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  • Why Rouhani loves NY

    09/19/2014 5:22:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-19-2014 | Caroline Glick
    Ahead of US trip, media continues to present Iranian president as a moderate, and natural ally for the US. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York next week will be a welcome relief for the Iranian leader. Finally, he’ll be somewhere where he’s appreciated, even loved. Ahead of his trip to America, the US media continued its practice of presenting Rouhani as a moderate, and a natural ally for the US. NBC News’ Anne Curry interviewed Rouhani in Tehran, focusing her attention on his dim view of Islamic State. Rouhani told Curry, “From the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets...
  • Green Revolution leader Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

    03/26/2014 12:07:46 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON — The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding. Borlaug, who died in 2009, won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. His likeness will join...
  • Tedd Cruz FULL Appearance on Crossfire - Clashes with Van Jones

    01/19/2014 6:57:30 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 10, 2013
    October 10, 2013 - Ted Cruz FULL Appearance on Crossfire - Clashes with Van Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJo8_P4Y6AQ
  • Obama releases Iranian Quds commanders

    07/12/2009 2:52:39 PM PDT · by fiodora · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2009 | Rick Moran
    This didn't get much play in the media because this is one "outreach" item to Iran Obama would just as soon not be widely circulated; his release of 5 Revolutionary Guard commanders belonging to the elite Quds Force who planned dozens of attacks on Americans in Iraq and who George Bush refused to release. Andrew McCarthy in NRO has the sickening details: There are a few things you need to know about President Obama's shameful release on Thursday of the "Irbil Five" - Quds Force commanders from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) who were coordinating terrorist attacks in Iraq...
  • Interaction of CO2 and Water Stress on Plant Growth (Agricultural Species)

    09/14/2012 1:09:04 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 11 replies
    CO2 Science ^ | 21 May 2003 | Widodo, W., Vu, J.C.V., Boote, K.J., Baker, J.T. and Allen Jr., L.H
    Elevated CO2 and Drought Stress in Rice The authors grew rice (Oryza sativa [L.] cv. IR-72) in eight outdoor, sunlit, controlled-environment chambers at daytime atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 350 and 700 ppm for an entire season. In one set of chambers, the plants were continuously flooded. In another set, drought stress was imposed during panicle initiation. In another, it was imposed during anthesis; and in the last set, drought stress was imposed at both stages.
  • Billions Served (Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution)

    07/03/2002 4:50:07 PM PDT · by TomB · 16 replies · 229+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 2000 | Ronald Bailey
    REASON * April 2000 Billions Served Three decades after he launched the Green Revolution, agronomist Norman Borlaug is still fighting world hunger--and the doomsayers who say it's a lost cause. Interviewed by Ronald Bailey Who has saved more human lives than anyone else in history? Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970? Who still teaches at Texas A&M at the age of 86? The answer is Norman Borlaug. Who? Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution," the dramatic improvement in agricultural productivity that swept the globe in the 1960s. Borlaug grew up on a small farm in...
  • The new authoritarians

    03/08/2012 10:05:53 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | March 10, 2012 | Mindy Belz
    Through their U.S. front groups, Muslim radicals overtaking the Middle East have found support in the Obama administration The last time we saw one whole despotic region of the world come tumbling down we could name the heroes and the moments that propelled it: An electrician named Lech Walesa, jumping a wall at the Gdansk shipyard. Boris Yeltsin atop a tank in front of the Russian White House, defying the Communist old guard in 1991. Pastor Laszlo Tokes, refusing an eviction notice from his Romanian flat as crowds of demonstrators gathered. A playwright named Vaclav Havel before a joint session...
  • Obama To Iran Green Revolution Dissidents: Drop Dead

    02/28/2012 7:50:11 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    During their brutally suppressed protests in 2009, Iranian freedom fighters sent the White House an urgent memo calling for help. Under Obama, America ignored it. 'So now, at this pivotal point in time, it is up to the countries of the free world to make up their mind," Iranian opposition leaders told the Obama administration in an eight-page memo in 2009. "Will they continue on the track of wishful thinking and push every decision to the future until it is too late, or will they reward the brave people of Iran and simultaneously advance the Western interests and world peace."...
  • Is Obama a Communist?

