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Well, The Guardian is reporting that Iran is asiintssg Syria in its crackdown on rebels. What a wonderful, and revealing irony, that Israel is joining Iran in desiring to keep a dictatorship in place, and that their interests are best served by hardline governments who repress their people. After all, despite the reams of dissembling and camouflage, it turns out Israel hasn't any time for genuine democracy, either at home or surrounding it. The only democracy acceptable to it is a manipulated, selective and gerrymandered one at home, and none at all elsewhere. Funnily enough, Iran, like Israel, has elections but there is no genuine choice or enfranchisement of the population, whilst the ruling ideology is kept intact and out of bounds. Anti-democrats appear to have more in common than they have differences.