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a quibble - I am doubtful that the Iranian population is not hostile to the West

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Submitted by Mark (United States), Nov 8, 2011 at 07:39

e.g. from our pals at Reuters

Iran Marks Anniversary of U.S. Embassy Seizure with Chants of "Death to America" - Ramin Mostafavi
Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy on Friday with burning flags and chants of "Death to America."
Thousands of students burned the Stars and Stripes, an effigy of Uncle Sam and pictures of President Barack Obama outside the Tehran compound that once housed the U.S. mission.

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Any autocratic can stage demonstrations like this. They mean nothing in themselves.

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