Skip to comments.Before the Battle (Iranian Citizens Preparing to March to Their Deaths Tomorrow)
Posted on 06/19/2009 2:01:27 PM PDT by lewisglad
I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed.
Im listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs.
I always wanted to have very narrow eyebrows. Yes, maybe I will go to the salon before I go tomorrow!
There are a few great movie scenes that I also have to see. I should drop by the library, too. Its worth to read poems again.
All family pictures have to be reviewed, too. I have to call my friends as well to say goodbye. All I have are two bookshelves which I told my family who should receive them.
Im two units away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that. My mind is very chaotic.
I wrote these random sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and under peer pressure.
So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to the Arabs and the Mongols but did not surrender to despotism.
This note is dedicated to tomorrows children
- an Iranian blogger, with more courage than most of us will ever know.
(Excerpt) Read more at andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com ...
IT IS ABOUT F’ING TIME THE IRANIANS DO THIS. THE US ARMED FORCES ARE ON EITHER SIDE OF YOUR COUNTRY. YOU WILL HAVE NO BETTER FRIEND THAN A US MARINE. THEY ARE THERE. NOT FAR AWAY. THEY OWE THE MULLAHS.
The US will do nothing for them, the guys that “won” in November support religious totalitarianism.
The mullahs are going to clamp down tomorrow......so it do or die for the brave Iranians!
God these people are inspiring me! I don’t care why they do it, I want the mullahs to go and from many blogs I have read, there is no great love for A’jad’s opponent, the citizens are seizing this opportunity to rise up!
Without orders from their CiC? You know “That One” will never issue such orders.
Shore nuff. Part of Bush’s plan was to surround Iran, the principal terrorist nation and then put the squeeze on them. I think he was counting on a right minded president to succeed him. With the guy who plays the president on tv, this situaion may be compromised or be much more difficult that intended. However, there are US forces on two of their borders.
The coward Obama will do nothing for them.
They are on their own.
Of course, if they succeed, a BIG if, Obama will attempt to claim credit for it.
But at this point, succeeding may bring nothing but another effed up regime to deal with. I hope not.
May the spirt of freedom burn in these brave people’s heart tomorrow. And may Gob be with them!
Maybe we can catch the spark as well.
Meanwhile in the US our government strips our freedoms daily and we riot because the Lakers won.
"Perhaps today is a good day to die."
My Iranian brothers know this - that if it comes to death you do so with honor and your names will be sung by the brotherhood of all who strive for freedom.
I concur. But will the mullah’s go quietly? Will their proxies go quietly? Will their provocations be unanswered? I dunno w/Obama.
But the bloodlust in the US will go up if the proxies or Iran itself does something.
One way out for the mullah’s is to unite the country gainst the infidel invader whether he wears a 5 or 6 pointed star.
Sure does make us look like a pack of wussies (in comparison) for tolerating what we are tolerating.
Sorry, “May God be with them”
Had something in my eye.
Too bad our joke of a president doesn’t have this kind of strength. Our dear leader is concerned though...
The world is watching. The brave people of Iran are hoping and praying for support in their extreme hour of need.
“A people unwilling to use extreme violent force to preserve their freedom deserves the tyrant that rules them.” Stockpirate 2009
Sounds to me that the Ayatollah has given an ultimatum to the protesters to either stop the protests or there will be blood in the streets. This could get ugly real fast. The next 48 hours will be crucial
This guy spent eight years in the Illinois Senate voting “Present”.
What do you think he’s going to do?
Revolutions tend to be very bloody and very unpredictable. When you add the hysterical religious element it could go nuclear, (figuratively), very, very quickly.
And, you never know what you’ll see in the end.
The events in Iran should be a game changer but the mindless automatons here ignore the world in favor of creating their nanny state utopia. We learn nothing.
I pray blessings upon these brave young people!
Some of them are probably my spiritual relatives.
Even though we may not help. Our presence in the region will prevent any outside forces from helping the mullahs oppress their people. If they start the killing, the people may very well finish it. We should put our troops on the borders to help the good refugees if necessary and to shoot the bad ones if we have the opportunity.
Hopefully Israel will take care of some business and get the Mullahs attention istead.
