Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - September 28, 2004 [EST]- IRAN LIVE THREAD - "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"
Posted on 09/27/2004 9:09:02 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
The US media still largely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year. As a result, most Americans are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. In fact they were one of the first countries to have spontaneous candlelight vigils after the 911 tragedy (see photo).
There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change. Today in Iran, most want to replace the regime with a secular democracy.
The regime is working hard to keep the news about the protest movement in Iran from being reported. Unfortunately, the regime has successfully prohibited western news reporters from covering the demonstrations. The voices of discontent within Iran are sometime murdered, more often imprisoned. Still the people continue to take to the streets to demonstrate against the regime.
In support of this revolt, Iranians in America have been broadcasting news stories by satellite into Iran. This 21st century news link has greatly encouraged these protests. The regime has been attempting to jam the signals, and locate the satellite dishes. Still the people violate the law and listen to these broadcasts. Iranians also use the Internet and the regime attempts to block their access to news against the regime. In spite of this, many Iranians inside of Iran read these posts daily to keep informed of the events in their own country.
This daily thread contains nearly all of the English news reports on Iran. It is thorough. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a nation. This daily thread provides a central place where those interested in the events in Iran can find the best news and commentary. The news stories and commentary will from time to time include material from the regime itself. But if you read the post you will discover for yourself, the real story of what is occurring in Iran and its effects on the war on terror.
I am not of Iranian heritage. I am an American committed to supporting the efforts of those in Iran seeking to replace their government with a secular democracy. I am in contact with leaders of the Iranian community here in the United States and in Iran itself.
If you read the daily posts you will gain a better understanding of the US war on terrorism, the Middle East and why we need to support a change of regime in Iran. Feel free to ask your questions and post news stories you discover in the weeks to come.
If all goes well Iran will be free soon and I am convinced become a major ally in the war on terrorism. The regime will fall. Iran will be free. It is just a matter of time.
Iran's hardline lawmakers want withdrawal from NPT
28 Sep 2004 15:44:58 GMT
By Parisa Hafezi
This just in from inside of Iran...
"BBC confirms riot in South of Iran near city of Shiraz.
One killed, dozens injured.
The reason was that a local bank owned by a local Mullah took a lot money of the members and clients and people came to street to protest against that Mullah. ( rumors say the mullah stole people money).
Confirmed official stories saying that these local banks are busy washing al-qaeda money and finances in Iran too."
Update on Sunday's Demonstration...
The most recent reports I have received lead me to believe that the original numbers were likely inflated, as I reported previously.
The numbers reported widely of 2,000 demonstrators have been refuted by eyewitnesses I have heard from personally. In one location I heard credible reports of 7-10,000 demonstrators. Understand that the numbers are hard to verify due the fact that the demonstrations are scattered all over.
Behrooz has revised his estimate to 70-100,000 demonstrators. I doubt we will ever get better estimates beyond this.
"I, for one, at this point in time, would never be in favor of sending U.S. troops into another Muslim country."
Are you saying it is ok for terrorists to attack us? We should not defend ourselves?
I completely disagree with you on this issue.