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Saturday in Iran: Deadly crackdown, Obama finally condemns; some foreign embassies reportedly accepting injured
The world is watching.
The Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, delivered 100 minutes of blame the Jews/Death to the U.S. bile mixed with a veiled threat to the hundreds of thousands of protesters who’ve taken to the streets the last week to oppose voter fraud and fight for freedom from the mullah-cracy: In his first public response to […]
Ross Kaminsky, a recent convert to Twitter, has a nice overview for newcomers on the medium and its role in the Iranian uprising. Excerpt: The impact of Twitter on events in Iran has been noticed by our usually dictator-compliant State Department, which risked insulting the ayatollahs by contacting Twitter to request they postpone a scheduled […]
(Via DoublePlusUndead) Details via JPost: Members of Iran’s national soccer team wore green arm and wrist bands Wednesday during their World Cup qualifying match against South Korea. Green has become the color associated with supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, who lost Friday’s election to incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a vote many Iranians believe were […]
Information providers and their conduits, like people, just want to be free. No matter. Outmaneuvered by dissidents on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, Iran has declared war on the Internet. It’s a war the Luddite mullahs will lose: Iran’s most powerful military force is warning online media of a crackdown over their coverage of the country’s […]
Photo via #iranelection twitterer maydar Michael Ledeen weighs in: What’s going to happen?, you ask. Nobody knows, even the major actors. The regime has the guns, and the opposition has the numbers. The question is whether the numbers can be successfully organized into a disciplined force that demands the downfall of the regime. Yes, I […]
You can see real-time photos pouring in over Twitter/Twitpic via this PicFog page. A small sample: (Mousavi waves to the masses) *** Update: AP photog reports gunfire at the massive Tehran rally; one reported dead. Like this:Like Loading…
Ready for some unhinged liberal math equations? Karl Rove = Ahmadinejad. George W. Bush = Ahmadinejad. And, of course: Rove x Bush = Fox News + Tea Parties + Talk Radio + Right-wing blogosphere = Ahmadinejad (squared). Like this:Like Loading…
Here’s video of the riots and police beatings in the streets of Iran as citizens bravely stood up to protest election fraud by the mullah-cracy: There will be public protests in Toronto and Berlin in solidarity with the reformists. Latest from the wires on the winds of change: The brazen and angry confrontations — including […]
US journalist Roxana Saberi turns 32 today in an Iranian prison. After an hour-long trial, she was sentenced to eight years behind bars for “espionage.” She was initially told she was arrested for buying bootleg wine, and then because she was working as a journalist without a license. She’s now on day five of a […]
Hope. Change. Lighter fluid.
One Dear Leader sends his best regards to another. Can’t wait for the chai-sipping session (via LAT): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today posted a congratulatory message to President-elect Barack Obama on his official website. But his lengthy note also cautioned Obama to change America’s ways and to reverse policies based on what he described as […]
If you happen to be in NYC tonight, you can raise your voice against the American apologists for terrorism who’ll be breaking bread with The Littlest Jihadist. Protest details: On Thursday, Sept 25, at 6pm in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, The American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker UN Office, […]
“Maybe that’s a way of killing ‘em.”
Your tax dollars at work? (Fingers crossed)
Apostate may face death.
Softball pitchers only, please.
…and now for the bad news…
Hey, if it makes us angry…(Warning: Long one.)
What we’re doing now isn’t working.
The ubiquity of iniquity.
A modest proposal.