Today I discovered that the "Iran" thread had disappeared. I searched
through the moderator logs and discovered that I must have
accidentally deleted it on January 9, when I was doing some working on
the forum. As it turns out, I have a forum backup from a few hours
earlier, but I don't know how to restore a single thread from the
backup. Someday I may figure that out, but in the meantime, this is a
new Iran thread.
Here's the introduction to the original Iran thread, posted on March
Iran's last crisis war began with the Islamic Revolution of 1979, a
significant event that electrified the entire Muslim world, followed
by the invasion by Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran and the Iran/Iraq
war, a brutal war that finally climaxed in 1988.
Today Iran is a nation is political conflict -- as all nations are in
an Awakening era. The Revolution and the Iran/Iraq war are
considered holy events. Those who were killed are revered as
religious martyrs, and the survivors -- the Hero and Artist
generations -- believe that it's necessary to maintain strict Islamic
morality, and to avoid any influences by the West, especially by the
Great Satan (the US).
The kids, the Prophet generation born after 1984, are the probably
the largest group of pro-American Muslims in the world. They see
absolutely no conflict between between following their religion
closely, but still adopting American and European styles and culture.
This generational clash is leading to a major political clash, like
the one during the American Awakening era in the 1960s and 1970s.
The big question right now is whether hardline President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad will win reelection on June 12, or whether he'll be
defeated by one of the "reformist" candidates favored by the kids.
** President Obama casts a vote against Iran's President Ahmadinejad
** China 'betrays' Iran, as internal problems in both countries mount
** 20-Feb-10 News - Russia 'alarmed' at Iran
John J. Xenakis
Web site: http://www.GenerationalDynamics.com