Dark clouds over Iran?
I am still sort of in shock.
There is absolutely no telling how this is going to work out for Iran. Looking at previous instances of rebellion & riot…we’re looking at a verifiable death toll already.
I can say this…if I bow to none…I would expect none to do so for me or any other. To deny a people the right to challenge and speak…this is a crime of the spirit as much as it is now a crime of violence. What should have been only a demonstration and discussion is now what I would call a small riot. More than they need to speak, these people need to be heard by a government that doesn’t have a kneejerk reaction of firing into crowds. I wouldn’t have clued in as quick on how bad things were there if not for Alyssa Milano, that woman uses Twitter to its best potential and has motivated an absolutely huge amount of people to read up and spread the word, in prayer and essentially getting public opinion rolling in a hugely positive manner.
And to look at what the people of Iran want…change for the sake of change…it sounds horrible and a valid arguement against…that is until you see a potential venue where the US and Iran have a clearer venue for diplomacy. Mir Hossein Moussavi is far from what you and I would consider ideal in the way of replacements. Despite having changed his tune recently with regard to women’s rights and general economic plans, he was one of the founders of the same government that is in place now. We may actually get a slightly better diplomatic atmosphere, but we’ve got no substantial track record to found our faith in the man.
But I will say this…I have faith in all those courageous people risking their lives so much just to speak their mind. If my friends are still there, it is impossible not to imagine them..I don’t want to use the word fighting but that’s essentially what it will come for them to if it hasn’t already. They do not bow. It is this strength & character that people of lesser conviction seek to destroy and diminish in order to retain what they perceive to control.
The more the Iran government seeks to quell…the more the justification the mob will see in it’s actions and motive. If the election was so important that the people cried in response…there is a fundamental problem with how these leaders came into their position.
There are some startling pictures found at this link HERE (Boston.com)
Keep in mind this wasn’t in response to a military action (in a nation that is horribly well-known for its military actions on it’s own people of late)…it was an election. I almost wish…nevermind…the bottom line is that as much as I wish we could walk in and play the “STFU-And-Be-Free” card to minimize the loss of life…it would do Iran far more harm than good, and I think we as a nation really need to stop shoving our chesseburgers down every elses throats. Anyhow I’ve thrown in some links here, it’s not hard to find more… just google “Iran Election” and you’re going to find more reading then you could finish in a year 😉
For everyone in Iran…
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Anyhow…I am going to sleep, hopefully in the morning Iran will be a better place for it’s people.