Now they ban imports from Saudi Arabia. Why do they keep shooting themselves in the foot?
I'm not a huge fan of the Saudi regime and I don't think most reasonable people are. The royal family seem like ok guys because they're basically fedoras who don't take Islam seriously anyway (that's for the little people) but unfortunately they export terrorists to get them off their own soil. I can understand why they do it, but it's not really good for the rest of us.
On the other hand Iran Internet Defense Force is comical and I find it hard to take them seriously. Wahabism is nothing but a cancer, on the other hand Shiism is not a better solution at all. It's nearly as bad and extreme; in fact the guy who first introduced Shiism to Iran (Shah Ismail) killed a million people.
There was a KSA poster who posted here like a year ago.
Another one a few weeks ago.
And I think 1 diaspora.
Chubak has been gone a long time m8.
There's 2 other Iranians I think? And like 3-5 Persian diaspora, several from Canada.
Not only a weak military, they don't have money they don't have allies that matter. They fell flat on their faces when they called for destruction of Israel. They are better off not trying to get into the big league. Seriously when will they learn? Seems like they are going to be butthurt for a long long time
>Chubak has been gone a long time m8
He probably got arrested for viewing haram websites.
>And like 3-5 Persian diaspora, several from Canada
Yeah I know about that Canuck shitposter. I've spanked his ass on /int/ too many times to count.
SA actually didn't used to be that extreme; back in the pre-1980s era, the place was fairly secular but then after Islamic extremists seized the Grand Mosque in 1979, the royal family got worried and started implementing more sharia law in an effort to appease the crazies who argued that Riyadh was not fit to guard Islam's holiest shrines.
Is like UAR and Qatar. Wahabism is strictly verboten in those countries and their leaders make sure to direct angry unemployed NEETs elsewhere. It's cynical, it really is. "We don't want terrorism on our soil. Let it be someone else's problem."
The entire cancer of Islamofascism can be traced straight back to the Iranian Revolution; before 1979 the Islamic world was comparatively secular and Arab nationalism was the primary movement.
Radical Islam emerged as a result of the failure of Arab nationalism to defeat Israel; it postulated that secular regimes had failed and the answer was a return to a utopian 7th century Islam.
>SA diaspora vs Israel diaspora vs Iran diaspora
Well, the first thing that the IR did after taking power in 79 was start a war with Iraq. Why? Because firstly they had to go through Iraq to get to Israel, also the regime was not yet securely in power and needed a distraction to occupy everyone's attention while they finished eliminating political rivals.
Ironically this is exactly what Saddam Hussein did; needed a war to rally the people around him and have an excuse to jail/shoot his opponents.
What a croak of shit! Persia has no more influence on Arab world than vice versa. Hey it's 2016 and all I am looking at is queeranians taking an Arab prophet, Arab first names and have to learn Arabic in school. So you tell me mujtaba.
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Are we going to see all-out war between two legitimate regional powers?
I'm kind of excited. Sunni vs. Shia too, it'd be morbidly fun to watch.
Quran up my ass? aren't you a rebel alizadeh? Btw where is the guy who said there is only one queeranian diaspora here? What a fool right!
Anyway losers in real world are winners on internet. So you and your sad little club can win the battle on Tibetan cartoon board for all I care. Out there you are losing at every front.
Not that anon but in my experience expats tend to be the most loudly nationalistic about their country of origin. Probably because they end up associating it with childhood memories and (unless their childhood sucked) getting this nostalgic, idealized mental image of it.
It's actually a very bad turn of events from Iran's perspective. They managed to unite the sunnis in a coherent military coalition for the first time in decades and second in history (first time being due to Israel), and this includes countries that never, ever, went to war with someone else like SA. Not only is Iran melding the sunni block together into a union but they're now gaining combat experience. Yes, they suck ass, but they're learning, gaining experience and setting a precedent of military cooperation. The future ramifications for Iran and its gambit for regional supremacy in this are very worrisome.
Iran in comparison changed generations of combat veterans and although much of their war experience is ingrained in the military infrastructure, personal experience is now lacking too in their average soldier. They're getting BTFO by the opposition in Syria, which shows they're not really above the sunni block in terms of combat effectiveness. Their biggest and perhaps only valuable asset is their missile arsenal, which is substantial in its own right.
From a strategic perspective Iran lost the Yemen proxy war for waking up the sunnis. Rather than slowly turn the heat until the frog dies, they turned it to maximum and the frog jumped. Now they can no longer woo the middle east into its sphere of influence, but draw the line in the sand and prepare to defend against it.
>Iran in comparison changed generations of combat veterans and although much of their war experience is ingrained in the military infrastructure, personal experience is now lacking too in their average soldier. They're getting BTFO by the opposition in Syria, which shows they're not really above the sunni block in terms of combat effectiveness. Their biggest and perhaps only valuable asset is their missile arsenal, which is substantial in its own right.
What you're saying is the Iranian military is run by the now middle-aged veterans of the 80s conflict with Iran, however the rank-and-file soldiers (20-somethings) have no real experience with war.
Yes, in a nutshell. the lessons of their near-total war with Iraq will never really wash away. It restructured their military and set up their doctrine, and the top brass are still there with their valuable experience. But the common soldier no longer has the experience of war. So they have an experienced infrastructure of war, but not an experienced army. The sunni block in comparison has neither an experienced army nor a military infrastructure that went through a trial by fire. It's getting one now, and will become stronger for it. Whatever achievements the sunnis are currently getting are less relevant; it's all about what they'll gain in the future for it.
It doesn'r really matter in large scale warfare. If you're doing low intensity warfare with a narrow objective then experience helps a great deal. The British ended the Malayan insurgency using 18 year old conscripts. They had no wealth of experience across the ranks.
>For a group that's spent centuries on end fighting each other
That information didn't carry over. Treat them for what they are, 90 years old second world states (that are only second world due to the oil).
Ever seen the TV show Madam Secretary? When the American secretary of state blatantly asks the Chinese ambassador if they hacked Air Force 1 and tried to pit Russia against the US? The Chinese ambassador replied: China is playing a long game. When we come for you, it won’t be with missiles and cyberattacks. We will repossess you.
Chinese companies produce wind turbines, which seem fairly complicated on their own. The foreign companies that want to work in China have to do so in some sort of joint venture with a Chinese company. Hell, if even NK is alleged to have h bombs, I don't get why you think the Chinese can't eventually catch up with the West in the future, like they're trying to do right now
It's basically because China has never abandoned Confucianism. Or to say, Mao Zedong tried to destroy it, but Deng Xiaoping then brought it back. This leads to a very stifling mentality where the primary aim is having a well-ordered, tranquil society that discourages independent initiative.
>Hell, if even NK is alleged to have h bombs
They don't though; Pyongyang does this every year when they start running out of UN rice bags and fuel oil. They'll set off a few firecrackers so the rest of the world gets spooked and gives them more aid.
No, it's race. What Americans call "Caucasian". Not all Caucasian are from Europe. Iranians are def too, look at their face structure, you won't be able to tell them apart from South Europeans like Italians or Greeks.