Friday, June 26, 2009

The Fourteenth Day

Iran gets another dis-invite. Canada rebukes Iran, cancels invitation. No Canada Day parties for them.
No shit, Sherlock!

Violence may hinder talks with Iran, Obama says

What the hell good would "talks with Iran" do anyway?
More green balloons.

Iraqis back Iranian protesters' call for change

"But for many Iraqis, who have only recently witnessed the emergence of democracy at home, their neighbours also should have the right to be "free".

"Here, we are free," said Aziz in Baghdad.

"Freedom to vote, to speak, to criticise. When I cast my ballot, it is taken into account. Why should Iranians not have this?"

h/t Iraqi Mojo
From The Corner:

"More Disgusting than Forced Confessions

Word from Iran is that the authorities have forced Neda's father to appear on state television and say that the protestors, and not the regime, killed her."

More evidence the regime is cracking.

"More than 180 Iranian MPs appear to have snubbed an invitation to celebrate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election win, local press reports say.

All 290 MPs were invited to the victory party on Wednesday night, but only 105 turned up, the reports say."


"Separately, key protest leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said on his website that he was facing "recent pressures" to withdraw his election challenge. "Access to people is completely restricted", the Associated Press news agency quoted him as saying.

Earlier, his website said 70 university professors were arrested immediately after meeting Mr Mousavi on Wednesday, and it was not clear where they had been taken.

Hundreds of opposition protesters and activists are believed to have been taken into custody and at least 17 people have died in the unrest that followed the 12 June election."
"The Washington Times on Thursday said one of its freelance reporters, Iason Athanasiadis, a Greek citizen, was arrested at the airport as he tried to leave the country at the end of last week."
h/t Barce Pundit
Green balloons fly over Tehran.

A good source of information on what is happening in Iran is the website of Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi. Click on "Latest Videos" or "Latest Audios". Clips in English are signified by a British flag.
Back on topic: Plan to execute protest chiefs

Come to think about it, maybe the Lenin statue does have some relevance. Estimates vary, but most establish the number of people killed during his reign of terror were between 6 to 8 million.
OT. This one's from Simply Jews. This is a statue of Lenin in St. Petersburg. Theories vary, but I vote for the fart thesis. I hope Putin is standing downwind.

From Winston's Twitter page:
"Tonight, anti-regime chants continued to be heard in #Tehran & other cities in Iran #iranelection"
Looks like Obama finally woke up.
According to Winston, this is ex-pat Iranians storming the Iranian embassy in Sweden. Two can play this game. Now lets see some Iranian diplomats held hostage for 444 days. Or make that 1,294 days when a new president assumes duties in the Oval Office. And if there are any Iranian embassy officials not in the embassy at the moment, let them be seized by the Canadian embassy staff and shipped to some country that will put them on trial for crimes against humanity.

And for you folks in Florida who are in Mr. West's congressional district, you know how I want you to vote in the upcoming election.
Well, DUH!! Obama Raises Doubts About Dialog With Iran

It's not about "dialog" with fascist thugs. It's about letting their victimized citizens know that we are with them.
For Canada's chief fascist-dictator-wannabe, Balbulican, who is so obviously superior to all those right wing bloggers who are calling Obama to task for his wimpish stand, I would just like to point out a few remarks from Iranian blogs and websites:

From Azarmehr Potkin's blog: "People are cursing Obama and Gordon Brown in the streets of Tehran for their silence..."

From Winston, at The Spirit of Man:
"Obama is Charlatan in Chief and I agree..."
"It's refreshing to see that Swiss and the Danish gov'ts are siding with the people of Iran while Dear Leader Obama is not yet sure whom to side with."
"I guess the mullahs are laughing their arse off seeing this shameful coward man in the White House giving them international political cover while they're massacring the sons & daughters of Iran in broad day light.

US gov't says the 4th of July BBQ party is still on for the Iranian diplomats.

Are they serious about this amid the bloodbath in Iran? This moron in the White House has his hands stained with the blood of Iranian people if he really negotiates with the murderers or keeps covering for them. Shame on you Obama! You're a coward tyrant! We don't need your help and I want you to stay the fuck away from us, you piece of #%#%#%#."
And that's just a sampling from Winston.

Then there's Iranian Freedom:
"US Moral Support Must Be Louder and Clearer"
and from Prince Reza Pahlavi:
"Reza Pahlavi of Iran’s response to President Obama’s statement on Iran (June 23rd, 2009)

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
“President Obama’s strong support for human rights in Iran is greatly appreciated. But so is the dilemma of his policy of engagement. Obviously, it cannot succeed in an atmosphere when the clerical regime is revealing its insecurity by forcing arrested demonstrators to admit to Western plots.

But a secure Ahmadinejad government means that people have to go home and submit to the authority of usurpers. That is a lot to ask for!

