Date registered: Sep 2004
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IMOP, a key point here is the breakdown of laws in Iraq. US soldiers in Iraq stood by while Iraqis looted on a massive scale. Throughout history both Iraq and Iran had always strict laws and were safer than our cities. Some would argue that neither can be governed without a strong hand. Even at the height of the Iranian revolution the Mujahedin Khalq (often students) kept neighborhoods safe from excesses. These were the same students Khomeini & co executed after having secured power. The revolution of Iran, hijacked by the mullahs, was more a vote against the Shah than for an Islamic Republic. Most Iranians thought it could not get any worse than under the Shah. It turns out they were wrong. A friend of mine used to be a member of the always banned Tudeh (Communist) party, and was imprisoned and tortured several times under the Shah. He now sees the Islamic Republic as far worse than the Shahs Goverment ever was. Giving his history, it must be difficult to make such a statement.