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Iranian Student Protester Neda Soltan Is Times Person of the Year
London Times ^ | December 25th 2009

Posted on 12/25/2009 7:15:51 PM PST by Steelfish

December 26, 2009 Iranian Student Protester Neda Soltan Is Times Person of the Year

Neda Soltan did not vote in her country's election, but was appalled by the rigging of the result. Since she was shot in a democracy protest, her face has become an opposition symbol

Neda Soltan was not political. She did not vote in the Iranian presidential election on June 12. The young student was appalled, however, by the way that the regime shamelessly rigged the result and reinstalled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ignoring the pleas of her family, she went with her music teacher eight days later to join a huge opposition demonstration in Tehran.

“Even if a bullet goes through my heart it’s not important,” she told Caspian Makan, her fiancé. “What we’re fighting for is more important. When it comes to taking our stolen rights back we should not hesitate. Everyone is responsible. Each person leaves a footprint in this world.”

Ms Soltan, 26, had no idea just how big a footprint she would leave. Hours after leaving home, she was indeed shot, by a government militiaman, as she and other demonstrators chanted: “Death to the dictator.”

Arash Hejazi, a doctor standing near by, remembers her looking down in surprise as blood gushed from her chest. She collapsed. More blood spewed from her mouth. As she lay dying on the pavement, her life ebbing out of her, “I felt she was trying to ask a question. Why?” said Dr Hejazi, who tried to save her life.

Why had an election that generated so much excitement ended with a government that claims to champion the highest moral values, the finest Islamic principles, butchering its own youth?

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009review; iran; iranianrevolution2; londontimes; manoftheyear; neda; nedasoltan; personoftheyear
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1 posted on 12/25/2009 7:15:52 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

You mean no Barry 0 or Bernanke? Shocking that someone who deserves the award receives it!

RIP Iranian patriot.


2 posted on 12/25/2009 7:18:18 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: Steelfish

May the LORD do so to me and more also if My passion for My Country is not equal to the passion that She displayed for Liberty to be bestowed upon her nation.


3 posted on 12/25/2009 7:19:57 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Steelfish
Enemy of the Islamic Republic of Iran


4 posted on 12/25/2009 7:21:56 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Steelfish

Bless her soul.


5 posted on 12/25/2009 7:23:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

RIP

6 posted on 12/25/2009 7:23:24 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Steelfish

For once I agree with Time. May she RIP


7 posted on 12/25/2009 7:26:16 PM PST by bronxville
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To: MaxMax

Thank you!


8 posted on 12/25/2009 7:26:20 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: SolidWood; FARS; nuconvert; LibreOuMort; freedom44; SusanTK

ping


9 posted on 12/25/2009 7:26:27 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: MaxMax

bump


10 posted on 12/25/2009 7:26:41 PM PST by GeronL (This is a tagline)
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To: Steelfish

bttt


11 posted on 12/25/2009 7:27:12 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Steelfish

Kudos to Time for actually getting it right!


12 posted on 12/25/2009 7:32:39 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (ATTENTION RINOS: IT'S NOT THAT I'M TOO FAR RIGHT; IT'S THAT YOU'RE TOO FAR WRONG! fubo funp)
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To: bronxville

I don’t think this is TIME magazine pic. I believe it’s the pick of the London Times.


13 posted on 12/25/2009 7:33:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Good. A paper with guts.


14 posted on 12/25/2009 7:34:49 PM PST by rfp1234 (R.I.P. Scotty 7/2007-11/2009.)
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To: Steelfish
One has to wonder how this got through the Times leftist editorial board.

Whoever pushed it through is to be commended. She gave her life for a cause still unfulfilled. Many more in Iran stand to join her in the cause of Democracy.

And Obama wants to negotiate with the Mullahs and Ahmadinejad .

The world is upside down.

15 posted on 12/25/2009 7:40:48 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: HardStarboard

London Times.


16 posted on 12/25/2009 7:46:25 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: Steelfish

17 posted on 12/25/2009 7:48:44 PM PST by cranked
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To: Steelfish

Freedom!


18 posted on 12/25/2009 7:54:52 PM PST by Ladycalif (Justice for Agent Rosas - Secure the Border.)
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To: HardStarboard

This is neither the NYTimes nor TIME magazine award- it’s from the London Times!


19 posted on 12/25/2009 8:03:32 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: cranked

Badass pic.


20 posted on 12/25/2009 8:05:54 PM PST by Hexenhammer ( The Spirit of '76!)
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To: cranked

That has to be photoshopped, but it’s a great pic regardless.

Where did you find it?


21 posted on 12/25/2009 8:08:03 PM PST by Ronin
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To: Steelfish; potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt; Lady Jag

The London Times got it right. May her life inspire those who yearn for freedom, in Iran, HERE, and everywhere in the world.


22 posted on 12/25/2009 8:08:34 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Ronin

Someone posted it within one of the FReeper threads back when the first unrests/protests in Iran began earlier this year after the Ahmadinejad’s re-election...just before the death of Neda.

I opted to keep the picture as a memento.


