Iran Calls Wall Street Protests 'American Spring'

Do you see? This is why I refer to the protesters as a bunch of anarchist/pseudo-socialist/extreme leftists mixed with right-wing isolationist naive individuals which have now been taken over by labor unions and other anti-American left-leaning groups such as MoveOn.org. They are allowing such illegitimate regimes such as the Islamic Republic to mock our nation in addition to compare their "grievances" to the Arab Spring in which the protesters themselves have referred to...what a shame and mockery...

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Iran Calls Wall Street Protests 'American Spring'

Published October 09, 2011 

| FoxNews.com

An Iranian military leader says the protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. cities are the beginning of an "American Spring," likening them to the uprisings that toppled Arab autocrats in the Middle East.

Gen. Masoud Jazayeri of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the protests against corporate greed and the gap between rich and poor are a revolution in the making that will topple what he called the Western capitalist system.

The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York City last month and is spreading to other parts of the country. The loosely affiliated movement is peacefully protesting the power of the financial and political sectors.

Jazayeri says President Barack Obama's election promises of change have reached a dead end.

The official IRNA news agency quoted Jazayeri as saying Obama's failure to resolve the Wall Street crisis "will turn this economic movement into a political and social movement protesting the very structure of the U.S. government."

Protesters Sunday paraded with an effigy of the Golden Calf in New York's Zuccotti Square.

"It's a false idol, just as much as the Wall Street bull has been a false idol for so many of us for so long," Ed Needham, a protester, told the New York Daily News. 

Church groups joined the protest near Wall Street to talk about corporate greed, jobs and the need to provide for those who are disenfranchised, MyFoxNY.com reported. 

The nearly four-week-old protest that began in a lower Manhattan park has taken on a semblance of organization and a coherent message has largely emerged: That "the 99 percent" who struggle daily as the economy shudders, employment stagnates and medical costs rise are suffering as the 1 percent who control the vast majority of the economy's wealth continues to prosper.

Labor unions and students joined the protest on Wednesday, swelling the ranks for a day into the thousands, and lending the occupation a surge of political clout and legitimacy. President Barack Obama said Thursday that the protesters were "giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works;" some Republicans have been seeking to cast Occupy Wall Street as class warfare.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Comment by Ed on October 13, 2011 at 9:18pm

Sassan,

 

To date, in your own estimation, has a fair accounting been demonstrated by the parties involved in the mortgage bailout including both members of the banking industry and the members of Congress?

Comment by kris feenstra on October 13, 2011 at 11:13pm
  1. America has a massive wealth distribution issue.
  2. Some people are peacefully raising their voices and encouraging fellow Americans to get active, get informed, and stand up for themselves.  Having people get engaged is not such a bad ting.  Heck, even Canadians are getting in on it as we have similar issues here, though generally on a different scale.
  3. Who gives a fuck what Iranian military officials think?
Comment by Boatman on October 14, 2011 at 6:54am

Methinks the Iranians are trying to draw attention away from their current difficulties with Saudi Arabia.

Comment by Sassan K. on October 14, 2011 at 6:57am

Khamenei claims Occupy Wall Street protests will topple US capitalism

Iran's supreme leader tells rally America is in full-blown crisis because of its 'corrupt foundation'

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Ayatollah Khamenei says the protests, which began in Wall Street, have exposed the 'corrupt foundation' of capitalism. Photograph: Kathy Willens/AP

Iran's supreme leader said on Wednesday that a wave of protests spreading from Wall Street to cities across the US reflected a serious crisis that would ultimately topple capitalism in America.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed the US was now in a full blown crisis because its "corrupt foundation has been exposed to the American people".

His remarks came during a rally in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah that drew tens of thousands of people. His speech was broadcast live on state TV.

The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York last month. The loosely affiliated movement is peacefully protesting against the power of the financial and political sectors.

"They [the US government] may crack down on this movement but cannot uproot it," Khamenei said. "Ultimately, it will grow so that it will bring down the capitalist system and the west."

Iranian officials have called Occupy Wall Street an "American spring", likening it to the uprisings that have toppled autocratic Arab rulers in the Middle East.

Khamenei claimed capitalism in the west had reached a dead end and that "the world is at a historical turn".

The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread to cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles and have become a political issue, with Republicans accusing the demonstrators of waging "class war" and President Barack Obama saying he understands their frustrations.

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