Friday, July 31, 2009

Iran continues to devolve as Ahmadinejad is in trouble and trying the protesters will put Khamenei in further trouble! What's next Q&A?

Iran hardliners say Ahmadinejad defied leader over VP

Amidst this yesterday as is tradition 40 days after Neda Soltan an innocent bystander was shot dead becoming the rallying call for protesters at least 3,000 people braved the brutal oppression to gather at her grave side and celebrate her death along with the others killed. Moussavi and kharoubi even showed up. However Moussavi was not allowed out of the car only his wife. Those who attended were dispersed before being treated to the traditional beatings by the Basiji!

After 7 weeks and a ferocious crackdown this is going underground but it is not going away. It is only getting worse now bringing out solidarity as protesters are now showing up with the opposition leaders. This is occurring amidst increasing infighting amidst hard liners in the leadership. While the brutal crackdown resulted in smaller protests and seemingly violence free.

They are now getting worse as The bodies of several young protesters have been turned over to their families in recent weeks, all showing signs of beatings or other abuse while in custody, according to pro-opposition Web sites, citing accounts from relatives. Among them was the son of a prominent conservative, which has brought a wave of criticism from the camp that generally backs the government.

Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri defied an order to close the prison where the deaths occurder because he refused to cover it up despite Khamenei's order to do so. This is creating a division that will only continue to grow! Iran's first trial of protesters to begin

Just wait until they start putting protesters on trial for being beating and surviving attempts to kill them for speaking the truth! The division is now within and without! Clashes are again getting worse as opposition forces are beginning to come out in greater numbers again. Yesterday because of being beat and being dispersed by tear gas the demonstrations moved to North Tehran despite efforts to disperse them.

While I was watching the violence yesterday I watched one young man being beaten by Basij but despite being weaponless and being clubbed by two of them he did not relent. I am humbled by the tenacity of these people. Despite the brutality and warnings to stay home they keep coming out. They are only more united than ever! as the Government Of Khamenei and Ahmadinejad is increasingly divided. Never before in the 30 years since the 1979 revolution have we seen this!

Q+A: What next in Iran's post-election turmoil?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Holte Ender said...

Patriot - Watching events unfold in Iran, is like viewing a movie with many twists, you know how it should end, but will it end that way?

You write that we haven't seen such division since 1979, two-thirds of Iranians are 30 years-old or younger, with one-quarter younger than 15 years-old. They are different people now, they have different memories, different hopes. Opposition to the status quo is not going anywhere.

Dave Dubya said...

We are just one more republican president away from bombing Iran and making an even bigger mess than Iraq and Afghanistan.

Neocon John Bolton told Jon Stewart we should do "limited surgical strikes".

Stewart commented about how all the neocon ideas would result in WWIII.

an average patriot said...

Hi Holte
You are right but you have to remember the opposition leaders were in the 1979 Revolution and want the killing of the children of the Revolution avenged.
I don't know if you Blog with Naj but she is from Iran and her family is still there. She told me to leave it up to them. This will simmer and will not go away. They will persevere!

an average patriot said...

It is funny but Stewart is being called the authority to listen too. You know Republicans were instigating WW3 under Bush and they want to get back in to get his societal and world disorder back on track. They will not stop until they do!

Jolly Roger said...

I am totally for letting them slug it out themselves. Nothing our Government says is going to do anything but give THEIR Government ammunition. Stay silent and let the chips fall where they may.

Demeur said...

I suspect the next round will be economic boycotts. I hear they are starting to do that with anything advertised on state run TV.

You need to catch Bill Mahr's program. He had Rachel Maddow and Michael Ware. Michael gave a good run down on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

landsker said...

Whilst we focus on the struggles within the political camps... what pressure the Iranian military must be enduring?

100`s of thousands of battle-hardened american troops and mercenaries to the South, thousands more to the North, plus an incredible amount of sea and air support...."War for oil!"... as Bush so ineloquently cried.

Then they have the Israelis and their constant call for the bombing and destruction of Irans` nuclear programme.
I`d say that the Guards and the Basiji are highly nervous, knowing that they might be next on the list for "freedom `n `mocracy".