appointed, unofficial, sans portfolio, spokeshole for the Jewish peoples of the planet !  PS Arab Spring is the natural progression of the War on Terror ! Yes there were WMD ! Yes, we are winning the war ! Big time ! Disarray is the prelude to defeat ! Onward Judeo/Christian soldiers ! Smite the scum !

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Rioting at an embassy is a pretty pathetic response when someone just raped your mother with a "Roto Rooter" ! Why don't they fight like men ? They are just adding insult to their injury ! I'm just loving this inept Islamic circus......complete with camels, tents and clowns ! They are rubbing their own noses in their own excrement ! How sweet it is !

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:44 | Link to Comment curbyourrisk
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This all takes place after 2 missle sites (potential nuclear sites) mysteriously self implode in the last 2 weeks.

 

HMMMMM   this is getting rather interesting.

 

Tinderbox to go BOOM pretty quickly.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:53 | Link to Comment hoos bin pharteen
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No doubt they'll rifle through the UK's files to see if they know how these "self implosions" happened.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:45 | Link to Comment thunderchief
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Iranian Chicks are hot!

If you want a war, look at places with hot chicks and religion.

Iran has both!!!!

As opposed to Iraq and Vietnam, which only have one of those..

And be careful USA... Make sure you import the right one.

I'll give you a hint...It starts with the letter P.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:46 | Link to Comment Savvy
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Says now they clashed with police but the original version says the police did nothing to stop them.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 09:57 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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UDPDATE :

Iranian protesters have stormed 2nd British embassy compound elsewhere in Tehran, seized 'classified' documents: IRNA News Agency - @Reuters

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:18 | Link to Comment Carlyle Groupie
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moved uptown, better neighborhood.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:10 | Link to Comment Odin
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This still won't be enough to bring the West into full fledged war. They know the people will not stand for it at this point in the game. They will still need their false flag attack...

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:34 | Link to Comment Monedas
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I can't wait until Asad and Iranofuckster fall and the Democrat party with it's Media Minions try to take credit for the Victory over Terror for Obama ! Yeah, take credit for Bush's War that they opposed every step of the way !             The Chinese and the Russians don't respect or like these Islamic terrorist states any more than we do ! They want to get on with growing their economies ! These Islamic terrorist states are just third world resource providers ! We value their oil much more than we value them ! They are a nuissance and increase the cost of doing business ! Monedas 2011 Comedy Jihad Follow The Money Trail Stupid !

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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"The parliament approval came a week after the US and Britain targeted Iranian financial sectors with new punitive measures, including sanctions on Iran's Central Bank and petrochemical industry."

 

Action > Reaction. Understand.

Uk is a failed state. Look at the world debt clock versus Iran. 

 

http://www.economist.com/content/global_debt_clock

 

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 17:49 | Link to Comment jmc8888
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The MKO? You mean the people behind the supposed plot to blow up some (as in, not a specific) restaurant in Washington to kill the Saudi ambassador, which Obama then incorrectly claimed was Iran messing with us?  Something that once got out in the open, thus caught, you haven't heard of since?

They are being delisted, because they, like Al-Qeada, are a group funded by Clandestine agencies.  In other words, just like the CIA used Al-Qeada, the Brits and French will use MKO to do their bidding.

But of course, Obama has to blame MKO as being Iran targetting America, instead of more closely a clandestine fuckjob by foreign powers trying to egg America into doing their imperial monetarist dirty work.

So all told, the Brits will delist the MKO (their friends) from the terrorist list.  Gee I wonder where they'll send MKO under the Queen's banner next?  Imperial Monetarist backed terror is once again on the march, much like the British-Saudi operation known as 9/11.   Guess they are covering their bases in case saner heads prevent their desire for a nuclear WWIII.

 

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