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Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 3 2011 at 9:27 PM
TT  (Login TryphonTournesol)
The Anusiya (Iran)

August 30, 2011, 7:43 PM

By ROBERT MACKEY





The raw YouTube clips, of Iranian protesters filling the streets and clashing violently with members of the security forces on motorcycles, might seem familiar to readers who followed the wave of unrest over Irans disputed presidential election in 2009, but the anger in the city of Tabriz this time has a more local cause: the governments failure to halt the gradual disappearance of a vast salt lake that is crucial to the regions economy.



As Euronews reports, two dozen environmental protesters have been arrested in Irans East Azerbaijan Province in recent days, following demonstrations sparked by the failure of Irans Parliament to adopt measures to stem the gradual drying and disappearance of Lake Orumieh, which is known as Lake Urmia to the local Azeri population.

The Associated Press reported in April, Environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies. If the lakes decay is related to government action, or inaction, it would parallel the erosion of another great salt lake, the Aral Sea, which suffered a similar fate during the last years of the Soviet Union.

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Vahid Salemi/Associated PressA ship stranded in the growing salt flats of Lake Orumieh, in northwestern Iran, earlier this year.
This Euronews video report, broadcast on Monday, includes footage from demonstrations posted on YouTube over the weekend, as well as archival footage of the drying lake.



Radio Zamaneh, an opposition station based in the Netherlands, reported on Sunday that the protesters in Tabriz were detained after 22 members of Irans Parliament, the Majlis, called for immediate action regarding the critical situation at Lake Orumieh, which is quickly becoming a salt field, a process that has been accelerated by the numerous dams built on the rivers that feed it. The government has so far confronted public outcry in the region by arresting activists.

The Azerbaijani Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported late last week that members of Irans Parliament recently voted against allocating funds to channel water from the Araz River to raise the level of the lake. Instead, they proposed relocating Azerbaijanis living around Lake Urmia. The broadcaster also reported that several more activists were detained before and after a soccer match in Tabriz between the Azerbaijani Trakhtorsazi team and local team Shahrdari Tabriz. Thousands of Azerbaijani fans chanted, Lake Urmia is dying, the Majlis orders its execution during the match.

This video, posted online by opposition activists on Thursday, appears to show that chanting at the soccer match:



In an interview with Kaleme, an opposition news site, an adviser to Mir Hussein Moussavi, the leader of Irans opposition Green movement, tied the governments heavy-handed response to protests about the lake to the disputed 2009 election. The adviser, Amir Arjomand, said: A government facing a legitimacy crisis is fearful of everything, from the happiness of our youth to holding iftar in parks during the holy month of Ramadan. They even turn the drying of Lake Orumieh into a matter of national security. He added:

They are neglecting their responsibilities mainly because they are indifferent towards the real challenges facing the people and out of touch with the specialists in this area. They actually believe that they can command the lake not to dry and if their command fails then there must be a conspiracy at work and when people come to the streets with the intent to protect their environment, peacefully protesting against the neglect that has led to the destruction of a natural heritage, rather than protect the rights of their citizens, the government instead engages in the most heinous form of repression.

In a report on the disappearance of the lake last year, Irans state-financed news channel Press TV suggested that global warming was to blame, not Irans government. Press TV reported:

Experts have ruled out speculations that red tide might have caused Lake Orumieh to turn red, blaming the rare phenomenon on global warming. Lake Orumieh, the second-largest saltwater lake on Earth, turned red as global warming accelerates the evaporation of the lake and gives a red tenor to water.

Declining rainfall, climate change and rising temperatures accelerate the evaporation process of the lake, which link to global concerns over the issue. Experts have warned that ecological factors, together with human activity, will eventually lead to the drying up of Lake Orumieh.

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GORKAY
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 4 2011, 7:08 AM 

Good post. It seems there is a lot of anger in people, but not to the point of uprising. It is interesting how one protestor actually helps a riot police that is pinned down.

I guess you have to be an Iranian in Iran to understand how it works out there.

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WAFFer
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Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 4 2011, 12:05 PM 

There's supposed to be a huge protest in september 22. The people are told to bring knives and clubs for protection.

God I wish I was in Iran. I would love to stab a basiji, islamist or Mullah. I wanna behead as many of these monkeys infront of their families. That's my wish in life.