The opposition is shouting Allahu Akbar from their roofs. It is not about freedom. They are and remain Muslims and Muslims often rise from abulia to mob frenzy. This is the same crowd that turned against America. These are still hugely bickering groups (bickering among themselves), with no plan, no clarity, except dissatisfaction for the status quo. These are not the Hungarians fighting Stalinism, East Germans hankering to pull down the wall. They are Muslims shouting Allah is Great. They are the frying pan to fire crowd. It is a Green Revolution - green as in the color of Islam. It might likely inspire similar green revolutions among the restive Islamic brotherhoods of the world. No bill of rights will issue from this, only chaos. The chaos of the Islamic ethos which will - should they be successful - lead to another totalitarian regime.
The US does well to stay out. No lover of democracy, or human rights would shout “Allah is Great” as a battle cry.
Their leader is no moderate. He is practically one of the inventors of Hezbollah.
Persians are political fanatics, imbued with rage and violence.
“By the way, two nights ago I went out to see a few things ... as the general crowds spread into their homes militia style Mousavi supporters were out on the streets ‘Basiji hunting’. Their resolve is no less than these thugs — they after hunting them down. They use their phones, their childhood friends, their intimate knowledge of their districts and neighbours to plan their attacks — they’re organised and they’re supported by their community so they have little fear. They create the havoc they’re after, ambush the thugs, use their Cocktail Molotovs, disperse and re-assemble elsewhere and then start again - and the door of every house is open to them as safe harbour — they’re community-connected.”
Christian prayers for fellow human beings of the world who just want to live free.
No, it is not. Welcome to FR.
There are supposed to be units made up from Arab-extremists (Hezbollah types) that are augmenting the Mullahs' security forces. I don't think that these Arab battalions are going to have any problem slaughtering Persians in pursuit of some hardline Islamic theology.
The wild-card may be the Iranian Army. Whichever side that they come down on will win. I'm sure that the Mullahs are busily reviewing the 'reliability' of units in the Tehran area.
You caps lock key is stuck.
Wow. Something stuck on my clipboard from another thread ... apologies for not reviewing the post.
You go guy. You sure do type a mean post!
EEEwww! A spirt? That's gross.
The IRG would head to the battle on the border while the "people" gathered up the despots in Tehran.
The Iranian army might not even leave the barracks.
Instead we get these powerful words that surely will be quoted by Iranian children for decades from Obama:
And my hope is that the regime responds not with violence, but with recognition that the universal principles of peaceful expression and democracy are ones that should be affirmed.
This could have been Obama's "tear down this wall moment." But he feels more affinity for islamic dictators and thugs than the Iranian people yearning to be free.
I did not ask for it and I do not want any of it.
Gentle hint: Try to know at least a little about what you spew about. Saves embarrassment.
Strength to do what?
Tie a green rag on your head and run around hollering?
What does that accomplish exactly? (Besides creating a neat photo op?)
Better they arm themselves and blow away the mullahs.
All hail Gob!
You’ve hit the mother lode here, I do believe!
Gob bless you.
Obama’s popularity has nosedived with this crsis going on... maybe the American people will finally wake up
WHile Iranians are bravely marching for their freedom that is the time to bomb the nuke plants... Bomb them already...strike while the wind is still swirling over the mullahs heads. Bomb the nukes and eff the UN and world reactions!
Best of luck.
Invasions have frequently had the opposite effect in that it has given license to the invaded country to crackdown on dissent. I don’t claim to know what would happen in the unlikely event that the US Army rolls, but I think that it is more likely to harden the Iranian response rather than weaken it.
Then your sitting there with a thin slice of Iranian territory an no “Plan B.” Iran is a pretty vast & rugged country.
Are they not shouting God is Great from the rooftops, the same as when the protests were anti-Shah and anti-American? Is their leader not virulently anti-Israel, pro-nuclear, pro-Hezbollah?
My conclusion is that this is not really about democracy, but merely another instance of Islamic chaos.. which I’m more than happy to say is good for the world. Wonderful if the Iranians are too busy to further harm Israel and Lebanon. But I see no good coming from shouting Allahu-Akbar from the rooftops and the use of the color green.
It’s messy and confusing and I think it’s something that they should sort out entirely among themselves.
This is Top Secret, but I have intuited that you are trustworthy.
He a tool; as in wedge. Understand?
If the street demonstrations were to really get out-of-hand, the Mullahs might lose political power. It would appear that Khameni has cut the cord with the loser of the election. If that individual were to benefit, and consolidate power, Khameni & his crew might be out.
I agree that this wouldn’t mean a ‘friendly’ Iran, but it certainly would be an improvement for the average Iranian — especially females.