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History is being made

...and very possibly the fate of the entire Middle East — and thereby, the world — lies in the balance.

The people of Iran are trying to take their country back from the ayatollahs who have held it hostage for too long. The new Iranian revolution has begun, and it is being Twittered:

ALL internet & mobile networks are cut. We ask everyone in Tehran to go onto their rooftops and shout ALAHO AKBAR in protest #IranElection


Voices once silenced are being raised, and even if they'll be silenced again — especially if they'll be silenced again — the least we can do, the least we owe them, is to pay attention.

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tx_cronopio
Jun. 14th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link -- I was out all day and had no idea what was happening.
redneckgaijin
Jun. 14th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
What gets me is, if it wasn't for Andrew Sullivan, I wouldn't know much beyond "protests and crackdown after Iran election." He's my ONLY news source that's covering this in any detail whatever.

And this election in Iran is vitally important to our near-term future- it might mean the difference between the US getting cleanly out of Iraq and the US getting into a third land war in Asia...
admnaismith
Jun. 14th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Well...if we get three countries in a row, you know, we can put up hotels...and get extra armies each turn, so it's not a total loss.
admnaismith
Jun. 14th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)

I hate it when America's enemies show us up on how Democracy is done. Where were OUR street riots in 2000?
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