History is being made. Very brave of those rock throwers, knowing the police could switch to live ammo at any moment.
And it is the continuing effect of Bush's policies over there in Iraq and Afghanistan. A tinder box was lit with successful freedom (to whatever extent...it is much better than Hussein or the Taliban) in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that fire is continuing to burn and spreading.
I have seen several of the videos of the killings as they happened or right after. The Basij, who are usually not perisans and amount to Hamas or Hezbollah in Iran, are the ones doing the shooting, usually from rooftops. That is how the young girl Neda was killed.
Soon, the Iranian people will begin taking them down. On twitter, the Iranians posting are regualrly (as are the protestors) chanting "Death to the Basij" and "Death to Khamenei" now.
There is no going back. They want liberty and they are willing to die to attain it...God bless 'em.
On twitter and elsewhere they have now taken to identifying...for themselves...who the henchmen are. Here's an example of a link:
They make it clear what is going to happen.
If you haven't seen it already, here is an excellent photo essay on the revolution/fight:
Young Woman (Neda) shot to death in Terhran. 6/20/2009
Crowd Hunting Basij, Man shot. 6/20/2009
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