June 17, 2009

Tehran Demonstratons and Reactions: A Stunning Slide Show


No matter what may happen, these images make it clear that the Iranians are going to need more and bigger guns sooner rather than later.

Click THIS LINK and let it play.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 17, 2009 2:35 PM
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Watch the regular army. The Revolutionary Guards and the religious police are one thing. If the regular army finds an acceptable authority figure opposed to the regime they may decide to break. That brings the guns. In no nation has the regular army ever liked special "________ Guards."

It was the army supporting the protestors that brought down Ceaucescu.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at June 17, 2009 3:23 PM

Belmont Club and The Washington Post comment on Obama's virtual betrayal of the Iranian people:


Posted by: Roderick Reilly at June 17, 2009 3:53 PM

Where's Mr. Hopenchange when you need him?

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at June 17, 2009 4:47 PM

"Where's Mr. Hopenchange when you need him?"

Posted by Gagdad Bob at June 17, 2009 4:47 PM

Probably furiously lookin' fer that special "present" button as we speak.

Posted by: Duncan Idaho at June 17, 2009 6:40 PM

The Iranian administrations forces are poorly trained and equipped for this scenario, as witnessed by many of these photos.There are a fairly large contingent of infiltrators observable in some of the pictures, but the security is making a grevious amount of serious tactical errors. It would not take very many antagonists to exploit this in the situation as it appears to be unfolding (mob psychology). The outcome of the current state of affairs, if not diffused, would seem to point to heavily armed forces being used to subdue the populace. Whether the Iranian Army would comply is debateable, however there is a possibility that at least some would not attack crowds that quite possibly contain friends and/or family. The age demographic also would seem to portend at least some defections, as the youth of Iran is the main group making up both the military and the protesters. Much would depend on the level and effectiveness of the military's training. It will not be impossible for the ruling powers to avoid a conflagration, but will certainly will require some deft political footwork.
Bringing about political change by fomenting unrest in student groups has been used with considerable success throughout the world in the past(USSR in 1960's America for example). The ideology of youth combined with a small amount of backing and some innocuous prodding in the right direction can give ideas a life of their own. I hope that there are no fingerprints of the Christians In Action detected.**

**Note: Kindly notice that I only said that I hoped there were no fingerprints DETECTED.Not that I hoped that there were not any.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at June 17, 2009 9:16 PM

Support the Iranians

Print out an iconic set of photos and use them as signs at your protest.

Send photos of your protest to the Iranians.

Make it clear from the photo what city your protest is in. Stand in front of the Capitol or something.

Imagine Iranians seeing support demonstrations with people all over the world holding up pictures of Iranian protesters.

Posted by: Fred at June 17, 2009 11:17 PM

Mr Vanderleun

Thought I would introduce you to Azemehr. He has been blogging the situation in Iran, from London for many years now. He frequently posts video and photos that the msm never bothered to access. I've used the images of women fighting for legal equality on a few occasions. Right now he is doing an amazing job and is well worth your time


Posted by: alison at June 18, 2009 6:26 AM