Dear Rep. Pete Hoekstra: Please don’t insult the Iranian people with your tweets:
“Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.”
Nearly a million people showed up in the Imam Khomeini Square of Tehran yesterday in support of the civil war in Iran. Here’s a photo essay of this historic event. As I said in my original blog post, this is history in the making.
I’d like to add a few more things to my original comments, and those since. It’s obvious the United States is taking the right stance on this issue and has the support of expatriate Iranian groups, the UN, and other countries. What is missing is the support of neocon members of the Republican Party who feel President Obama should interfere with a political matter in Iran.
Sorry. This is the last thing to do. What happened the last time the US became politically involved in Iran? We don’t need that again.
That said, the US should remain cognizant of the human rights of the Iranian people and keep a keen eye on the blatant disregard of the fraudulent government over there for said human rights.
Remember again my comment in my original post:
The intelligencia of Iran, along with the educators and entrepeneurs and the university students of the country, will not let this sham go unnoticed.Why is this happening? Think back twenty-nine years ago to the year 1980 to the climate in the former USSR and twenty-three years or so to the year 1986 in Vietnam. Commercialization and the market economies of the Soviet Union and Vietnam did what the French, Americans, and other countries couldn’t do. Bring down communism.
This, my friends, is what is going on now in Iran. The people of Iran are no different than you or I. The people of Iran want change and change will happen. Unfortunately, I suspect there will be bloodshed; but I’m confident the people with overcome.
Prior to making that statement, I pointed out that the people of the Soviet Union and the people of Vietnam also managed to do what no other government was able to do…reform their own government.
Yesterday, I found the most incredulous statement through google…apparently by someone who must be a big fan of Matt Drudge and Glenn Beck. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if the following words were taken from one of their websites:
This may or may not be the modern day Tiananmen square.
Without the assistance of outside power, the people of Iran will not be able to stop the government.
I’ve seen comparisons to Tiananmen Square all over by right wing hacks. But didn’t the repression at Tiananmen Square actually produce change in China? Aren’t the people of China living a better life in a more market-based economy? Much like the people of the Soviet Union and Vietnam before them?
Above all, didn’t that change come from not outside the countries, but from within? From the people?
May I point out three words to those who stupidly think the people of Iran cannot accomplish change in their government?
The American Revolution