Monday, June 15, 2009
( first posted 6.15.09 am...and yes, out of support for the Uprising Watergate Summer has gone Green....for Hope... for Change)
I have been watching What is Happening in Iran...My heart is heavy for them, we here in the States do indeed understand about Illegal Manipulated Elections and Fraud...there is NO Way that there was Any Kind of Landslide in Iran....the Whole World is watching the Shenigans....I pray the Media keeps reporting, and Blogs, Huffpost is doing an amazing job....( by the way MSNBC has been a bit sluggish on reporting it..) I look at this photo and I kept thinking of the Beijing Protests back in 1989 and Tank Man. I do hope the Countries of the world, especially those that do Business and commerce with Iran will also step up and speak out about the Election Fraud that is being perpetrated. And yes, I know President Obama is in a Precarious position....but yes, the less pragmatic part of me wishes he would speak out....but I doubt he will, it is still too tenuous a situation, he is wise to hold his voice and counsel for now. And yet a part of me thinks his speech in Egypt did inspire many, especially women in Iran to get out and vote and fight back....and yet other Leaders, Merkel and Brown and the EU have been speaking out about their concerns about Election Integrity.Protests of support are being shown around the world from London to Europe.
SKy News Video from June 15th:::
And an interesting thought....Look at the Photos at Huffpost...There are not Police or Military to be seen yet, yet some of the Flicker photos today are showing ParaMilitary on their motorbikes and yes they are intimidating and there is some violence associated with their presence but not as many one would expect...So one has to ask, does the Dictator have support of the Military or the Police ? If not...then things could get very very interesting...And the other concern is that the Paramilitary state para-military force known as Basiji has infiltrated in the rallies. ( I am posting photos below that need to be seen, before they are removed from Flickr). Please also note that the protesters have English signs- they want the Press to read their messages.
More Updates and Pertinent Information::::
Media Group Reporters without Borders is demanding International action.....
And then of course there is Always Twitter Threads this is one thread
Here is another Thread that is being updated regularly....it is a Friend Feed, that has photos and video and messages.....
There are some amazing photo threads on flickr, this is just one such thread that has some very graphic worrisome photos.....
Mousavi was seen today and did speak to the people....there were concerns about his safety....
Youtube video from Saturday June 13th protests:
June 14th Protests:::
There is more today from Juan Cole examining the Election and the results and it points out some interesting discrepancies...
CBS News has Elizabeth Palmer there reporting..... watch the EVE news... CBS News Blogs has been doing an amazing job.....
More on the Crisis and why it matters, and why it shows what is really going on....it does raise true Questions about the True Leadership of the country there at this time.....
6:15 PM President Obama 6:15 PM ET -~~~: 'It would be wrong to stay silent."
Here is a Link to the Whitehouse blog that has what he said very carefully voicing concerns.
Many more Updates below , including how the Iranian Newspapers are the merely propaganda puppetry tools, sadly it is up to the rest of the world to show and share the stories from within.
Plenty Down Below, from Liveblogging to Youtube Channels, to Twitter Connections and more....
SkyNews video of Monday's Rallies,