    09/25/2011 6:21:49 AM PDT · by Commie Bama · 49 replies
    The Steve Kane YouTube Channel ^ | September 13, 2011 | Steve Kane
    This is a very clever parody of our President, which points out he is in fact a Commie.
  • Iran Breaking: Karroubi Intervenes with Letter to Rafsanjani "Take Charge"

    09/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    Enduring America ^ | September 18, 2010
    BBC Persian is reporting that opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi has made a pointed intervention with a letter to former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, in Rafsanjani's capacity as the head of the Assembly of Experts. Karroubi's letter, sent to Rafsanjani just before this week's bi-annual Assembly meeting, called on the Assembly to exercise its powers to "monitor the functions and institutions under the auspices of Iran's Supreme Leader". Karroubi cited problems such as "a lack of independence of the judiciary and courts", the interference of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Basij militia in political issues, and the IRGC's expanded involvement in...
  • Norman Borlaug: An American Hero

    08/11/2010 8:13:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    MCPP ^ | 7/12/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    Called "arguably the greatest American in the 20th century," during his 95 years Norman Borlaug probably saved more lives than any other person. He is one of just six people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And yet Dr. Borlaug, who died this past September, is scarcely known in his own country. Born in Iowa in 1914, Borlaug spent most of his life in impoverished nations inventing, improving and teaching the "Green Revolution." His idea was simple: Make developing countries self sufficient in food by teaching them how to use...
  • Iran Unrest Could Boil Over Jan. 16: Anniversary of the Fall of the Shah Could Spark Next Round

    01/05/2010 9:09:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 843+ views
    CBS News / The Global Post ^ | January 5, 2009 | Iason Athanasiadis
    As simmering unrest continues to sweep Iran, the country’s opposition is casting about for possible endgames to the ongoing crisis. Frustrated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi proposed a five-point reconciliation plan last week but the government appears unyielding. In the struggle currently gripping the streets of the Islamic Republic, an upcoming anniversary could prove significant. Jan. 16 marks 31 years since the Shah of Iran fled his country, effectively handing victory to the revolution led by Ayatollah Roohollah Khomeini. Green movement activists are hoping the date could once again be the tipping point, this time for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. And...
  • Tech-savvy Iranian youth take aim at Ahmadinejad

    09/24/2009 12:04:19 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 4 replies · 670+ views
    Reuters via Drudge ^ | 09/24/2009 | By Joshua Schneyer
    Ali Jahanshahi, a young, tech-savvy British-Iranian, quit his job selling computers to come to New York with the ambitious goal of ousting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. More than just protesting Ahmadinejad's presence at the U.N. General Assembly this week, Jahanshahi said he came to trade know-how with other young Iranians who are using Internet "hacktivism" to send messages, videos and information to opposition sympathizers in Iran. "Iran's government tries to keep protesters from organizing online but we use tools to stay ahead of them," Jahanshahi, 20, said at a protest outside the United Nations. "We post videos, tweet messages and...
  • Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug dies at 95

    09/12/2009 10:24:34 PM PDT · by Jedidah · 16 replies · 992+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2009 | Matt Curry and Betsy Blaney
    DALLAS – Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95. . . . more at link
  • The revolution is far from over

    07/11/2009 4:42:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 625+ views
    Canada.com ^ | July 11, 2009 | David Warren,
    Now that all the obituaries have been written for the latest mass-uprising in Iran, it is time to revisit that continuing uprising. I was reading just yesterday a glib BBC report on how the mullahs had learned from the mistakes that cost the Shah his power in 1979. He was too lenient with the demonstrators of the day and let things, like mourning at funerals for the slain, get out of hand. The mullahs, we learn, have taken care not to repeat his mistakes, and have muffled the demonstrators through much more effective techniques, that maximize terror while minimizing fatalities....
  • Photos from Iran Protests Today

