Skip to comments.MOUSAVI APPEALS TO THE WORLD TO PARTICIPATE IN 'SEA OF GREEN' IN IN ALL CAPITAL CITIES THIS SUNDAY
Posted on 06/18/2009 2:29:58 PM PDT by lewisglad
MOUSAVI APPEALS TO THE WORLD TO PARTICIPATE IN SEA OF GREEN IN IN ALL CAPITAL CITIES THIS SUNDAY
Tehran is alive with the sound of people on their balcony shouting Hearing MUCH much stronger than any other day... Waiting for tomorrow!
Strange.. this night the power of Down With Dictator and Mousavi is at least tripled!
It is Down with Dictator time. U dont need a clock to tell it,a window to a street and an ear will do.
confirmed: Mousavi asked his supporters don't go to Friday prayer, next scheduling is Saturday in Enqlab sq @ 4 pm
BBC Caller:I voted 4 Ahmadinejad,wanna know why they kill innocent kids?my vote become a bullet&I'm responsible 4 the blood.
Hospital source - increase in admission of people injured and beaten by Baseej - all Tehran hospitals in high alert
Hospital source - 12 killed and 29 injured on Monday in Azadi Sq
Ignore rumors that Khamenei is not attending Friday prayer. He is: http://bit.ly/49uG6Y protestors to attend wearing black.
Facebook these days is acting as the mosques during the Islamic revolution!
Big traffic jam in Modarres highway and most of the cars are showing V sign from the windows(not the OS!viva Linux!)
eyewitness:"each time I decide to go I think maybe this time there aren't that much people...but each time there is even more!"
Police presence was EXTREMELY high in today's Toopkhune rally. Witnesses reporting uncountable number of gaurds
People carrying pictures of the martyrs of recent days in the rally today.
Imam Khomeini Sq. was great ... slow start but when things got on their way, there was no stopping the Green Wave!! Mousavi showed up too!!
According to contacts, today's demonstration was amazing. Basij and Ansar now fear massive retaliation by the public.
(Excerpt) Read more at andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com ...
Let me be the first to say NO. I don’t follow would be Islamic apologist. I want to be clear, freedom is good, protest for freedom is great but Mousavi is not denouncing the ideology and only wants power. Again I say, NO
Think I’ll get some green out.
It’s a nice gesture, but keep in mind Mousavi’s green is the color of Islam.
And Mousavi is still Ahmadinejad-lite.
Hopefully, though, the revolution in Iran will see the complete downfall of the Theocracy, and the birth of true secular democracy there.
That would be useful.
Simply replacing Ahmadinejad with Mousavi and keeping the Ayatollahs and the “Supreme Leader” would not be.
It is believed that each color of the 4 Pan-Arab Colors represent a certain Arab Dynasty or era: the Black was the color of the flag of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, while white was taken by the Umayyads to be their Symbol, as a reminder of the Battle of Badr, Green was taken by the Fatimids to symbolize their support to Ali Bin Abi Talib, while red was the flag held by the Khawarij, and then became the symbol of rulers in North Africa and Al-Andalus.
Yes, that's the point, and why the Supreme Leader is having his personal militia shoot protesters dead in the street.
“We are Human not Hooligan” would be a good tagline.
I support the Iranians and wear an Iran flag ping (old flag, with lion). I do not support the person of Musavi. He is IMO just the vehicle to break up the system.
Do we know whether this violent protest is really pro-Mousavi or simply anti-theocratic regime or even just anti-corruption?
It’s not clear to me that we should color ourselves green until we know this.
I’m unable to take one twitter statement and extrapolate that all these people want the same. It seems to me that they have been asking for their vote to count (within the system). Personally, I put little to no credit in “twitter” reports. It can just as easily be propaganda.
Mousavi sails into sun, searchung for sea of green...
Well, at this point it’s pretty clear that this goes beyond who becomes the President of Iran. If the regime fails to contain this uprising, they are toast. Sadly, they probably won’t fail. But we should all hope and work for that the protestors succeed.
