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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:27 PM   #111
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From Wikipedia:
The assembly has never been known to challenge any of the Supreme Leader's decisions.

Inside Iran - The Structure Of Power In Iran | Terror And Tehran | FRONTLINE | PBS
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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #112
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If you had read the link that has caused four pages of 20 posts, you would know that the elected Assembly of Experts in fact appoints the Ayatollah. He isn't elected.
Lie. The Ayatollahs pick a Supreme Leader. No Iranian citizen gets a vote.
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Read,,,,The Persian Puzzle by Kenneth Pollack, if you want a straight unpolitical insight into the Iranian question.....
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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:40 PM   #114
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If you had read the link that has caused four pages of 20 posts, you would know that the elected Assembly of Experts in fact appoints the Ayatollah. He isn't elected.
A backwards barbaric tribal cult picks a backwards barbaric religious dictator. Cool. You're a "progressive", huh.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:40 PM   #115
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Sorry, no.

I've already shown that the "President" has virtually no power.
He has no control over the Military.
He has no control over spiritual and social matters.
The Ayatollah controls everything that matters.
You didn't read my post. It was not about the president. Please read it again.
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You didn't read my post. It was not about the president. Please read it again.
I'm curious why progressives defend a nation run by backwards barbaric tribal cult leaders?
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I'm curious why progressives defend a nation run by backwards barbaric tribal cult leaders?
We're not defending Iran. We're Defending The Truth from Right wingers that care more about talking points than facts.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #118
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Lie. The Ayatollahs pick a Supreme Leader. No Iranian citizen gets a vote.
The Ayatollah is the Supreme Leader.

Come to think of it, the Assembly of Experts is like your electoral college.
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We're not defending Iran. We're Defending The Truth from Right wingers that care more about talking points than facts.
Oh my, I'm actually debating the actual defenders of the truth. Cool. So this forum is actually a front for backwards barbaric tribal cult leaders. Nice.
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The Ayatollah is the Supreme Leader.

Come to think of it, the Assembly of Experts is like your electoral college.
I'm not surprised that you would think that. Our constitution is also compatible with sharia law, huh.
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