Friday, June 19, 2009

The Word Gets Out

Democracy protesters gather in Naghshe Jahan Square, Esfehan, Iran. This photo arrived via Twitpic.

UPDATE: The next protest is on at 4 PM Tehran time. Spread the word!

We live in a world where information is at our fingertips, yet mainstream media tells us that Osama Bin Laden is alive and the Universe is dominated by "dark energy.". Forces of darkness try to control the media so that even intelligent people are kept in the dark. Despite the dictatorship's best efforts, word of the uprising is getting out via blogs and Twitter.

In Iran bands of thugs, some imported from abroad, have beaten people senseless and ramsacked college campuses. This was written by "Kaveh" from Tabriz:

Don't Accept This Coup

Ahmadinejad has taken revenge on the students of Iran during these violent days. The regime's aim is to damage universities, since they are the first base of change, movement and protest.

I live in the dorms at Tehran University. I was asleep when Basij militiamen entered my room early Monday morning, demolished everything and started beating us. A man with a long beard broke my notebook and said: "It is destroyed, this book that you were using against Islam and Ahmadinejad."

They beat students more when they saw posters of Mousavi in their rooms. And they carried big knives and guns.

They also attacked the women's dormitory next door. The Supreme Leader calls us rioters, but I want to ask him: How can sleeping women in their beds be rioters? Is this the Islamic justice he believes in?

President Obama's speech was good; he says that he will support us. He also said that nations must decide the fate of their countries by themselves. I agree with him, but now we don't have any power to change the situation, so we need help and attention.

We ask the president not to accept this coup d'etat.



Blogger nige said...

While I don't agree with Islamic terrorism, I do support Ayatollah Khamenei's description of the British government yesterday as "evil". It is indeed evil, having created £100 billion of national debt just before a recession and charged the taxpayers for needless expenses on top! I love the culture clash on this subject as evident from the BBC news website:

"... the most evil of them is the British government."


A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We made clear to the Iranian charge that the supreme leader's comments were unacceptable and not based in fact. In the ambassador's absence, the charge was called in."

But it is a fact that the British government is nefarious!

10:18 PM  
Blogger nige said...

President Obama would not gain much popularity from starting a war with Iran, especially if Iran threatened to use its nuclear weapons.

So he has to treat Iran with measured words not tough actions, until any threat is so massive that he has popular support for taking some kind of action.

This means waiting until another 9/11, or alternatively manufacturing intelligence reports on the threat (as was done for weapons of mass destruction that weren't ever found in Iraq).

There is no way that President Obama will take action just for reasons of helping the oppressed people inside Iran. That wasn't the reason for the Iraq war. The only thing that justifies taking action are the alleged effects of an attack by an enemy.

10:32 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Hi nige, and a pleasure hearing from you. As I have noticed before, the present UK government is also incompetent. If the mullahs can be removed, so can the unelected Prime Minister. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

2:55 AM  

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