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WAFFer
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 5 2011, 10:26 AM 

you'd be dead in 2 mins


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WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 5 2011, 10:39 AM 

Tabriz has a very Azeri admosphere. More so than other parts of Iran with alot of Azeris as well lol. Good admosphere btw.



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Adler
8/6/2011 11:46:53 AMAs a non Muslim German Student there are some facts that I know about Iran:- If Israel attack Iran it will be the beginning of an end for the Zionist regime.- If NATO (puppet of USrael) target Iran they have to count with the highest and biggest casualties ever!- And I know if I could get there I would fight for Iran

 
 
WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 6 2011, 7:12 AM 

I feel sorry for idiot Persians who think these are "Green movement" protests against government.

Do you even understand what they chant, morons? Or do you actually see that most of them hold Greywolf sign?

Liberation of Southern Azerbaijan is near.

 
 

WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 6 2011, 8:19 AM 

Lol moron it practically does not matter. We are talking about a lake here not some pan Turkic conspiracy that is mostly spread around on internet or non Iranian internationals who don't know what the Qu'ran even is and live in Canada. Who protest all the way from there. Look it up. My mom once told me that one very good family friend in generation befor me was killed by a mine in the war. And he was Iranian Azeri. Now I am sure you heard about it but yes they have fought for Iran. So either you come up with accurate FACTS that they want to seperate Iran or phuck off. What good will it do for you virgins to make all these damn theories and maps and discuss it on racist forums lol. Live in the dam real world.




Dont know what exactly they are talking about. Something with a cartoon. But a mere protest is interely different from stealing all of the lands for their own lol. Have you read the comments? The trolls are saying go back to India Persians. Go back who? Mongol empire reduced the population to 2 million and after the so many mixture empires(mostly Azeri) the population kicked in. The Islamic Azeri Mullahs wouldnt feel at home in India lol. Get a brain retards.

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Adler
8/6/2011 11:46:53 AMAs a non Muslim German Student there are some facts that I know about Iran:- If Israel attack Iran it will be the beginning of an end for the Zionist regime.- If NATO (puppet of USrael) target Iran they have to count with the highest and biggest casualties ever!- And I know if I could get there I would fight for Iran

 
 
TT
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 10 2011, 7:59 PM 

Crowd in Tabriz shouting the following slogans:

"Death to the Islamic Republic!"

"Beware the day we get armed!"

"Death to Baseejis!"




More footage from Tabriz:


 
 
karach
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 16 2011, 5:04 AM 

"Beware the day we get armed"

Yes, they will be dead because of bassidjies that day... If you go in Tehran and see these milicia, you clearly know what to do. Escape. They are recruited amongst the most impressive and brutal people, they are trained to beat and kill if necessary, so............ I imagine that anyone trying to mess with them will be in a really bad shape afterward....

Not first protest, not the last, but always futile... I wonder why they get pissed off after a lake...

 
 
karach
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 16 2011, 5:07 AM 

But I would like the end of the islamic republic.... One day that'll happen....

 
 
WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 16 2011, 10:10 AM 

I don't think the first video belongs to Tabriz or any other Azerbaijani city.

First of all they don't shout in Persian, secondly they don't shout such slogans. This has nothing to do with regime, the Shah regime was and would be even more brutal against Azeri Turks. Azeri Turks want independence, regimes are all the same.

You see in second video you posted, "Long live Azerbaijan and death to those who dosen't want it"


    
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WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 16 2011, 1:49 PM 

Keep dreaming you ICT/web based scrub phags. I know an Iranian(devout muslim) dude who is so smart he is like 19 now but he had an average 9,5 of his VWO study. It is the highest form of education in Holland and he scored it almost perfect. I could not believe it until I saw it with my own eyes. He can enroll any university he wants even cambridge. He is not smart as smart what students are these days he is highly gifted. These type of people end up governing countries. Ruling insignifican't ants like you. You infidel pork eating homos are under the crap barrel. So keep dreaming. Have nice dreams. That is all I can say lol.

