July 9

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July 9
: The heartfelt post by Iranian girl on the eve of July 0:

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  • Someone

    Just wanna say shut up to iranian girl, i think the words are same as our parents words 24 years ago in the revolution,emotional words totally…
    what was the result of fights ,do you like the now?

  • Someone

    Just wanna say shut up to iranian girl, i think the words are same as our parents words 24 years ago in the revolution,emotional words totally…
    what was the result of fights ,do you like them now?

  • T. Hartin

    Why on earth would the UN be interested in supportng democracy? Most of its members fear nothing more than a popular movement like the mullahs are now facing in Iran, and too many of the democratic countries seemingly have no problem leaving suffering populations on their own once they have cut their deals with the regime du jour.

  • nAz

    poor iranian kids didn’t have enough guts to protest their loony mullahs. too bad you Jeff were promoting their cause so vehemently.
    the faith in the high cause of bringing democracy into a medieval country has blinded you.
    keep on blogging, there dozens countries like iran worth a post or two.

  • button

    The people in the Philipines managed to get rid of their dictator Marcos when they all sat down in the middle of the road and said they wouldn’t leave until Marcos was gone. He left.
    Along the way, there have been some successes like that one above, but there have also been some failures like Hungary in 1956.
    One thing seems to be true– that there has to be a tipping point over which the rebellion becomes one in which the entire population agrees. That seems to have been the crux of the Philipines success, or at least a crucial factor in it.
    If the entire population doesn’t agree, it seems less likely to succeed.
    If it were really so easy, we wouldn’t have had to have professional specialists helping these people in a covert way. Amateurs can sometimes do something to help, but it isn’t so easy to accomplish.
    In Iran right now, it doesn’t seem like the entire population agrees to this, just some students. Of course, it’s hard to get any kind of sense of what is actually happening because the mullahs are controlling, jamming, and interfering with the communications media.