    07/09/2009 4:17:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 2,043+ views
    Gooya,BBCPersian | July 9, 2009
  • Iran's Faux Revolution

    06/29/2009 3:18:44 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 595+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 06/29/2009 | Robert Maginnis
    Iran’s post presidential election protests are not evidence of a brewing revolution; rather they unmask a power struggle among the ayatollahs. The fracturing of the leadership has resulted in clear winners and losers internally and externally. Iranian authorities declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the incumbent, the winner in the June 12th election with 63 percent of the votes. But Ahmadinejad’s opposition alleged election fraud which triggered sweeping protests followed by a bare knuckled government response and a tepid investigation. Last week, Iranian authorities imposed order to “secure the rule of law” according to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The ayatollah unleashed the...
  • “And Iran, Iran So Far Away, I Couldn’t Get Away,” Sung by Barack Obama

    06/28/2009 5:15:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 810+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2009 | Doug Giles
    Obama said in his latest hem-hawing, foreign policy bloviating, what-the-hell-is-he-talkin’-about press conference that “we need to have a vigorous debate” regarding Iran’s current tyrannical Muslim-based governmental crushing of young people who desire a touch of freedom. We need to debate? “We” who, BHO? I’m guessin’ he is talking about American liberals and conservatives because—from what I can deduce from the YouTube vids—it appears as if the Iranian dissidents aren’t looking for lively banter with the death dealing, lying through coffee-stained teeth religious whack jobs who look like a group of angry, homeless Santa Clauses on crack. A debate, Mr. O?...
  • Hey media, Obama isn't 'God'

    06/29/2009 5:01:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,297+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | June 29, 2009 | Lorrie Goldstein
    So, as it turns out, U.S. President Barack Obama is not "God" when it comes to dealing with the Islamic world after all. This, contrary to that gushingly inane description of him by Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas, following Obama's June 4 speech in Cairo, seeking reconciliation with Muslims. Unfortunately, just eight days after giving that speech, Obama was confronted by Iran's deadly crushing of citizen protests over an election now widely seen both inside and outside Iran as hopelessly corrupt. This would be the same Iran Obama had just finished telling the world in Cairo he was prepared to work...
  • Iranian Police Clash With Up To 3,000 Protesters

    06/28/2009 9:46:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 652+ views
    AP Report ^ | June 28, 2009 | William J. Kole
    Iranian police clash with up to 3,000 protesters AP – In this photo taken on Monday, June 15, 2009, a woman passes Iranian police officers, as they stand guard … By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer Witnesses in Iran say police have clashed with up to 3,000 protesters near a mosque in north Tehran. They say security forces fired tear gas to disperse the crowd, and some demonstrators fought back, chanting: "Where is my vote?" Witnesses at the scene tell The Associated Press that some protesters claimed they suffered broken arms or legs in Sunday's clashes around the Ghoba...
  • Obama officials say talks with Iran still possible (Neda 'nuther clue about Vichy McQuisling?)

    06/28/2009 1:59:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 650+ views
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2009 | Philip Elliot
    The Obama administration will leave open the door for discussions with Iran over its nuclear ambitions even as demonstrators question the legitimacy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election, administration officials said Sunday. Ahmadinejad has accused the West of stoking unrest, singling out Britain and the United States for alleged meddling. Last week, Iran expelled two British diplomats, and Britain responded in kind. Iran, which detained nine British Embassy employees Saturday before releasing four, has said it's considering downgrading diplomatic ties with Britain. The U.S. has not had diplomatic relations with Tehran since the aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979. On...
  • A tribute to NEDA & all other brave Iranian women

    06/28/2009 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 15 replies · 767+ views
    YouTube ^ | 28 June 2009 | Jeff Head
    TRIBUTE TO NEDA AND ALL BRAVE IRANIAN WOMEN Please watch this great video that represents the depths of the depravity of the tyranical Islamic rule that the people of Iran, and particularly its women, suffer under. The likes of Khamanei & Ahmadinejad need to suffer the same fate of Benito Mussolini & Nicolae CeauÅŸescu. We cannot forget, or give up on the freedom fighters in Iran. Please remember them, remind your representatives of them, and support them in any way you can. Please join us at: Americans on facebook for Iranian Liberty
  • Iran pledges 'crushing' response to US critiques