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Adler
8/6/2011 11:46:53 AMAs a non Muslim German Student there are some facts that I know about Iran:- If Israel attack Iran it will be the beginning of an end for the Zionist regime.- If NATO (puppet of USrael) target Iran they have to count with the highest and biggest casualties ever!- And I know if I could get there I would fight for Iran

 
 
WAFFer
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Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 16 2011, 7:29 PM 

Karach, even though some Basijis are fanatics and religous, the vast majority of them are a bunch of cowardly dogs who are only in it for the money and benefits. Just watch the vids where they are crying and begging to not be beaten after being captured by a bunch of old people.

Put anyone like me up against any of these fvckers and they'll get smashesh and killed. I just believe that the nationalists need to organize and retaliate to the violence of the islamists with emmense Violence that targets the family and kids of the islamists too. Then we'll see if they'll get up and bark again.



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arash
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The Anusiya (Iran)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 17 2011, 4:28 AM 

Man, I've been in Iran during the protests. I was marrying then :((((((

You can't imagine what i've seen, and i can tell you one thing.

These bassidj are either nationalists or religious fanatics. And they behave VERY brutaly.

Shameful, undemocratic, but certainly not cowardy....

And one more thing, people protested in iran during months after Akhmaghinejad re-election, but only a few dared to fight against bassidj.
the police was far more light on people.
So what i'm saying, if some people in Tabriz or elsewhere want to get weapons and fight, they'd better learn martial arts and get some
vitamin drinks, because they'll need that badly.

I saw people getting beaten and fleeing away without any question. Yet they were numerous enough to fight. But for what? Clubs and darts in the head? Or bullets maybe?

Anyway, I support the locals revendication of care for the Urmieh lake, but if some want to play the independent card, they deserve well a kick.

And these protests lasted for what? A few days? So....

 
 
WAFFer
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WAFFer

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 17 2011, 12:43 PM 

I'd imagine some blind nationalists in the basij groups who think Ahmedi and the islamist regime is helping Iran and supposedly making it powerful. Dude, the last protest was ment to be non-violent, people were told to not beat the living shat out of the basij. There's supposed to be a riot in sep 20, people have been told to briing knives and clubs to protect themselves. We'll see what happens now. I would without any care stab and beat a basij into a coma or kill them, I would also beat the living sh!t out of any retarded civilian who would try to stop me. I swear I show no remorce or mecy upon the family members of any islamists or the islamists themselves, and I'm not talking out of emotion, no I'm way passed that.


Ofcource one person isn't enough, people need to organize into groups. Hence the idea for the Parthianshot organization.


After this regime goes, I would support a basij like Nationalist organization made by the people who wish to protect Iran, somewhat like what the nazis did with the ss and Brown shirts.

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WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 18 2011, 5:42 AM 

I would without any care stab and beat a basij into a coma or kill them

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Adler
8/6/2011 11:46:53 AMAs a non Muslim German Student there are some facts that I know about Iran:- If Israel attack Iran it will be the beginning of an end for the Zionist regime.- If NATO (puppet of USrael) target Iran they have to count with the highest and biggest casualties ever!- And I know if I could get there I would fight for Iran

 
 
FN
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Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 18 2011, 11:03 PM 

any iranian who is aware about their pre-islamic history feels ashamed about the modern iranian society?

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WAFFer
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The Conquerors (Turkey)

Re: Protests in Iran Over Disappearing Lake

September 19 2011, 8:17 AM 

^^ I normally don't responde to Hindus but that is incorrect. It differs from individuals. Like I said. The smartest dude I know is Iranian and Muslim. Look up what VWO means. In Dutch. It it is the highest education form in Holland for high school. The kid scored a 9,5. It means,everything he did was easy for him. What do you think universities will think seeing his CV? Holy sh!t this dude almost scored a perfect diploma. It is not just the brains but also taking time to study and planning everything correctly. Studies have showed in Holland that women have more chance getting their diploma because they plan everything. They write down their homework they do whatever they need to do at home and they study. You don't need only brains but also the discipline. And he has a deadly mixture lol. Dude can be anything he wants academically speaking. Rocket science and advanced quantum physics. If he joined the Iranian government he would be a deadly weapon. But there are more brainiacs ofcourse.

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Adler
8/6/2011 11:46:53 AMAs a non Muslim German Student there are some facts that I know about Iran:- If Israel attack Iran it will be the beginning of an end for the Zionist regime.- If NATO (puppet of USrael) target Iran they have to count with the highest and biggest casualties ever!- And I know if I could get there I would fight for Iran

 
 
 
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