Brit Hume had a man on tonight who specializes in Iran (can't recall name - I was cooking dinner), and the man was explaining how the people of Iran are sick and tired of being oppressed. He gets all sorts of information from emails, blogs, etc and the people are disgusted with the oppression and ready to revolt.
He said the Bush administration and Condi Rice are missing a golden opportunity to contribute to the revolution by demanding the mullahs move aside.
He also said Iranians are being arrested, beaten, tortured, than allowed to go home for a couple of days (to "impress" their friends and family how horrible the beatings are and to discourage further uprisings). After the freedom fighter has been home for a couple of days they COME BACK AND RE-ARREST THEM. (Talk about a moral killer!)
Nevertheless, the Iranians are stirring and bucking the authorities. I hope and pray our CIA is in there helping them overcome that 12th century repression because these people are hungry for freedom!
Keep an eye on Dr. Zin's pings. He has great stuff!
Oh.... And welcome to FR.
I was cooking during that segment of Brit as well. Turned off the stove and watched it, but had missed a bit. I do not understand why President Bush et al, are not moving on this. I realize their plates are heaping full right now, but the Iranians love us and our President and were deeply moved by his promise to them at his SOTU.
I have posted back and forth with one FReeper in Iran, but he is rarely online. I also did not have access until the last 3 weeks. I thought I had missed some huge event that is now keeping us from responding.
I had heard rumors some time ago regarding the cia. I am in agreement with you, in that I hope they are behind the scenes. You are correct, they are hungry for freedom. I see their faces in the pics posted here and my heart breaks for them. I keep praying and believing that soon their nightmares will end.
Thanks again for the info.