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Iran Smashes Sattelite Dishes

The Iranian regime apparently has something it feels it must hide. The police is going building to building smashing sattelite dishes. ( Peykeiran has more pictures.) Is it possible the Mullahs worry that the people will find out that they are provoking their destruction? It seems so

Hundreds of police in Tehran have begun dismantling satellite antenna dishes from the city's rooftops - part of a campaign to prevent Iranians from watching Western television programmes. The move follows a recent police order that all satellite dishes - officially banned but tolerated until now - be removed. The campaign against satellite television was launched by the Minister for Culture and Islamic Orientation, Hassan Saffar Harandi, who said "we have to halt the West's cultural offensive," on Iran.
Some observers believe that the clampdown is aimed at keeping the government's control over news regarding Iran's dispute with the international community regarding its nuclear programme.

The government on Tuesday reiterated its intention to respond to a package of incentives, devised by the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, to persuade Tehran to drop its uranium enrichment plans.

In recent months, all news coverage on the issue in Iran has had to be done with the approval of the Supreme Council of National Security, prompting people who wish to be informed by non-government sources to watch and listen to television and radio programmes broadcast from abroad.
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It's just a plot by the mad mullahs to prevent re-runs of I Love Lucy from contaminating Islamic "culture."

The Flintstones however will continue to be shown on Iranian broadcast TV as a stone age ethos is felt to be most consistant with contemporary Islamic teaching.....

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Belive me, when you live there it's not very funny. I can remember video rental being an illegal underground business. You would order with a number and get delivery to your house.
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Recall that just a few years ago there was a near-revolution. Since then the mullahs have wrapped the people in xenophobic nationalism. As long as Iran believes it is externally threatened the people will tolerate oppression.

Same course followed by Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

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I've seen alot of that around here but it's mostly due to reruns of the Rosie O'Donnel show.

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