    06/27/2009 2:39:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 2,217+ views
    The Athens Banner-Herald / The Associated Press ^ | June 27, 2009 | Michael Weissenstein, Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Barbara Surk
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Saturday to make the U.S. regret its criticism of Iran's postelection crackdown and said the "mask has been removed" from the Obama administration's efforts to improve relations. Ahmadinejad — with his internal opponents virtually silenced — all but dared Obama to keep calling for an end to repression of demonstrators who claim the hardline leader stole re-election through massive fraud. "You should know that if you continue the response of the Iranian nation will be strong," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to members of Iran's judiciary, which is directly controlled by the ruling clerics. "The response...
  • Ann Coulter: OBAMA TO IRAN: LET THEM EAT ICE CREAM (President Tootie Fruitie)

    06/24/2009 3:30:54 PM PDT · by Syncro · 111 replies · 2,344+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Jun 24, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    OBAMA TO IRAN: LET THEM EAT ICE CREAMJune 24, 2009 On Iran, President Obama is worse than Hamlet. He's Colin Powell, waiting to see who wins before picking a side. Last week, massive protests roiled Iran in response to an apparently fraudulent presidential election, in which nutcase Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner within two hours of the polls closing. (ACORN must be involved.) Obama responded by boldly declaring that the difference between the loon Ahmadinejad and his reformist challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi, "may not be as great as advertised." Maybe the thousands of dissenters risking their lives protesting on...
  • Trying To Save Neda & The Thugs Who Massacred Iranians

    06/25/2009 2:41:55 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 591+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-09 | Curt
    This is an outstanding video interview of the man who tried to save Neda. It's about 19 minutes long but take the time to watch it.....one of the more shocking things to come out of it was that the crowd caught the gunman, and after taking his ID and picture let him go: [video at site] Meanwhile Threatswatch posted on the massacre in Baharestan Square yesterday by the Basij thugs, as told by a Iranian blogger: Bus loads of protesters were stopped and unloaded from their buses by "black-clad police" and literally herded. When the massing was sufficient, as the...
  • PNN Video Fresh from the rooftops

    06/25/2009 9:33:49 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies · 635+ views
    Youtube | PNNVideo
    http://www.youtube.com/user/PNNVideo
  • ‘We have finally learned to fight’ [Iran's bloody student demonstrations]

    06/25/2009 12:37:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,039+ views
    Macleans ^ | June 24, 2009 | Michael Petrou
    <p>Late Sunday night and early Monday morning, some 300 police and members of the paramilitary Basij militia stormed the university’s dormitory, where students had protested against what millions of Iranians, along with most independent analysts, believe was a stolen election. Hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the runaway winner, with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, describing his victory as a “divine assessment.”</p>
  • Tehran 'like a war zone' as ayatollah refuses to back down on election

    06/24/2009 6:30:32 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 102 replies · 3,287+ views
    • Reports militia drafted in and paid to beat protesters • Ministers threaten to cut diplomatic ties with UK Bloody clashes broke out in Tehran today as Iran's supreme leader said he would not yield to pressure over the disputed election. The renewed confrontation took place in Baharestan Square, near parliament, where hundreds of protesters faced off against several thousand riot police and other security personnel. Witnesses likened the scene to a ­war zone, with helicopters hovering overhead, many arrests and the police beating demonstrators. One woman told CNN that hundreds of unidentified men armed with clubs had emerged from...
  • Iranians cry "Death to the Islamic Republic"

    06/23/2009 12:56:04 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 166 replies · 7,616+ views
    FOX NEWS LIVE
    Just saw it on Fox News in a discussion about the role of camera pens in the Iran protests.
  • BREAKING: Basiji Massacring Protestors in Iran!

