Sunday, December 27, 2009

Iran On Fire

First a little background, since the media seems not to know any. On the 17th of December is known in to Shia Muslims and Iran as the first day of the year and the month is Moharram. This is when they honor the grandchildren of Mohammad who was murdered. They do this many in many different ways, and you can read about that here. Ashura is a very important day in the Shia Muslim world. This is the 10th day of the month (Dec. 27th).

This year, the Green Movement in Iran has chosen this day to let the murderous regime know once again that they do not want to live under their tyranny. Many people appear to believe that the riots of June 2009 have stopped, they would be woefully wrong. Our media just stopped paying attention. SHAME ON YOU.

Now for the articles I have found for you.

Watch for the next wave of protests in Iran: December 27th. Planet Iran.

'Four protesters killed' in fresh Iran clashes. Times of London Online.

Iran: Central Tehran covered with smoke and fire. National Council of Resistence of Iran.

Hat tip to the best blogger on this issue: Khamenei is a donkey. Winston.

Update: Here is the link for ePersian.

Update II: The Washington Times has a great historical background: EDITORIAL: Iran's perfect storm.

Update III: This is a video that some people are claiming a police station was taken by the people. It is unconfirmed. GRAPHIC

Update IV: Statement of Iran from the State Dept:
Statement by National Security Council Spokesman Mike Hammer on violence in Iran.

WASHINGTON, D.C (Upfront News) -- Statement on Iran:

'We strongly condemn the violent and unjust suppression of civilians in Iran seeking to exercise their universal rights. Hope and history are on the side of those who peacefully seek their universal rights, and so is the United States. Governing through fear and violence is never just, and as President Obama said in Oslo - it is telling when governments fear the aspirations of their own people more than the power of any other nation.'
Hat tip: Upfront News. Confirmed by Politico, USA Today and other articles, and Reuters.

Update V: Iranian protesters are dying for freedom – where is Barack Obama?

Update: Great analysis from yesterday: Live-Blogging Ashura Protests in Iran by The Daily Nite Owl.

Update: This is a very good site full of information and opinion. Obama on vacation so Iranian civilian deaths, terrorist airplane attacks will just have to wait/Video.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Created link: Rosemary's Thoughts: Iran On Fire at The Spirit of Man: Khamenei is a donkey. Digg! Digg!

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