23 posted on 12/25/2009 8:15:02 PM PST by cranked
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To: Ronin

Btw, I just Googled the picture and ran across this:
http://profilesblog.com/2009/06/ahmadinejad-middle-finger/


24 posted on 12/25/2009 8:16:50 PM PST by cranked
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To: cranked

And this: http://www.pdnpulse.com/2009/06/photo-of-protester-giving-ahmadinejad-the-finger-almost-certainly-fake.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Ahmadinejad+given+the+finger&aq=f&oq=&aqi=


25 posted on 12/25/2009 8:18:18 PM PST by cranked
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To: cranked; devolve; Ronin; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Steelfish
The original picture, no middle finger;


26 posted on 12/25/2009 8:30:06 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: ntnychik; All
Thanks nit!


27 posted on 12/25/2009 8:31:39 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: Steelfish

Excellent selection! May she never be forgotten. May Iran’s fight for freedom not be ignored. The West has the chance to facilitate a regime change that has the potential to entirely transform the Middle East. And they’re blowing right past it.


28 posted on 12/25/2009 8:33:57 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: Steelfish

Bump.


29 posted on 12/25/2009 8:50:45 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/21813ht92/posts?page=1 [Survival,food,garden,crafts,and more)
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To: Steelfish

no Barry peace prize winner ????? i’m disappointed/sarc


30 posted on 12/25/2009 8:57:58 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!! =^..^=)
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To: Steelfish
Protestors in Iran have a moral right to self-defense. We have a moral right to self-defense. The Iranian regime threatens both of us.

We should arm the Iranian resistance.

31 posted on 12/25/2009 9:27:28 PM PST by stopthejihad
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To: potlatch

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Both great slideshows potlatch


32 posted on 12/25/2009 9:34:16 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - Kobe Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; G8 Diplomat; FARS
Neda

This woman presented more character than Rat Boy and his entire IRGC, plus Barry and the Boys in his Senate Band.

Barry the Closet Islamo-Commie expressed more hissy fit over his precious Professor Graves feather-ruffling than over Rat Boy's biyatch shooting Neda in cold blood.

We don't have a president.

We have an accessory to a crime against humanity.


33 posted on 12/25/2009 10:35:06 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Ronin; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Yes, photoshopped if you know the culture as the middle finger or “bird” sign in Iran is what we use a the “good” sign here. The “thumbs” up is the Persian equivalent of the middle finger here!! It is called “bilakh” or “up yours”.


34 posted on 12/25/2009 10:46:12 PM PST by FARS (Be well, be happy and THRIVE!)
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To: Ronin; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Yes, photoshopped if you know the culture as the middle finger or “bird” sign in Iran is what we use a the “good” sign here. The “thumbs” up is the Persian equivalent of the middle finger here!! It is called “bilakh” or “up yours”.


35 posted on 12/25/2009 10:46:59 PM PST by FARS (Be well, be happy and THRIVE!)
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To: Steelfish
As we speak Barrack is here in Hawaii trying to hire a counterfeiter to make him a birth certificate that looks authentic.
36 posted on 12/25/2009 11:18:16 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: Steelfish

Thank you, Time magazine.


37 posted on 12/26/2009 2:43:47 AM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: PhilDragoo

” We don’t have a president.

We have an accessory to a crime against humanity.”

That says it all.


38 posted on 12/26/2009 3:51:34 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Steelfish
Time Magazine????

I'm sort of shocked.

Imagine, a dying print media tool of the left making a better and larger political statement than our usurper Marxist muzzie loving Kenyan poser

Who would have thought this could happen!

39 posted on 12/26/2009 5:26:23 AM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: Popman

London Times, as you most likely know by now... :)


40 posted on 12/26/2009 5:58:33 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: RaceBannon
Thanks, I thought it was our own Times magazine. I guess I'm not that shocked after all.

Actually, makes a lot more sense if this was the London "Time"

41 posted on 12/26/2009 6:01:11 AM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: FARS

Times got something right here. Neda payed the full price for freedom. Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 12/26/2009 7:38:03 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Steelfish

England still has a Free Press, unlike PravdABDNC.

Pray for 2010


43 posted on 12/26/2009 8:06:54 AM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance.)
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To: Steelfish

placemark


44 posted on 12/26/2009 8:40:51 AM PST by Nighttime in America
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To: GOPJ

No, its not TIME magazine’s award. It’s the London Times!


45 posted on 12/26/2009 8:46:24 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: All

what does everyone think?
Obama Under Foreign Influence?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cdjHowKHvI


46 posted on 12/26/2009 10:16:25 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: fish hawk

are you guessing or you know this for a fact?

Why would obama need to go to Hawaii for a counterfeit when he has at his disposal the best and brightest crooks in the US?

I would think he and his goons would be breaking into the records and changing things around more than anything else.


47 posted on 12/26/2009 10:19:34 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: OafOfOffice

Next time I do sarcasm I will put this: ;)


48 posted on 12/26/2009 10:28:22 AM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: fish hawk

I really thought you knew something and I missed the post. I didn’t want to miss anything.

I don’t put anything past this criminal. If Obama got caught asking around, he would say it was a coincidence.


49 posted on 12/26/2009 10:40:32 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: Steelfish

Time will probably be advertising for Security Experts in the next few hours.


50 posted on 12/26/2009 1:51:54 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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