    06/24/2009 8:19:18 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 756 replies · 34,699+ views
    CNN | 6/24/2009 | ?
    Just caught the nd of a phone interview on CNN.. A woman from Tehran was describing going to a protest today in front of Parlement, and the protesters were ambushed by Basiji streaming out of a masque, who bwgan massacring the protesters, beating them to death, shooting them..Still on now..the woman is crying as she begs us for help!
  • Civil war unlikely in Iran

    06/24/2009 6:42:45 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 25 replies · 773+ views
    Gulf News ^ | Amir Taheri
    Is history repeating itself in Iran? Is the country replaying its 1979 revolution that ended 25 centuries of monarchy? With the current crisis showing no signs of abatement, these questions haunt many of those interested in Iran's future. At first glance, there are many similarities between the current revolt and the 1979 one. The first of these is the fact that the streets of Tehran and other major cities have become the principal arena for the power struggle. In 1979, a substantial segment of Iranian society had lost all faith in institutional politics. The parliament was discredited because it was...
  • Not a Theocracy but a Thugocracy

    06/23/2009 2:21:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 563+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2009 | Bruce Walker
    The last eight years well intentioned people of different political beliefs, different religious faiths, and different cultural perspectives have been quietly asking themselves some vital questions. Is Islam a religion of peace? Is the goal of Islam violent global conquest or rather the persuasion of non-Moslems that Islam is the true religion? There are many good Moslems in our world, but is that because of Islam or in spite of Islam? These questions will be answered in Iran. There is no question (or there should not be) that the Iranian people -- actually, the different peoples of the nation of...
  • [President] Bush's democratic dream for Middle East playing out in Iran

    06/22/2009 10:28:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 2,381+ views
    The Calgary Herald ^ | June 22, 2009 | Nigel Hannaford
    Whatever else former president George W. Bush got wrong, he was right about this at least: "The world has a clear interest in the spread of democratic values, because stable and free nations do not breed the ideologies of murder." (Speech to American Enterprise Institute, February 2003.) That is, foster liberty in the world’s most oppressive countries and watch the axis of evil bend, then break. Look at Iran today. True, the burden of proof is on anybody who wants to attribute a passion for liberty to Tehran’s crowds. At one point, more than a million people were thought to...
  • Latest confirmed Iran update for Monday, June 22nd (info you won't find in the MSM)

    06/22/2009 9:42:59 PM PDT · by Cedar · 10 replies · 849+ views
    The Green Brief ^ | Josh Shahryar
    I'm Josh Shahryar AKA NiteOwl - iran_translator on twitter - and I've been immersed in tweets from Iran for the past several hours. I have tried to be extremely careful in choosing my tweet sources and have tried maximally to avoid listening to media banter. What I have compiled below is what I can confirm through my tweets to have happened in the past day and in the past week in Iran. Remember, this is all from tweets. There is NOTHING included here that is not from a reliable tweet. No news media outlets have been used in the compilation...
  • When Empires Die

    06/22/2009 4:00:18 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 11 replies · 881+ views
    The young people of Tehran who threw themselves in frustration at the security forces seem to be the group that in the great High School Yearbook of the Civilizations would have been voted least likely to succeeded. They are a suppurating mass of social pathologies. Oil wealth has made prostitution an acceptable way for a young woman to earn university tuition. Perhaps 5% of the adult population is addicted to opiates. About two-fifths of them say they would emigrate given the chance.
  • Iran authorities acknowledge voting irregularities: Special courts set up to try protesters

    06/22/2009 6:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 579+ views
    New York Newsday / The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi
    Government authorities stepped up their crackdown on protesters Monday, as officials for the first time acknowledged evidence of voting irregularities in this month's presidential election, the issue that has sparked the largest street demonstrations since the Islamic Republic was established three decades ago. An initial probe into the June 12 presidential election has shown that the number of ballots cast exceeded the number of registered voters in 50 locales, a discrepancy affecting 3 million votes or more, according to the spokesman for the Guardian Council, a body of jurists and clerics in charge of safeguarding the country's constitution The council...
  • Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    06/22/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 25 replies · 1,027+ views
    International Bonhoeffer Society ^ | June 22, 2009 | LQCincinnatus
    Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.—Dietrich Bonhoeffer Question. Silence in the face of murder in the streets of Tehran and a government killing our citizens and soldiers. Vocal support for democratic elections and unseen consequences.
  • One Woman's Death May Have Many Consequences (Neda's Mourning Rituals to Spur Massive Conflict?)

