December 27, 2009

This Will Be a Day Long Remembered

The Guardian:

At least four people were reported dead today after Iranian security forces opened fire on opposition protesters who took to the streets in Tehran for a religious ceremony.

The shootings took place as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the capital for the Shia Ashura ceremonies and to voice anger at the government.

The reformist website Rah-e Sabz reported that an elderly man was among the dead after being shot in the forehead at a crossroads in Tehran city centre. Three others were said to have been shot nearby at Kalej bridge, in Enghelab Street. Rah-e Sabz, citing witnesses, said crowds held up the elderly man and started chanting slogans against Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

And today, Potfry sends this link to comments appearing on his Youtube account.
Arasradio, a self-identified Iranian protester in Tehran, has left a couple comments on the TNOYF You-Tube page concerning the situation in Iran:
We are going to bring Ahmadinejad down and once again our nations can unite in their battle against fundamentalists. We are about to free Iran. Pray for us...
Everyone keep the people of Iran in their prayers. Pray the regime in Iran will not do what I fear it may be about to do.

Freedom Messenger - Ghasedane AZADI posted this via facebook. He's posting faster than I can keep up. But these videos are typical of what I'm seeing.

It has seen the end of Amenijad, and will soon see the end of the Khamenei.


Gateway Pundit:

Iranian protesters in Sirjan rescued two prisoners being hanged by the brutal regime. They rushed the Iranian officials smashed up their truck and cut the prisoners down.
Doug Ross posted photos of the prisoners being rescued.
The regime called in assistance and shot and killed a number of protesters.

Hat Tip: Kenny.

Update II: A video showing another dead protester. (Warning Graphic)

I have some doubters in comments who say, "Moussavi is a different flavor Islamofascist" Well that may be, but who says this has to result in just another flavor of Islamofacism?

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
A 3rd option, there may be.

Update III: Doug Ross:

Moments ago, a video from Tehran, Iran was uploaded to YouTube.

In it, a Basiji (Iranian militia) lorry transporting prisoners is stopped, its windshield smashed, the doors ripped open, its officers assaulted and the prisoners freed.

(or lets hope so)

By Howie at 08:19 AM | Comments |