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Letter written by an Iranian woman who is going to attend the anti-regime rally Sat.:
balatarin ^ | 6-19-09

Posted on 06/19/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT by nuconvert

I may die...

I'll participate in the rally tomorrow in Tehran. It might be violent. I may be one of those who will die tomorrow. I want to listen to all beautiful tunes that I have heard in my life, again. I want to listen to some cheap Los Angeles music. I always wanted to have much narrower eyebrows too. Yeah, I'll check in with my hair-dresser tomorrow before I go to the rally. Oh, there are some excellent scenes in the famous Iranian movie Hamoon I want to see before I leave. And I gotta re-visit my own bookshelf. Shamloo and Farrokhzad's poems are worth re-reading. I've to see the family photo albums once again.

I'll have to call my friends and say good-bye to them. In this big world, my possession is only two bookshelves. I've already told mom and dad whom to give these books if I never come back. There are only two more courses left for me to get my BA degree but to hell with the degree. I am anxious and excited. I wrote these scattered words for the future generations so that they know we were not sentimental or uselessly emotional.

I am writing this so they know we did every thing in our power to make this work for them and so that they realize that if our forefathers surrendered to the Arab and Mongolian invaders but they didn't give in to their tyranny. They resisted it. And I wrote this for tomorrow's children...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranelection; iranviolence2009; rally; studentmovement

1 posted on 06/19/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

did you translate this? I went to the link and it is in farsi.


2 posted on 06/19/2009 8:17:17 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: nuconvert

I’ve seen these today, very interesting


3 posted on 06/19/2009 8:18:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: nuconvert

A few grains of salt...


4 posted on 06/19/2009 8:19:48 PM PDT by allmost
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To: joesjane

a friend did


5 posted on 06/19/2009 8:20:54 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

According to some folks on this forum, this woman hates the United States more than she dislikes the Mullahs.


6 posted on 06/19/2009 8:22:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Jeff Chandler

well, they would be idiots
;~ )


7 posted on 06/19/2009 8:25:36 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

God bless them. Stories have filtered out for years about how people there endure, but don’t like rule by the mullahs. This is a brave thing to do against a regime like that.

And a small thought. Troops might not be there because they might not be trusted to aim at their own, filling the streets. Troops can be funny that way.


8 posted on 06/19/2009 8:26:12 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: nuconvert

Prayers are for this woman and others like her as they fight for their right to have free elections.


9 posted on 06/19/2009 8:28:35 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: DesertRhino; IMissPresidentReagan

Tomorrow’s a very big day


10 posted on 06/19/2009 8:31:03 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith; freedom44; Valin; odds; sionnsar; LibreOuMort; Pan_Yans Wife; Army Air Corps; GOPJ

Pong


11 posted on 06/19/2009 8:32:42 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

It is a very big day, but I fear during the cloak of night many lives have already been lost at the hands of the basij.

I fear for those in Iran, and dread the bloodshed that is sure to come.

I wish 0 had as much empathy for the Iranian people as he wants his judges to have from the bench.


12 posted on 06/19/2009 8:33:54 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man!)
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To: nuconvert
Last Night

13 posted on 06/19/2009 8:38:48 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: nuconvert

They are indeed idiots. These people put their lives on the line for freedom (and we do what, send teabags to our congressmen?) and some FReepers still can’t be bothered to root them on, because their own preconcieved notion that all Iranians are Islamonuts and hate the US gets in the way of reality.

Here’s an excerpt from an Iranian blog: “Amir, Mashhad, aged 23: Please let the world know the people of Iran are using the election and its outcome as an excuse, their real problem is the whole system and the corrupt regime of the Islamic Republic. Anything that happens to us is because of this religion. How can I make you understand, religious beliefs are personal and should not be enforced on the public.”

The Iranians need to arm themselves, they say. They can’t keep firearms, they have no 2nd amendment. We in America have millions of firearms yet we aren’t out in the streets protesting 0bama with them. We have nothing stopping us yet we do hardly anything, while these Iranians could be shot yet they go out and protest anyway. These FReepers are so damn arrogant that they see fit to demean an oppressed people from behind their own protective screen of free speech while they themselves don’t do what they yell at the Iranians to do.

Screw ‘em. Prayers for these brave Iranians. IRAN AZADI!


14 posted on 06/19/2009 8:52:40 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: G8 Diplomat

As another said:

“’WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO DIE, WE ARE AFRAID THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL MISS THEIR CHANCE TO LIVE IN A FREE IRAN’”


15 posted on 06/19/2009 8:55:35 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Youth Iranian dissident, Amir Fakhravar, formerly jailed protestor in Iran. Says protests are about freedom, are against the supreme leader (they have no particular love for Mousavi).

And, basically, that Obama is a disgrace:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzNr5alD_TQ


16 posted on 06/19/2009 8:56:45 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888

Thanks for posting the link


17 posted on 06/19/2009 9:06:08 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I saw this today. It’s very moving. I’m not going to take it with a grain of salt. I’m praying for the Iranians.

Just think, they are willing to be gunned down because their votes did not count and here in the USA, an organization like ACORN is “needed” to register people who are too darned apathetic to be qualified to vote anyway.


18 posted on 06/19/2009 9:08:31 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: Jeff Chandler

What matters is, is there enough more like her.


19 posted on 06/19/2009 9:13:26 PM PDT by DB
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To: Jeff Chandler

thank you for your auspicious comment-

yet dubious commentary from the young lady going to have
her eyebrows narrowed,truly speaks volumes

Iranian/Persian custom dictates girls and unmarried women do NOT pluck their eyebrows to signify they are virgins and unmarried.
It’s one of the oldest traditions in Iran.

