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!
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”
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.
“Ive 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.