It is clear that engagement has to be suspended until there is a stable government supported by the Iranian people. Continuing engagement now is not only a slap in the face of my compatriots in their quest for democracy; it will not work.”"
Actually, Balb, what you really should have said is "While Obama and the left fiddled, the right stood up and demanded action." But of course, it's always more important to bad mouth the right than to stand united with anyone who supports Iranian's quest for freedom, isn't it. You scumbag.
Israel's Lieberman lambastes Western governments and Obama in particular for their wimpish stand on Iran's protesters. Good for him. (I'm not too crazy about his position on building new settlements, though.)
Wow!! Two stunning reports.

Mullahs cannot stop Persian reawakening

"I've seen many women who look like Neda since February, 2007 when I met my first Persian."
"I was at the office of the New York Sun when I kept getting a call from a mysterious man who insisted on meeting me in person."
"It turns out the gentleman was an Iranian dissident and he wanted me to know what was going on in Iran because no one in the media wanted to publicize it. Frankly I was fascinated by what I learned and wrote:

"There are, in fact, two Irans, and the lesser known one to most Americans is undergoing a renaissance that the ruling Iranian mullahs fear the most. If the Persians are awakened to their identity as children of Cyrus the Great, who wrote mankind's first charter of human rights, these oppressive regimes will topple domino-style. Besides Iran, the Persian heritage is embedded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and were it to be rekindled, a revolution unheard of in scope could occur."
"My new friend and former Muslim, whom I will call Babak Iran, told me that Korans are being burned in Iran, and that there is a strong movement toward the philosophy of Zoroastrianism. This man showed me the pendant he now wears, a symbol of the ancient religion (it is older than Judaism). This symbol, carried by many of the parade marchers in New York City, can be seen at Slide # 24 in the 2009 parade is where one can see many beautiful Persian women like Neda."

"The Persian Renaissance, known as Anjomane Padeshahi Iran, was spearheaded by a charismatic leader, Dr. Froud Fouladvand who tried to offer Iranian people the reason to fight by awakening their semi-dormant national identity, an identity that was overshadowed by radical Islam. He is believed to have been captured and executed by the Islamic government in Iran.
It has been said that perhaps President Obama's March speech to Iran is what has fueled the current unrest, and when I look back at what my Iranian friend said in March, that may be true -- not because he inspired it, but because he angered the Persians. I asked Babak Iran if the Farsi subtitles of Obama's speech were accurate. He assured me that while the translation was accurate, the message itself had infuriated the Iranian people who are not in league with the mullahs who wish to destroy their Persian heritage. I had his permission to provide my readers with his reaction:
""I can tell you that Iranians are infuriated with the message, as am I. Iranians do not think that the Islamic regime of Iran is their government. They look at it as an occupying army of Muslim killers determined to destroy what Muhammad and his killers could not do for 1400 years. The mullahs have done all they can to prevent people from celebrating the norooz and a dozen other celebrations such as Charshanbeh soori (the fire festival) for the last 30 yeas. They hate and try to destroy the Iranian culture, like they did in all other previously known Muslim countries. But the more they try to stop the many celebrations in Iran the more the people resist.""

and Dear Israeli Brothers and Sisters

Iranian anti-regime activists are hoping for an Israeli technological hand to help them fight the Islamic Republic. As of now, hundreds of protesters have been killed by the regime, which is evidently using Arabic-speaking armed thugs from Hizbullah to help perpetrate the violence.

"Dear Israeli Brothers and Sisters," writes Iranian dissident Arash Irandoost, "Iran needs your help more than ever now. And we will be eternally grateful. Please help opposition television and radio stations which are blocked and being jammed by the Islamic Republic (Nokia and Siemens) resume broadcast to Iran. There is a total media blackout and Iranians inside Iran for the most part are not aware of their brave brothers and sisters fighting and losing their lives daily. And the unjust treatment and brutal massacre of the brave Iranians in the hands of the mullah's paid terrorist Hamas and Hizbullah gangs are not seen by the majority of the Iranians. Please help in any way you can to allow these stations resume broadcasting to Iran.

"And, please remember that we will remember, as you have remembered Cyrus the Great's treatment of you in your time of need," Irandoost concludes, signing his blogged call for help "Your Iranian Brothers and Sisters!"


"More generally, Imani said, the Iranian people are lionizing any leader of any nation who comes out strongly against the Islamic Republic at this time."
"As for the basijis themselves, Imani reported, many of them are Lebanese and Palestinian Authority Arabs hired by the regime to do its bidding. Iranians reportedly captured seven basijis who spoke no Persian, only Arabic. According to Imani, 10,000 more Arab hired guns arrived in Tehran to serve the mullah-led regime."

"But they are not the only ones thinking about guns at this point. Some Iranian protesters, Imani reported, have taken to threatening their oppressors, "God help you when we get weapons!""
Someone has to give these people those weapons. Maybe it will be Israel. Time to pay back the debt to Cyrus the Great. It sure as hell won't be Obama the Wimp! And man, what a difference that would make to the Middle East. Syria, Hezbollah and the Pals would be starved into submission - maybe.


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