Skip to comments.Iran protests spread in heartland
Posted on 12/26/2009 5:33:28 PM PST by nuconvert
Demonstrations in Esfahan and Najafabad are evidence that the opposition movement has spread beyond Tehran to include a broad cross-section of people in central Iran.
Esfahan and Najafabad were the "spiritual capitals" of the late Montazeri, said Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, a Tehran analyst and journalist who strongly supports the opposition movement. The harsh crackdown against Montazeri's supporters has the potential to drive them deeper into the opposition camp.
"What has happened was a religious reaction out of devotion and conviction" to Montazeri, he said. "While on the surface the unrest has no relation with the political agenda of the green [opposition] movement, more deeply it is part and parcel of the same social, political and economic dissatisfaction, and if it continues, it will become more a political than merely a religious backlash."
But opposition supporter Jalaipour said the government's actions had already made the further expansion of the green movement inevitable, forcing it to turn its political demands into a grass-roots social movement.
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And.....we have a President, Barack Hussein Obama who sides with the existing radical Muslim government. Too bad freedom for the Iranian people is not an Obama priority. As a matter of fact, freedom itself is not an Obama priority!!!!
America needs John Wayne but we got Elton John
A President Cheney would be convening his National Security team and meeting all weekend to devise a plan to bring down Iran’s Mullahocracy.
The kids will have their say.
“As a matter of fact, freedom itself is not an Obama priority!!!!”
But the ELIMINATION of any semblance of freedom in the USA IS an Obama priority. He wants to be sure that none but the complete idiots still think they are free.
We would probably be better off with the REAL Elton John!