In 2009 this does not mean that stray eyebrow (ah-bru) hairs are not cleaned up before marriage but having a unibrow (to some varying degrees) in courtship signifies virginity.

For this young woman in “narrowing her eyebrows” means
to pluck from her soul for love of country - a remembrance for love and death and she is prepared to die for freedom.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 9:25:43 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: Jeff Chandler

She may hate the US. But she seems to be bent on creating a different course for her country.

If a similar situation were to occur here, I don’t think the majority would care about what Iran was thinking.

If by some miracle, there were to be a regime change due to these actions...maybe...just maybe there could be an infusion of information on both sides that might create better relations.

I’m laying my cynicism aside for the moment. I’ll find it again tomorrow.


21 posted on 06/19/2009 9:29:35 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: Jeff Chandler

She may hate the US. But she seems to be bent on creating a different course for her country.

If a similar situation were to occur here, I don’t think the majority would care about what Iran was thinking.

If by some miracle, there were to be a regime change due to these actions...maybe...just maybe there could be an infusion of information on both sides that might create better relations.

I’m laying my cynicism aside for the moment. I’ll find it again tomorrow.


22 posted on 06/19/2009 9:30:17 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: berdie

Sorry for the echo..echo


23 posted on 06/19/2009 9:31:04 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
It is a very big day, but I fear during the cloak of night many lives have already been lost at the hands of the basij.

Savak is alive and well they just changed their name to to BASIJ and also became ten fold more brutal.

24 posted on 06/19/2009 9:36:18 PM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
thank you for your auspicious comment-

I just commented on comments others have made about Iran.

I wish them well; I wish them freedom.

I don't wish them nuclear weapons and terrorism.

25 posted on 06/19/2009 9:36:40 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Jeff Chandler

what most people don’t want is an Ayatollah stamping his foot telling people to go home and back to their ordinary lives , re-assuring the vote count was correct and if you don’t agree you are going to be executed?


26 posted on 06/19/2009 10:16:19 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: Jeff Chandler
According to some folks on this forum, this woman hates the United States more than she dislikes the Mullahs.

I've noticed that, too

Amazing << Hear this. Feel this, and tell me that this isn't music.

Oh, dear...


27 posted on 06/19/2009 10:46:52 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: nuconvert

Take a molotov cocktail and toss it at a mullah. Throw some metal into a powerplant and short it out, and if you think that you may die tomorrow, then kill those who would kill you TONIGHT.

Save the poetry for after the fight instead of in place of it.


28 posted on 06/20/2009 12:00:57 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: nuconvert

I pray God bless and protect that woman.


29 posted on 06/20/2009 1:21:04 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: joesjane; nuconvert; G8 Diplomat; SunkenCiv

Google has an new translation service in Farsi/Persian. It is not yet even a beta version, so the translation is very approximate.

http://translate.google.com/translate_t#


30 posted on 06/20/2009 3:00:53 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: SolidWood; G8 Diplomat; nuconvert; SunkenCiv; Straight Vermonter

This is how they think in the Iranian security establishment:

Iranians are Encouraged to Spy on Their Own Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKRFQH0o8Dk


31 posted on 06/20/2009 3:07:24 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

Here it is a very good page with links for translations of Twitter and YouTube

http://www.pagef30.com/2009/06/how-to-help-now-that-google-translate.html


32 posted on 06/20/2009 3:15:05 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: G8 Diplomat

I agree Diplomat.

I’ve been ready about the Iranians’ efforts for freedom long before this election. This is just the first time the MSM in this country has covered it.

God be with the brave young Iranians. Has anyone heard from Dr. Zin (I believe was his name)? He used to post on FR from Iran.


33 posted on 06/20/2009 3:15:30 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks AdmSmith.


34 posted on 06/20/2009 3:35:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: nuconvert; AdmSmith

I’m very disappointed that the American People do or have done very little to help Iranian People, only talk a lot. Although, same can be said about many expat Iranians.

Admsmith:

I think you mentioned “Bravo Sierra” in another threat on FR. Bulls*** indeed about some of that article.

Naturally, we hope for the best, never mind sanctions.


35 posted on 06/20/2009 6:22:29 AM PDT by odds
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To: nuconvert; AdmSmith

RE #35 comment here

threat = thread

BTW, IR has already begun its ambush and offensive on protestors at least in Tehran. The success of these protest do Not depend on mass advertisements in forums and blogs, but in Surprise on the part of opposition in Iran & around the world.


36 posted on 06/20/2009 6:27:40 AM PDT by odds
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To: nuconvert
No matter what her convictions are, she should look at Czechoslovakia in the late 1950’s and glean some experience and lessons on how she will be treated for protesting. The US won't help, neither will anyone else. She is dead meat.
37 posted on 06/20/2009 6:33:06 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

You are right. But, I hardly think she expects or expected US support. After decades, Iranians, IMO, have learned the lesson well.


38 posted on 06/20/2009 6:42:28 AM PDT by odds
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To: AdmSmith

Thank you Sir (and I mean that respectfully)


39 posted on 06/20/2009 8:23:47 AM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: G8 Diplomat

“I’ve been ready about the Iranians’ efforts”

I meant reading. And, I was referring to reading about brave Iranians standing against their govt. for years, and reading accounts about this on FR, although nothing like what is happening now.

It has disturbed me that the MSM here in the U.S. has ignored these stands (10- to 15,000 Iranians marching in the streets) for so many years. If not for the internet, we probably wouldn’t be reading about this now.


40 posted on 06/20/2009 1:19:12 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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