    06/22/2009 8:35:43 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 7 replies · 1,022+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 6/21/09 | By Robin Wright
    Iran's revolution has now run through a full cycle. A gruesomely captivating video of a young woman — laid out on a Tehran street after apparently being shot, blood pouring from her mouth and then across her face — swept Twitter, Facebook and other websites this weekend. The woman rapidly became a symbol of Iran's escalating crisis, from a political confrontation to far more ominous physical clashes. Some sites refer to her as "Neda," Farsi for voice or the call. Although it is not yet clear who shot "Neda", her death may have changed everything. For the cycles of mourning...
  • Neda: An Unintended Symbol (Presstitutes compare Iran 2009 to Kent State 1970)

    06/21/2009 11:54:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 2,945+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2009 | Daniel Farber
    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...
  • Iran’s Hidden Revolution

    06/20/2009 11:47:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 1,548+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2009 | DANIELLE PLETKA and ALI ALFONEH
    JUST after Iran’s rigged elections last week, with hundreds of thousands of protesters taking to the streets, it looked as if a new revolution was in the offing. Five days later, the uprising is little more than a symbolic protest, crushed by the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Meanwhile, the real revolution has gone unnoticed: the guard has effected a silent coup d’état. The seeds of this coup were planted four years ago with the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And while he has since disappointed his public, failing to deliver on promised economic and political reforms, his allies now...
  • IRAN: In a rock fight, 10,000 protestors win.

    06/21/2009 12:57:50 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 126 replies · 3,765+ views
    Tehran News BBC ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jeff Head
    Riot Police attempt to hold the line and then start falling back. Riot Police retreat as protestors advance, and then the Polic break and run as protestors chase Please watch the video showing this. In a rock fight 10,000 protestors win "There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom. "All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse...
  • Video: Huge Crowd of Iranian Protesters Overruns State Militia

    06/21/2009 12:26:26 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 23 replies · 1,207+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | June 21, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    If the people believe the election results are accurate, even if they disagree with the outcome, and Lord knows many Americans disagree with our outcome in November, you will almost never see this violence.
  • Actual election results as reported to Khamenei & Whistleblower killed car accident

    06/21/2009 7:04:08 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 43 replies · 2,688+ views
    It's a letter by the Interior Minister, Sadegh Mahsouli, to Khamenei informing him of the steps taken to declare Ahmadinejad the winner of the election. The letter also includes the actual results as follows: Total votes: 42,026,078 Mousavi: 19,075,623 Karroubi: 13,387,104 Ahmadinejad: 5,698,417 Rezai: 3,754,218 Invalid votes: 38,716 (See letter HERE) AND (Whistleblower killed in suspicious car accident)Iran protests: live - 17 June 2009 | News | guardian.co.uk11am: The man who leaked the real election results from the Interior Ministry - the ones showing Ahmadinejad coming third - was killed in a suspicious car accident, according to unconfirmed reports, writes...
  • Analysis: Barack Obama's call for change rings hollow in Iran

    06/22/2009 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 1,183+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 22, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Change may be the word he made his own during the election campaign but President Barack Obama's uncertain and timid response to the Iran protests suggests he views it as a slogan with little application beyond America's shores. Just over two weeks ago, Mr Obama stood beneath the dome of Cairo University's Great Hall and gave a speech that stirred hearts throughout the Middle East and won him plaudits across the world. Promising a "new beginning" in relations between the Islamic world and the West, he proclaimed his "unyielding belief" in a set of universal principles. These included "the ability...
  • Obama: Start The Revolution Without Me

