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Iran: this is so rich...

This is soooo rich: Americans — our neighbors and coworkers — are decrying the possible election fraud* in Iran and supporting the people who take to the streets against it ("it is _your_ country"). I find myself asking, "Where were these defenders of Democracy™ as we were getting our asses beat down in 2001 and 2004 during the TWO (2) stolen elections here at home?"

It is amazing how people can get worked up into a lather about the abuses they perceive in galaxies far, far from home (Tibet, Iran) which are always committed by "evil" dictatorships, but simply distract themselves with their playstation and iPhone about the injustices and pure government criminality (at a scale not seen anywhere else) here at home which they could actually _change_ if they got off their asses.

Geez sheeple...

* Or covert US OP...
This is soooo rich: Americans — our neighbors and coworkers — are decrying the possible election fraud* in Iran and supporting the people who take to the streets against it ("it is _your_ country"). The Mainstream is in an uproar, blogs are buzzing, papers rustling.

Amid this, I find myself asking, "Where were these defenders of Democracy™ as we were getting our asses beat down in 2001 and 2004 protesting the TWO (2) stolen elections here at home?" They were driving by in their SUVs, wide-eyed, with a BigGulp in hand.

It is amazing how people can get worked up into a lather about the abuses they perceive in galaxies far, far from home (Tibet, Iran) which are always committed by "evil" dictatorships, but simply distract themselves with their playstation and iPhone about the injustices and pure government criminality (at a scale not seen anywhere else) here at home which they could actually _change_ if they got off their asses.

Geez sheeple...

* Or covert US OP...

Iko, you don't know what you're talking about 19.Jun.2009 18:03

upside down world USA

Mousavi is and was part of the establishment. He has simply playing politics and using people's anger and frustration to bring about change. Expect to see a huge demonstration on Saturday where the true clergy and leadership of the people will be in full force.

He's simply the spark this nation needed. I'm assuming they will fight till the entire system gets a complete face lift.

There are thousands of people burried in mass graves all over Iran. The largest such grave is in Tehran where people gather illegally every semptember to moarn their children, parents, friends, etc...


How can anybody with a working brain not support the people's effort to change things.

This is starting to remind me of the last Mexican elections. Or some would call it another US backed coop against the mexican people. they too protested in the millions, but to no avail.

We'll see if the Iranians are successful.

Power to the people in the name of the true revolutionaries of Iran.

I completely agree 21.Jun.2009 19:19

Mark

'injustices and pure government criminality (at a scale not seen anywhere else) here at home which they could actually _change_ if they got off their asses.'

It is action NOT words that count. We talk too much and do far to little.