Saturday, June 20, 2009
All Hell Breaks Out
As far as I can tell, all hell has broken out on the streets of Tehran. Khameini put it up to Mousavi and the protesters yesterday at Friday prayers and they both have responded with an emphatic "bring it on". The security forces tried to stop today's demonstrations from forming by blockading the city centre. As a result there was no centralized meeting place and sporadic clashes appear to have broken out throughout the city. People have been killed. There are even reports of tanks on the streets. I don't know how serious this is. I don't know if its the regime cracking down Tianeman style. But I refuse to believe that this is simply a power struggle within the leadership of the Islamic republic with the protesters being used as pawns as some analysts still maintain. This is not a conflict within the confines of the system. This is bigger. Tonight is pivotal. If too many die tonight it will be unstoppable. The bravery, passion and determination of the Iranians out on the streets tonight inspire and humble me. What a truly great people the Persians are. Below is the horrific moment a young woman is shot dead by Khameni's murderous gangs. Not for the faint hearted.
The brave Basij, protectors of the revolution and murdering butchering bastards