    06/22/2009 11:47:51 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 31 replies · 1,281+ views
    Obama Administration Examiner ^ | June 21, 8:42 | Marc Rubin
    Protestors and demonstrators in Iran took to the streets defying orders from the Ayatollah Kahmanei to stay off the streets and were heard chanting "Death to Kahmanei". What most observers who understand internal Iranian politics are saying is what we are now seeing in Iran is unprecedented. It is Iran's single biggest taboo to challenge the authority of Iran's supreme leader and that is exactly what the demonstrators are doing. The consensus among those who understand the culture and politics of Iran is the demonstrators have crossed a point of no return. Robin Wright, who has written extensively on Iran...
  • Iran Bans Prayers for "Angel of Freedom" Neda Agha Soltan (godless b*stards!)

    06/22/2009 12:27:02 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 35 replies · 2,039+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Published: 5:21PM BST 22 Jun 2009 | by Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
    Neda Agha Soltan, 27, was dubbed the Angel of Freedom after a video which appeared to show her being shot by a government sniper was posted on the internet. Graphic scenes show Neda – her name means "the call" – walking with her father among demonstrators, then separately when she was shot as well as attempts to save her life. Online posters of the woman covered in blood quickly emerged, included one modelled on a prominent image of Barack Obama during the last US presidential campaign. Some online posts speculated the image would rank alongside that of the unnamed man...
  • IRAN: Endgame?

    06/22/2009 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 1,797+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 22, 2009 8:46 am | Ed Morrissey
    The moment of truth has come in Iran.  The Guardian Council and Ali Khamenei have played their last card — and it might be a trump.  The Revolutionary Guard has now threatened to meet the protestors in the streets and give them a “revolutionary confrontation”: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is threatening to crush any further opposition protests over the disputed presidential election and warns demonstrators to prepare for a “revolutionary confrontation” if they take to the streets again.The country’s most powerful military force ordered demonstrators to “end the sabotage and rioting activities” and said their resistance is a “conspiracy” against Iran.A...
  • Neda Soltan, Young Woman Hailed as Martyr in Iran (Funeral banned contrary to Islamic law)

    06/22/2009 12:11:48 PM PDT · by frithguild · 43 replies · 3,083+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, June 22, 2009 | Fox News
    ... Her family scheduled a memorial service to be held in a mosque in northern Tehran, but the government forbade ceremony, and she was buried quietly on Sunday ... All mosques were given a direct order from the government barring them from holding any memorial services for Neda, and her family was threatened with grave consequences if anyone gathered to mourn her... Now reformist presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, one of the leaders of the democratic protests in Tehran, has called for a Thursday night memorial service for all protesters who have been killed to be held at the shrine of...
  • Revolutionary Guard Commander Defies Khamenei's Orders To Use Force On Protestors

    06/22/2009 12:07:22 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 155 replies · 7,511+ views
    The International Business Times ^ | 22 June 2009 @ 02:00 pm
    A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has been arrested for refusing to obey Iran's Supreme Leader, according to reports from the Balatarin. General Ali Fazli, who was recently appointed as a commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to use force on people protesting the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fazli, a veteran of the devastating Iran-Iraq war is also believed to have been sacked and taken to an unknown location. The Revolutionary Guards is...
  • Iranian Gov’t Thugs Taking Over The Streets? And Liberal Upset With Protesters

    06/22/2009 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 24 replies · 1,490+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-09 | Curt
    You gotta love it. A liberal is a bit upset that us conservatives would have the gonads to cheer on protesters who attack the men of Basij. You know, the men who shot a innocent young girl in the heart for kicks. Right wing blogs cheer violence by Iran protestersWeasel Zippers calls it the "feel good video of the day." Gateway Pundit raves that it's the "best Iran protest video ever." Which video is he talking about? The one Fox ran where the protesters beat the living crap out of some Basij: The libs response? Personally speaking, I'm appalled that...