Skip to comments.Neda: An Unintended Symbol (Presstitutes compare Iran 2009 to Kent State 1970)
Posted on 06/21/2009 11:54:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
On May 4, 1970 members of the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others at Kent State University. Some of the students were protesting the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. Others in the line of fire were just seeing what was going on, or walking to their classes.
Iconic photos of the event appearing in newspapers and television galvanized the nation and inflamed the anti-war movement in the U.S. Millions of students protested and nearly 1,000 colleges and universities were shut down after the Kent State shooting.
Yesterday, a young woman who was part of the crowd in Tehran, either protesting or simply watching the events unfold, was shot in the chest, apparently by Iranian Basiji security forces on rooftops.
Her death was recorded on video, and the gruesome end of her life sped digitally and virally around the world on social media sites, such as YouTube and Facebook.
"Neda," as she was known, has in a matter of hours become an icon for the Iranian protest movement.
Her image has become memorialized in posters, including one in style similar to those that represented the Barack Obama campaign. Clearly, this isn't what she had planned to do with her life.
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I was very much alive in 1970 and I find the article’s comparison to be appropriate-—you see a difference?
and of course they somehow have to draw a similarity to obama. How disrespectful, she had more courage in her little finger than the pathetic excuse for a man has in his entire body...he is a coward.
THIS MUST NOT STAND! CBS owes America an apology. Call CBS and its advertisers!
Ditto to what you said.
I was also alive in 1970, and I find the comparison insulting. Yes, some of the victims at Kent State were innocent, but some had harrassed the troops, and were threatening them. The Guardsmen overreacted, but they were not full-time Federal troops, either. Neda was killed in cold blood by a sniper on a rooftop, not by scared kids being stoned and threatened by hundreds of Weathermen and SDS anarchists. See the difference?
Oh good and brave woman....God has called you home and taken you into His arms. Rest in Peace. Amen
This story was never fully reported or investigated, and the SDS may have had more to do with the death at Kent State than the Guardsmen.
There’s no comparison between the two.
Tell us what election had been overturned in the U.S., that the Kent State students were protesting against.
Universities across the nation had offices occupied and buildings torched. Banks were torched. Kent state was just another in a series of protests orchestrated by communist funded and sympathizing agencies in the United States.
Who is funding the protests in Iran? U.S. sympathizers?
The National Guard at Kent State was trying to prevent more destruction.
What you had was a bunch of out of control imbecilic students and some under trained National Guard troops who didn’t know how to quell civil protests adequately.
Were there orders from the federal government to shoot the students? Where there orders to drop acid on them from helicopters? Was the media prevented from reporting on the situation?
You really need to pull your head out.
I was alive and in Ohio at the time. My Dad had been a National Guardsman in the 60’s.
I remember my mother saying that the protesters had be threatening the National Guard troops, as you say.
The other thing about this is that NONE of the Protesters at Kent State did not have the option to walk away and go home untouched. If they did not protest there, they went on in their day to day lives.
The Iranians at this point go home to a good chance of being pulled out of their homes and killed in the streets.
No comparison at all.
The guardsmen had been on a week of 24/7 duty at a prison riot before their arrival in eastern Ohio. What happened that day was tragic and absolutely inexcusable but it was not the thought of the mayor of Kent, Gov Rhodes, or Pres. Nixon to use deadly force to destroy a protest movement. If the Basji are not operating with instructions from the Supreme Leader then there may be a distant comparison between Tehrah and Kent, but you and I both know whom the Basji work for.
Most of the fire was directed over the heads of the rioters. Unfortunately, some students who were evacuating to escape the riots became casualties as they were loading their cars in a parking lot on a rise opposite the Guard's position.
The video record seen nationally and rebroadcast to this day was heavily edited. For some reason the networks, and CBS in particular, showed footage that made the Guard to appear to be the aggressor.
Local television (I lived in the Cleveland area at the time) showed a lot more footage of the rioters and their unwarranted violence. When the shooting occurred, our reaction was —”It's about time!”
Unfortunately, the Communist rioters and their duped followers only grew stronger after this event — in no small part due to the warped coverage by Walter Cronkite and other Communist sympathizers in the dominating media.
The comfort I take in that is very faint.
Well said by the both of you.
I was an adult at the time and anarchists were attempting the takeover of our campuses because of the Vietnam War.
Man, that had to be terrible watching your daughter die like that! You will never, never, never forget that, no never! She was so young and beautiful and innocent. Man!!! She was reported to be 16-yrs old.
Yes, I agree. I will say that I’m glad to see a number of folks here dispel the idea that these two situations are similar. A number of the retorts have been quite good.