Since the Tianaemen Square crackdown in 1989, the Chinese people never got a chance to try it again. Hopefully that situation does not repeat in Iran. Basically it's now or never for the Iranian people.
As a Texan and an American, I find those Austin liberals supporting democracy for Iran offensive! Where were they for the past 6 years of the Iraq War?
I can't stand liberals.
Yes, and I do. It's gonna take awhile before we know what the true motivations of this protest are. I just hope that, if the fatalities mount up, it's not the current regime that triumphs. (Yes, I know the odds of that, too.)
If the Ayatollahs are smart, they will ultimately move to protect their own existence by calling for a new election and installing Mousavi. That would end the uprising and they would cling to their power.
It looks like they’ve realized that their initial violent reaction was only strengthening the revolution, and it looks like they may — may — have stepped back. But Mousavi is apparently directly challenging the authority of the “Supreme Leader” now. If the Ayatollahs continue to resist the revolution, then they will be swept away. And it may — again, may — be too late for them to strike a bargain with Mousavi to give up some of their control in order to retain power, diminished as it may be.
My support if for Persia with an Ataturk at the helm, and the Islamofascist clerics at the business end of a noose.
Hopefully the people realize that this guy isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.
Many of those civil rights protesters in the 1960’s put Obammie in office.
Where are they now?
Where is he now?
Oh, that's right, it was only an anti-establishment movement, topple those in power and replace them with leftists...who are the enemy of civil rights.
Whatever happens THE ONE will claim it is all good and he is responsible for it.
A Statue of Liberty.
What the US and NATO need to do is to tell the Islamic Republican Guards to either stay out of this or face military action against the IRCG and other regime targets. Any mass action against protesters will be met with a swift response.
Oust the mullahs. Oust Islam. Then you can have real change.
Oust the mullahs. Oust Islam. Then you can have real change.
Usama Bin Laden
Don’t support a would be tyrant (Mousavi)
Now would be a really good time for Israel to consider an attack...
Yes, the Chinese protesters based it on our own Statue of Liberty.
Not bad for a time when Clinton was going around the world apologizing for America, much as 0bama is doing now.
kinda sad, isn't it
That's a heck of an idea...can you imagine how interestingly complex life would suddenly become if that happened???
Words do not serve....
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! Moussavi is a pawn of the mullahs just like Ahmadinejihad. Any support I’d offer would be for the Iranians born after 1979. The rest can go to hell.
I believe that is a replica.
There are a few.
When the protestors start storming gov’t military buildings I think it becomes anti regieme. They cant shoot 1,000,000 people even the police would refuse to do that
Times like these makes me wish someone else was POTUS right now...
I noticed that their green looked just like the Hamas green when they show up for their funerals and rallies.
Obama has already lost on this issue, his inaction is very teling.
I know what you mean. GWB would have gladly lent his voice to this uprising if it had occurred during his term and he even spoke of supporting any country crying for freedom. What do we get, a closet muslim fascist who won’t support free expression in Iran, or anywhere else. But he is the world’s choice and they can deal with the consequences.
The question is, how do demonstrations in the streets transform into an overthrow of an entire oppressive dictatorial system?
Right now, they can only achieve what the Theocracy is willing it give them.
It would take an outright revolt of the various security apparatuses, which may be very difficult. Just as Hitler had the SA to keep the people in line, and the SS to keep the SA and regular army in line, the Ayatollahs have a similar structure with the Revolutionary Guard, also bearing some similarities to Saddam’s Elite Republican Guard.
So while the regular police and army may sympathize with the revolutionaries, as had been the case in the successful peaceful revolutions that brought down communism, it is far more unlikely that the fiercely loyal Revolutionary Guard is going to turn on the Ayatollahs. If so, how can true revolution ousting the Theocracy be obtained? And are these protesters ready, willing, and able to do what is needed?
Whose puppet Moussavi is
Maybe he's Vito Rizzuto.
If Tweets are to believed, the regime has brought in Arab Hezbollah thugs......if true, I hope this unites Iran like never before. Persians killing Persians is one thing, foreigners killing Persians is totally different.